•  Field Hockey Fall 2017 for
    Boys and Girls 

     
    Effective Monday, July 24th at 5:00pm the Standard registration has closed. Registrations will now be placed on a wait list pending team availability. Please select the " + add to the waitlist" option to enroll your child onto the wait list for this league. You will be contacted when your child is enrolled from the wait list and team placement is confirmed. This is done for the entire league not by teams so if you are aware that a spot is open on a specific team you will still be placed on the wait list until staff works on placement.
     
     

    About the Youth Field Hockey League Program

    Kids develop their social and mental skills, physical strength, and character while learning how to play field hockey. Teamwork and active participation are key components. Every child plays as there are no tryouts or cuts.

    Fall Field Hockey is open to children who are in 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade in the 2017-2018 school year. 

    The season will run 7 to 9 weeks. Teams will play six games.
     
    Questions
    If you have questions regarding the field hockey program, please contact
    Seth at Rec & Ed, dodsons@aaps.k12.mi.us

    Fall 2017 Registration and Procedures Timeline


    Practices and Games

    Each team will practice one or two evenings during the week, between 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm. Usually practices are held at one of the Ann Arbor Public School district’s elementary schools. Practice locations are selected by the Head Coach.

    Practices begin the week of August 28th.  No team, private or public, is to practice more than one and a half hours a week during the season.

    Games begin Sunday, September 10th. The season will run seven to nine weeks.  Games are scheduled on Saturdays from 9 am to 4 pm, and Sundays from 12pm to 6pm, at area schools.   Sundays will be used in the fall due to Michigan football scheduling. You will receive a schedule of games and locations from your head coach.
    Fees

    Priority Registration (Until Monday, July 24th)

    Resident $105

    Non-resident $115

    Registrations must be postmarked July 24th or before to be honored for priority registration.

     

    Standard Registration (When registering after Monday, July 24th)

    Resident $125

    Non-resident $135

    You can register after July 24th, however players will only be assigned to teams with an unfilled roster.

    Participants not residing within the Ann Arbor Public School District are considered non-resident and must pay the respective non-resident fee.

     

    Payment

    We accept VISA, MasterCard, and American Express credit cards. Please make all checks payable to Ann Arbor Public Schools or AAPS. Payments can be made in cash at the Rec & Ed office.

     

    Scholarships

    Fee waivers are available to residents of the Ann Arbor school district in need of financial assistance. A current approved scholarship must be on file for your child’s registration to be processed.  Please apply at least two weeks prior to the registration period to avoid delays as scholarships applications take 5 – 7 days to process. For information click here or contact the Rec & Ed office at 734-994-2300.

     

    Refund Policy

    For complete information on the Rec & Ed refund policy, click here.


    Registration

    You can complete registration online here until the end of the Standard registration period.  If you do not have a Rec & Ed account, you will be guided to create your account as part of your registration procedure. Or, you can download a registration form to mail-in or drop-off.  Mail-in or drop-off your completed registration form to the Rec & Ed office at 1515 South Seventh. We have a drop-off box in the Rec & Ed office foyer available 24/7.

     

    Standard Registration

    Registrations received during the standard registration period

    ➢ qualify for early registration fees,

    ➢ are automatically assigned into teams, and

    ➢ are given equal priority.

    Team assignments are completed according to a child’s respective school attendance area and the time his or her registration is received.

    ➢ All registration forms must be in the office by closing time to qualify for early registration fees.

    ➢ Registrations received by mail or in the drop box before 5:00 p.m. will be marked for July 24th. Fees for registration after July 24th change to standard rates.

    ➢ Changes also apply to on-line registration.

    Registration with July 24th postmarks cannot be honored as standard registrations.


    Standard Registration Deadline

    All registrations  received after the standard registration deadline will be held until teams are formed. Players will only be assigned to teams with an unfilled roster. Every attempt will be made to place kids whose registration forms is received after the deadline; however, players are not guaranteed team placement.


    Team Formation

    Team rosters are limited to twelve (12) players per team unless a team's coach requests more players for his or her team.

    Players will be notified of their team assignment via phone from the head coach.  Players who have not heard from a coach should email dodsons@a2schools.org.
     
    Participants are assigned to school teams based on their public school attendance areas. Consult Youth Player Placement for detailed information.

    In the case of limited space, participants may be assigned to teams with participants from different attendance areas. If two teams are formed for the same grade from the same school, coaches and Rec & Ed staff will assign players to teams in accordance with departmental guidelines to ensure equally-balanced teams.

    Combo Teams

    If more than ten players from the same grade and school register, participants may be assigned to teams with participants from different attendance areas. It is not rare for “combo” teams, or teams with participants from two or more different schools to be formed. If your child’s school has filled its primary team roster, a combo team will be formed. Players whose registrations are received during the priority registration period are place on the primary school team first.


    Special Requests

    If you have any special requests you would like us to consider, for example, to have your child assigned with a specific coach or teammate, you must fill out the Special Request question when registering online or on the registration form.  We regret that we cannot guarantee special requests placed after the priority registration period.

    You may indicate when you register if you want your child to "play up" a grade.  


    Charter, Parochial, Private, and Out-of-District Public Schools  

    Charter, parochial, private, and out-of-district public school teams can be formed if all grade requirements standards are satisfied and registration deadlines met. Registration must be open for all students that attend these schools.  We require a minimum of seven players be registered for a team to be formed.


    Coaches

    Teams are coached and assisted by volunteers, many of whom are parents. Coaches and team parents are always needed!  If you would like to volunteer, please fill out the volunteer question when registering online or the Adult Volunteer section of the registration form.


    Uniforms

    Participants receive a team t-shirt which must be worn at all games. Players must wear shin guards under their socks.  Shorts, athletic shoes, and socks are standard team uniforms. Indicate your child’s t-shirt size when you register. During games and practices, all jewelry, such as rings, watches, bracelets (including friendship), earrings of any kind (including starters), chains or necklaces are illegal. Any player who fails to remove his or her jewelry may not participate until it is removed.