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


To be added to our mailing list for future rec and camp opportunities, please fill out the forms at: MailChimp

 


Spring Rec Squad Program (K-8th grades)


This spring, we will be hosting our 8-week OUTDOOR recreational program that will include approximately 60 minutes of skills and 30 minutes of games each week. In addition, we will hold a Play Day on Saturday, May 25, that will host other teams and rec programs in the area so that our rec players can experience a “mini tournament.” Rec players registered for our spring program are invited and will be assigned teams.

We will break the groups up in the same way the club does for age divisions (U8, U10, U12 and U14). For new players, we may have a player train with a younger age group, and for advanced players, we may have them play with an older group so that they can get the most out of this experience and learn at a pace that matches their skill level.



SPACES ARE LIMITED

Please email us at rec@wolvesfieldhockey.com if you have any rec squad questions!


The goals of the spring program are to:

  • Continue to teach players the rules and build on concepts learned in the past year and summer, help the prepare to try out for a club or travel team
  • 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

Duration:
90 minutes

Age groups:

  • Under 8 yearsFULL
  • Under 10 yearsFULL
  • Under 12 years FULL
  • Under 14 yearsFULL

Saturdays:

  • March: 16, 23, 30
  • April: 13, 20, 27
  • May: 4 & 11
  • Wolves Play Day: May 25th (all rec players are invited)

Time: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: Stone Ridge School (9101 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814 – Turf field) 

Price: $375 (does not include credit card fee)

We understand that a lot of our rec players have multiple rec pinnies and we welcome you to use those instead of purchasing a new one, even if it is a different color. For players needed to buy a pinnie, we will have them available for purchase for $18. Thank you.


We have a relationship with Longstreth Sporting Goods for a discount on all things field hockey. For brand new and young players, we recommend a basic composite stick (measured to the hip bone) to start with and Longstreth can help you. Locally, Dick’s Sporting Goods has a few sticks usually in stock as well.


Winter Rec Squad Program (1st- 8th grades)

This winter, we will be hosting an 8-week indoor recreational program that will include 30 minutes of skills and 30 minutes of scrimmaging. Indoor field hockey is different from outdoor in that we use boards and play on a court, so it is fast-paced and very technical. Spots will be limited.

Duration:

60 minutes

Age groups:

  • Grades 1-5 1:00 – 2:00 PM. (Sold out)
  • Grades 6-8 2:00 – 3:00 PM (Sold out)

Saturdays:

  • December: 2, 9, 16,
  • January: 6, 13, 20
  • February: 3, 10, 17 (make-up)
  • If we have a cancellation due to weather and/or poor driving conditions, our make-up day will be Saturday, February 17 or Saturday, March 2, if needed, at the same times.


The goals of the program are to:

  • Teach players the basic rules and concepts of indoor field hockey
  • Develop their fundamental skills, such as dribbling, passing, using the boards and shooting without a back swing
  • 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 indoor field hockey

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

Price: $265 (does not include credit card fee)

Registration closed! Thank you!

We will be using the same pinnies from the Wolves Fall Rec program (we realize most of you have several now). If you do not have a pinnie and would like to purchase one, please let us know.


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.