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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

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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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