Palmyra Area Recreation & Parks Commission

GIRLS FIELD HOCKEY PROGRAM FIRST THROUGH EIGHTH GRADE

 

INFORMATION ABOUT OUR PROGRAM:

  • Three divisions by Grades (1-2), (3-4), and (5-8).  (Scroll down to the bottom of the page for Kindergarten information)
  • Uniform included (Team t-shirt and field hockey socks)
  • Practices and games total 2x per week (some games are Saturdays)

DATES:

  • Practices begin the week of August 23rd and continue through mid-late October.
  • Starts with two weeks of 2x per week practices, then moves to 1x per week practice with one game per week mostly on Saturdays but sometimes varied based on field availability and number of teams.
  • Games start the weekend of September 11th.
  • Practices and games times are determined based on athlete and coach availability noted on registration forms as they are received.   

REGISTRATION:

FEE: $70 includes a team field hockey t-shirt and socks (2nd family member $65, non PASD $80)

Register by July 12th to avoid a late fee!  *Registration closes after July 22nd

2021 Fall Field Hockey Registration Form With COVID19 and ITN Waivers  

 

  • You can register by downloading the form above sent with payment to PARPC at 325 South Railroad Street, Palmyra, PA or use the tan drop box in front of the building at the same address which is available all hours.

             OR

  • Register online on active.com with the link at the bottom of this web page for a small fee.  *Please note if you register online, there is no $5 sibling discount available.

 

NEED TO KNOW:

  • Mouth guard, field hockey stick, and shin guards are required to play hockey.
  • Discounted field hockey stick purchases:  You may order a discounted hockey stick through July 12th for $25 in sizes 28, 30, 32, and 34.  Measurement is taken from the ground to the top of your athlete’s hip bone to the nearest inch listed, going with a shorter stick as opposed to longer for better control.  Deadline for ordering sticks is July 12th in order to get them shipped in time to play in August.
  • 7th and 8th graders are encouraged to either play Rec OR Middle School hockey- not both.
  • Players will be contacted by August 11th by their coach regarding practice times which begin the week of August 23rd.  Placement is made depending on availability on registration forms, so please be sure to note days you are UNAVAILABLE. 
  • COACHES: Mandatory Coach’s meeting is scheduled for August 5th at 5:30pm in the Judge’s chambers in the Palmyra Municipal Building at 325 South Railroad Street, Palmyra for instructions on program procedures ****followed immediately by a mandatory coaches instructional session by Katie Weaver for practice guidance at the Palmyra Middle School field hockey field ****next to Buck Swank Stadium and the baseball field.  Total for both will be about 90 minutes.  An email will be sent to coaches with more instructions the week of July 26th.
  • Game days are as follows- (SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND PENDING PASD APPROVAL) *Typically games run 5-8 grade, followed by 3&4 grade, and 1&2 grade games last.  Exact game times for specific teams will be determined The week of August 30th at the latest, after registration is closed and we know how many teams we have and coach/ player availability.
    • September 11th- 9am-2:30pm
    • September 18th- 1:30pm-7pm
    • September 26th- 1pm-6:30pm
    • October 3rd- 1pm-6:30pm
    • October 8th & 11th 5:30pm-8:30pm
    • October 17th- 1pm-6:30pm
    • October 23rd- 9am-2:30pm
    • October 31st- 1pm-6:30pm

ALL FIELD HOCKEY TEAMS-   *Team sponsors needed- $135 donation includes business or organization logo on the back of the team’s t-shirts, a thank you letter for your tax deductible donation, and a team plaque with team picture!  Contact hhershey@palmyrarec.org for information! 

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GIRLS KINDERGARTEN FIELD HOCKEY

 

Join Palmyra High School field hockey assistant coach Kayla Ricker for some kindergarten field hockey fun.

  • DATES: Skill sessions on Sunday afternoons from 12-1pm on September 12, 19, 26, October 3 & 10
  • COST: $55  ($65 for non PASD)
  • WHERE:  Pine Street Elementary Soccer Field (pending PASD approval)
  • Mouth guard, field hockey stick,  and shin guards are required to play field hockey.  You may order a discounted hockey stick through July 12th  for $25 in sizes 28, 30, 32, or 34. No sticks can be ordered after July 12th.
  • INCLUDES: t-shirt, field hockey socks, and participation certificate.

REGISTRATION:

Fee:  $55  (Non PASD $65)

Register by September 7th to avoid any late fees!  *Late registration September 8th- 10th  has a $10 late fee and is closed after September 10th!

 

2021 Fall Kindergarten Field Hockey Registration Form and Waivers

  • You can register by downloading the form above sent with payment to PARPC at 325 South Railroad Street, Palmyra, PA or use the tan drop box in front of the building at the same address which is available all hours.

           OR

  • Register online on active.com with the link at the bottom of this web page for a small fee.  *Please note if you register online, there is no $5 sibling discount available.

