skills academy

come play!

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

*Beach Bash Elementary Intro Clinic + Play Special includes an introductory clinic complete with skills, small games, and water fun to beat the heat.

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-12.

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
July 18th- Aug 17th

Time:
5pm- 630pm

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 early registration and for teachers, siblings, and military personnel.

Socialize

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

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 partial refund (excluding already completed sessions). Given that we have coaching and facility costs, we cannot refund for completed sessions. Refunds before the season begins will receive 100% of the cost.

Do I need to buy any equipment?

Athletes need a stick, shin guards, and a mouth guard. You can purchase a stick from us for elementary athletes (K-5). 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 ODU SRC is a new field turf the size of a football field with room for spectators. Inside are restrooms and water fountains. It is located across from the 7-11.

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.

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.

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