Wilton Youth Field Hockey is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to teach the fundamentals of field hockey while promoting sportsmanship, respect and a love for the game of field hockey.

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5th & 6th Grade Fall 2017 Field Hockey Program

REGISTRATION CLOSES AUGUST 21st

 

The Program:
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is is a combined program where 5th and 6th grade players will be assigned to mixed and balanced teams.  Teams practice for 1 ½ hours and play either an intramural game or travel game on the weekend.   Weekday practices will be held on Wednesdays evenings. Practice details to be confirmed closer to the season once coach schedules and field times are confirmed.  

In addition to team practice, a skills based clinic will be available at no charge on an inside court for any 5th and 6th player who wish to participate. The clinic will not be team specific. It is designed to offer players the opportunity to advance their individual skills.

Wilton Youth Field Hockey participates in travel games as part of the Fairfield County Field Hockey League. Game schedules will be posted at the beginning of the season.

Note: Practices will start the week of September 5th.  The season will run through the November 5th weekend. Opening Day will be Saturday, September 9th.  More specifics to come after registration closes August 21st. 

Program Goal:
The goal of the 5th and 6th Grade Program is to continue to develop each girl’s fundamental skills while introducing competitive play through a mix of intramural and travel games.  Girls will play all positions to develop an understanding of the total game, working as a team and reaching individual and group goals while continuing to foster a love of the sport.
 
Coaching: 

The WYFH Intramural program is led by parent volunteer coaches and coordinators. WYFH is dedicated to providing our coaches with training and support throughout the season.  Led by the WYFH Head Coach and Player Development Director, Emily Townsend Prince, we offer coaches clinics as well as provide detailed coaching plans and support to assist our volunteers.

 

**UNIFORM PROCESS**:  Uniforms are purchased directly through the Wilton Sport Shop.  Uniform styles are the same for all 5th-8th grade players and consist of a blue shirt and skort. You may check in the store.  Uniforms do not change significantly from year to year.  Ideally, 5th grade players may use this same uniform moving forward in the program. Players should wear either white or navy socks.

Equipment:
Players must provide their own stick, regulation goggles "cage-style" eye wear (ASTM F803 standards for field hockey), mouth guard and field hockey shin guards. Cleats or sneakers can be worn. 
Any player without protective gear will not be able to participate. There are no exceptions to this policy. 

Refund Policy:

  • Refunds will incur a $25.00 administrative fee. No refunds will be issued after August 21st.