The PAL Field Hockey program is the most recent addition to the PAL sports lineup, with its inaugural season in 2018.
|Fall Travel Teams
||5th-6th and 7th-8th
|Fall Weekly Clinics
|Off-season Clinics with GL coaches, players
Sticks are available to borrow for clinics to try the sport before making the commitment.
Players should have their own:
- shin guards
- eye mask
- mouth guard
The primary goals of the program and league are learning the game and fundamental skills, player development -- and most importantly -- fun with friends.
Practices are held twice a week, We understand that our players may have other competing activities and we ask that participants make at least one practice a week in order to be ready for game play.
The teams are run by parent coaches, with assistance once a week from local field hockey club trainers.
Games are held on Sundays.
Officials explain calls on the field during the game and spend time reviewing the rules with parents on the sidelines at halftime.
Our PAL field hockey travel teams participate in the Mid Jersey Youth Field Hockey Association, with surrounding towns such as Chatham, Madison, Basking Ridge, and Scotch Plains:
Coaches work with GL coaches and high school players to create clinic programs to introduce the sport to PAL players. The PAL will also work with local field hockey trainers to focus on beginner drills/skills, proper form, and rules of the game.
- a one-day Spring clinic prior to Fall registration
- a 4-week Summer clinic
- 2nd-4th grade clinic for younger players in the Fall.
We are currently developing a winter clinic for those looking to further advance their skills.
Fall Travel registration: May – July
Spring Clinic registration: March-April
Summer Clinic registration: May-June
Winter Clinic registration: TBD (November-December)
If you have any questions, please contact Peggy House, Field Hockey Commissioner