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.
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.
Uniforms can be reused from season to season. You only need to order a uniform if you do not have one or otherwise need one.
REG DEADLINE | Feb 29th
LATE REGISTRATION | March 1st onward
FREE CLINIC | Feb 9 Mast Way
PRACTICE DAYS | Friday & Sunday
LOCATIONS | Tucker Field, UNH (F) & ORHS Turf (Su)
FRIDAYS | May 8, 15, 22, 29, June 5, 12
SUNDAYS | May 3, 10, 17, 31, June 7, 14
SCRIMMAGES | Some Sundays*
*Scrimmages set up as available
*No Session Memorial Day Weekend
ORYA Programs Director
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.