2019 Fall Academy
Our Fall Academy runs for 10 weeks starting August 10th. These sessions are open to current club members as well as any new players who are interested in joining our club. There are no try outs for this season. All of the Fall Academy sessions will be held at the Regional Training Center Astro turf fields by the Virginia Beach Sportsplex.
The U10, U12, and U14 program will consist of weekly 3-hour practice sessions for the first 5 weeks and 7v7 tournament game play for the last 5 weeks. Teams for each tournament are then selected based on players availability to give every player an equal number of opportunities to play in the tournaments. All levels of play are welcome.
The U16 & U19 program will focus training on outdoor skills and tactics: Hits, Lifts, Reverse, Sweeps, Building Hand Speed, Spins, First Touch Receptions, Deflections, and Corner Specialities: Drag Flicks, Inserting, Stick Stops.
There will also be specialist training for goalkeepers of all ages at each session.
U10, U12, & U14 Fall Academy
The U10, U12, & U14 Fall Academy will have weekly 3-hour practice sessions for the first 5 weeks and 7v7 tournament game play for the last 5 weeks. We will have goalkeeper instruction at each session.
The 3-hour practices will focus on 120 minutes of skill development to improve elimination skills, passing, receiving, hitting, and defense followed by 60 minutes of structured game play. For the the last 5 weeks, players will be divided into teams and participate in 7v7 tournaments.
All sessions are located at the Regional Training Center Turf Field. This academy is great for those brand new to the sport of field hockey as well as experienced players.
Ages: 6 - 14
Practice Dates: August 10, 17, 24, 31, September 7
Practice Times: 8:00 - 11:00 am
Tournament Dates: September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 13
Tournament Times: 8:00am - noon (times will vary)
Cost: $300 for entire season or
$25 per practice and $35 per tournament
Location: Regional Training Center - Turf Field
U16 & U19 Fall Academy
The U16 & U19 Fall Academy will have weekly 2-hour practice sessions that will focus training on outdoor skills and tactics as well as corner specialties. We will have goalkeeper instruction at each session.
The skills we will be focusing on are:
Hits & sweeps (forehand and reverse)
Ariels and lifts on cage
Elimination skills to build faster hand speed
First touch receptions and deflections