Experimentation: encouraging physical creativity and free play to develop new skills
Field hockey terminology
Game Play/Format (Are we reducing the number of players on the field for games? Last year for 3/4 I think it was 7v7 with no goalies.)
1v1 and 2v2 offense and defensive concepts
Explore 2v1 offensive and defensive concepts
Build up to 4v4 (no goalie)
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.