ORYA is pleased to announce our 2nd field hockey offering for the spring of 2018. Our group, 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 spring 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 1 and 2
This program will focus on teaching the basic skills 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 for players that intend to play, or are playing, on middle school teams. All levels of ability are welcome! This program will focus on improvement of individual skills as well as small sided games to enhance decision making and teamwork. Stick skills, shooting, passing, attacking and defending, are just some of the skills that will be worked on during this session. Players will be divided into two groups based on experience and skill level, so that all children get the appropriate coaching needed for their individual growth and improvement.
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.