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MASCO SUMMER CAMP 2017

The Masconomet field hockey team will be having its annual youth clinic for players entering grades 3-9 (entering fall 2016). It will run from June 26th- June 28th from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. at the Masconomet High School fields. This is a great opportunity to learn the fundamentals of the game while getting to know the high school players. Our clinic is designed for all age groups and skill levels. We will focus on sport-specific speed and agility drills, basic to more advanced skills, and controlled game play and scrimmages. Please join us by registering today!

Registration forms are attached to this email and will also be sent home with students soon. Please make checks payable to Lady Chieftains Field Hockey Boosters and mail to:

MFH Summer Clinic c/o Leah Gunner

20 Endicott Rd

Boxford, MA 01921

If you have any questions/concerns, please do not hesitate to ask! You may also contact us at mbridgeo@masconomet.org orlgunner@masconomet.org with any questions.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

MFH Team  

See below for registration form

Fall Program 2016 Friday September 9th- Friday October 28th

 

Masco Youth Field Hockey is open to girls in grades K through 8 who live in Boxford, Middleton or Topsfield.  The program strives to teach fundamentals and develop enthusiasm for field hockey.

As a growing program, we are constantly striving to improve the program; last year we were able to secure multiple turf locations for both practices and games. Field hockey is optimal when played on a turf surface.  We also purchased new nets, goalie gear and standardized uniforms for game play.   The mission of Masco Youth Field Hockey is to provide an opportunity for enthusiastic participation at all levels of ability and we are excited to offer the following for the 2016 season. We have also come into some difficult decisions regarding the structure of the program. With increasing Turf prices we have relocated the program to Amesbury Sports Park. With this change and competing conflicts with Sundays we have also changed our program to Friday nights. We anticipate this to be a improvement with the program. 


Intramural K-2

Practices will be held 2 times per week however players will pick the day of the week they will attend at the beginning of the season, however you may attend both.  These practice will be on turf. This allows players who play multiple sports an opportunity to try field hockey. On Fridays we will play 1 hour with our specialty coach Leah Simpson (Seacoast United Director)

 Schedule:

Tuesdays 5-6pm at  Danvers Indoor Sports  (150 Andover Street, Danvers MA 01923)

Thursdays 5-6pm at  Danvers Indoor Sports 

Fridays on turf 6pm-7pm at New England Sports Park (12 South Hunt Road, Amesbury MA 01913)

Subject to change

Intramural 3-4

Practices will be held 2 times per week on both grass and turf fields. Please note for this age group there are limited developed programs in Massachusetts and the North Shore for these specific ages so games will be limited. Scrimmages 7 v 7 would be on Fridays.  We will continue to strive to arrange out of town games and experiences for this group. 

All teams will be complied and balanced by skill and age.

Schedule:

Mondays 5-6pm at Danvers Indoor Sports ( 150 South Andover Street, Danvers MA 

Wednesday 5:30 -7pm at Boyscout Park 

Fridays 6-8pm at New England Sports Park (12 South Hunt Road, Amesbury MA 01913)

Tournaments may be available. Coaches will be providing information and organizing. 

Subject to change

Intramural 5-6 

 Practices will be held 2 times per week on grass and Turf.   On Fridays, games/practices will be held on a turf field.  All teams will be compiled and balanced by skill and age. We will continue to strive to create a game schedule that allow adequate out of town competition. 

Schedule:

Monday 5:30-7pm at Boyscout Park

Wednesday 5-6pm at Danvers Indoor Sports (150 Andover Street, Danvers MA 01923)

Fridays at 6-8 at New England Sports Park (12 South Hunt Road, Amesbury MA 01913)

Subject to change

Tournaments may be available. Coaches will be providing information and organizing. 


Intramural 7th

This program is has been restructured based on participants desire to play age level.  Practices will be held 2 times per week.  On Fridays, games/practices will be held on a turf. The games for this program will take place mostly during the week according to the Cape Ann league schedule (i.e., Games may be scheduled any day of the week- however goal is primarily for Thursdays during practice time). There is some degree of travel involved and games could be as early as 3:45. New players welcome and encouraged. 

 

Schedule:

Tuesday 5-6 at Danvers Indoor Sports (150 Andover Street, Danvers MA 01923)

Thursdays 5:30-7pm at BoyScout Park

Fridays 6pm-8pm at New England Sports Park (12 South Hunt Road, Amesbury MA 01913)

 

Tournaments may be available. Coaches will be providing information upon availability. 

 

8th Grade Team:

This program is has been restructured based on participants desire to play age level.  Practices will be held 2 times per week.  On Fridays, games/practices will be held on a turf. The games for this program will take place mostly during the week according to the Cape Ann league schedule (i.e., Games may be scheduled any day of the week- however goal is primarily for Thursdays during practice time). There is some degree of travel involved and games could be as early as 3:45. New players welcome and encouraged.

Schedule:

Tuesday 5-6 at Danvers Indoor Sports (150 Andover Street, Danvers MA 01923)

Thursdays 5:30-7pm at BoyScout Park

Fridays 6-8pm at New England Sports Park (12 South Hunt Road, Amesbury MA 01913)

Tournaments may be available. Coaches will be providing information upon availability.

