Build ability, confidence, and desire to play field hockey
FUN and positive
Relaxed and inclusive
Designed for athletes’ success
Predictable and consistent practice format
Fast-paced and engaging (switching activities every 10 minutes)
Lots of 1:1 player-ball ratio
Lots of praise and reinforcement from coaches
Correct hockey grip and athletic stance
Traveling with the ball (and various dribbling skills)
Basic shooting skills
Experimentation: encouraging physical creativity and free play to develop new skills
Field hockey terminology
3v3 (2nd grade)
DJFH encourages participation in other sports. That said, we believe a commitment to the team becomes increasingly important as athletes approach high school age. There is no specific commitment policy for grades 1 through 4, but regular attendance is strongly encouraged.
In 5th-8th grades, an athlete is expected to make a commitment to their team/teammates by attending practices and games (minus excused absences for medical reasons or unavoidable family conflicts). Unexcused missed practices and/or games will impact playing time.