INCREASING SKILL: FOCUS ON PLAYER AND TEAM DEVELOPMENT
The Youth Rec League program is for 3rd through 8th grade* players regardless of experience. Players will be teamed by school and/or high school cluster to promote school spirit and club play. Clusters may be grouped together to make teams. Our program is focused on providing players of all skill levels the opportunity to develop and grow.
SPRING 2017 DETAILS
SPRING 2017 FEES
Program fees includes PFH pinnie, field costs, umpire costs, and Technical Skills Training sessions. Registration will close once our season begins. Please click here for our Refund Policy. NonLoudoun Rates slightly higher.
$140* Early Bird fee until Nov 30
$160* Regular rate Dec 1 until Dec 31
$185* Late fee begins Jan 1
* A $30 volunteer opt-out fee will be added for each registration. As a volunteer-based organization, we need your help with marketing, PFH Annual Fun Fest, Team Parents, etc. Our Program Operations Manager will be contacting all volunteers regarding our 2016 Spring opportunities!
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 hour practice per week, attend a one-hour Skills Session once 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 assistance you need while growing and learning as a coach.
Register to coach when you register your child for our programs!
Team practices will begin the week of March 27. Team practices will last for 1.5 hours with start times between 5:00 and 8:00pm depending on coach and field availability. Skills training practices will run for 5 sessions from March 30 until May 4 (no Skills during Spring Break).
3/4th Grade - practices on Fridays
5th/6th Grade - practices on Mondays
7th/8th Grade - practices on Tuesdays
Skills Training - held on Thursdays
Games will be held on Saturdays from April 1 until June 3*. PFH teams will play interleague games with teams from Great Falls, Herndon-Reston, and McLean. Games will be held at Bolen Park on Saturdays; some game may be played at Herndon High School. Regular season games will run until Saturday May 20 and the season will conclude on Saturday June 3 for the PFH Annual Fun Fest for all PFH teams. Fun Fest is a fun, tournament-style play day and will include pot luck tables and fun contests.
* No games on April 8 or 15 due to Spring Break
Teams are determined by the grade of the player for the academic school year. 3rd & 4th, 5th & 6th, and 7th & 8th 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. Teams vary in size from 9 to 13 players for 7v7 play. Players registered after teaming has been done will be placed where space exists.
The Youth Rec League program runs in both spring and fall. The Spring season typically runs from the end of March through early June. The Fall season typically runs September through the end of October. A Winter indoor seasons may be added depending on facility availability.
All players must have a molded colored mouth guard, shin guards, and stick. Cleats or sneakers may be worn.
All players must wear their PFH reversible pinnie at all practices.