Varsity Field Hockey
Varsity Field Hockey Fall 2017 2018 Try Outs.
Try–out Information: Tryouts will be from Aug. 1-3, 2018. (Teams will most likely be decided by Aug. 3rd, however, coaches will take longer if needed.) Time: 6:00-9:00 am and a second try-out in the afternoons from 6:30-8. Note: Varsity will attend the am try-out on Friday, Aug. 3 followed by a team camp from 12-10 pm. All players who make the varsity team are expected to attend. If players are "on the bubble" and further days of try-outs are needed, they may attend the team camp.
Practice dates and times will be determined by the coach but expect JV and Varsity to be in the mornings with additional evening practices for Varsity. Freshmen will have evening practices, most likely 6:30-8 until teachers report when practices will change to 5-7. Varsity should plan on both am (6:30-9) and/or pm practices until after Labor Day, holiday evening practices, and Saturday morning practices before Monday games. JV practices will most likely be from 7-9 am until teachers report. Once teachers report time will either be early morning or 5-7 most days. Practice Schedule will be posted on the files tab but please note that practice times can change due to weather and other circumstances.
Where: Washington – Lee 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, 2018. (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 26th 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. Some sticks are available. Goggles will be provided if needed.
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 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.
Varsity will also be going to VA Beach for two games the weekend of Aug.25-26. Please plan accordingly. This will be in lieu of a tournament.