USA Field Hockey




       

"Press forward. Do not stop. Do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you.” - George Whitefield

1-year-old Camille Sue received her first field hockey stick for Christmas and is excited to start playing.

 

“Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me…Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” - Shel Silverstein 

Denis Owoka and the Tunza Sports team lead the way for youth in Seme Ratta, Kisumu in Kenya.

 
  “The moment where you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever being able to do it.” - Peter Pan

Little Divots program at SportPort International in St. Louis.


         
   
   

“Energy and persistence conquer all things.” - Benjamin Franklin  

Quinn enjoying a beautiful day for hockey.

 

“Everything negative - pressure, challenges - is all an opportunity for me to rise.” - Kobe Bryant

Happy Hockey practice in Shaker Heights, Ohio 

  “When I dare to be powerful to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” - Audre Lorde

Local kids discover field hockey at the Palm Beach Kids Fitness Festival in Palm Beach, Fla. 
         

 
 

“Your brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you chose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And you are the one who’ll decide where to go.” - Dr. Seuss

Stick2Sports clinic in Sparks, Md.

 

“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.”
- Nido Qubein

Fun with Field Hockey Clinic in Houston, Texas

 

“Be uncommon.” - Michael Medici

Beginner and Intermediate Indoor Clinics with Ambush North Field Hockey

         
       
 

“Never underestimate the power you have to take your life in a new direction.” - Germany Kent 

Discover Field Hockey with GALS Denver in Denver, Colo.


   “Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.” - John Wooden #FUNFriday #GrowTheGame

Eli Amar surrounds himself around the game that his father, Larry Amar, loved.
 
“Challenge is nothing more than a seed of opportunity.”

Long Island Field Hockey 


         

 
   

“Live purposefully. Give abundantly. Love unconditionally. Hug joyfully. Celebrate gratefully.” – Unknown


Play & Learn Field Hockey Clinic at GALS Los Angeles 

 

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” - Desmond Tutu


Larry Amar and son, Eli, play around at the national office in Lancaster, Pa. 

 

“Every morning starts a new page in your story. Make it a great one today.” - Doe Zantamanta

 

Olivia Kelly (3 years old) practicing in her grandparents’ backyard

         

 
   

“There is no normal life that is free of pain. It’s the very wrestling with our problems that can be the impetus for our growth.” - Fred Rogers


Happy Hockey in Cincinnati, Ohio

 

“Don’t be afraid to try something new. You never know what you like or don’t like until you try it.” – U-21 USMNT athlete  Jatin Sharma


Disney Field Hockey Showcase at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Kissimmee, Fla.

 

“Life's not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” - George Bernard Shaw

Discover Field Hockey with GALS Denver in Denver.  


         
 
   

“When the purpose is big enough, we find the courage to move mountains.” - Gail Lynn Goodwin

Club Lewy Field Hockey in Monument, Colo.

 

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but dream; not only plan, but also believe.” - Anatole France

 

Atlanta Field Hockey Club 8-year-old athlete, Teagan

 
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
- Lao Tzu

Flashback to Halloween when the Texas Pride Field Hockey Club Pre-K and Kinder Kids dressed up for practice.
 
 
         

 
   

“Instead of looking at the hundred reasons to quit, look at the thousand reasons not to give up.” - Kushanowizoom

 

Flashback to January 2019, when Crossroads Field Hockey Club, located in the greater Indianapolis area, competed for the first time against other teams from the Midwest. 

 

“You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.” - Shirley Chisholm


GALS Denver Discover Field Hockey Clinic in Denver, Colo.

 

“Look closely at the present you are constructing; it should look like the future you are dreaming.” - Alice Walker

Father daughter duo from Central Penn Field Hockey at the 2020 Disney Field Hockey Showcase

         
       

“Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to ‘jump at the sun.’ We might not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground.” - Zora Neal Hurston

Camp Xplosive in New Jersey

   “Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.” - Madam CJ Walker

With the generous stick donations from the local field hockey community, SO Field Hockey was able to provide quality sticks to a struggling program with new players at the Booker T. Washington High School in Norfolk, Va. 
  “When life hands you a difficult situation where you feel undervalued and disrespected, be bold and brave enough to know your worth.” - Yai Vargas

Beyond the Sticks youth players worked together to cross a Gatorade river, one of the many play beyond the game activities that players go through. Photo taken from a 2019 Beyond the Sticks practice in McLean, Va. 
         

