Youth Field Hockey is organized by the Westport Field Hockey Association, a non-profit volunteer organization of field hockey enthusiasts who sponsor developmental clinics and competitive field hockey teams for girls and boys in grades 1-8.
The program is open to those new to the sport as well as those demonstrating a high level of skill and dedication.
Mandatory Fall 2023 Team Evaluations 5th-8th
(must be registered for the fall program)
RESCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, AUG 25th
Incoming 5th/6th - 1:30-3 pm
Incoming 7th/8th - 3-4:30 pm
Uniform fitting will be during this time
WESTPORT FIELD HOCKEY
FALL 2023 PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Westport Field Hockey is a developmental youth program focused on introducing and developing young players in the sport of field hockey while promoting fitness and good sportsmanship. This program is open to both girls and boys!
Please be aware that due to field and coaching constraints, the program CAN and DOES fill! Please be sure to register early in order to secure your spot and to help us with planning. There is no guarantee that you will get off a waitlist!
FALL 2023 PRACTICE SCHEDULE (UPDATED)
1st/2nd - Saturdays 11:30-12:30
3rd/4th - Thursdays 5:15-6:45 (or dark), Saturdays 11:30-1
5th/6th - Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays 5:15-6:45
7th/8th - Tuesdays 5:15-6:45, Wednesdays 5:15-6:45, Saturdays 10-11:30 am
Intrasquad playday & HS Ref Certification - We will beholding our annual Intrasquad playday on Sunday 9/3. This will be a great way to get the players together and will serve to get on field certification of our HS referees. Please make every effort to attend.
Games will be scheduled starting the weekend of 9/9 and can be either Saturday, Sunday or both. We will make our best effort to avoid scheduling 7th/8th grade games late on Saturday afternoons. Once we have an idea from the league and league schedulers we will post these games and ask for RSVPs.
FALL 2023 PROGRAM OVERVIEW
House program where we will place players in regular practice groups or “teams” that will practice together and scrimmage together each week during their Saturday session. Given the larger numbers, we believe that this will facilitate a greater sense of organization and foster teamwork between the players.
The 1/2 Program will focus on getting familiarized with stick and ball and small sided games.
The 3/4 Program will focus on field hockey fundamentals and small-sided in-house games each week. Playdays will be scheduled with similar programs towards the end of the season in addition to the in-house games.
We need a larger volunteers (4-6 minimum) to help manage each practice group. Please contact Clara Ambrose, firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested, we need you!
In-house Teams - Assigned for practices and in-house scrimmages each week
In-house Games/Scrimmages - Will begin 2-3 weeks into the season
Playdays with other programs - 1-2 playdays towards the end of the season
Full Travel Program with three practices per week, weekend travel games (Saturday or Sunday) and jamborees/tournament play. Teams will be leveled.
Supplemental evaluations for 5th thru 8th grades will be held during the first week of training - 5/6 Mon/Thu and 7/8 Tue/Fri. There will be NO CUTS, all registered and paid players make a team, these are primarily for team placement.
Grades 1-4: Includes pinnie or team t-shirt
Grades 5-8: Includes Reversible Pinnie, Uniform is $175
Cancellation Policy: There is a $75 fee for cancelling registration up to the first practice for 5th-8th grades. There is a $50 fee for cancelling registration up to the first session for 3rd/4th grades. There is no refund for cancellations after the first practice.
Out of Town Players: Westport Field Hockey is open to Westport Residents and/or existing players. As space allows, players from other towns may be allowed to play if they do not have a program in their own town or if they go to school in that town. To be added to our waitlist, please go to the registration page. There is no guarantee that a player will be taken off this waitlist.
Financial Assistance: Any player requesting financial assistance, please contact email@example.com
UNIFORMS & LOGOWEAR
Uniforms: All 5th-8th Graders will wear uniforms
Pinnies: Size must be selected at registration. Sizing is same as those used in girls lacrosse.
Logowear: Will be available online at a later date for ordering for all Westport Field Hockey players/parents. More to come. Show your spirit!
REQUIRED EQUIPMENT (Please see site for more information)
Properly sized field hockey stick
Mouthguard (no strap), can not be clear
Eye Cages are optional and NO LONGER REQUIRED
Shin Guards (Travel players will need navy away and white home socks or shin guards for games)
HAVE QUESTIONS?? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org