• FieldHockey  

      
    Field Hockey Spring 2024 
     
     
    Unfortunately, registration is now closed.
     
    Statement of Inclusion for Rec & Ed Youth Sports 
    Rec & Ed is committed to providing safe and inclusive recreational sports opportunities to all young people, regardless of race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, national origin, ability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Youth may register using a variety of gender terms, including “non-binary,” and are welcome to select whichever sports and leagues they prefer.
     
    We welcome young people who identify as non-binary or gender-fluid to play on Rec & Ed teams! Parents, feel free to contact Seth Dodson (dodsons@a2schools.org) to ensure we have correct pronouns for their children and to discuss any other ways we can provide children with a welcoming environment. 
                                                               
     
    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. Spring field hockey is open to children who are in 3rd - 8th grade in the 2023-2024 school year. The season will run for six weeks with practices starting the week of April 8th and games beginning the weekend of April 20/21.  The games will run no later than Sunday, June 9.
      
    We will provide a safe outdoor recreational environment where students are able to see their friends, meet new friends and learn field hockey from volunteers in our community. Our most important goal this spring is for kids to have fun and be active safely.

     
    Practices and Games
    Each team will practice one evening during the week, between 5:00PM and 7:00PM. Usually practices are held at one of the Ann Arbor district’s elementary schools or a neighborhood park. Practice locations are selected by the Head Coach.
     
    Practices begin the week of April 8. No team, private or public, is to practice more than one hour per week.
     
    The games begin the weekend of April 20. Most games are scheduled on Saturdays, between 8AM and 8PM, at area parks or schools. A limited number of games may be played on Sunday afternoons. You will receive a schedule of games and locations from your head coach.


    Fees
    Registration (Until Monday, March 11th at 5:00pm)
    Resident $132
    Non-resident $142

    There is NO LATE REGISTRATION after Monday, March 11th at 5:00PM

     

    Payment

    We accept VISA, MasterCard, and American Express credit cards. Please make all checks payable to Ann Arbor Public Schools or AAPS. Please call the front desk at 734-994-2300 ext 0 to register if you can not use online registration.

     

    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 scholarship 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 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 call the Rec & Ed office at 734-994-2300 ext 0.  Reminder there is no late registration. Registration closes at 5:00pm on Monday, March 11th.

    Registration

    Registrations received during the registration period are automatically assigned into teams, and are given equal priority. 

    Team Formation

    Team rosters are limited to twelve (14) players per team unless a team's coach requests more players for his or her team.


     
    Team Formation

    3rd-4th grade teams: 14 players per squad

    5th-6th grade teams: 14 players per squad

    7th-8th grade teams: 14 players per squad

    Players will be notified of their team assignment via email or phone from the head coach. Players who have not heard from a coach should contact Seth Dodson at dodsons@a2schools.org via email.

    Participants are assigned to school teams based on their public school attendance areas. Rec & Ed has full control of which students are placed on teams.

    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.  
      
     
     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 are satisfied and registration deadlines met. Registration must be open for all students that attend these schools.  We require a minimum of seven players to 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 in 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 shinguards 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.

     
    Questions
    If you have questions regarding the field hockey program, please contact
    Seth at Rec & Ed, Dodsons@a2schools.org