skills academy

FAll frenzy!

Our programs will keep your athletes fit, sharp, and game ready. We focus on skill work, gameplay, and positive coaching. All experience levels welcome.       We keep the sport fun!

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. Apr 2023.

Summer Bash

A fun summer tournament mixed with skills clinics and fun games. Aug 2022.

Fall Frenzy

Our 5-week Skills Academy and fall league for grades K-8. 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

Skills Academy: 5 weeks of field hockey skillwork, drills, and small games

Fall League: 5 weeks of rec field hockey games. Teams are grouped by school and given 1-2 games per week

When

Dates:
Sundays
Sep 18th- Oct 16th

Time:
12pm- 1pm- Skills Academy
1pm- 3pm- Fall League

Where

Outdoor: ODU Rec Center
ODU SRC Turf Field
4700 Powhatan Ave
Norfolk, VA 23529

Indoor: NIST
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.

Facilities

Both facilities have restrooms, water fountains, heat, and A/C.

Expert Coaching

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

Turf

Both facilities offer field turf which is a fast paced, consistent surface perfect for field hockey.

Discounts Available

We provide discounts for teachers, siblings, and military as well as a referral program.

Socialize

Make friends or meet up with old ones. Prepare for the school season or learn the game.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does my child need for practice?

Players must have a stick, a mouth guard, and shin guards. Cleats or sneakers are fine. Please bring a water bottle though there are water fountains. Players without protective gear will not be allowed to practice.

What is your inclement weather policy?

We will alert participants of any cancelled sessions and make every attempt to reschedule. Due to facility rentals, makeups will occur at the next available time and date. Refunds will not be given due to inclement weather.

What is your refund policy?

Your experience is our top priority. Before the season starts, full refunds are available. Given our operational costs, we cannot always guarantee full refunds. Partial refunds are available once the season begins.

What are the facilities like?

The ODU SRC is a new field turf boasting access to ODU's rec center, restrooms, and water fountains. It is located across from the 7-11 next to the tennis courts.

The Norfolk Indoor Sports Turf has a top tier field turf providing the speed, precision, and consistency. There are restrooms and water fountains.

What if I can't attend a practice?

Absences will result in forfeiture of the missed session's tuition. Participants who attend 1x per week must email if they want to reschedule a 1x practice to another date.

How will the Fall League be managed?

We will group athletes based on their school teams. Individuals will be placed on a house team or mixed with other schools. This is recreational play only- no coaching will be provided. Teams will receive a game schedule.

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