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Fall Program 2017 Sunday September 10th-Sunday October 29th

 

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. 

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 2017 season.

BOXFORD COMMONS WILL BE OPENING!! What a treat for us as a program that we get to officially start our Fall season on Sunday September 9th on the brand new Turf at Boxford Commons (Middleton Rd across from Cole School). We will also get to practice on it during the week instead of at Boyscout Park!  So our girls will have two turf practices and a game day, as part of this comprehensive program.  For new players in 5th-8th grades, we are also thinking of incorporating an extra clinic on Mondays from 5-6pm at Danvers Indoor Sports. More to come...  


Intramural K-2

Practices will be held 3 times per week however players will pick the day/s of the week they will attend at the beginning of the season, however you may attend all.  These practices will be on turf. This allows players who play multiple sports an opportunity to try field hockey. One practice each week will be hosted by a special coach. 

 Schedule:

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

Thursdays 5-6pm at  Danvers Indoor Sports 

Sunday 8:30-9:30am at Boxford Commons 

 

Intramural 3-4

Practices will be held 2 times per week on both on 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 Sunday.  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:

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

Thursday 5-6pm at Danvers Indoor Sports

Sunday Games 9:30-10:30am at Boxford Commons 

Subject to change

Intramural 5-6 

 Practices will be held 2 times per week both on Turf.  7v7 Game play on Sunday. 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 5:00-6pm at Danvers Indoor Sports (150 Andover Street, Danvers MA 01923)

Wednesdays 5:00-6pm at Danvers Indoor Sports

Sunday Games 8:30-11:30am Boxford Commons. Game schedule will come out the Friday before the Sunday Games, you will play during your time slot only but please keep the three hour time slot open for as much play as possible.  We will try to fill the space/time as much as we can.

Subject to change

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


Intramural 7th-8th

This year the committee has decided to combine the 7th and 8th grade players.  We will be forming equally balanced and skilled teams.  We will be have 1 practice, one away game day, and home Sunday games.  Our goal is to incorporate our program with local middle school leagues, teams, and Clubs.  This provides our girls with opportunities for highly competitive play.

Schedule: 

Tuesday 3:00-5:00 at Boxford Commons

Thursday 3:30-5:30 Away local games

Sunday Games 8:30-11:30am at Boxford Commons.  Game schedule will be sent the Friday before the Sunday Games.  You will be playing during your time slot only but please keep the 3 hours free for as much play as possible.  We will try to fill the space/time as much as we can.

Subject to change

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

For Players: Please use the code MASCOFP and you will receive 20% off retail prices.

For Goalkeepers: Please use code MASCOGK and you will receive 15% off retail. 

 

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. 

2017: Our vendor is 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 shirt 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 Carla Husak 617-901-3101 or via email carlahusak@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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