Registration for Spring 2014
Commissioner: Monica Keeney-Sherlock 301-865-8808 (H)
Adult Coaches: Julie Desmond, Emily Warner, Charlotte Landahl,
Asst Coaches: HS Field Hockey Players from OHS, LHS & UHS
MARCH 23rd and MARCH 30th 2:00 – 4:00 pm at
Frederick Indoor Sports Complex (FISC)
APRIL & MAY Practice and Games
Oakdale Middle School – Sundays 2:00-4:00pm
Fannie Mae Field in Urbana – Wednesday 6:00 – 7:30 pm
of Season Celebration - June 4th 6:00 pm at Deer Crossing
Welcome to the LOUYAA Field Hockey Program. Our goals for the program
are for the players learn the skills needed to be a good field hockey
player, continue to improve those skills at every practice, every game
and every year. All players will have a chance to play at games and to
try every position. This program is designed for the new player as well
as the veteran players. The 3rd, 4th and 5th
graders will continue to have most of their emphasis on learning skills,
scrimmaging and playing in ½ field games. The 6th, 7th
and 8th graders continue to build their skill as well as
prepare for their High School teams.
Parents are always welcome to come watch the practices and the games.
We love hearing you cheer on the girls.
also need parents who are willing to help out. No knowledge of field
hockey is needed, just a willingness to lend a hand. Please remember
that you will need to register through LOUYAA on the website if you are
directly involved with assisting the players and coaches. Please
contact Monica if you have questions.
practice days, players need to wear comfortable clothes, running shoes
or cleats, mouth guards and shin guards. Shin guards and mouth
guards are mandatory at all times. Players without them will not be
allowed to participate. We do keep extra shin guards with the
equipment and encourage players to borrow a pair if they have forgotten
theirs. We also stock mouth guards which can be purchased for $2. If a
player comes to practice without a mouth guard, one will be issued and
the $2 fee will be charged. Other items which are useful include: water
bottle, hair ties, hat, sun block, sweats or a jacket in cooler weather.
the first day of practice, your daughter will need to complete and bring
the following forms to practice (click on Forms Tab on left):
1) Emergency Information Sheet
2) RSVP for Games Sheet
will also issue sticks to players who want to borrow one for the season.
A $25.00 deposit is required and will be returned when the stick is
returned at the end of the season.
the end of the season, sticks can be returned at the end of Play Day but
no later than our “End of Season” celebration. If the stick is
not returned, the $25.00 deposit check will be cashed and deposited into
the LOUYAA Field Hockey account.
Occasionally a player will forget their stick. We will loan a stick for
Outdoor Practice will not be held if: thunder and/or lightning
are present, in heavy rain or if the field is too wet.
the event of rain earlier in the day, the field condition will be
assessed by an adult coach who will decide if practice will occur. If
practices or games need to be cancelled, we will try to notify you by
e-mail and/or a phone call about an hour before the start time.
When in doubt, call one of the adults above.
the weather changes in the middle of a practice or game, players will be
moved to a safe place until parents can arrive to pick them up. It is
important to complete the Emergency Information sheet and return it to
us ASAP so that we have contact information.
Please note we do not leave the playing field until all the players
are picked up and request that rides are punctual.
Player t-shirt (provided by LOUYAA)
Player socks (provided by LOUYAA)
Dark shorts (no writing on backside & length should cover bottom when
player is bending over)
Running shoes or cleats
This year we will play games with Middletown, Tuscarora, and
Walkersville Youth Leagues. Please note that the other teams practice on
different days, so our games may be scheduled on an evening other than
our practice times. We work with the coaches of other teams to schedule
games which accommodate the needs of both teams. We will play each team
twice, one game at home, and one away. That being said please do not
worry if your child cannot attend a game. If you know that your
daughter will not be at a game, please let the coach or one of the
adults know. There is an RSVP for Games Form, please complete this and
return it with the Emergency Information Sheet on the first day of
game days, we ask you to arrive 15 minutes early so that we can
warm-up. Typically we play from 15-20 minute games with 7 players on
each side. Other team members will substitute in so that all players
have a chance to play. We use a smaller field so that all players have
opportunities to actively participate. Since this is an instructional
program, referees will take the opportunity to explain a call during the
game if they feel it is appropriate. Also, we do not keep score of the
games. If the players want to keep track that is fine, however the
object of the game is not who wins or loses, it is watching our players
improve and enjoy the game.
the end of the season, all the teams we have played against come
together for PLAY DAY. Play Day is a round robin style play where
several games are going on at the same time. This year Play Day is on
Saturday May 31st at Ballenger Creek Middle School from 9-12 pm (rain
date is June 1st from 1-4 pm). Again, if your
child is unable to attend please indicate that on the RSVP for Games
End of Season Celebration will be on June 4th at Deer
Crossing Elementary School at 6 pm. Sticks can be returned on that day.
finally, the most important thing of all…. HAVE FUN, MAKE NEW FRIENDS
AND ENJOY FIELD HOCKEY!