Freshman Field Hockey
Freshman Field Hockey Fall 2020-2021 Try-Outs 2020.
Try–out Information: Tryouts will be from Aug. 3-5, 2020. (Teams will most likely be decided by Aug. 5th, however, coaches will take longer if needed.) Times not yet confirmed: 6:00-9:00 am and a second try-out in the afternoons. Click on team files to get the updated try-out and practice times. Note: Varsity will attend a team camp on Friday, Aug. 7th, if offered this year, from 12-10 pm. All players who make the varsity team are expected to attend.
Practice dates and times will be determined by the coach but expect Freshman, JV and Varsity to be in the mornings with additional evening practices for Varsity during August. Varsity should plan on both am (6:30-9) and/or pm practices until the school start date, holiday evening practices, and Saturday morning practices, especially before Monday games. Freshman and JV practices will most likely be from 7-9 am until teachers report. Practice Schedule will be posted on the files tab but please note that practice times can change due to weather and other circumstances. During school practices will either be after school or around 5-7 pm.
Where: Washington – Liberty HS. Meet on the turf. Please begin a 1/2 mile warm-up run on the track when you arrive.
What you need: -A physical as of May 1st, 2020. (NO ONE WILL BE ABLE TO TRY OUT WITHOUT AN UPDATED PYHSICAL) Forms are available via the W-L webpage: Athletic Clearance or in the Activities Office.PLEASE NOTE: Your completed physical form and permission to play form should be dropped off in the trainer's box (slot) in the Activities office (next to the AD's office) by July 30 so that it can be evaluated before the start date.(Make a copy of all forms)
Insurance information. (The school does offer health insurance. Please see Ms. Callaway.)
-You must have running shoes as well as field hockey gear. -You must have field hockey shin guards (soccer shin guards are ok for try-outs only) and a colored mouth guard (not clear or white) to participate. Please bring goggles if you have them (field hockey) -Please bring plenty of water. Sticks are available. Goggles will be provided if needed. All goggles must be stamped for field hockey with the correct ASTM number 2713. Goggles that are not stamped will not be allowed for the 2019 season. Also, have a sock in your bag to place over your stick in case we have to practice in the gym.
Expectations: Everyone trying out for the varsity team will be expected to run three miles in under 30 min. 30 sec.. Everyone will run the three miles. There will be hills. You must condition over the summer! Remember--no one is guaranteed a spot on any team. Please try-out and always practice with game intensity. Go to the Team Files tab for the Information Sheet which needs to be filled out and emailed or brought to try-outs and for the rubric used at try-outs.
Returning players will be evaluated on:
Strength of pushes and drives, ability to make defensive stops and offensive moves, quickness and decision making, aggressiveness, agility and attitude.
New players will be taught the game and will be evaluated on athletic ability and attitude as well as ability to learn and apply new skills.
Try-outs will begin Monday, Aug 3rd, 2020. That is the beginning of the season. We start scrimmages shortly after. Please plan vacations before that date.
Varsity will be participating in a Team Camp all day Friday, August 7th, 2020, if offered.
Varsity will also be going to VA Beach for two games the weekend of Aug 29-30. Please plan accordingly. This will be in lieu of a tournament.