Youth Developmental Clinics for K-2nd grade are designed to expose the sport to young children by emphasizing fun physical activity! Our mission is to grow the game by introducing the sport to boys and girls ages 5-8 and inspiring participation. The program will teach the game in its basic form, the fundamentals, and have a heavy focus on exciting game play on any smooth surface.
Fall 3rd-4th Grade
Youth Developmental training for 3rd-4th graders includes basic skill work, athletic activities incorporating the basic skills, and small-sided games. Our goal is for our 3rd-4th grade athletes to have as much fun as possible while gaining a basic set of individual field hockey skills and knowledge with an introduction to team play.
Fall 5th-6th Grade
Junior Developmental Training for 5th-6th graders includes individual skill work as well as introduction to basic tactical knowledge of the game such as spatial awareness for an individual and in team play. Our goal is to continue developing the basic hockey and athletic skills of an individual that form the foundation for success in the older age groups in a fun but growing competitive environment. Tournament opportunities.
Fall 7th-8th Grade
Training for U14 (7th-8th) includes beginner-intermediate level skill work and tactics. Athletes will be learning more about individual positions and their role in team play. Our goal is to improve skills, tactical knowledge, and athletic ability of our players that prepares them for the higher level of competition at the high school age groups. Tournament opportunities.
Small Group and Private Lessons
Small group and private lessons (1:8 coach to player ratio; private lessons available upon request) will provide athletes who aspire to reach their highest potential the opportunity to work with top-level coaches to develop a strong fundamental skill-set in a small group atmosphere. Training sessions will be tailored to the individual in order to maximize a coaches’ time with each athlete. Goalkeepers will receive specialized instruction.
Wizards at 4 Goals Tournament
Brown University, Providence, RI
Top Photo - U14 Team
Middle Photo - All Wizards
Bottom Photo - All Wizards
U14 - 2nd Place
U16 - 3rd Place
U19 - 2nd Place
Wizards U19 Team - 2016 National Club Championship
Spooky Nook Sports Center - Lancaster, PA
Front Row: Abbie Ortyl, Cece DeSimone, Gabby Venezia, Carmen Braceras, Samantha Plant, Sarah Johnson. Back Row: Assistant Coach Donna Chung, Assistant Coach Lauren Sutherland, Emily Devine, Casey Freehill, Caroline Donahue, Woodard Hooper, Olivia Venezia, Kerri Bolivar, Georgina Steel, Emily Barnard, Victoria McGee, Lily Watson, Head Coach Sue Caples√ƒƒƒƒ√ƒƒ†’¢√ƒƒƒƒ√ƒƒ‚¢‚¬√ƒƒƒƒ√ƒƒ‚¢€¹ (Not Pictured: Tess Anderson and Mikayla Paone)
U16 Wizards at 2016 National Futures Championships
at the Home of Hockey, Spooky Nook Sports, Lancaster, PA
Team Calgary - Bronze Medal & Barbara Longsteth Award for Sportsmanship
Kerri Bolivar, Tori Palumbo, Sydney Poulin and Serena Pollard
The Barbara Longstreth Award is given to the team that best exemplifies the qualifies of fair play, graciousness in victory and defeat, and respect for opponents and officials. This award is selected by the USA Field Hockey National Futures Championship Umpire and Coaching Staff.
Tori Palumbo was selected from NFCs to play in the Stars and Stripes Tournament and Junior Olympics in Houston, TX.
U16 Wizards Finish 4th at Regional Club Championships
The Wizards U16 team finished 4th out of 15 teams at the Regional Club Championship, held June 4-5 at Brown University.
U16 RCC Team: Kerri Bolivar, Rosie Braceras, Ella Corbett, Isabella Costantino, Elyse Cote, Ruth Covo, Courtney Cutone, Natalie Cutter, Molly Harer, Ingrid Haywood, Hanna Keefe, Lillith Langrind, Hannah Littlewood, Riley Mitchell, Abbie Ortyl, Lauren Petrillo, Serene Pollard, Sydney Poulin, Katherine Tello, Gabby Venezia
Coaches: Julie Munson and Katelyn Nerbonne
U12 Wizards At UMass Lowell Tournament - June 5th, 2016
U14 Wizards Finish 4th at Regional Club Championship
The Wizards U14 team finished 4th out of 16 teams at the Regional Club Championship, held May 21-22, at Seacoast United Outdoor Complex in Epping, NH
Front Row L/R: Gabriela Braceras, Courtney Tello, Jocelyn Zuckerman, Lauren Shaw
Back Row L/R: Annie O'Brien, Emily Sollecito, Rory Nugent, Olivia Padden, Anna Kurtin, Martha Covo, Caroline Brizius, Brittney Pearson, Aurise Tattrie, Katie Devine, Sofia Lopez, Ella Corbett. Liv Hlebicuk (not pictured).
