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NCYFH Weekly Update 10/14/19
by posted 10/14/2019

New Canaan Youth Field Hockey

Weekly Update 10/14/19

YOUTH NIGHT AT NCHS HOME GAME!
Please join us for Youth Night on Friday, October 18th
Cheer on our Varsity Team as they take on Darien at Dunning Stadium!

Schedule:
3:30 PM - Breast Cancer Awareness Bake Sale
3:45 PM - Youth Players Assemble on Field for Pre-Game Tunnel for Varsity Team
4:00 PM - Game Time vs Darien!
All athletes are invited to Varsity Tailgate immediately following the game!

Wear your uniform (youth players) or black & red (spectators)!

Hope to see everyone there!  NPRIDE!!!
 
SUNDAY NIGHT SKILLS CLINICS
VOLUNTEER SHOUT OUT!


A special shout out to last Monday's Safety Parent,
Lee Ratner, who weathered the monsoon, power outage and early dismissal and stayed until the last player was picked up!

Thanks Lee!!!
USA MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM SKILLS CLINIC
Thanks to USA Men's National Team Players Christian DeAngelis, Jack Gallucci and David Kristof for a fantastic Skills Clinic last night!  In addition to some great coaching, they signed autographs and awarded a free stick to Player of the Clinic, Ariella Blatt!  Congrats Ariella and thanks again coaches!
BALL GIRLS FOR NCHS HOME GAMES
NCHS Head Coach Mary Clare Snediker is looking for NCYFH 8th Graders (and very responsible 7th Graders) to help out as Ball Girls at home games this season.
If interested, please click below to sign up!
NOTE: GIRLS STILL NEEDED ON FRIDAY 10/18 AND THURSDAY 10/24!
Sign Up
JOIN YOUR TEAM ON OUR FREE  APP

SportsSignUp Play is a free app for your phone, available on the App Store or Google Play. Log in using the same email and password as on our website to see your team roster, schedule & more!

Android app on Google Play 
IMPORTANT DATES
OCT 18 - Youth Night at NCHS Home Game vs Darien

OCT 20 - Sunday Skills Clinic (AGH Hockey Club)

OCT 26-27 - Grade 5/6 Jamboree Weekend

NOV 2-3 - Grade 7/8 Jamboree Weekend

NOV 12 - End of Season Banquet
IMPORTANT NOTES
EEE VIRUS - Following recent announcements regarding the EEE Virus in the local area, we ask that you please read the official communication from the superintendent of NCPS on best practices at this time. 

If you do not currently feel comfortable sending your child to NCYFH events, we understand and there will be no playing time ramifications. Please let your Team Manager know if your player will not be attending practices/games.

We will keep you up to date with any further communications or information received.

GAME SCHEDULES - Please be sure to check your Team Page on the website (or SportsSignUp Play App) often to make sure you don't miss any changes!

GAME ABSENCES - If a player can't make a game, please email your Team Manager by 6pm on Wednesday so that your Coach will have enough notice to plan for the game.

LOST & FOUND - Please make sure that players' names are on all items brought to the field (sticks, clothing, water bottles, etc.). If an item is lost, please   and we will post on the Lost & Found Page of the website.

 

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NCYFH Weekly Update 10/4/19
by posted 10/04/2019

New Canaan Youth Field Hockey

Weekly Update 10/4/19

SUNDAY NIGHT SKILLS CLINICS
SAVE THE DATE!

Please save the date for our
End-of-Season Banquet!


Date:  Tuesday, November 12th
Time:  5:00-6:30 PM
Place:  NCHS Cafeteria

Hope to see everyone there to celebrate another great season 
of New Canaan Field Hockey!
GAME PHOTOS ON WEBSITE
Team Photographers are posting weekly game pictures on our website Team Pages(click "Pictures" at left and select team).  Please check them out and if you get a great shot at a game or practice, please   - we'd love to include it!
NCHS HOME GAME - SATURDAY 10/5
Please come out on Saturday at 4:00 PM to cheer on the undefeated (8-0)
NCHS Varsity Team as they take on New Milford at Dunning Stadium!
BALL GIRLS FOR NCHS HOME GAMES
NCHS Head Coach Mary Clare Snediker is looking for NCYFH 8th Graders (and very responsible 7th Graders) to help out as Ball Girls at home games this season.
If interested, please click below to sign up!
NOTE: 2 GIRLS ARE STILL NEEDED FOR THIS SATURDAY'S GAME!
Sign Up
JOIN YOUR TEAM ON OUR FREE  APP

SportsSignUp Play is a free app for your phone, available on the App Store or Google Play. Log in using the same email and password as on our website to see your team roster, schedule & more!

