Field Hockey FAQs

How do I contact the coach?

Varsity Coach
Junior Varsity Coach
Modified Coach

When do they play?

Varsity & JV Practices start in mid-August, check the PCSD website for exact date.
Modified Practices start in late March, listen to school announcements for exact date.

What paperwork needs to be filled out?

www.familyid.com

What is the time commitment?

  • Daily practices after school (all) and Saturday mornings (Var & JV). 
  • Varsity & JV games September, October.  Modified games in April-May.
  • Parents are encouraged to attend the games and volunteer at the Invitational Tournament held in August.  Possible fundraiser working PHS concessions during the off season.
  • Team activities are encouraged and may include:  pasta parties, community service, year end banquet, overnights.
  • Team captains plan many of the activities on and off the field.

What is the financial commitment?

  • Equipment - stick, shin guards, mouth guard, soccer socks (red & white-no stripes), goggles, shoes (cleats, turf shoes for varsity)
    • Some may be available from the coaches, so check with them.
  • Pictures - purchase is optional
    • Taken at the beginning of the season
    • Team and individual
  • SpiritWear - participation is optional
    • each team (modified, JV, Varsity) decides what they might like to order
    • if funds are available, Field Hockey Booster Club may contribute to the cost (see the budget)
    • talk confidentially to the coach if finances are a concern
  • Pasta Parties - held the night before games (not all)
    • parents volunteer to host, team captains will organize, girls asked to contribute an item to share
    • attendance is encouraged, but optional
  • Year end Banquets - planned by team captains & their parents
    • Varsity & JV - Booster Club covers cost of girls, parents invited to attend at cost
    • Modified - usually has an end of the season pizza party at Bay Trail, complements of Booster Club

Where can you buy field hockey equipment?

Dick's Sporting Goods (online or local locations)

Used Equipment

For girls just starting out in field hockey, try asking coach or parents of varsity players.  They often have equipment that is still in good shape.

Metro Sport Brokers  (Webster)
Blue Bison Sports (Williamsville)
Longstreth (online)
CranBarry (online)
Olympia Sports (Penfield, 441 in Wegmans plaza)
Ultimate Field Hockey (online)

What are the rules?

Section V Field Hockey 2013 Handbook
Umpire Signals from U.S. Field Hockey Association
Field Hockey Basics from Longstreth
Field Hockey Guides from iSport

Are there opportunities outside of the league?

Yes, read more here...