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 Volunteer Coaches will lead will lead players through a variety of age-appropriate skill drills and scrimmages all in one convenient 1-hour session run one day per week. PreK/K players will play even-numbered scrimmages (5v5, 7v7, etc.) during practice sessions to maximize game play experience. 1/2 Grade teams will participate in umpired games on Saturday mornings at the Nike Field in Great Falls or Bolen Park in Leesburg.
FALL 2017 DETAILS
Practices held one night a week on Fridays at Dulles SportsPlex in Sterling, VA from 5:00-6:00 pm; the last practice, due to a black out, will be held on Thursday October 20 at Dulles Sportplex. Start date is Friday, Sep 8 and the season ends on Oct 21.
1st/2nd Grade FUNdamentals
Practice one night a week on Fridays at Dulles SportsPlex in Sterling, VA from 5:00-6:00pm or 6:00-7:00 pm, based on coach and field availability. Includes umpired games held on Saturday mornings at the Nike Field turf facility in Great Falls or Bolen Park in Leesburg. Start date is Friday, Sep 8 and the season ends on Oct 20 with Interleague Finals games (no games on Oct 7 for Columbus Day weekend).
FALL 2017 FEES
Program fees includes PFH pinnie, field costs, and umpire costs. Registration will close once our season begins. Please click here for our Refund Policy. Sibling discounts available.
$100* for Pre-K and K players
$125* late fee begins July 1
$160** for 1st and 2nd Grade players
$185** late fee begins July 1
* A $30 volunteer opt-out fee will be added for each registration. As a volunteer-based organization, we need your help with marketing, coaching, team parents, interleague finals, NoVA All Star Tournament, etc. Our Youth League Commissioner will be contacting all volunteers regarding our 2017 Fall opportunities!
** Field costs for 1st/2nd Grade include the field/facilities costs at both Dulles Sportsplex and Nike Field
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 1.5 hour practice per week, attend a one-hour Skills Session, 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.
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, and stick. Cleats or sneakers may be worn.
All players will be given a PFH pinnie that must be worn at all practice sessions and games.