After a great summer filled with field hockey camp, we are happy to have our teams back in action this fall!
This past weekend kicked off the start of Fall 2019 Rec League! We could not have asked for a better day! All of our players showed up Day 1 ready to play and have fun!
Team Vultures practicing their dribbling!
Team Foxes discussing team strategy in preparation for the game!
Club Teams This weekend our club teams will be participating in our club DMV league. Koa is excited for our girls to participate in a fun and competitive league for the next 6 weeks!
Our development teams are also starting this weekend in our Academy DMV League for the next 6 weeks. The girls are ready for a field hockey filled fall with lots of fun competition! They have been practicing for the past two weeks, and are ready for this Saturday’s challenge!
Field Hockey Skill of the Week!
The jab applies to all positions whether it is a forward or midfielder tracking back or a defender trying to break down an attack.
The aim of the jab tackle is to put the player on the ball under pressure, change the direction of the ball or show them perceived space.
Jabbing is a great way to force the opposition into areas of the field which are less dangerous and make it difficult for them to get through.
Jabbing can also be used to slow down the attacker and make them nervous! When they feel the pressure of a defender, it causes them to look down and make mistakes with the ball.
You don’t have to always jab directly at the ball, you could jab next to the ball to close down the space and force the opposition to go one way. It can also be used to set a player up for a front stick tackle.
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