Diamond Field Hockey 2019Varsity Coach: Krystal Wettstone (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)Junior Varsity Coach: Mallory Spero (email: email@example.com)Current Practice Schedule w/ GamesCurrent Season Schedulehttps://diamond.bigteams.com/main/teamschedule/id/3644969/seasonid/4490262 - Current Game ScheduleInformational Meeting for all new and returning players: Wednesday, September 4 (3:00-3:30)Try-outs for all players (bring equipment): Monday, September 9 (3-4:30), Tuesday, September 10 and Wednesday, September 11.GENERAL INFORMATIONThere are two levels of play available for anyone interested in playing field hockey. The Varsity program is a 5 day a week commitment. Athletes who cannot make the 5 day a week commitment can play at the JV level. The JV commitment is 3 days a week. Practice days for JV are determined by the coach dependent on the game schedule. All 6th, 7th, and 8th graders are encouraged to try out for the Varsity team. Play and rosters will be determined by not only skill level but work ethic, leadership, and sportsmanship throughout tryouts and the season.
If there is a half-day or no school, there is no practice.
Practices end promptly at 4:30 unless noted by the coach. All athletes should be picked up immediately after practice or have permission to walk home. Practice will include both field hockey drills and conditioning drills.
Gameday pickups will vary. On game days, athletes will be able to call for their rides when their game ends. If it is an away game, we start calling when we are about 20 minutes from the school to give appropriate time to respond.
School rule regarding rides from off-site games: If you want your child to get a ride home from an away game with another parent/guardian, your child must present a note to the coach stating that you permission is given for the parent/guardian to transport your child.
FIELD HOCKEY EQUIPMENT
Goggles: Specific to field hockey. They must have a ASTM sticker. The cage goggles work best. They are available at most sporting good stores and range in price from $25-$50. No Lacrosse Goggles
Mouthguard: They must be colored. Clear mouth guards are not legal for play. I recommend buying more than one. You will not be able to play without a mouthpiece.
Water bottle: Please bring a water bottle with you to practice. We will be conditioning during the preseason and running throughout the drills.
Cleats: Are strongly recommended, but not required. You will be less likely to slip when moving on the field than you would be in regular athletic footwear.
(Blue) Shin guards: Knee-length with ankle bone protection specific to field hockey. We must have matching shin guards.
Field hockey stick: Bring one if you have one. If you don't, don't buy one right away. You can use one of the school sticks until we know your correct size. Sticks come in various lengths. Proper sizing is determined by height, leg length, and arm length.
Change of clothes for practice: Please make sure you are ready for practice at 3:00.