SAFETY & EQUIPMENT

Safety is most important.  All field hockey players, no matter the age or experience level, must adhere to the Equipment Policy in order to take the field. Our equipment policy, is as follows: field hockey stick, cleats for outdoor field play, " molded" mouth guard, protective eye gear, field hockey shin guards. Please note - soccer shin guards are NOT considered appropriate gear for field hockey!!!  

For your convenience we have provided an equipment option available to you at http://www.cranbarry.com

Please use the code MASCOFP14 and you will receive 20% off retail prices.

 

UNIFORMS:

Uniforms are for grades 3-8th. 

New uniforms are not required for returning players. 

They are purchases separate from registration. 

You will need to buy white and dark socks for the season. 

2016: We have switched vendors to Sew and Forth

102 South Main Street, Middleton, MA 01949

1-978-739-4603

 Janet from Sew Forth is aware that people will be ordering new uniforms 

who are not on the list from last year.  

$25 for short and $ 22 for skort

MASCOGEAR.COM


VOLUNTEERS & COACHING CLINIC

The success of our program is highly dependent upon our volunteers. We are looking for help in a variety of ways - Please contact us if you can help in any way.  


To be a coach you are not expected to have played field hockey nor be a field hockey expert.  Please do not be concerned. We will be hosting a field hockey fundamentals class prior to the start of the season. A CORI form must be completed annually for all of our coaching volunteers.

If you have any questions please contact Jen Richardson @ jaylon77@gmail.com 

Player Conduct

Masco Youth Field Hockey Player Standards of Conduct

  

“Play for the name on the front of your shirt and people will start to remember the name on the back”

 

What is Sportsmanship.  “Sportsmanshiplike behavior are actions and or demeanor which promote positive qualities in both victory and defeat.  Examples of such qualities are fairness, courtesy, cooperation, decency, dignity and integrity and respect yourself and others.  A willingness to abide by program and sport rules and regulations at all times.

 

Definition of unsportsmanship behavior include a refusal to adhere to know stated program and sports rules and procedures.  Inappropriate demonstration of disagreement with officials, coaches, teammates, opponents, others and includes inappropriate language, profanity, loud and/or demonstrative displays, such as booing, verbal and/or physical threats and assaults towards opponents and/or teammates.  Any action or attitude which results or is intended to result in disrespect for, or the reduction of authority of, officials and/or game/field officials.

 

Masco Youth Field Hockey has the responsibility to “require” sportsmanlike behavior from players.

 

  1. Learn the rules of the game and play by them
  2. Never argue with the officials decisions.  Please let your coach ask any questions on your behalf.
  3. Control your temper, especially when things do not go your way.
  4. Work hard to improve your skills.  Work equally hard for yourself and your team.  Your team’s performance will benefit as well as your own.
  5. Be gracious when you win, be gracious when you loose.
  6. Be on time for your practices and games.  IF you are not able to attend, give your coach as much advance notice of your absences so they can plan accordingly.
  7. Display good sportsmanship at all times on and off the field.  Set a positive example.  Remember you were little once and now the younger girls are watching you!
  8. Give 100% effort at each practice and game
  9. Support and encourage your teammates.  Field Hockey is a TEAM sport and you should all strive to be team players.
  10. Know the rules of the game and take time to stop and learn them if you have questions.
  11. Wear the required gear at all games and practices and take good care of your equipment
  12. Don’t be afraid of making mistakes
  13. Be modest in victory and humble in defeat
  14. Obscene language will not be tolerated!!!!!!  This includes your teammates!
  15. Avoid bodily contact that may cause injury to others or myself.
  16. Do not commit any act that could be considered unsportsmanlike conduct 
  17. Have fun at all times
  18. Respect your coaches
  19. Thank your parents for getting you here and for supporting you
  20. Learn from your coaches
  21. Practice hard
  22. Believe in yourself
  23. Play smart
  24. Be the best teammate you can be!
  25. Have fun
  26. Love what you do!
  27. Don’t aspire to be the best on the team, aspire to be the BEST FOR THE TEAM

 

Failure to comply to the standards the following consqueces will apply.

  1. Verbal discussion and a warning by coach, game official or Program Director.
  2. Reduction in playing time
  3. Dismissal from the practice/game/tournament by coach, official or Program Director.
  4. Suspension from one or more games by coach or Program Director
  5. Exclusion from that sport for the remainder of the season by Program Director.

Jennifer Richardson

Program Director

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Equipment Information

Masco Field Hockey reccommends the following items:
 
Beginner Stick: 
#9002 Surf 500 Stick Junior 
 
Intermediate Stick: 
#9061 GX750 Junior
 
#214 Shinguards Grays G500 
 
#1089 Performa Training Bag 
 
#105 Supersmooth Twin Pack Balls 
 
 
 
 
When measuring for size stick should come from the ground to your hip bone.   
 
 
Field Hockey Stick Length
There are many theories regarding the best field hockey stick length for a player, but generally stick length is a function of height.
Height Stick Length
3'5" & under 24"
3'6" - 3'7" 26"
3'7" - 4'0" 28"
4'1" - 4'3" 30"
4'4" - 4'6" 32"
4'7" - 5'0" 34"
5'1" - 5'3" 35"
5'4" - 5'6" 36"
5'7" - 5'9" 37"
5'10" + 38"

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