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Avon Grove Wildcats Girls Field Hockey

Objectives

To teach field hockey fundamentals, instill the value of team athletics, introduce the sport to new players, increase the skills of experienced players. . . And to have fun!

Eligibility

All girls who reside in the Avon Grove School District, attend Avon Grove Charter, Assumption and Sacred Heart Schools; and/or who do not have a league where they reside.

Teams

There are 4 tiers of teams. First and Second Graders (1/2), Third and Fourth Graders (3/4), Fifth and Sixth Graders (5/6), and Seventh and Eighth Graders (7/8). The number of teams per tier is dependent on enrollment.

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The Season

The Spring season begins late August and continues through early November. Depending on the grade level, the season consists of practices, games, and tournaments. 

NOTE: Refunds are not available after registration closes.

 
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Games & Tournaments

There will be 8 games – 4 home at AGHS turf fields and 4 away at local schools. Games are on Saturdays.
Tournaments TBD.

5/6 & 7/8

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Games are two 25-minute halves played on full-sized field, 11 vs. 11 with goalies.

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1/2 & 3/4

Games are two 20-minute halves played on half-sized field, 6 vs. 6.

Home Games – Parents are expected to help set-up or tear down the fields, keep time, capture player statistics or other jobs as assigned.  A master schedule will be sent to parents by the Team Manager once teams are assigned.  If you have a conflict, please switch with another parents in the team to make sure all roles are covered.

 

Practice Times & Locations

Practices will be held on Monday & Wednesday nights.

Note - times may change slightly depending on field availability.

1/2

6:00pm - 7:15pm (or dark)

Avon Grove High School (AGIS) Grass Plateau

3/4

5:45pm - 7:15pm (or dark)

Avon Grove High School (AGHS) Grass Plateau

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5/6

7/8

5:30pm - 7:30pm (or dark)

Avon Grove High School (AGHS) Front Turf

Games & Tournaments Only

No Practices

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Equipment Requirements

Each girl will need a field hockey stick, goggles, colored mouth guard, and shin guards. Cleats are also recommended for the grass. Turf shoes or sneakers can be worn when playing on the turf.

Her Game or Longstreth provide expert service.  Amazon, Dicks Sporting Goods, and Modells also offer starter packages.  If purchasing new goggles, please make sure the ASTM 2713 is marked on the goggles.  This will be a requirement for all players in the 2021 season. Field hockey goggles must have the front vertical bar.

 

Players will be issued a returnable jersey and a skirt. In addition, parents will need to supply a white long sleeve shirt and black leggings to wear in colder weather.

Uniforms:

All Players will receive a reversible tank and skirt, which must be returned after the final game of the season. Girls should wear white tops (sports bra, tank top, long sleeve) and black bottoms (shorts or leggings) with her uniform.  Any color sock is fine. 

 

Note – WE KNOW UNIFORMS RUN SMALL. We have done everything to adjust registration to help align uniform sizes with player sizes. The returnable uniform sizes overlap between a Youth Med/Lg and Adult XS/Sm and the skirts can run small. Sizing dimensions were included during registration. We did the best to order additional uniforms in larger sizes that would still fit players based upon registration selections.  If your player’s uniform does not fit, please try to switch with someone on your team.  

 

Team Selection & Registration

Teams will be selected by the head coaches in each age group around Sept 9th practice. Teams will be selected to create even teams by skill and grade level. Please do not request friends to be together. It is difficult to create even teams without the constraint of trying to match friends. The age groups will practice together. Additionally, the age groups will play against each other in games. 

We attempt to place every girl interested in playing on a team. However, registration is solely limited by the number of coaches we have. Therefore, if you would be willing to volunteer to coach or assistant coach a team, please let us know. We would love to have you! The more coaches we have, the more teams we can have, and ensures that every girl that wants to play lacrosse can!

NOTE: Refunds are not available after registration closes.

AGWL uses TeamSnap to share game schedules, track attendance for practices, and potential communication.

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Additional Info

Weather Cancelations  

Weather-related practice cancelations will be made as close to 4:30 pm on a practice day and game cancelations will happen at least 60 minutes prior to the scheduled game time.  For the older girls, we will likely play in the rain as long as it is safe and not miserable since we play on turf!  Cancelations and changes will be by email, text or through the app.

Wildcat Night

Date TBD

Team Managers

Please consider volunteering to help assign home game set-up/tear-down jobs, collect uniforms at the end of the season, and potentially plan an end-of-season party.

Parent Meeting

Takes place at the start of the season – uniforms passed out at this time.

Spirit Wear

An online spirit wear sale will happen in early September.  Look for an email soon!

End-of-Season Parties

If we can have a party, it will occur at the last practice and will be planned by coaches.  We are requesting a parent volunteer(s) at each age group to organize a snack, it would be greatly appreciated.  Parties are self-funded. 

Fund Raiser

We are looking for a Fundraiser Lead to plan activities for the future.

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