Our skills-based program will offer younger players the opportunity to be introduced to the game, its basic skills & techniques in a fun environment. Taking place primarily at Demerritt Park in Madbury our players will meet with coaches once per week to work on individual skills & techniques. Each age group will offer age & ability appropriate exercises to support the growth of every player even if ability levels vary. Currently there is no league option for fall, community field hockey players but ORYA is in discussion with other local town programs to develop some league, scrimmage or jamboree opportunities for our young field hockey players.
GRADES K thru 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 AND 4
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!
GRADES 5 thru 8
This program is designed for players that are participating on their middle school field hockey teams, or are interested in participating on their school’s team. Coaches will focus on more intermediate/advanced skills such as game IQ, position specific skill building, dribbling, passing, movement on and off the ball, 3D skills, and goal scoring techniques.
REG DEADLINE | Feb. 22
THURSDAYS | May 2 – June 13
TIME | 6:30-7:30pm
LOCATION | Demerritt Park
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.