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Spring Club Overview

The Fly Spring Club Program runs from mid-January through Memorial Day. We offer training for girls 4th through 12th grade. We practice twice a week and participate in a number of local tournaments. Players of all skill levels are welcome! We are committed to offering a suitable hockey training program for all 4th-12th grade girls who want to play - all skill levels - from true beginners to varsity-level, experienced players.

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Age & Skills-based Teams Players are divided into USA Field Hockey standard age groups:  U19 - 11th & 12th graders               U16 - 9th & 10th graders U14 - 7th & 8th graders                   U12 - 4th, 5th & 6th graders.  We use a team-based approach for the spring season with teams in each age group for both learning and more advanced players. Each team has a coach assigned to their team for the season. Coaches spend the first few practice sessions evaluating players. We then divide each age group into a set of teams (12-15 players each) who will practice and play together throughout the season. Teams are skills-based - in order to provide appropriate skills training and compete at the right level at the spring tournaments. This system improves familiarity with teammates and provides more focused coaching for each and every player.  Goalkeeper Training We have a dedicated goalkeeper coach who works with goalies in all of the age groups. Goalies will get specific skills training at least once a week, and will play with teams of their skill level in the local tournaments.

Practice Info

Dates: January 20 - May 19, 2024

Days & Times:

  • Saturdays 8:00 - 10:00am
  • Sundays 3:30 - 5:30pm

Location: Los Altos High School

201 Almond Ave,
Los Altos, CA 94022

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  • 2 outdoor artificial turf fields  - 1 in the football stadium, 1 at the back of the school
  • There is plenty of parking in the large student parking lot in the front of the school.

**Summer fly is full and registration is now closed**

Summer Fly Overview

The 2024 Fly Summer Fly Clinic training will start the first week of June and will run for 4 weeks, with practices 2 days per week for a total of 8 sessions.

The curriculum and player groups are designed to accommodate a variety of skill levels - whether a player is trying the sport for the first time, or honing their skills for high school or college play.

The clinics are open to any and all hockey players ages 8 to 19 - boys or girls. Participants do NOT have to be members of Fly FHC.

Coaches: Training will be led by our veteran coaching staff.

Player groupings: We divide players into training groups both by age AND skill level. This allows us to more effectively train players who are at different skill levels and have more space for all players. You will sign up for the appropriate session/level in the Registration form.

Curriculum includes:

  1. Individual ball skills - through significant reps each session on the ball
  2. Progression through fundamental field hockey areas:

    • Individual stroke skills: pushes, slaps, hits, sweeps, shooting skills
    • Defensive skills (and individual attacking skills)
    • Passing on the move
    • Circle play - both attacking and defensive
    • Corner/Specialty skills & shooting
  3. Game play: will include working on free hit, team attack and team defense principals through scrimmaging

2024 Summer Details

  • When: June 3rd - June 26th
    Mondays & Wednesdays 5:30-7:30pm, 8 sessions
  • Where: Los Altos High School - Turf field
  • Cost: $360 per player

Training Notes

  • We will have loaner sticks available for beginner players who do not have their own stick.
  • Goalkeepers must provide their own GK kit.
  • Cleats or turf shoes are preferred footwear for turf fields.
  • All players MUST have a mouth guard AND shin guards or they will not be allowed to play.
  • Please bring plenty of water - 2 large water bottles minimum. Water is not available at all fields.
  • Players should show up ready to play! We start on time!

Fall Youth Overview

The Fly Fall Youth Program is for girls in grades 3-8. No field hockey experience necessary!

The Fall Youth Program consists of 2 sessions per week - both on weekends:
1) Skills-based practices on Sunday mornings
2) Saturday morning games

The 2023 Fly Fall Youth Program will start on Sunday, August 20th and run through November 12th. We do NOT practice or play games on Labor Day weekend.

Practice sessions will focus on stick skills, ball movement and small-sided scrimmages. We group players by age and skill level and coaching is tailored to the level of each group. Younger and beginner players are always welcome! We have curriculum tailored to their skill level.

NorCal Youth League Play (Saturdays):

OVERVIEW: We participate in Saturday morning games in The NorCal Youth League - held at the turf/football field at Willow Glen HS. The League consists of co-ed youth teams from different schools and clubs who get together on Saturday mornings and play small-sided games (7v7 and 5v5 15-20 min games) against each other. The games are be scored and there is a League Champion at the end of the season. Depending on number of teams, the schedule has included at least 2 short games every Saturday.

LOCATION: Willow Glen High School
Field entrance is located on Cherry Ave between Dry Creek RD & Curtner Ave.
The school address is on the complete opposite side of campus from the field.

Training Notes

  • We will have loaner sticks available for use
  • All players MUST have a mouth guard AND field hockey shin guards or they will not be allowed to play.
  • Running shoes, turf shoes or cleats are acceptable footwear.
  • Always wear your Fly pinnie to both practices and League Play days
  • Please bring plenty of water to practices and League play.
  • Note - Sessions are on RAIN or SHINE!

FALL COACHING STAFF
Head Coaches: Anthony Gourley,  Katherine Wesmiller & Missy Mexisell

Head coaches will be assisted by several other Fly coaches so that our player to coach ratio remains low.

HIGH PERFORMANCE TRAINING (HPT)

We offer High Performance Training in small groups during the hockey "off seasons" - December and June. Training consists of four 2-hour sessions and targets a player-to-coach ratio of no more than 8-to-1. It is open to any experienced player (4th-12th grades) who is dedicated to working hard to ramp up their individual skills. These sessions are very intense and focus on honing fundamental technique, stick handling, and advanced skills. Players are divided into skill groups for better speed of play training.

You MUST have some field hockey experience to participate in this program. It is NOT for beginners.

Each session will provide technique training and reps on a specific game skill, such as: individual dribbling/ball handling skills, passing, sweeps, lifts, & aerials, hitting & shooting, 1v1 play - both attack & defense, including circle play.

Goalkeeper Training will also available.

High Performance Training Details:

DATES: TBD

TIME: TBD

COST: TBD

LOCATION: Los Altos HS
201 Almond Ave, Los Altos, CA 94022
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Turf field in the stadium