Girls Field Hockey
Check here for Girls Field Hockey Notices
NOTE: We are in the process of adding a grades 3 & 4 program on Sundays from 5pm - 6pm at Kantor Turf. More information and registration will be announced week of 8/19/19. This program will begin on Sept. 8th.
Practice for grades 5-8 will begin on 8/19/19.
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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. This year, the league is dividing up into two divisions. Long Hill will be in the “Southwest” Division and play teams from: Scotch Plains, Basking Ridge, Branchburg, Hillsborough, and North Hunterdon.
Teams will practice on Monday and Thursday evenings at Kantor Memorial Park (Gillette) on the turf field. Games will be held on Sunday afternoons. Regular Season Games will start September (after Labor Day) and continue through mid November. Grades 7/8 teams only will have play-offs on 11/18. (Prior to the regular season games, the league will have a “Play-Day” at Madison HS. Information regarding this day will be sent to the teams.)
Practices will be held evenings on Mondays and Thursdays. (Grades 5/6 and 7/8 will all practice at the same time.) US Sports Institute will also join the training to do skills and drills on Thursday Nights. Players will spend the last ½ hour of practices scrimmaging.
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 2019. Registration CLOSES MONDAY, July 1st. (Uniform Orders close Aug. 10th)
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. 10th.
Top $24 (with player #--order form asks for top 3 choices of player #)
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. Uniform Orders CLOSE Aug. 10th.
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