Our fall season is primarily dedicated to improving outdoor play and as a supplement for many of our players who are participating simultaneously in their high school or middle school seasons at their own school.
On the U12 and U14 level, players will have one weekday practice and one playing opportunity on the weekend. Weekends opportunities will either be an additional practice or a competitive opportunity.
On the U16 and U19 level, we understand that you are in season, so we do not schedule weekday practices during the fall. Players will have one practice each weekend during the fall season. Each team will also participate in at least two competitive culminating experiences at the end of the season.
U16 and U19 players practice each week of the fall season for two hour sessions. Practices are either on Saturdays or Sundays, and we attempt to minimize conflicts with high school schedules.
We participate in several scrimmages and playdays during the season. Our focus is on developing team concepts and individual skills. This allows players to excel on their high school teams and be in top form for any showcase opportunities. All practices and most competitions are on turf.
On the U14, U16, and U19 level, we take one team to a showcase event each November. In the past we have participated in either the Shooting Star Showcase or the Hockey Festival. The Shooting Star takes place in Richmond, VA, while the Festival is usually in Florida. In 2018, we will be attending the Shooting Star Showcase. We find that, while going to Florida is awesome, our players and families like staying closer to home at Thanksgiving and appreciate minimizing travel costs.
If you would like to be considered for the Festival or Shooting Star team or sign-up for fall hockey, you can do so on this website. If you have any questions or would like to arrange a tryout for the Shooting Star or Festival team, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also offer Academy and Development opportunities each season if you are not able to make the commitment to club. Development is the starting point where players are learning the basics of the game. We will have inter-squad scrimmages as part of the training. Academy is a step up from Development where players can continue to grow their game. Academy would involve local scrimmage against other clubs or a friendly match with one of our STORM teams.
For more information on the Festival, go to www.usafieldhockey.com and for Shooting Star go here https://collegeconnectionathletics.com/shooting-star-tournament/