Our skills-based program will offer younger players the opportunity to be introduced to the game, its basic skills & techniques in a fun environment. Sessions will take place on Thursdays at Steven’s field in Lee and Sundays at ORHS Turf field in Durham Park. Players will meet with their volunteer coaches twice 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 but ORYA is in discussion with other local town programs to develop some league, scrimmage or jamboree opportunities for our young field hockey players.
SPRING 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 related to the 2019-2020 school year.
SPRING GRADES 3&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 related to the 2019-2020 school year.
GRADES 5 thru 8
Since Oyster River Middle School offers programming for players in grades 5-8 in the fall, ORYA does not have an option for this age group. We’ll see you again in the spring!
ENJOY THE FALL | See you in Spring 2020
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.