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WELCOME TO LOUYAA FIELD HOCKEY SPRING 2017 SEASON
Commissioner: Charlotte Landahl (C) 240-674-3156
Adult Coaches: Charlotte Landahl, Lizzy Thompson
Asst Coaches: HS Field Hockey Players from OHS, LHS & UHS
MARCH 19th and MARCH 26th 2:00 – 4:00 pm at Frederick Indoor Sports Complex
APRIL & MAY Practice and Games : Sundays 2:00-4:00pm and Thursdays 5:30:00 pm – 7:00pm
Welcome to the LOUYAA Field Hockey Program. Our goals for the program are for the players to learn the skills needed to be a competitive field hockey player, continue to improve those skills at every practice, every game, and every year. All players will have a chance to play at games and to try every position. This program is designed for the new player as well as the veteran player. The 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th graders will continue to have most of their emphasis on learning skills, scrimmaging and playing in ½ field games. The 6th, 7th and 8th graders continue to build their skill as well as prepare for High School level play.
Parents are always welcome to come watch the practices and the games. We love hearing you cheer on the girls.
We also need parents who are willing to help out. No knowledge of field hockey is needed, just a willingness to lend a hand. Please remember that you will need to register through LOUYAA on the website if you are directly involved with assisting the players and coaches. Please contact Coach Landahl if you have questions.
On practice days, players need to wear comfortable clothes, running shoes (indoor practices) or cleats (outdoor practices), mouth guards and shin guards. Shin guards and mouth guards are mandatory at all times. Players without them will not be allowed to participate. We do keep extra shin guards with the equipment and encourage players to borrow a pair if they have forgotten theirs. We also stock mouth guards which can be purchased for $2. If a player comes to practice without a mouth guard, one will be issued and the $2 fee will be charged. Other items which are useful include: water bottle, hair ties, hat, sun block, sweats or a jacket in cooler weather.
We will also issue sticks to players who want to borrow one for the season. A $25.00 deposit is required and will be returned when the stick is returned at the end of the season. In addition we have discounted sticks available for purchase.
At the end of the season, sticks can be returned at the end of Play Day but no later than our “End of Season” celebration. If the stick is not returned, the $25.00 deposit check will be cashed and deposited into the LOUYAA Field Hockey account.
Occasionally a player will forget their stick. We will loan a stick for that practice.
Outdoor Practice will not be held when: thunder and/or lightning are present, it is raining heavily, or the field is too wet. In the event of rain earlier in the day, the field condition will be assessed by an adult coach who will decide if practice will occur. If practices or games need to be cancelled, we will notify you by e-mail about an hour before the start time. When in doubt, call Coach Landahl.
If the weather changes in the middle of a practice or game, players will be moved to a safe place until parents can arrive to pick them up. It is important to complete the Emergency Information sheet and return it to us ASAP so that we have contact information.
Please note we do not leave the playing field until all the players are picked up. We therefore request that rides home after practice and games are punctual.
Player t-shirt (provided by LOUYAA)
Player socks (provided by LOUYAA)
Dark shorts (no writing on backside & length should cover bottom when player is bending over)
Running shoes or cleats
This year we will play games with the Middletown, Tuscarora Rec. Dept., Urbana Rec. Dept. and Walkersville Youth Leagues. Please note that the other teams practice on different days, so our games may be scheduled on an evening other than our practice times. We work with the coaches of other teams to schedule games which accommodate the needs of both teams. We will play each team twice, one game at home, and one away. That being said please do not worry if your child cannot attend a game. If you know that your daughter will not be at a game, please let the coach or one of the adults know.
On game days, we ask you to arrive 30 minutes early so that we can warm-up. Typically we play from 15-20 minute games with 7 players on each side. Other team members will substitute in so that all players have a chance to play. We use a smaller field so that all players have opportunities to actively participate. Since this is an instructional program, referees will take the opportunity to explain a call during the game if they feel it is appropriate.
At the end of the season, all the teams we have played against come together for PLAY DAY. Play Day is conducted in a round robin style where several games are going on at the same time. We have not yet met with the other Youth League Teams to schedule games and Play Day, so please be patient with us as we continue to finalize our Spring Schedule.
And finally, the most important thing of all…. HAVE FUN, MAKE NEW FRIENDS AND ENJOY FIELD HOCKEY!