 

KINDERGARTEN FIELD HOCKEY   *Team sponsors needed- $135 donation includes business or organization logo on the back of the team’s t-shirts, a thank you letter for your tax deductible donation, and a team plaque with team picture!  Contact hhershey@palmyrarec.org for information! 

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COVID 19 UPDATE:

  • All safety measures are subject to change depending on CDC guidelines.
  • If your child has any symptoms or illness that could be COVID19 please do not send your child to our program.
  • If COVID19 restrictions are heightened and the program is cancelled we will refund registration fees.
  • More instructions on COVID19 program guidelines will be released in August to ensure up to date information.

 

PARENT RESOURCES:

Concussion Resource Form

A Parent Guide to Field Hockey  

Middle School Field Hockey Field Map

Ridge Road Field Map 2021

 

COACH’S RESOURCES:

Volunteer Clearances Instruction Form

Concussion Resource Form

Covid19 PARPC and In The Net Waiver

2021 Field Hockey Game Rules

A Parent Guide to Field Hockey  

Ball Control Skills Packet 

Goalie Resource Document  

Goalkeeping Resource  

Middle School Field Hockey Field Map

Ridge Road Field Map 2021

 

 

Thank you,

Heidi Hershey

PARPC Sports and Special Program Coordinator

 

 

 

 

Fun field hockey instructional lessons with Palmyra HS Assistant Coach Kayla Ricker

 

Girls starting 1st through 6th grade in fall 2021 can learn the field hockey basics on an introductory level .  Camp t-shirt included if registered by July 12th

 

WHEN:  August 2nd, 3rd, and 4th  from 6-8 pm  (rain date scheduled for Thursday, August 5th)

WHERE: Palmyra High School’s Field Hockey turf field at 1125 Park Drive, Palmyra PA

FEE:  $65  ($75 for NONPASD)

THINGS TO KNOW: 

  • Player must have a stick, mouth guard, field hockey stick, and shin guards to participate. NOTE: If you can bring a field hockey ball of your own, please do but be sure everything has your athlete’s name on it.
  • Sticks available for purchase 28″,30″,32″,34″ for $25 until July 12th.  Measurement is taken from the ground to the top of your athlete’s hip bone to the nearest inch listed, going with a shorter stick as opposed to longer for better control.  Purchased sticks will be delivered to camp on the first day (please arrive 10-15 minutes early to receive stick).

 

REGISTRATION:

Paper registrations and online registration close after Monday, July 12th.     No late registrations will be accepted!

Girls rising in first to sixth grade in fall of 2021 are invited to register online or with the form below sent with payment to PARPC at 325 South Railroad Street, Palmyra or use the tan drop box in front of the Palmyra Municipal Building at the same address available 24/7.

 

2021 Field Hockey Summer Camp Registration Form

 

OR

 

Register online at the bottom of this webpage for a small fee:

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COVID 19 UPDATE:

  • All camps will follow in line with COVID-19 safety measures.
  • If Covid-19 restrictions are heightened and the program is cancelled we will refund all registration money.
  • We encourage the use of active.com for all fall sports and the summer field hockey camp with a link from our website .  You can also mail your downloaded registration form to PARPC- 325 South Railroad Street, Palmyra PA 17078 or use the drop box in front of the Palmyra Municipal Building at the same address.

 

The health and safety of our athletes, staff, and volunteers remain our highest priority!  Below, you will find a summary of actions we are taking to help ensure we are lowering COVID-19 risk as much as possible while also allowing our athletes to play.  We are:

 

  • Intensifying cleaning and disinfection by cleaning goals and disinfecting equipment between use as feasible.
  • Reducing physical closeness or contact between players when possible such as allowing players to focus on building individual skills (like dribbling and stick juggling), keeping children in small groups, putting signs and using cones to designate staying 6 feet apart as much as possible, discouraging unnecessary physical contact, such as high fives, handshakes, fist bumps, and hugs and replacing these with a modified cheer.
  • Promoting healthy hygiene practices such as hand sanitizer before and after practices and games, encouraging children to cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or to use the inside of their elbow, and reminding them to not spit.
  • Limiting the sharing of equipment.  This year, players are encouraged to bring their own field hockey ball if possible.  If they do not have access to a field hockey ball, PARPC will provide field hockey balls to borrow.  Athletes should be sure to put your name on all equipment used at camp including your water bottle and keep your personal equipment 6 feet from each other.
  • Anyone who is sick or has been in contact with someone who has COVID-19 including players, family members, coaches, staff and spectators- should not attend camp.  Be on the lookout for symptoms of COVID-19, which include fever, cough, or shortness of breath.  Call your doctor if you think you or a family member is sick.  Please follow CDC guidelines to return back to sports from home isolation found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/end-home-isolation.html

 

 

Thank you,

PARPC