Township of Long Hill

LONG HILL TOWNSHIP PARKS & RECREATION
Parks & Recreation Director:  Lisa Scanlon
915 Valley Road Gillette, NJ 07933
908.647.8000 x219

Girls Field Hockey

Check here for Girls Field Hockey Notices
 
Tonight's (Monday, 8/7) Field Hockey Clinics have been canceled.  They are rescheduled to Monday, 8/14, 6:30 pm - 7:30pm
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Registration for Fall Field Hockey Program (grades 5-8) NOW OPEN
Registration is thru Community Pass
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Summer Field Hockey Program for Girls in High School/College

6/27, 6/29, 7/6, 7/11, 7/13, 7/18, 7/20, 8/7, 8/8, 8/9, 8/10

6:30pm – 7:30pm

Raindates:  8/14 & 8/15

Kantor Memorial Park (turf field)
For each session, girls will be divided up into teams, and they will scrimmage for an hour.  Girls are responsible for bringing their own equipment (stick, mouthguard, shin guards, water bottle.)  Each scrimmage will be professionally ref'd and coached.

$12 per session—sign up for as many as you like

Click HERE for flyer

Each session is capped at 30 players.  This is open to all HS/College girls in the Watchung Hills sending district & neighboring towns.  This program is designed to give players the opportunity to get in some conditioning before the fall Field Hockey season begins.

Registration is open now on Community Pass, select Summer 2017

JUNIOR Fall Field Hockey Program

The Junior Fall Field Hockey Program is an instructional field hockey league with a low level of competition and a strong focus on skill development with across the board participation.  All ability levels are welcome.  We also hire an outside organization to come in and teach skills and drills and incorporate this training into our regular practice nights.

Our Fall Field Hockey Program for Watchung Hills sending district, grades 5-8 runs from late August until mid November.  We are members of the Mid NJ Youth Field Hockey league and play teams from:  Basking Ridge, Branchburg, Chatham, Glen Ridge, Madison, Millburn, Readington, Scotch Plains, Summit, Hillsborough.  (Note:  The league is considering additional local teams as well.)

Teams will practice on Monday and Friday evenings at Kantor Memorial Park (Gillette) on the turf field.  Games will be held on Sunday afternoons.

Mouth guards, Cleats, Shin Guards, Field Hockey Goggles are MANDATORY!

A limited number of loaner sticks are available; first come, first served basis.

Transportation to and from practices/games is the responsibility of parents/guardians.

Click HERE for Information Sheet.  Registration is online through Community Pass; Select Fall 2017.  Registration CLOSES Sunday, August 20th.  (Uniform Orders close Aug. 31st)

Registration Fee:  $135 per player

Program Director:  Kathy Gulbish

Uniforms:  Girls will wear same uniform as last year.  No need to purchase another uniform if it still fits — you can also trade with other girls who played in the past.  Uniform Ordering will CLOSE Aug. 31st.

Top $24 (with player #--order form asks for top 3 choices of player #)

Skort $24

Socks:  $6 per pair (Black Away Games; White Home Games)

Practice Pinnie:  $15

Note:  Samples are available for try-on through the Long Hill Recreation Office by appointment during regular business hours.  There will be a uniform try-on night on Wednesday, August 30th, 6pm – 7:30pm.  Uniform Orders CLOSE Aug. 31st.

We typically have one Grades 5/6 team and two Grades 7/8 teams.  However, we will take as many girls as register before the deadline; and teams will be formed once all registration information has been compiled.

As additional Fall information becomes available, it will be posted here.

Please NOTE:  Boys who wish to play Field Hockey are permitted to by the league.  Please contact the Recreation Dept. with any questions.

A note from Coach Kathy regarding sticks:

In regards to stick size:  with the toe of the stick on the ground, make sure it is straight.  Hold the stick with 2 fingers at the top of the handle
keeping it in place.  The top of the stick should reach the hip bone, it can be slightly higher or lower. 
Another way is by height.
4'3" and under- 31 inches
4'3"-4'6": 32 inches
4'6"-4' 9": 33 inches
4'9"-5'0": 34 inches
5'0"-5'2": 35-35.5 inches
5'2"-5'7": 36-36.5 inches
5'7"-5'10": 37-37.5 inches
5'10" and over: 38 inches

 

pictured above--Long Hill Grades 7/8 2013 Field Hockey Team