Darien Junior Field Hockey: 1st & 2nd Grade Field Hockey

Girls    1st, 2nd    Field Hockey    Class/Clinic, House Team    Fall    Darien


“First and second graders will be introduced to the sport in a fun, inclusive and positive clinic format. The focus at this age is on effort and drills are designed for success. Athletes will begin to understand how to work with the stick and ball and will be introduced to the fundamentals of passing, receiving, dribbling, shooting, and very basic defensive concepts. Players will also learn 1v1 game strategy.

Each hour-long clinic is similar in format and structure. When the athletes arrive, they will meet their instructors at their country flags. The instructors are all Darien High School students, and most of them are part of the Blue Wave Field Hockey program. All are excellent field hockey players and have played youth field hockey here in Darien. Once the session has started, athletes will warm up with their instructor. Athletes will then meet in the center of the field for the welcome meeting and to hear the day’s points of emphasis. Athletes will then begin the first of four instructional stations for the day. At each station the BWFH instructors will lead the girls in skill building activities and games. Upon signal from the lead instructor, the athletes will rotate from station to station until they have completed the circuit. At the end of the clinic, everyone will meet in the center of the field for the session wrap-up and DJFH cheer.”

Look for registration in May, with the season running from September through October or early November.

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