 
   

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”
- Dr. Seuss

 

Two U-16 Washington Wolves players helped run a small camp, in Bethesda, Md., to beginners as part of their return to play.


 

"I think anyone’s success is down to hard work. You can be fabulously talented, but if you aren’t prepared to work hard then it doesn’t matter how talented you are.” - Dame Sarah Storey 


Sydnee and Alexys traded in their lacrosse sticks for a few days and tried field hockey. The girls had such a great and positive camp experience  with the Atlanta Field Hockey Club and its coaching staff.

  “We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.” - Jesse Owens

All-Boys 7v7 at the 2019 National Hockey Festival in Tampa, Fla.
         

     
“Before kids can play like a pro, they must enjoy playing the game like a kid.” - Steve Locker

 

1-year-old Liam playing field hockey in his yard

  “No matter what life throws at you, or how unfair you think it is, never give up. Pick yourself up and go on.” - Megan Rapinoe

Kathleen Sharkey introduces her 2-year-old niece to the game.  
 

“We all have ability. The difference is how we use it.” - Stevie Wonder

 

Riley, daughter of Larry Amar, follows in her father’s footsteps and playing the game that he loved.

         
   
   
 "Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.It matters that you don't just give up."
-Stephen Hawking

Silvana Cura introduces the sport to several kids aged 3-5 in Aspen, Colo.
 

 "Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do." - H. Jackson Brown

Discover Field Hockey Clinic in Waterford Township, Mich.

 

 

 
“The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent.”– Arnold Schwarzenegger

Young athletes participate in the Richmond Panthers United Field Hockey Club Elementary Camp in Richmond, Va.

 

         

   

“Fun is one of the most important – and underrated – ingredients in any successful venture. If you’re not having fun, then it’s probably time to call it quits and try something else.” - Richard Branson

Athletes enjoying the Charleston Field Hockey Fall League last year in Charleston, S.C.

  "Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts."
- Albert Einstein

Meerkats Field Hockey having fun at the 2020 Disney Field Hockey Showcase, a USA Field Hockey Sanctioned Event.
 

"Without the element of enjoyment, it is not worth trying to excel at anything." - Magnus Carlsen

 

Youth field hockey athletes being coached by Barbie, a former Connecticut Field Hockey athlete, in Lincoln Park, Chicago.

         
 
 
"Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans. It is lovely to be silly at the right moment." - Horace

Athletes from the Michigan State Chapter participating in USA Field Hockey FUNdamental clinics in Grosse Pointe, Mich.
 

“Winning is only half of it. Having fun is the other half.”- Bum Phillips

Athletes from Falcon Field Hockey’s K-8 group enjoying a day of field hockey in New Jersey

  “Each one of us has a fire in our heart for something. It's our goal in life to find it and keep it lit.” - Mary Lou Retton

Athletes scrimmaging during USA Field Hockey and US Lacrosse's Stick2Sports Clinic in Sparks, Md. in August of 2019.
         

 
 

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” - Eleanor Roosevelt

 

Young athletes from Wizards Field Hockey’s Junior Developmental program dreaming big at practice in Bedford, Mass.

 

“So be sure when you step, Step with care and great tact. And remember that life’s A Great Balancing Act. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed) Kid, you’ll move mountains.” - Dr. Seuss

 

Emmy Lou, who is three months old finally got her first field hockey stick!

 

“Have faith in your dreams and someday your rainbow will come shining through. No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep believing, the dream that you wish will come true.” - Gilbert K. Chesterton

 

Carroll Manor Recreation 5th and 6th grade field hockey enjoying a beautiful rainbow during practice in Phoenix, Md!

         

   

Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and thinkers, but most of all, surround yourself with those who see the greatness within you, even when you don’t see it yourself.” - Edmund Lee 

 

Frontier Field Hockey’s Wagon Wheel Youth Clinic attendees in Columbus, Ohio working hard and having fun!

  “There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.” - Derek Jeter

HUSEL Hockey Club athletes putting in the work and playing at a Winter Hockey Clinic, Fairfax, Va.
  “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” -Mark Twain

Athletes participating in USA Field Hockey’s Discover Field Hockey clinic in Lansing, Mich. this past October.
         
       

“Never, ever underestimate the importance of having fun.” - Randy Pausch 

 

Athletes from the Southern Maryland Eliminators enjoying their time at the 2020 U-10/12 Co-Ed National Indoor Tournament.