ORYA fall programs will adhere to State Reopening Guidelines for Amateur and Youth Sports. Since each sport is different, specific protocols will be communicated to each group prior to the start of each program.

FALL 2020

    • unh coaching staff and players

      Due to the cancellation of fall UNH Field Hockey season ORYA is proud to welcome Assistant Coach Meg Bozek and current UNH players as our fall coaches! Coach Meg brings her coaching experience as UNH’s Assistant Coach, after coaching 2 years at both UMass Lowell and Boston College. Meg was a member of the USA Women’s National Indoor team, a Longstreth First Team All-American, America East Championship Most Outstanding Player, Two time America East Defensive Player of the year among MANY other accolades! See her Bio HERE.

      UNH Coaches and Players will bring their experience and personalities to the field to ensure all players have fun while being coached by the best around!

      GRADES K-2

      This program will focus on teaching the basic skills required to play field hockey in a fun and relaxed environment.  The goal is to allow kids to develop social skills, physical strength, sportsmanship and self-confidence, while introducing them to field hockey concepts. Each session will focus on skill development through small games and team building activities. 

      GRADES 3-5

      Whether your child is new to the sport or looking to continue to learn the game, this skills session is designed to introduce the sport of field hockey including rules, and game concepts. Our goal for this program is to develop individual player skills including dribbling, passing, shooting, defense, and to teach the importance of ball movement and team play in game situations, all while learning sportsmanship and having fun! 

      Uniforms can be reused from season to season. You only need to order a uniform if you do not have or otherwise need one.

      REG DEADLINE | Extended to Aug. 23rd

      +$30 LATE REGISTRATION | August 24th onward

      SUNDAYS | 8:00-9:30am | Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18

      LOCATION | ORHS Turf

      SUFH JAMBOREE | Oct. 24th – if safe to participate.

      *Additional scrimmages set up in place of or in addition to jamboree as available

    Why is there a recreational fee difference between each town?

    When ORYA receives funding from the communities we serve, it directly subsidizes the participation of our in-house, recreational programs for members of that specific community. The differences between each residency-rate is a direct reflection of the expected or actual funding from each community in the budgeted year. If one community has a lower player fee, it means that community has chosen to reduce your participation fee in youth, recreational athletic programs. Travel-based programs are not subsidized by town funding.

      ABOUT US

      The Oyster River Youth Association provides inclusive, fair, diverse and developmentally appropriate recreational programs to the youth of Durham, Lee and Madbury, NH. ORYA meets the changing needs of the children and families in our community for sports and recreational activities by acquiring and maintaining facilities, promoting volunteerism and seeking collaborative and strategic partnerships.