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Wilton Youth Field Hockey!
Wilton Youth Field Hockey is a not-for-profit volunteer organization whose purpose is to develop youth players, grades 3-8, into competitive, well-rounded athletes, while promoting respect, sportsmanship and a love for the sport of field hockey.
We are really looking forward to another great season and providing each player with a quality experience that will build her skill, confidence and love for the sport of field hockey. There are many moving parts over the next few weeks so we ask that you do the following:
Read emails thoroughly and please respond promptly when requested
Go to the "PROGRAMS" tab for detailed information about EACH program
Check WYFH website regularly for most current practice and game information*
*IMPORTANT note that schedules can change based on field availability and weather, controlled by Wilton Parks & Recreation. We cannot control these scenarios so we ask for your patience.
1. NEW PLAYER CLINIC Sunday, August 24th, 5:00pm – 6:30pm
This is a FREE clinic for registered players new to the sport of field hockey in grades 3-8 and HAVE NOT attended a WYFH youth clinic before. Basic skills and drills will be taught to build confidence and experience before the season officially kicks off. PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE for this free clinic. Questions, contact Robin Clune at firstname.lastname@example.org
2. 7th & 8th GRADE MANDATORY PLAYER EVALUATIONS, Monday 8/25 and Thursday 8/28. Read email for detailed instructions. Players must bring signed Commitment & Code of Conduct Form
7th Grade evaluations will take place on the turf between 6:30pm and7:30pm; please arrive 15 minutes prior to get your pinney and warm up
8th Grade evaluations will take place on the turf between 7:30pm and 9:00pm; please arrive 15 minutes prior to get your pinney and warm up
Please remember, there areNO CUTS. Core criteria used for these evaluations will be skill, ability, attitude and effort; attitude and effort being VERY important. More info to follow in a few days. Questions, contact Jennifer Kendra at email@example.com
3. 5th/6th First Practice Wednesday, September 3rd, North Field (grass next to Kristine Lilly turf)
4. 3rd and 4th: First Practice Thursday, September 4th 5:30pm-6:45pm, North Field (grass next to Kristine Lilly turf)
OPENING DAY: Saturday, September 6th, between 10:00am – 12:00pm. We are scheduled for Memorial Stadium Turf however we will reconfirm closer to the date. More information and volunteer opportunities coming soon!
Players must provide their own stick, regulation goggles "cage-style" eye wear (ASTM F803 standards for field hockey), mouth guard and field hockey shin guards. Cleats or sneakers can be worn. Any player without protective gear will not be able to participate. There are no exceptions to this policy.