Burke Athletic Club Field Hockey

(15 July 2018)  

Fall 2018 BAC Field Hockey 

September 9 - October 28;  youth program registration is now Open. Goalie program registration is open.

UDPDATE Tryouts for the Elite Team will be held on our session on September 9th

Tryouts are limited to 6th-8th graders who have registered for BAC Fall Field Hockey. There will be an additional fee ($140) for those selected. BAC Elite Team members have extra practice time.

Goalie Clinics: Special Goalie Training 3-series clinic -- Fall series will be announced soon. At Lake Braddock High School Turf field. Register through the link at the top of the page.

 

Fall 2018: Sunday, September 8 - October 28. Plans for Columbus Day Weekend are under consideration.

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Spring/Fall:  The Burke Athletic Club field hockey program is conducted on Sunday evenings, 6:15-8:00. Our Spring/Fall program was established for grades 3-8. We focus on a combination of skills training and scrimmages. We want to make sure our athletes understand the right way to play. Each group is coached by adults and high school and club players working with the younger field hockey players.

Goalkeeper Training:  TBA. Please let us know if you have a goalkeeper.

A word about Friend Requests: Players are generally grouped by designated school (the school that is named in the registration) and grade level. With the exception of our Elite Teams, which may have other playing opportunities, all players of the same grade will be at the same field each night. There are no carpool concerns within a grade level. Our home fields are at Lake Braddock Secondary School. Playing field hockey provides the opportunity to gain skills, make new friends, and learn teamwork. We hope that the girls have the goal of playing field hockey in high school. 

We typically like to keep girls from the  same schools together so they can benefit from playing with future teammates. On the other hand, we will separate when their skills are significantly different or their behavior is disruptive to our coaches. 

Our sessions include drills and instruction as well as scrimmages. 

The uniform kit is $22 at Burke Sporting Goods.  It includes the t-shirt and reversible for our program. We use the same kit from season to season, so if you already have one, there’s no need for another set.  Equipment is an additional cost and can be purchased at Burke Sporting Goods or other sporting goods stores. You’ll want to make sure the sticks, shin guards, and mouthgards are the right size as these kids keep growing!

Please register early to ensure your spot in the program. During the last session it was necessary to close the registration as our number of players approached 110!