Lone Star Field Hockey’s 2021 Spring Program is available to U8, U10, U12, U14, U16 and U19 players (1st grade to 12th grade). It will cater to both beginners and to those who wish to continue playing outside of their school field hockey season. The Spring Program will run from mid-March to the end of May and will comprise weekly practice sessions on Saturdays in Dallas & Sundays in Austin as well as optional tournament play opportunities.
Practice drills will be organized based on skill / age level, e.g. for the younger ages and beginner players we will focus on the more basic skills, like the basics of passing and shooting the ball, for the older or more experienced players we will work on more advanced skills like reverse shots, reverse sweeping, aerial passes, jab tackling etc.
The Skills and Drills we will focus on are :
Most importantly we will be working on synthetic surface skills at our weekend practices (on turf) as this is the cornerstone of the modern game. Turf has made the game much faster and more skills-based, and historically Texas players have been at a disadvantage when playing against school programs further afield because of lack of access to this playing surface.
All our practices end with a fun scrimmage game.