The Washington Wolves “Rec Squad” is a recreational program that develops the skills and field hockey knowledge of players in elementary and middle school. For most children, field hockey is a sport that they are only exposed to in middle school or, for many, in high school. This recreational program is designed to introduce the sport to girls and boys in elementary and middle school, with the hope that they will learn and love the sport as much as our coaches do.

Coaches include current and former college field hockey players from top programs, including Syracuse University, Tufts University, American University, University of Maryland and Roanoke College to name a few. Don’t miss out on a great opportunity to develop your field hockey skills!

The goals of the Req Squad are to:

  • Teach players the rules and build on concepts
  • Develop their fundamental skills, such as dribbling and passing, and introduce more advanced skills for both
  • Challenge them and teach them life skills and lessons, such as the values of practice, hard work, and teamwork
  • Create a fun and positive environment for them to learn field hockey

Winter Rec Squad Program (Sold Out!)

This winter we are changing our format. We will still have the Winter Rec Squad program available for our 1st – 6th graders that will take place on Saturdays at the Stone Ridge gym. However, for our 7th and 8th graders, we will be holding a Clinic Series through the winter for them to work on their skills and develop their games. We will also be opening this up to high school students looking to work on their skills over the winter.

The Winter Rec Squad Program will take place in the gym at the Stone Ridge School in Bethesda, MD. The 8-week program will implement some of the indoor rules but will not require indoor sticks.

Below are the dates and times.

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8 weeks


December: 3, 10
January: 7, 14, 21
February: 4, 11, 18

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (60-minute sessions)

  • Grades 1-3: 10:00 – 11:00 AM Sold out!
  • Grades 4-6: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Sold out!

Stone Ridge School (9101 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814 – Gym) 

Price: $265 (includes pinnie)

Spaces are limited to 20 players per age group.

Winter Clinic Series – Grades 7-11 (SOLD OUT!)

This year, we will be hosting our first Wolves Winter Clinic Series that will take place from November 2022 through February 2023. The 90-minute clinics, which are open to girls and boys in grades 7-11, will help players develop their individual skills and knowledge of field hockey. Players can pick the sessions they want to attend, giving them a more flexible schedule during a busy winter period. Spaces are limited.

Coaches will work with each player to identify strengths and areas of growth for different skills and adjust drills accordingly so that they are able to learn while also being challenged. 

Although the clinics will be held in an indoor gym using an indoor surface (basketball court), the skills we will work on are important both in indoor and outdoor field hockey. 

Areas of focus include:

  • Stick Skills – Pulls, fakes and 3D skills. elimination skills
  • Receptions – Static and dynamic, open and closed 
  • Shooting – Decision-making in front of the goal, scoring on the move
  • Defense – Individual defense and how that shapes the team’s defensive priorities

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90 minutes


November: 19 (12:00 – 1:30 PM)
December: 3, 10
January: 7, 14, 21
February: 4, 11, 18

Time: 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM (except Nov. 19)

Stone Ridge School (9101 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814 – Indoor Gym) 

Price: $50 per clinic

Photos from the first season of Winter Rec Squad in winter 2019. Many of these players are now on our U14 and U12 club teams.