OBGC FALL FIELD HOCKEY 2021
Welcome to the home of Olney Field Hockey. The 2021 season will be the 23rd year for Olney Field Hockey and has been the program that introduced many of Montgomery County’s successful field hockey players including All County, All State, Futures and Division I/II/III college players. Field hockey is one of the most popular high school sports within the Metro area, and there are very few programs that support youth interested in learning the sport.
The Olney Field Hockey program was created to offer youth the opportunity to learn and play the sport of field hockey. We want to be the best recreational program in the area focused on promoting and educating players, coaches and families in the skill, knowledge, sportsmanship and love of field hockey. We are working towards growing the game of field hockey, so join us!
Fall 2021 Field Hockey (Clinic): $150 - We will be offering a field hockey clinic this fall for all players ages K-8th grade.
Field Hockey Clinic for new and novice players (K-8th):
Our clinic will be focused on teaching players the basic FUNdamentals of field hockey including stick work, fundamental principles, rules of the game all moving towards a team oriented approach, all with SUPER FUN drills and games.
Clinic: Held on Saturdays beginning September 11th with K and 1st grade meeting from 1pm-2pm on field 7 at OBGC and grades 2 and up meeting from 2:15pm-3:45pm on field 7 at OBGC. The clinic will run from 9/11-10/30 weekly every Saturday at the times specified above.
Excited to share that Walter Velasquez who is the head varsity coach at Sherwood will be coaching the clinic on Saturday's this fall.
Here is Coach Velasquez's bio
Coach Velasquez has been with Sherwood for the past 8 years as JV and 2 years Varsity head coach. Coach Velasquez still actively plays competitive adult fh with the DCdragons, was selected for the Master's Men's USA FH team in 2016 to represent USA in the Master's World Cup in Australia. This year Coach Velasquez was selected for the USA Masters Indoor team for the Masters World Cup which will be held in February of 2022. Coach Velasquez is also a level II accredited USA FH coach.
Please let me know if you have any questions
Uniforms: Olney FH will provide a pinney for all clinic players. Players will need to bring shin guards, mouthpiece, and a field hockey stick.
We are always looking for volunteers to get involved with our program; with increased interest and player participation, we need coaches to field our growing teams.
Clinic and practice instruction will be provided by an area HS Field Hockey Coach. Parents will be asked to volunteer to coach during games.
OBGC provides NYSCA (National Youth Sports Coaches Alliance) certification training and encourages training through US Field Hockey. If you are interested in coaching or assistant coaching please indicate so when you register.
We look forward to having you as part of our Olney Field Hockey family!