U19 Wizards Finish 2nd at Regional Club Championship
Qualify for National Club Championship
The Wizards U19 team finished 2nd at the Regional Club Championship, held at Brown University, to qualify for the National Club Championship at Spooky Nook Sports in Lancaster, PA from July 13-15th.
Front Row L/R: Tori Palumbo, Emma Buchta, Emily Barnard, Gabby Venezia, Cece DeSimone, Georgina Steel, Tess Anderson, Emily Devine, Sarah Johnson.
Back Row L/R: Sue Caples, Emily Skipp, Sydney Poulin, Woodard Hooper, Casey Freehill, Olivia Venezia, Mikayla Paone, Carmen Braceras, Kerri Bolivar, Victoria McGee, Samantha Plante, Lily Watson, Donna Chung. Ally Aquilina-Piscitello (not pictured).
National Futures Championships
Congratulations to the following Wizards athletes that were selected to participate in the National Futures Championships in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Kerri Bolivar - U16
Carmen Braceras - U19
Ella Corbett - U14
Emily Devine - U19
Cece DeSimone - U19
Tori Palumbo - U16
Serena Pollard - U16
Mikayla Paone - U19
Sydney Poulin - U16
2016 National Futures Championship dates:
June 21 - 24, 2016 - U16 age group
June 24 - 26, 2016 - U14 age group
June 26 - 29, 2016 - U19 age group
USA Field Hockey's Futures Program is an elite training experience for high school athletes who aspire to play at an elite level. The Futures program is the start of the Olympic Development Pipeline and nearly all U.S. Women's National Team members and Olympians participated in the Futures Program
WIZARDS U16 NIT TEAM
Back Row: Lily Watson, Katherine Tello, Serena Pollard, Ingrid Haywood, Ani Dahl, Ella Corbett
Front Row: Jocelyn Zuckerman, Riley Mitchell, Molly Harer, Isabella Costantino
Coaches: Donna Chung and Sue Caples
WIZARDS U19 NIT TEAM
Back Row: Grace Moore, Kerri Bolivar, Carmen Braceras, Emily Barnard, Emma Buchta
The EDGE Sports Center Bedford / Caples Consulting Group To Host
Dlll Field Hockey Showcase
To Register go to: www.caplescg.com
BEDFORD, MA – March 11-12, 2017 - The EDGE Sports Center at Bedford will host Wizards Field Hockey Director Sue Caples of the Caples Consulting Group (CCG) for a two day Division lll Field Hockey Showcase. Twenty-six of the best Division lll coaches in the country will coach an impressive group of one hundred 2018 & 2019 student-athletes from across the country.
The CCG Dlll Showcase provides athletes unprecedented exposure to these Dlll coaches, giving the players the opportunity to enhance their over-all skill set through skill sessions, tactical sessions, and game play opportunities. There will be great competition and an opportunity to meet other players from around the country. Players will have the opportunity to better understand the various coaching philosophies and coaching styles of a range of coaches. In addition, there will be coaches’ panels for student-athletes and their families to ask questions regarding the recruiting process.
Players will have the opportunity to showcase their skills in front of Dlll college coaches, gain real insight into the recruiting process and meet other prospective 2018 and 2019 Dlll field hockey players.
US Field Hockey requires all club players to be registered with the association in order to participate in any US Field Hockey sanctioned events. Wizards Field Hockey Club requires each athlete to become a member of US Field Hockey during the registration process. This is a requirement for insurance coverage. Wizards Field Hockey Club members will be required to list Wizards as their club affiliated team when registering with US Field Hockey.
During the registration process if you do not have a current US Field Hockey membership our registration page will direct you to the US Field Hockey web site. For all athletes between the ages of 12-18 select the U19 Membership option. You will then be directed to choose a club to be affiliated with by state. Select ‘Massachusetts’ and then select ‘Wizards’. You will need to agree to their terms and conditions, confirm your information and then check out. Membership in US Field Hockey includes the opportunity to participate in all US Field Hockey sanctioned events, a membership card, a subscription to Life Field Hockey Magazine and insurance coverage.
All Wizard members are required to be a member of US Field Hockey in order to participate in US Field Hockey sponsored events.