GRAA Field Hockey is open to girls in the 3rd-8th grade. There are three levels to this program...
1) 3rd/4th grade clinic: This is an instructional clinic that teaches the basic skills of field hockey in a fun and noncompetitive environment. Both 3rd and 4th graders will meet on Saturday mornings for a ninety minute skills clinic.
2) Junior Varsity Travel: This program is open to 5/6th graders. It is a travel program but all players are given equal opportunity to play and there is no tryout process. This program emphasizes basic skill development through biweekly practices, a season opening tournament and 7 weekly games. Although the girls travel for games no record is kept for wins and losses. The league considers the JV level to be an instructional league only.
3) Varsity Travel: This program is open to 7/8th graders and once again there is no tryout process. All girls will make a team that will practice biweekly, attend the season opening tournament and have seven regular season games. The difference at this level is that the league is competitive and keeps track of wins an losses. There are playoff games at the end of the season and a championship game where trophies are awarded to the winners.
EQUIPMENT NEEDED FOR GRAA FIELD HOCKEY
All players will need to provide their own field hockey stick, goggles, mouth guard, shin guards and cleats. A good resource for field hockey equipment locally is All Lacrosse on Valley Road in Montclair (http://alllacrosse.com/all_lacrosse/Welcome.html) or Murph’s Sports Shop on Valley Road in Upper Montclair (973- 744-6131). An excellent online resource for field hockey equipment and merchandise is http://www.longstreth.com/.
Please use sizing chart below to assist with choosing the correct fitting field hockey stick. If you have any questions regarding equipment please contact Patty Topping at email@example.com
For any questions regarding the field hockey program or equipment please contact:
GRAA Field Hockey Commissioner