Fall Program

Wellesley Youth Field Hockey's Fall Program is offered to all players in grades 3-8th who live in Wellesley or attend a Wellesley school.

 

While turf field space is limited in Wellesley and daylight also limits our time in late Fall, WYFHC is trying to secure field space with the town.  USA Field Hockey promotes learning field hockey on turf for a # of reasons including building confidence in young players to move the ball up and down the field and help safety concerns since balls will move better on turf and therefore less "hacking". 

 

Each season, as WYFHC secures field space, we will update our Fall Program to provide players with the practice & game schedule including field location.  See below for schedule updates. 

 

Since league games are on Saturdays only, our program has changed and therefore we need volunteer coaches!  If you would like to volunteer coach, please reach out to admin@wellesleyfieldhockey.com.   

This program gives players the opportunity to learn field hockey and play games in the Commonwealth Field Hockey League. 
https://www.commonwealthfieldhockey.com

This league has the following grade divisions: 

  • Grades 3/4

  • Grades 5/6

  • Grades 7/8

The objective the Commonwealth Field Hockey League is to promote girls youth field hockey in an environment that:

  • Emphasizes fun, while developing skills, teamwork, good sportsmanship, self confidence and integrity

  • Strives to provide equal playing time for all players

  • Creates balanced teams at each age level 

  • Adheres to a zero-tolerance policy for misconduct of players, coaches and spectators. 

Wellesley Youth Field Hockey supports these objectives.  

There is no prior playing experience required to register.  All players will be placed on balanced teams. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall 2020 Tentative Schedule 

 

Practices

  • 3/4 will practice Wed. 1-2 pm at Sprague Turf Field #3. 

  • 5/6 & 7/8 will practice Wed. evenings 5-6 pm Sprague Turf Field #3.

 

Games

  • Home games will be Saturday afternoons at 3 pm at Sprague Turf Field #3.

  • Away game times will vary on Saturday depending on when the other towns secure field space.  Saturday afternoons have been requested.

  • Away games will require travel to other Commonwealth League towns which could be 30 min away from Wellesley. 

3rd/4th Grade

  • 8v8, including goallie

  • Smaller field

  • 2 20 min. halves, 5 min. half-time

  • No time-outs

  • No corners

  • Long hit awarded

  • Self -start allowed

  • Substitutions on the fly

5th/6th Grade

  • 11v11, including goalie

  • Regulation full fieldd

  • 4 10 min. quarters, with 2 min. intervals between 1/2 and 3/4 quarters. 

  • 1 time-out per half

  • Penalty corners awarded

  • Subsittions on the fly except during a penalty corner

7th/8th Grade

  • 11v11, including goalie

  • Regulation full fieldd

  • 4 12 min. quarters, with 2 min. intervals between 1/2 and 3/4 quarters. 

  • 1 time-out per half

  • Penalty corners awarded

  • Subsittions on the fly except during a penalty corner

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