Android app on Google Play 
IMPORTANT DATES
OCT 5 - NCHS Home Game vs New Milford

OCT 6 - Sunday Skills Clinic (NC High School)

OCT 13 - Sunday Skills Clinic (USA Field Hockey)

OCT 20 - Sunday Skills Clinic (AGH Hockey Club)

OCT 26-27 - Grade 5/6 Jamboree Weekend

NOV 2-3 - Grade 7/8 Jamboree Weekend

NOV 12 - End of Season Banquet
IMPORTANT NOTES
EEE VIRUS - Following recent announcements regarding the EEE Virus in the local area, we ask that you please read the official communication from the superintendent of NCPS on best practices at this time. 

If you do not currently feel comfortable sending your child to NCYFH events, we understand and there will be no playing time ramifications. Please let your Team Manager know if your player will not be attending practices/games.

We will keep you up to date with any further communications or information received.

GAME SCHEDULES - Please be sure to check your Team Page on the website (or SportsSignUp Play App) often to make sure you don't miss any changes!

GAME ABSENCES - If a player can't make a game, please email your Team Manager by 6pm on Wednesday so that your Coach will have enough notice to plan for the game.

LOST & FOUND - Please make sure that players' names are on all items brought to the field (sticks, clothing, water bottles, etc.). If an item is lost, please   and we will post on the Lost & Found Page of the website.

 

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NCYFH Weekly Update 9/25/19
by posted 09/25/2019

New Canaan Youth Field Hockey

Weekly Update 9/25/19

2019 FATHER vs DAUGHTER GAME
Thanks so much to all of the fathers, daughters and spectators who came out on Sunday for field hockey, food and fundraising!  Special thanks to Diana Lada and team for organizing this great event, and to everyone who supported NCYFH with gift card donations and t-shirt purchases!
9/29 SUNDAY NIGHTS SKILLS CLINIC
GAME PHOTOS ON WEBSITE
Team Photographers have started posting game pictures on our website Team Pages (click "Pictures" at left and select team).  Please check them out and if you get a great shot at a game or practice, please   - we'd love to include it!
MEET OUR 2019 PARENT VOLUNTEERS
TEAM MANAGERS
5/6 Red - Sarah Haddad
5/6 Black - Rachel DeScenza
5/6 White - Krista Cody
7 Red - Karen Healey
7 Black - Beth Rosen
7/8 Red - Susan Moley & Jennifer Ricciardelli
8 Black - Michael Dymond & Christa Haeussler
8 White - Ulrika Veroude
TEAM PHOTOGRAPHERS
5/6 Red - Jason Caamano
5/6 Black - Josh Scofield
5/6 White - Abigail Skidmore
7 Red - Jim Healey
7 Black - Alvaro Padilha
7/8 Red - Louisa Ives
8 Black - Heather Cimino
8 White - Volunteer Needed!
Thanks so much to all of our volunteers for your time and effort!!
BALL GIRLS FOR NCHS HOME GAMES
NCHS Head Coach Mary Clare Snediker is looking for NCYFH 8th Graders (and very responsible 7th Graders) to help out as Ball Girls for her home games this season. If interested, please click below to sign up!
Sign Up
OPEN NCYFH BOARD POSITION

NCYFH is looking for a
Board Secretary


If you have questions
or are interested in
volunteering for the position,
please click below to email us!

IMPORTANT DATES
SEP 29 - Sunday Skills Clinic (AGH FH Club-Session A)

SEP 30 - Rosh Hashanah - NO PRACTICE

OCT 6 - Sunday Skills Clinic (NC High School)

OCT 13 - Sunday Skills Clinic (USA Field Hockey)

OCT 20 - Sunday Skills Clinic (AGH FH Club-Session B)

OCT 26-27 - Grade 5/6 Jamboree Weekend

NOV 2-3 - Grade 7/8 Jamboree Weekend
IMPORTANT NOTES
GAME SCHEDULES - Changes have been made to some game schedules over the past few days.  Please be sure to check your Team Page on the website often to make sure you have the lastest info!

GAME ABSENCES - If a player can't make a game, please email your Team Manager by 6pm on Wednesday so that your Coach will have enough notice to plan for the game.

LOST & FOUND - Please make sure that players' names are on all items brought to the field (sticks, clothing, water bottles, etc.). If an item is lost, please   and we will post on the Lost & Found Page of the website.

