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First Day Information
Programs and Levels
How to Register
Opening Date and Times-The first day for 2020 is Sunday, January 26th on the Branham High School field. Players must be registered on line to participate. U14/U12/U10 players (8th grade and below) will be on the field from 1-3 p.m. U16/19 (all high school players with at least one season of experience) will meet from 3-5 p.m. We will have loaner sticks available.
NOTE: Even if you are signed up, you will still need to drop off your completed tournament waivers. Players will not be assigned to any tournament teams until ALL tournament waivers are completely filled out and turned in. (We will send out a link to all registered players)
*Evaluations are for the coaches to see what level each player is at. It is NOT a tryout as all players will be accepted to the club. This will allow coaches to place players into groups depending upon experience and level of play. Many U14 and younger ages will be new to the sport. NOTE: Players that are new or in 8th grade or younger will come to the 1-3 evaluations/practices.
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NOTE: For new players, Longstreth Sports offers great package deals that includes a stick, shinguards, ball and mouthguard. Check it out. If stick sizes are limited, you can look on the website for other offers or talk to a customer service representative. They are super helpful You would still need soccer socks to wear with the shin guards. We have loaner sticks available until players are able to get their own sticks.
Tournament Team-Everyone that registers for Stryker Field Hockey Club is placed on the Tournament Team. Players will receive over 40 hours of instruction and also game experience in a variety of tournaments. We will practice on one weekend day (mostly Sun. with U12 and younger from 1-3 and U16/19 from 3-5) and one weekday evening (Tuesday from 7:15-8:45 TBA). Coaches are assigned specific levels with age level Head Coaches that plan curriculum and work with other coaches to create a consistent and positive learning environment. Fees cover supplies, USFHA membership for the club (not individual membership dues), insurance coverage, tournament entry fees, coaching and field space. Sibling discounts are available ($25). Costs for all players is $600. This covers all tournaments, practices, field rental and other club costs. For returning players, the increase from last year is due to an additional operating costs. Last year we did not cover our basic costs.
Note: There is a one-time registration fee of $115 for all players that are new to the Stryker program. This covers a uniform top, skirt, socks, reversible pinnie and ball, as well as initial registration into the program. This is for first time players only.
Clinics-We will be offering various one to multiple day clinics for an additional cost. These clinics will be based on player need and request. Types of clinics can include hitting, scoring, defensive skills and more. Guest expert coaches as well as qualified coaches will lead these clinics.
College Track-We will have several seminars which will focus on steps for players to reach the next level if they would like. Seminars will focus on the steps needed, how to be recruited, creating a website and more. We will offer video and small group mentoring clinics as needed. More details coming soon.
All Registration: We are only offering online registration. There is a 4.8% processing fee but all forms (except for tournament waivers) are included and you can pay with a credit card. There is a $25 sibling discount as well. Check out the following link to register. Stryker Online Registration . Our costs have gone up this year to cover increased tournament costs as well as operating costs.
USAFH Membership-ALL players must join USA field hockey in order to join Stryker. It is required for insurance and some tournaments as well. It is $50 for players 12-18 years old and $25 for 11 and under. Join USA Field Hockey
Uniforms-All players must have a uniform. We are updating the uniform flyer and will let you know when it available. We are actually looking at having an online store. We also have cool additional Stryker gear available for purchase. Stryker Uniforms link not yet available
Waivers-These must be filled out and returned by Saturday, Feb.8th. They can be mailed to 4566 Napa River Ct., SJ 95136 or brought (must be STAPLED OR CLIPPED TOGETHER or in an envelope) to practice. Players will not be placed on a team until all waivers have been filled out and turned in. Season Tournament Waivers link will be updated by the middle of Jan.
Spring Season Registration Information
Step 1-Become a member or renew registration at USA field hockey.
Step 2-Register as a new or returning Stryker Club player through Sports Engine Registration.
Step 3-Come to our first day and be ready to go. See Calendar Page.