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Herndon Reston Field Hockey Programs

 

Fall League

Fall is the primary season for field hockey in the United States. We have Saturday games in September and October with two practices a week. We have divisions for grades 3/4, 5/6, and 7/8. Younger players are welcome to play with our partner Great Falls Lacrosse and Field Hockey. Registration opens in June.

 

Winter Program

We have a game only outdoor league from December through February. 

 

Spring Season

We have a short spring season with games on Saturdays during April and May. Practice one night a week. Registration opens in early February.

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06/06/2019
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05/30/2019
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Registration is now open for the HRYFH Fall 2019 season

Herndon Reston Field Hockey Fall 2019 season information

The registration for the Fall 2019 Herndon Reston Field Hockey Season is now open!

For the fall we will have the following divisions: 

2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders

5th and 6th graders

7th, 8th, and 9th graders

Practices times and locations are still to be determined.

Games will be on Saturdays (all divisions) and Sundays (7th through 9th grade division only) and will begin the first week of school and will end in late October.  Game times and locations will be communicated prior to the start of the season.

All players are required to have shin guards and mouth guards to play.  We will provide reversible jerseys (white/navy).

Registration for the spring season is $140.

Click HERE to register!

 

Upcoming Events

August 6: Field hockey Go Ball games and tournament at Haley Smith Field, 6:30 pm. Open to all you under 18.  This coincides with National Night Out, so free pizza and face painting.  We are looking for a few high school age players to run the tournament (and earn service hours).

August 8: Coaches and players meeting at the Reston YMCA, 7 pm.  This is recommended for players in 6th grade and above.  We want players to learn about the upcoming season, so they can start taking ownership of it.

We look forward to a great season!


by posted 07/11/2019
Summer Registration is now open for Herndon Reston Youth Field H

The Summer program is open to all ages!  We have two groups for the summer:

  1. Rising 3rd graders to rising 6th graders - looking to get ready for the fall season as well as those interested in learning the sport.
  2. Rising 7th graders and above - looking to get ready for the fall season (recreation, High School JV, or High School Varsity) as well as those interested in learning the sport.

Both groups are open to boys and girls.

 

The schedule is as follows:

Rising 7th graders and above

Scrimmages/practices:

  • Lake Fairfax Field 4 - Mondays from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
    • The dates are as follows:
      • June 17 and 24
      • July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29
  • ​​​South Lakes High School Stadium Field - Fridays from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    • The dates are as follows:
      • June 21 and 28
      • July 12, 19, and 26

Rising 3rd graders to rising 6th graders

Scrimmages/practices

Reston Practice Field (the grass field at the corner of Reston Parkway and Fox Mill Road) from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm.

  • June 25 and 27
  • July 2

 

​Registration Fees:  $0 (aka Free) - you MUST register to participate.

 

Additional Items:

Experienced players should provide their own stick, mouth guard, and shin guards.  Cleats are suggested but not necessary, and goggles are optional.  Please bring a water bottle and reversible game jersey if you have one.

We have loaner equipment available for new players.

 

Click HERE to regiser


by posted 06/06/2019
High School Field Hockey Information

Prepping for High School Field Hockey

The following is some general information to help you prepare for your high school field hockey season.  Do not hesitate to reach out to your future coaches.  Many have group chats to keep you informed of Green Days and other important events and dates.  I am including links to each High School’s athletics site.  Feel free to look at what your own and other schools recommend for Summer training.  My recommendation is to get out there now and start running.  That will be the biggest shock for most of you.

Administrative

Here is a list of administrative items that you should do:

  1. Sports Physical (after May 1, 2019) – this is needed before tryouts and needed to participate in Green Days.  Ask your coach how you can provide this early in order to be eligible for Green Days.  Outside of a doctor visit, the quickest and easiest way to get this done is through FCPS.  See this site: https://www.fcps.edu/athletic.preparticipation.screenings.  You will need the proper VHSL form which is available on that site, plus you can sign up for your physical at a local high school ($50 if pre-registered or $60 at the door).  If you click on the ‘Student Athlete Registration For Physicals’ button at the bottom, it will take you to the registration page.  Scroll down to see the upcoming locations.  The closest locations for most are probably Chantilly on June 5 and Centreville on June 13.  South Lakes, Herndon, and Madison are already done.  Marshall has one next week.
  2. Online Concussion Education Program (both a parent and the hockey player must do this separately)
  3. Other possible forms may include an Emergency Care Card and/or a Communicable Disease Information Sheet.

