Interested in trying the exciting sport of field hockey? There is no age limit to when you can start! Field hockey is one of the most popular in the world so there must be something great about it!
Field hockey is a non-contact game of possession, elimination, and tackling.
Players in this class will learn the rules of the game, proper grip and posture, ball and stick control, how to receive, trap, pass and dribble the ball and positioning. There will be fun games and a scrimmage to help reinforce the skills learned.
Chestermere Lakers (ages 10-14) will begin for Spring 2020! This league focuses on basic skill development while introducing team tactics. Participants will be provided with one practice a week, followed by weekly games. League division will be determined by the number of registrants. U12 format is 7 v 7 and U15 is 6 v 6.
**Please note: There are 3 age groups, U12-Coed, U15 Girls and U15 Boys. Chestermere players will practice together as a whole and will split for league games and festivals.
New (first year) athletes will receive a t-shirt, socks and stick with registration! Athletes will need shorts, shoes suitable for running on turf (NOT cleats) and water bottle. Mouth and shin guards must be worn at all times while players are participating in games or practice drills.
Practices will be held once a week at Chestermere Rec Center on Wednesdays, 6:00 - 7:00 pm, starting April 8th, 2020 and running until June 24, 2020. Games will be held at Hawkings Field at the University of Calgary on Sundays (with occasional Saturdays) beginning May 3rd. Spring program also consists of two full-day festivals. More details on the spring program to come!
Practice/Scrimmage: Spring 2020
April 15 Bring a Friend Day/TIF
Important Dates: Red Deer Festival (TBD), Calgary Festival June 27/28
For registration: REGISTRATION WILL OPEN IN 2020
- select the 2020 Calgary Fall Junior League (U12, U14,U18)
- select Chestermere Field Hockey for Club/Practice Night
Q: What equipment is required?
A: Athletes are required to wear a mouthguard and shin pads during practices and games. T-shirts, long sleeve shirts, shorts, and athletic pants are recommended for games and practices. All participants will be provided with a T-shirt jersey for games and matching socks. Make sure to dress appropriately for the weather, games will go even if it is raining, they will only be canceled for lightning. Running shoes or field hockey turf shoes are required for games, please only wear cleats at practices/on grass facilities. The University of Calgary Field Hockey turf is a turf shoe or running shoe facility only, cleats damage the surface.
Q: Where can mouth guards, shin pads or practice socks be purchased?
A: Most sporting good stores carry these items (Sport Chek, Sport Mart, Kicks, etc). Call ahead to check availability.
Q: Where can I purchase a field hockey stick?
A: AA Sports - Sohail Abdullah: email@example.com
Q: Where is the University of Calgary Field Hockey Turf located?
A: Hawkings Field - University of Calgary
Q: It is game day and it is raining out, will there still be a game?
A: Games will run during the rain and light snow, they will be canceled if there is lightning or the conditions become dangerous.
Q: It is raining and there is a practice scheduled, do we still have practice?
A: The league administrator may cancel practices in heavy rain and snow as there may be field closures. Practices will not be rescheduled.