 

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NCYFH Summer Update 8/27/19
by posted 08/27/2019

New Canaan Youth Field Hockey

Summer Update 8/27/19

THERE'S STILL TIME TO REGISTER!
LIMITED SPOTS OPEN FOR GRADES 5-8
      
5th/6th Grade ($475) - 2 Weekly Practices plus Weekend Games
      7th Grade & 8th Grade ($575) - 3 Weekly Practices plus Weekend Games
 
Register Online
EVALUATION SESSIONS THIS WEEK
WEDNESDAY 8/28, THURSDAY 8/29, FRIDAY 8/30
      Water Tower Turf 2
      5th/6th Grade (5:15-6:45 PM)
      7th Grade (6:30-7:50 PM)
      8th Grade (7:45-9:00 PM)

PLAYERS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND ALL 3 EVALUATION SESSIONS!

GEAR REQUIRED FOR EVALUATIONS:
      ​​Field Hockey Stick
      Mouth Guard
      Eye Guards (ASTM F803 Standards for FH)
      Shin Guards
      Turf Shoes
      Water Bottle
      Pinnie (will be provided at Evaluation check-in)
 
NCYFH Evaluation Policy
MANDATORY PARENT MEETING
THURSDAY 8/29, 7:30-8:15 PM
      NC High School

UNIFORMS AND SPIRITWEAR ORDERS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED AT TABLES IN THE CAFETERIA BEGINNING AT 7:15 PM

We will have some spiritwear available for purchase as well, so bring cash or a check (payable to NCYFH) if you want to take home some NCYFH swag!
PRACTICE & GAME SCHEDULES
PRACTICES - Beginning Tuesday, September 3rd
      5th/6th Grade - Monday & Thursday (6:30-8:00 PM)
      7th Grade - Monday, Tuesday & Thursday (5:30-7:00 PM)
      8th Grade - Monday & Thursday (7:30-9:00 PM) and Tuesday (7:00-8:30 PM)

GAMES
      Saturdays & Sundays, Beginning Weekend of September 7th/8th
SUNDAY NIGHTS SKILLS CLINICS
Our popular Sunday Night Skills Clinic Series will be back this year!
September 8, 15, 29 and October 6, 13 (5:00-7:00 PM)
More info coming soon!
PRE-SEASON CAMP 2019
Thanks to NCHS Head Coach Mary Clare Snediker for a great pre-season camp!  77 players in grades 5-8 came out to sharpen their skills, have some fun and get a jump on the fall season.  Awesome job coaches & players!!!
MEET OUR 2019 COACHES
  • Craig Cloud
  • Nikki Cosentino
  • Krista Deiana 
  • Abdel El Kettani (Team AGH, Italian National Team)
  • Alex Gheorghe (Team AGH Founder, USA Men's National Indoor Team Coach, Romanian National Team)
  • Cari Hills (All-American, Cornell Hall of Fame)
  • Bettina Leddy
  • Caroline McInerney
  • Jon Potter (Olympic Gold Medalist)
  • Jeremy Saunders (Olympic Player)
  • Despina Savvoulides
PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Get in on the action as a NCYFH Parent Volunteer!  We're looking for: If you're interested in helping out, please email Laurie Barnes at  .
NCAF FIELD FEST 2019

A NIGHT OF LIVE MUSIC & FAMILY FUN FOR THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY
IN SUPPORT OF THE NEW CANAAN ATHLETIC FOUNDATION

Saturday, September 7, 2019
5:00 - 10:00 PM at Coppo Field

Click Here to Buy Tickets
IMPORTANT DATES
AUG 29 - First Day of School

AUG 28-30 - Evaluations

AUG 29 - Mandatory Parent Meeting

SEPT 7 - NCAF FieldFest 2019

SEPT 22 - Father vs Daughter Game

OCT 26-27 - Grade 5/6 Jamboree Weekend

NOV 2-3 - Grade 7/8 Jamboree Weekend
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NCYFH Summer Update 7/16/19
by posted 07/16/2019

New Canaan Youth Field Hockey

Summer Update 7/16/19

REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED!
REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JULY 23rd FOR GRADES 5-8

5th/6th Grade ($475) - 2 Weekly Practices plus Saturday Games
7th Grade & 8th Grade ($575) - 3 Weekly Practices plus Saturday Games

*NEW this year: There will be at least one combined 7/8 team and there may be additional combined teams based on skills and enrollment numbers - to be determined during evaluations.  (Girls register based on their grade in the fall.)
 