Gear

Here is the gear that you will need.  Some of this (e.g., goggles) may be available from your team, so ask your coaches now.  When we have skills sessions over the Summer, I will bring examples of some of my daughter’s old equipment.

Mouth Guard – I personally like the Sisu 1.6 mm or 2.4 mm mouthguards.  It is easier for the girls to breath and talk on the field with these.  You should not have to pay more than $15 for one on Amazon.  There are lots of other good brands out there, too.

Shin Guards – although soccer shin guard will work, they do not cover the ankle.  I would recommend a shin guard that covers the ankle.  The soft shin guards work fine but hard plastic ones work best.  The hard plastic ones normally fit in a sleeve (black or white depending on home or away) and are pushed over the shin.

Goggles – this will be new for many of the girls.  The Virginia High School League requires that goggles be worn.  If you own lacrosse goggles, then those should be fine.  For the high school game, the goggles can be either cage or flat goggles (but most girls wear cage style).

Stick – there are a wide variety of sticks available.  USA Field Hockey provides the following chart when choosing the length of your stick: 

 

 

I would recommend a stick in the 35.5” to 36.5” range for most of the girls.  Defenders will often have a bit of a longer stick (longer reach and drive) and offensive players a shorter stick (for better control and quicker handling).  I would also recommend a composite stick over a wooden stick.  There are good stick options from STX, Dita, Grays, Gryphon, Mercian, TK, Mazon, and more.  I would recommend looking at online stores like SportsUnlimitedInc and Longstreth for reviews and more information if you are looking to upgrade a stick.  Don’t worry about the bow (the measurement of the curve of the stick).  The higher the bow, the easier it is to drag flick, which is a skill that is unlikely to be performed on field turf.

Turf Shoes/Cleats – All high school games should be on turf, so I would recommend a turf shoe over a cleat.  You can find a few turf shoes that are made for field hockey.  These shoes likely contain a reinforced area around the toe.  I would not worry about buying a field hockey specific turf shoe, but if you want a recommendation, the Asics Lethal MP7 is most similar to what I bought for my daughter.

Running Shoes – I would recommend a good pair of running shoes.  My oldest daughter had a lot of pain in this area until we found out that she pronates.  Good running shoes with the proper offset made a big difference.

High School Specifics

Here is some of the school specific information for the most common schools represented in our program. 

Herndon High School

https://herndonathletics.org/main/teamschedule/id/5002/seasonId/4475399

The 2019-2020 season information is coming soon (likely under the ‘News’ tab, but check them all).  If you want to see some of the information from last year, change to the 2018-2019 season and click on the ‘News’ tab.

Reach out to Coach Mary Miller.  Here information is under the ‘Coaches’ tab after clicking on her name.

South Lakes High School

https://southlakesathletics.org/main/teamschedule/id/13467/seasonid/4472064

The 2019-2020 season information is coming soon (likely under the ‘News’ tab, but check them all).  If you want to see some of the information from last year, change to the 2018-2019 season and click on the ‘News’ tab.  South Lakes will host a field hockey camp (http://southlakescamps.com/) and will also be attending the JMU Field Hockey Camp (https://jmusports.com/documents/2019/2/13//CAMP_1_Flyer_2019_1_.pdf?id=12428) as a team.  You should also follow SLHS field hockey on Twitter at @slhsfh.

Reach out to Coach Allison Lussier.  Here information is under the ‘Coaches’ tab after clicking on her name.

Madison High School

https://www.warhawksports.org/page/2926

Click on the ‘Team Info’ tab where you will find a Summer Training Program, Season Information for New Players, Camp Infor for Rising 3rd to 9th Graders (http://www.warhawkcamps.com/), and a Full Summer Training Packet

Reach out to Coach Carrie Holman at the email provided on that page.

 

If your school is not listed, search for your school’s athletics website, find your coach, and reach out.  The coaches want to hear from you. I am sure there is information that I am missing that they will provide.  If you do have any questions or noticed I am missing something that should be covered, please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or comments.

Thanks,

Coach Craig

703-389-6368

craig@graby.net


by Anthony Balducci posted 05/30/2019
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Lake Fairfax Field 4 - Reston OPEN (7/22) 
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