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Field Hockey

GORC Ladies On the Move!

The following GORC players represented FreedomHky in the U14 National Club Championship and placed 2nd Place overall:

Lana Hamilton

Elizabeth Beavers

Allison O'Brien

Alternates (not present in photo)

Gina Shallow

Emily Teague

This is the first time EVER  Maryland team in the Top 3!

Way to Go Ladies!!!

General Information

Practices will begin on or around August 6th. Games start the weekend before Labor Day. All age groups are scheduled to end the weekend before Halloween.  Parents and Players should hear from Coaches or Commissioner by August with team information and about practice dates and times.

All players will play 50% of each game. Sticklettes play 8 regular season games. Pee Wee typically play 10-12 regular season games.  Middies and Juniors typically play 10 regular season games along with playoff and championship games.

Juniors and Middies will have evaluations before teams are formed. 

 

New for 2018

  • GORC is continuing their partnership with  Under Armor  Sticklettes will receive an Under Armour GORC t-shirt.  Pee Wee, Middies and Juniors will receive a reversible UA top, bottom and socks.  

We Need YOU!

GORC Field Hockey is currently looking for volunteers to help coach this upcoming season.  We are a volunteer based organization and would be no where without our volunteers!

If you are interested in coaching, please send Marica an email at mgdid24@gmail.com

 

Please register your Daughter based on the grade she is attending in 2018-2019.  This insures she is in the right age group.

2018 Fall Field Hockey

Level Age Level Registration Ages Description
Clinic Sticklettes $80 Grades K-2 Introduction to Field Hockey
County Pee Wee $150 Grades 3rd & 4th Competitive play with teams traveling throughout the County for games. No scores are kept. Play 7 v 7 with a goalie.
County Middie $150 Grades 5th & 6th Competitive play with teams traveling throughout the County for games. Playing full field 11 v 11. Girls may be evaluated to determine placement of player. Teams are listed as A, B or C depending on skill level.
County Junior $150 Grades 7th & 8th Competitive play with teams traveling throughout the County for games. Playing full field 11 v 11. Girls may be evaluated to determine placement of player. Teams are listed as A, B or C depending on skill level.

Notes:

  • $3 Anne Arundel County Recreation & Parks fee applied to all registrations.
  • No refunds will be given as of 8/1/16.  Only in a special circumstance will a refund be given.

Contact Information

Marcia DiDominicus

Commissioner

Rules and Other Information

How to Pick a Stick

The stick should be well balanced and should feel good in YOUR hands. The weight in the head should still allow you to have maximum stick speed when maneuvering and hitting the ball. Most sticks are available in medium weight which varies between 19 and 21 ounces.

REINFORCING MATERIALS

  • Fiberglass is the basic material reinforcing the handle. It adds strength and durability.
  • Carbon or (Graphite) add stiffness to the handle. The more experienced player can take advantage of the increased hitting power without it having an adverse effect on their receiving skills.
  • Kevlar or (Aramide) adds strength to the handle while also dampening thevibration. The added flexibility allows for more control and “feel” when hitting or receiving. Dyneema adds stiffness while at the same time elasticity. Similar to a fiber glass or carbon reinforcement but due to the nature of this material it provides the stiffest reinforcement material.

TOE LENGTH

  • Shorti – One Piece head which is most widely used by players.
  • Midi – Multi-laminated head; allowing for extra surface in reverse stick play.
  • Hook – Multi-laminated or one piece head that “hooks” up. Extra surface for receiving and increased ball control.

LENGTH

Use the longest stick you can handle comfortably, since the ball is played further away from the body. While the length of the stick is somewhat determined by your height, the more mature player will want to play with a longer stick. A guide for the younger or less experienced player:

Athlete's Height Stick Length
Up to 5 ft 34" stick
5'1" to 5'3" 35" stick
5'4" to 5'7" 36" stick
5'8" and over 37" stick

(reprinted with the permission of “The Field Hockey” Newsletter.)

Equipment Needed for Each Player

Each player needs to have

  • Stick - see info on left side about choosing a stick
  • Colored Mouthguard - per County rules
  • Eye protection 
  • Shin Guards 

No girl will be allowed to play without having those items with them.