LEARNING THE BASICS: THE FOUNDATION FOR PLAYER DEVELOPMENT
Designed for new players, this program provides players Pre-K through 2nd Grade* a solid foundation of basic field hockey skills while having fun. Our Program Director will mentor volunteer coaches while leading players through a variety of age-appropriate skill drills and scrimmages all in one convenient 1-hour session run one day per week. Participants will play even-numbered scrimmages (5v5, 7v7, etc.) to maximize game play experience.
SPRING 2019 DETAILS
Practices held one night a week on Thursdays at Bolen Park Field 17 in Leesburg, VA from 5:30-6:30 pm. Cost is $125 for the season. Season start date is Monday, March, 25th and the season ends on May 20th for this group.
1st/2nd Grade FUNdamentals
Practice one night a week on Thursdays at Bolen Park Field 17 in Leesburg, VA from 5:00 to 6:30 pm or 5:30-7:00 pm. Umpired games will be held on Saturdays in Leesburg. Cost is $165 for the season. Season start date is Monday, March 25th and first practice is Thursday, Mar 28th and the season ends on June 1st for this group.
SPRING 2019 FEES
Program fees includes PFH pinnie, field costs, and umpire fees as appropriate. Registration will clost on March 1st, 2019. Late fee of $30 goes into effect at midnight on Jan 14th, 2019. Please click here for our Refund Policy.
$125 for Pre-K and K players
$165 for 1st and 2nd Grade players
* A $60 volunteer opt-out fee may be added to each registration for parents who do not want to volunteer once during the season. As a volunteer-based organization, we need your help to make it fun for the kids by snapping pics at practices & games, acting as Positive Culture Parent, PFH Annual Fun Fest, Team Parents, etc.
VOLUNTEER COACHES REQUIRED
Potomac Field Hockey is a community based, volunteer-led program. In order to keep PFH thriving, it is important that we have parents and community members volunteer their time to help provide children a positive and fun environment to develop field hockey skills.
Often times we are faced with the problem of having more kids register than we have teams with coaches. We MUST have volunteers to continue to provide opportunities for our players to play. PLEASE consider volunteering your time to be a coach, assistant coach, or co-coach (with another parent or two)
We would be honored to have you join the PFH family. Our mission is to provide an environment where young players are guided and inspired to reach their full potential both on and off the field. We are committed to providing our community with a model of quality youth development, education, and inspiration through field hockey.
As a parent, you already know it takes all of us working together to help our children reach their full potential. We encourage all of our parents to get involved and volunteer to help out throughout the season.
Volunteer Coaches lead one team practice per week and coach games on Saturdays. No prior hockey experience is necessary! We can provide training, guidance, resources, and practice plans. We LOVE hockey and promise to provide you the assitance you need while growing and learning as a coach.
Register to coach when you register your child for our programs!
Teams are determined by the grade of the player for the academic school year. Pre-K & Kindergarten players are teamed together and 1st & 2nd grade players are teamed together. Teams are created in priority of current school, high school cluster, then combining clusters together to make appropriately sizes teams. Players registered after teaming has been done will be placed where space exists. PFH does not take requests for specific coaches, practice nights, teams, etc. Players are teamed by school and then high school cluster to help facilitiate neighborhood carpools and to have girls playing together from the same schools since they will be future high school teammates. Depending on numbers each season, schools and high school clusters are sometimes combined. A combination team on season will not necessarily be a combined team in the next season since number of registered players from this combination can vary.
GAMES - 1/2 GRADE TEAMS
Games will be held on Saturdays from March 30th until June 1st. PFH teams may play interleague games with teams from Great Falls, Herndon-Reston, and McLean. Most games will be held in Leesburg on Saturdays; some games may be played in Herndon or at Great Falls Nike Field 4 off of Utterback Store Road. Regular season games will run until Saturday May 18th and the season will conclude on Saturday June 1st for the PFH Annual Fun Fest for all PFH teams. Fun Fest is a fun, tournament-style play day with fun contests.
The FUNdamentals program runs in both spring and fall. The Spring season typically runs from the end of March through the end of May. The Fall season typically runs September through the end of October.
All players must have a molded colored mouth guard, field hockey shin guards(not soccer shin guards) and stick. Cleats or sneakers may be worn.
All players must wear their PFH reversible pinnie at all sessions.