skills academy

Summer fun!

Register for any one of our highly praised summer programs which will keep your K-12 athletes fit, sharp, and game ready. All levels welcome. Improve your skills through encouraging competition, challenging drills, and expert coaching. We keep the sport fun!

*Discounts available for K-12 and post-secondary educators, military, and siblings. Please Email: Grassrootsfieldhockey@gmail.com for discount codes.

programs & playdays

Jamborees are competitively fun tournaments where players can showcase their skills against other teams. Our causally challenging atmosphere creates teachable moments amidst semi-intense gameplay. We’re all about keeping the game fun.

Spring Fling

A play day to build confidence, learn stress free, and gain game. Coming Apr 2022.

Summer Bash

A week long summer camp to keep players sharp as well as a community play day. Held at ODU on turf. Coming Aug 2022

Fall Frenzy

Our 5-week introductory Skills Academy and play day. Open to grades K-8. Held at ODU on turf. Coming Sep 2022.

skills academy

outdoor & indoor gameplay

Our Skills Academy is the perfect introduction or tune up. Learn to play or sharpen your skills through focused drills, small games, and real gameplay. We host year round programs. Open to grades K- 8.

skills academy overview

Who

Youth grades K-8.

Want to check out a session before committing? Email us and then pay the $20 drop in fee which will be applied to your tuition if you register.

What

5 weeks of field hockey gameplay hosted on field turf. Returners will focus on speed and precision while newer players will focus on the basics.

When

Dates:
Mondays and Wednesdays Jan 31st- Mar 2nd

Time:
5pm- 6pm

Where

Norfolk:
Norfolk Indoor Sports Turf

202 W. 22nd St.
Norfolk, VA 23517

TESTIMONIALS

She LOVED her experience! She's happy and self-confident after each practice!
Charlotte
Elementary Program
"My kids loved it! Both girls looked forward to going and it was the highlight of their week."
Cindy
Middle School Program
"She gained confidence in a sport she wasn’t willing to try a few months ago."
Alice
Middle School Program
Providing quality care and coaching.

highlights

COVID-19

Players will be socially distanced when possible though some drills involve close proximity. Masks are mandatory.

General Safety

The facility has restrooms where players can sanitize as well as a large garage door for added ventilation.

Expert Coaching

Former collegiate coach and current Blair Middle and Maury High School varsity coach- Meghan Stocks

Equipment

We have sticks available if you forget yours.

Discounts Available

We provide discounts for early registration and for teachers or siblings.

Socialize Safely

Make new friends or meet up with old ones.

COVID-19 ACTION PLAN

Everyone’s health and safety is our top priority. Click to download our COVID-19 action plan to learn what steps we are taking to ensure a safe season. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is your COVID-19 health and safety Plan?

Players must bring a face covering to every practice. The NIST has a large garage door that will be kept open (depending on weather) for added ventilation. Read our COVID-19 policy above for more info.

What is your refund policy?

Your experience is our top priority. If you are unsatisfied for any reason or if COVID-19 policies restrict play, we will first reschedule sessions. If rescheduling does not work, then you will receive a refund (excluding already completed sessions).

Do I need to buy any equipment?

Athletes need a stick, shin guards, and a mouth guard. You can purchase a stick from us. We do not provide shin guards nor mouth guards. Players without protective gear will not be allowed to practice.

What are the facilities like?

The Norfolk Indoor Sports Turf has a top tier field turf providing the speed, precision, and consistency not available on grass. There is a restroom and water fountains. The facility is within walking distance of various shops and restaurants.

What if I can't attend a practice?

Absences will result in forfeiture of the missed session's tuition. Athletes who attend 1x per week must email prior to an absence and receive approval to reschedule. Be aware that there are no guarantees given the limited spacing.

What does my child need for practice?

Players must have a face covering, a stick, a mouth guard, and shin guards. Cleats or sneakers are fine. Bring your own water to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Contact us

Questions, comments, or concerns? Please email us

Looking for programs outside of grades K-8? Want a more personal experience or smaller training opportunity? We are always looking to expand our offerings to provide athletes with exceptional playing experiences. Email us your interests and we will respond to you promptly. 

grassrootsfieldhockey@gmail.com