Group of kids learning how to play field hockey

Youth Field Hockey

The YMCA's youth field hockey includes programs for teams and individuals. Qualified coaches teach the rules of the game and skills to improve stick work.

Youth Field Hockey

Field Hockey Intro

At the YMCA, we feature indoor and outdoor field hockey programs year-round, focusing on both basic fundamental and advanced skills. Building every athlete's confidence and the understanding of the sport is our main goal during every session. 

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Why the Y

  • SKILL DEVELOPMENT

    Our sports programs are progressive with multiple age levels. Your child will continue to build upon their skills year after year.

  • TEAMWORK

    Everyone wins when we work as a team! Children learn the value of working together toward a common goal regardless of the outcome.

  • FUN

    With leagues designed to ensure skill development and playing time along with enthusiastic staff and dedicated volunteers, we guarantee FUN for every child.

  • VOLUNTEER

    Get in the game as a volunteer coach! Volunteer coaches are needed for all YMCA sports. If you’re committed to giving a couple hours a week and want to impact a child’s life, learn more about becoming a volunteer coach.

Schedule

We offer field hockey year-round ranging from practices, games, and clinics.

Registration typically opens several weeks before the season or clinic begins. Game and practice schedules are released at the start of the season.

Ages

Athletes ages 4-13 years

 

The Y is for everyone. If you're looking for financial help, we offer affordable membership and program rates based on household income. Please stop by the branch or give us a call to discuss whether you are eligible for assistance.

Kids in a field hockey post-game sportsmanship line

The Y is for everyone. If you're looking for financial help, we offer affordable membership and program rates based on household income. Please stop by the branch or give us a call to discuss whether you are eligible for assistance.

Safety First!

Safety is our top priority. We follow all CDC guidelines, along with those from state and local officials, to ensure we provide the healthiest environment possible.

At a Glance

Field hockey is one of the fastest growing sports in our area. The Y's youth field hockey offerings are open to athletes looking to advance in this sport and learn valuable athletic skills.

Program Levels

  • Young child playing field hockey

    Little Stix (Ages 4-6)

    Our Little Stix program is an introduction to field hockey for our youngest athletes. Coaches create a safe environment to learn the basics of the sport where players will be taught fundamental attacking and defensive skills and fun games to build confidence. The format of this program is a weekly skills clinic.

    All athletes must have a size appropriate stick, mouth guard, and field hockey shin guards. For indoor play, tennis shoes are required (no cleats). Cleats are permitted for outdoor play only.

  • Kids learning how to play field hockey

    Youth Field Hockey (Ages 6-7, 8-10, and 11-13)

    Our Youth Field Hockey program introduces new players to field hockey skills while also providing more advanced players will opportunity to further develop their skills. Teams in each age group will have a mixture of new and experienced players, allowing all players to grow their field hockey and teamwork skills together. Our coaches will focus on refining all the positions, teaching specialty stick skills, and introducing some fun trick shots and moves to use during games!

    All athletes must have a size appropriate stick, mouth guard, and field hockey shin guards. For indoor play, tennis shoes are required (no cleats). Cleats are permitted for outdoor play only.

  • Teen swinging her field hockey stick at a puck

    School/Club Team Field Hockey

    We offer field hockey leagues for established school/club teams looking for opportunities to compete.

    Please contact our Youth Sports team at [email protected] to be put in touch with our team field hockey league coordinator.

Ready to Register?

Use the button below to see upcoming sessions that are currently available for online registration. If no sessions are available for registration, please contact the branch to learn when the next session is scheduled.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What YMCA locations offer field hockey?

What YMCA locations offer field hockey?

Field hockey is offered by the Oldham County Family YMCA.

Youth field hockey leagues practice at the Oldham County Family YMCA Indoor Arena and play games outdoors. School/club affiliated team field hockey leagues play games at the Oldham County Family YMCA Indoor Arena.

We continue to look for volunteers to expand to other YMCA locations - if you are interested, please contact the Youth Sports team at [email protected].

When does field hockey registration open?

When does field hockey registration open?

Registration for fall school/club-affiliated team field hockey typically opens in August and winter school/club-affiliated team field hockey typically opens in November

Registration for spring youth field hockey typically opens in January and fall youth field hockey typically opens in June.

When is the field hockey season?

When is the field hockey season?

The fall school/club-affiliated team field hockey season typically runs October-December. The winter school/club-affiliated team field hockey season typically runs January-March.

The spring youth field hockey season typically runs March-May. The fall youth field hockey season typically runs August-October.

What equipment does my athlete need?

What equipment does my athlete need?

All athletes must have a size appropriate stick, mouth guard, and field hockey shin guards. For indoor play, tennis shoes are required (no cleats). Cleats are permitted for outdoor play only.

Jersey and socks will be provided at the start of the season.

Who can play?

Who can play?

Ranges from beginner and advanced athletes, open to ages 4-13 years.

Field hockey is one the world's most popular sports and is widely played by all.

Still Need Help?

Please feel free to contact our Youth Sports team at [email protected].

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