Winter Club Team

Please note that the tryout schedule and time, as well as practice dates and times have been changed.   Tournament information has also been updated.
Starting this winter Cape Cod Youth Field Hockey will begin it’s transition over to Cape Cod Field Hockey Club.  This will include the establishment of club level teams across each age division that will practice as a team and compete in regional tournaments throughout the year.  The two major seasons in club hockey are winter and spring.  These club teams will exist side by side with our existing instructional clinics, leagues and private instruction that have been in place over recent years.
This winter we will be establishing an indoor field hockey program at the club level. Indoor field hockey is a style of hockey played all over the world and is sanctioned by USA Field Hockey.  Most of the top club teams across New England offer the indoor style of hockey during the winter months.  Indoor hockey will  help develop a unique set of skills with direct carryover into the outdoor game. Indoor players have stronger technical skills, improved reaction time and a stronger strategic understanding of the game.  If a player wants to compete in tournament play or aspires to play field hockey at the collegiate level then you should consider the club team path.
Below is a video from the U16 National Indoor tournament where the best clubs from across the US meet to complete.

Tryouts and team selections will be held November 4th & 5th.  Each team (U12, U14, U16, U19) will practice on Saturday or Sunday at Barnstable High School from mid-November through February.  They will also compete in 3-4 tournaments/games across MA.

Expections

Our main objective is to develop competitive club teams at each age level.  We will be selecting the players that can best help the club compete and excel.  Players will improve quickly both individually and as a team.
  • All players will be expected to come to practice mentally and physically prepared to push themselves.  With this being a selection based team we are looking for talented, hard working, serious players that understand the expectations.
  • We are requesting parents not stay to watch tryouts and practices.  This eliminates any potential distractions.
  • Practices will be 2 hours long and held on weekends (Sat or Sun) at Barnstable High School.
  • Tournaments are usually held on Saturday or Sunday throughout New England. Tournaments are usually multi-hour events where teams will play 4-5 games.  For the first season we are aiming to keep to tournaments in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania pending qualification for the National Indoor Tournament.  All players should plan at attending each tournament.

Tryouts – Barnstable High School field house

Tryouts will be held Saturday and Sunday (November 4 & 5).  The cost of the tryout is $40/player.  Each age group will have one 2-hour tryout.  Selected players & parents will be contacted post tryout by email.
Our coaching staff will evaluate each player individually across a number of skill disciplines.  We will  select 10-11 players including goalie(s) per team.   Players that are not selected will still have the opportunity to register in all of our other winter programs.  We will host separate tryouts in the spring (March/April) for our spring club teams.
Indoor hockey players use a special stick and left-handed glove.  Neither are required for tryouts, but will be required if selected. Sneakers are fine.
The tryout schedule is below.
Goalies:  if you currently play for a school team please ask your coach if you can use your goalie equipment for the tryout.
USA Field Hockey determines age level by the age of the player as of Dec 31, 2017.
U12     Saturday, November 4 (1:00 – 3:00 PM) – Ages 9-11
U14     Saturday, November 4 (3:00 – 5:00 PM) – Ages 12-13
U16     Sunday, November 5 (9:00 am  – 11:00 am) Ages – 14-15
U19     Sunday, November 5 (11:00 am – 1:00 pm) Ages 16-18
Goalies: Saturday, November 4 (2:00 – 4:00 pm) U12 – U19

Practice Schedule – Barnstable High School field house

Sunday: 11/12 (U12/U14 – 9-11 am)   (U16/U19 – 11-1 pm)
Sunday 12/3  (U12/U14 – 9-11 am)   (U16/U19 – 11-1 pm)
Saturday 12/9 (U12/U14 – 1:30-3:30 pm)  (U16/U19 – 3:30-5:30 pm)
Sunday 1/7   (U12/U14 – 1:30-3:30 pm)  (U16/U19 – 3:30-5:30 pm)
Sunday 1/14  (U12/U14 – 1:30-3:30 pm)  (U16/U19 – 3:30-5:30 pm)
Sunday 1/21  (U12/U14 – 1:30-3:30 pm)  (U16/U19 – 3:30-5:30 pm)
Sunday 1/28 (U12/U14 – 1:30-3:30 pm)  (U16/U19 – 3:30-5:30 pm)
Sunday 2/4  (U12/U14 – 1:30-3:30 pm)  (U16/U19 – 3:30-5:30 pm)
Tentative Sunday: 2/25  (U12/U14 – 1:30-3:30 pm)  (U16/U19 – 3:30-5:30 pm)
**Note: For players that are participating in USA Field Hockey’s Futures program you may have a potential conflict with some of those practice dates in 2018.  USA FH is very flexible and will allow the player to attend any of their other sessions across Massachusetts if a player can’t make a regularly scheduled session.  We strongly prefer the player prioritize club team practice and make up the Futures sessions.  Any special circumstances will need to be addressed with your coach.

Tournaments

Saturday, 1/13: Bell Tournament (Smith College – Northampton, MA) (U12-U19)
Sunday, 2/11:  Boston FHC – MIT-Boston, MA (U12-U19)
Fr-Sun/Mon 2/16-2/19:  Pending Qualification – USA National Indoor Tournament (U14 only).  This is the biggest tournament of the year where teams across the US compete. Pending qualification and pending assigned schedule this tournament may require games Fri/Sat/Sun or Sat/Sun/Mon.  This would require missing school Friday 2/16 if we are assigned the Fri-Sun game schedule.  The following week starting Monday 2/19  is school vacation week. Carpooling will be available if needed.  Additional cost:  $350+travel expenses/hotel
Sat/Sun March 3 – Smith College tournament (Northampton, MA) – (U12-U19)

Cost 

U12/U14: $660 includes (8) 2-hour practices and 3 tournaments. + $350 (U14) pending qualification to National Indoor tournament
U16/U19: $660 (includes (8) 2-hour practices and 3 tournaments
Additional expenses: game uniform (approx $150) , reversible pinnie ($25), USA Field Hockey membership (required to compete in tournaments), indoor stick, left handed glove, mouth guard. No goggles required.  We are rebranding CCYFH as CCFHC which requires new pinnies and uniforms.
$200 deposit required after team selections, 50% of balance due Dec 15, 2017 ($230), remaining balance due Jan 15, 2017 ($230) + $350 for U14 NIT pending qualification.

Tryout Registration

Step 1.  Register for tryout

Step 2. Click here to acknowledge athletic waiver form.

Step 3. Invoice will be emailed to each parent in 24-48 hrs.

Step 4. Bring stick, shin guards, mouth guard water and a reversible pinnie of any kind if you have one (don’t worry if you don’t).

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