Register
EVALUATION & PRACTICE SCHEDULES ANNOUNCED
EVALUATIONS - 8/28, 8/29, 8/30
5th/6th Grade (5:15-6:45 PM)
7th Grade (6:30-7:50 PM)
8th Grade (7:45-9:00 PM)

WEEKLY PRACTICES & GAMES
5th/6th Grade - Monday & Thursday (6:30-8:00 PM)
7th Grade - Monday, Tuesday & Thursday (5:30-7:00 PM)
8th Grade - Monday & Thursday (7:30-9:00 PM) and Tuesday (7:00-8:30 PM)
Games - Saturday (11:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
NCYFH PLAYERS BRING HOME SILVER & BRONZE!
NCYFH players Maisy RicciardelliGrace Gilman, and Polly Parsons-Hills competed at National Club Championships in July, at the head of USA Field Hockey and brought home Silver (U14) and Bronze (U16) medals to be 2nd and 3rd in the country!  Go New Canaan Field Hockey!
IMPORTANT DATES
7/23 - Registration Deadline

7/24 - Last Day to Order Uniforms & Spiritwear

8/21-8/23 & 8/26-8/27 - Pre-Season Camp

8/29 - First Day of School

8/28-8/30 - Evaluations

8/29 - Mandatory Parent Meeting (7:30-8:15 PM at NCHS)

9/22 - Father vs Daughter Game
 
ORDER YOUR UNIFORM BY JULY 24!

One 3-piece uniform is included with registration.

Store closes 7/24/19 at 11:59 PM

CLICK HERE TO ORDER
(access code = fockey)
GET YOUR GEAR READY!

GEAR REQUIRED FOR EVALUATIONS:

  • ​​Field Hockey Stick (see measurement guidelines)
  • Mouth Guard
  • Eye Guards (ASTM F803 Standards for Field Hockey)
  • Shin Guards
  • Turf Shoes
  • Water Bottle
  • Pinnie (will be provided at Evaluation check-in)
SHOW YOUR NC PRIDE!
Additional spiritwear items online!
Store closes 7/24/19 at 11:59 PM
CLICK HERE TO ORDER
(access code = fockey)
SAVE YOUR SUNDAY NIGHTS!
Our popular Sunday Night Skills Clinic Series will be back this year!
September 8, 15, 29 and October 6, 13 (5:00-7:00 PM)
Stay tuned for more info!
YOUTH PRE-SEASON CAMP
FOR GIRLS ENTERING GRADES 5-8
(click on camp name to register)

NC Youth Field Hockey Camp
Director: Mary Clare Snediker, NCHS Head Coach
August 21-23 & August 26-27  (3:00-5:30 PM)
Water Tower Turf 2
$200 (Pre-Registration), $220 (Beginning 8/14)
HIGH SCHOOL PRE-SEASON CAMPS
FOR GIRLS ENTERING GRADES 9-12
(click on camp name to register)

NCHS Field Hockey Conditioning
Director: Mary Clare Snediker, NCHS Head Coach
July 8-31, Mondays & Wednesdays  (5:30-6:30 PM)
Dunning Field, Track or Fitness Center
$100 (Pre-Registration), $120 (Beginning 7/1)

NCHS Field Hockey Pre-season Camp
Director: Mary Clare Snediker, NCHS Head Coach
August 21-23 & August 26-27  (9 AM-12 PM)
Water Tower Turf 2
$200 (Pre-Registration), $220 (Beginning 8/14)

Excel Summer Camp
(team Camp - not mandatory but fun team bonding experience)
Director: Alex Gheorghe, AGH Head Coach
August 15-17  (4:00-8:00 PM)
Convent of Sacred Heart, 1177 King Street, Greenwich, CT
$250/athlete           

Items to bring:  stick, shin guards, mouth guards, turf shoes (no cleats).
NC pinnies optional but recommended.

CHELSEA PIERS GIRLS LEADERSHIP CAMP

The Girls Leadership Camp at Chelsea Piers combines intense sports training with a dynamic leadership curriculum, for motivated female athletes 13-18 yrs. Leadership Camp athletes leave with a new and powerful perspective on their own athletic careers, armed with the tools needed to become strong leaders in all areas of life. AUGUST 12-16

Click Here for Flyer
NC HIGH SCHOOL FIELD HOCKEY
Interested in joining the NC High School Field Hockey Program but missed the Meet the Coaches Night event?  Email the following info to Mary Clare ( ):

Student Name
Student Email
Student Cell
Parent Name(s)
Parent Email(s)

Click here for a handout from the event with more info!
FIELD HOCKEY BASICS
International Hockey Federation (FIH)
How to Hockey - Hockey Basics Episode 1

 

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NCYFH Summer Update 6/28/19
by posted 06/28/2019

New Canaan Youth Field Hockey

Summer Update 6/28/19

FINAL DAYS TO REGISTER!
Registration Deadline for Grades 5-8* is June 30, 2019
Anyone who registers after the deadline will be put on a waitlist.
All registrations must be completed online.

