As the temperatures start to rise, we are very excited to move outside and pick up our outdoor sticks again! Southeast Storm offers a full spring schedule, which includes weekly practices and several competitive opportunities for each athlete. In the spring, most of our teams participate in 7 v 7, half field play. Our U16 and U19 Red teams participate in the Junior Premier Outdoor League or JPOL, which is full field and 11 v 11.
At the U12 level, the athletes will have one weekday practice and participate in the Freedom League in College Park, MD on the weekends. If there is not a competitive opportunity during the week, the athletes will have two practices.
At the U14 level, the athletes will have one practice and one competition date each week. If we do not have an upcoming competitive opportunity, the athletes will have two practices that week. There may be times when we will have only one practice per week.
At the U16 and U19 level, athletes will primarily practice on the weekends. There may be some weekday practices. Our goal is to have two opportunities per week for each athlete. There may be some weekends when you practice once or twice. There may be some weekends when you practice Saturday and compete Sunday. There may be some weekends when you compete Saturday and practice Sunday. You will get your complete season schedule as soon as humanly possible prior to the start of the season.
Our top teams, which are called STORM Red, will have the opportunity to participate in JPOL. This is a very competitive full field opportunity with other clubs in Region 7 (DE, MD, DC). These teams will definitely have one practice and one competition per week.
We will also take at least one team to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association's Top Recruit Spring Fling. This event is usually held in Richmond, VA.
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 about any of these opportunities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org