skills academy

basics & beyond

The Skills Academy is designed for elementary (grades K-5) and middle school (grades 6-8) players of all experience levels. Learn the basics or tighten up your technique. Make new friends, hone your skills, and increase your fitness. We offer flexible dates and plans.

DISCOUNTS FOR TEACHERS AND SIBLINGS. EMAIL US FOR THE CODE.

program overview

Who

Elementary (Grades K-5) and middle school (Grades 6-8) boys and girls.

What

A 6-week field hockey academy focused on skills, gameplay, and fitness. This is a perfect way to get into the sport or polish your skills.

When

Dates:
April 19th- May 27th

Time:
4:30pm- 6pm

Where

Chesapeake:
Greenbrier Middle
1016 Greenbrier Pkwy, Chesapeake, VA 23320

Norfolk:
Blair Middle (field)
730 Spotswood Ave
Norfolk, VA 23517
Corner of Manteo and 20th St

TESTIMONIALS

She LOVED her experience! She's happy and self-confident after each practice!
Claire
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."
Emma
Middle School Program
Providing quality care and coaching.

highlights

COVID-19 Safety

Each player gets a personal stick and ball to mitigate contamination.

Play Options

Select a playing package that suits your schedule and budget.

Expert Coaching

Former college players, college coaches, club coaches, and some local favorites.

Free Equipment*

Bring your own gear or borrow for free.

Discounts Available

We provide discounts to teachers and for 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. Most drills will not require face coverings as they are non contact and we are outdoors. 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, you will receive a full refund (excluding already completed sessions). For weather cancellations, please understand that this is an outdoor sport and the weather can be capricious. We will do our best to reschedule practices, but there are no guarantees.

Do I need to buy any equipment?

Athletes need shin guards and a mouth guard. We have sticks available for all players to borrow during practices. If you would like a stick of your own, you can purchase one from us.

What does my child need for practice?

Players must have a face covering, mouth guard, and shin guards. Cleats or sneakers are fine. Bring your own water as none will be provided to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

What are the facilities like?

The Norfolk site is Blair Middle's field is located in the heart of Ghent near a variety of shops and restaurants. There are no restroom facilities available. Please make sure your athletes use the restroom prior to practice.

The Chesapeake site is located at Greenbrier Middle's soccer field. The site is near the mall, a variety of stores, and restaurants. There are no restroom facilities available. Please make sure your athletes use the restroom prior to practice.

What if I can't attend a practice?

We will try to reschedule any dates that you miss to the best of our abilities. Please contact us prior to your absence. Be aware that there are no guarantees given the limited spacing. Athletes who attend 1x per week can email us to attend a different practice date. Depending on cancellations, we will extend the season to accommodate 2x per week attendees.

What about weather?

Field hockey is an outdoor sport and subject to the elements. Both sites are played on grass. We will monitor conditions and alert parents of any cancellation as soon as possible. We will try to make up dates but make no guarantees.

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