5th/6th Grade ($475)
2 Weekly Practices - Mondays & Thursdays
1 Weekly Game - Saturdays
 
7th Grade ($575)
3 Weekly Practices - Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays
1 Weekly Game - Saturdays

8th Grade ($575)
3 Weekly Practices - Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays
1 Weekly Game - Saturdays

*NEW this year:  There will be at least one combined 7/8 team and there may be additional combined teams based on skills and enrollment numbers - to be determined during evaluations.  (Girls register based on their grade in the fall.)
Register
IMPORTANT DATES
6/30 - Registration Ends

7/20 - Last Day to Order Uniform & Spiritwear

8/21-8/23 & 8/26-8/27 - Pre-Season Camp

8/29 - First Day of School

8/28 - Evaluations (5:30-9:00 PM)
8/29 - Evaluations (5:30-9:00 PM)
8/30 - Evaluations (5:30-9:00 PM)
(Please arrive 15-30 minutes early for check-in)

8/29 - Mandatory Parent Meeting (7:15 PM at Saxe)

9/22 - Father vs Daughter Game
 
ORDER YOUR UNIFORM BY JULY 20!

One 3-piece uniform is included with registration.

Store closes 7/21/19

CLICK HERE TO ORDER
(access code = fockey)
GET YOUR GEAR READY!

GEAR REQUIRED FOR EVALUATIONS:

  • ​​Field Hockey Stick (see measurement guidelines)
  • Mouth Guard
  • Eye Guards (ASTM F803 Standards for Field Hockey)
  • Shin Guards
  • Turf Shoes
  • Water Bottle
  • Pinnie (will be provided at Evaluation check-in)
SHOW YOUR NC PRIDE!
Additional spiritwear items online!
Store closes 7/21/19
CLICK HERE TO ORDER
(access code = fockey)
SAVE YOUR SUNDAY NIGHTS!
Our popular Sunday Night Skills Clinic Series will be back this year! Clinics will be held on Sundays at an earlier time, from 5-7 PM. Stay tuned for more info!
NEW NCHS HEAD COACH ANNOUNCED
NCYFH is excited to share the news that Mary Clare Snediker has been announced as the new NCHS Head Field Hockey Coach!  For details on Mary Clare’s background and goals for the program, check out this article from the New Canaan Advertiser.  Mary Clare is excited to be involved with our youth program this fall and we look forward to her working with the girls!!

Check out Mary Clare's pre-season camp info below!
YOUTH PRE-SEASON CAMP
FOR GIRLS ENTERING GRADES 5-8
(click on camp name to register)

NC Youth Field Hockey Camp
Director: Mary Clare Snediker, NCHS Head Coach
August 21-23 & August 26-27  (3:00-5:30 PM)
Water Tower Turf 2
$200 (Pre-Registration), $220 (Beginning 8/14)
HIGH SCHOOL PRE-SEASON CAMPS
FOR GIRLS ENTERING GRADES 9-12
(click on camp name to register)

NCHS Field Hockey Conditioning
Director: Mary Clare Snediker, NCHS Head Coach
July 8-31, Mondays & Wednesdays  (5:30-6:30 PM)
Dunning Field, Track or Fitness Center
$100 (Pre-Registration), $120 (Beginning 7/1)

NCHS Field Hockey Pre-season Camp
Director: Mary Clare Snediker, NCHS Head Coach
August 21-23 & August 26-27  (9 AM-12 PM)
Water Tower Turf 2
$200 (Pre-Registration), $220 (Beginning 8/14)

Excel Summer Camp
(team Camp - not mandatory but fun team bonding experience)
Director: Alex Gheorghe, AGH Head Coach
August 15-17  (4:00-8:00 PM)
Convent of Sacred Heart, 1177 King Street, Greenwich, CT
$250/athlete           

Items to bring:  stick, shin guards, mouth guards, turf shoes (no cleats).
NC pinnies optional but recommended.

NC HIGH SCHOOL FIELD HOCKEY
Interested in joining the NC High School Field Hockey Program but missed the Meet the Coaches Night event?  Email the following info to Mary Clare ( ):

Student Name
Student Email
Student Cell
Parent Name(s)
Parent Email(s)

Click here for a handout from the event with more info!
FIELD HOCKEY FUN FACT
Celebrities Emma Watson, Kate Middleton and Jennifer Lawrence were avid field hockey players growing up!

 

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