Wizards' Gerald Cutone Named to 2017 U.S. U16 Men's Jr. National Team
The U16 Men’s Junior National Team will participate in training camp weekends during February, March and April that will be held at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. In May, the teams will have a training camp before heading to the California Cup in Moorpark, CA. In June, a roster of 20 athletes will travel to Europe for a 10-day tour to compete against top European club teams. In July, the annual men's Talent Identification Camp along with a training camp for junior squads will take place in Chula Vista, Calif. In the fall the U-16 and U-19 USMNT and members of the Men's High Performance team will compete in two international test series.
Registration for Spring Programs Now Open
Skill Developmental Clinics
K-3rd Grade * 4th-6th Grade
U12 & U14
U16 & U19
Regional Club Championship Teams
U14 RCC Tryouts
U16 RCC Tryouts
U19 RCC Tryouts
U19 Teams Qualify for National Indoor Tournament!
February 24-26, 2017
Wizards Black: Kate Bettez, Ali Couillard, Ani Dahl, Stephanie Gilet, Julia Gordon, Ingrid Haywood, Hannah Keefe, Liz McManus, Riley Mitchell, AbbieOrtyl, Serena Pollard, KenzieStueve. Coaches: Meg Bozek and Donna Chung
Wizards: Front Row L-R: Sarah Johnson, Lily Watson, Cece Desimone, Tori Palumbo, Keira Semerjian. Back Row L-R: Coach Meg Bozek, Kerri Bolivar, Georgina Steel, Emily Devine, Olivia Venezia, Courtney Cutone, Coach Donna Chung. Missing: Rosie Braceras, Lillith Langrind
US Field Hockey 2017 RCC and NCC Dates
U16 RCC: May 13-14 | Seacoast United, Epping, NH
U14 RCC: May 20-21 | Seacoast United, Epping NH
U19 RCC: June 3-4 | Sacred Heart, Greenwich, CT
National Club Championship
U14 NCC: July 10-12 | Spooky Nook Sports, Lancaster, PA
U16 NCC: July 13-15 | Spooky Nook Sports, Lancaster, PA
U19 NCC: July 16-18 | Spooky Nook Sports, Lancaster, PA
National Indoor Tournaments
U19: National Indoor Qualifier (NIQ)
January 8 Wizards at Brown University
January 15 Wizards Black at Siena College
National Indoor Tournament (NIT)
February 24-26 Richmond, VA
U16: National Indoor Qualifier (NIQ)
January 7 Wizards at Brown University
January 14 Wizards Black at Siena College
National Indoor Tournament (NIT)
February 17-19 Spook Nook Sports, Lancaster, PA
U14: National Indoor Tournament (NIT)
March 3-5 Spook Nook Sports, Lancaster, PA
Wizard Field Hockey at Shooting Star Tournament
Wizards Developmental Program- Fall 2016
A beautiful fall day for field hockey! From top to bottom: 7th & 8th Graders, 5th & 6th Graders and K-4th Grade Firecrackers (2)
Registration for Fall Programs Now Open!
Fall: September 14 - November 1, 2016
Winter: December 4, 2016 - March 5, 2017
Spring/Summer: April 2017 - July 2017
Fall K-2nd Grade
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.
February 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, OFF Week of Feb 19. February 28, March 1, 2
Players selected for National Indoor teams may have additional practices on: December 27, 29, 30.
Games: Wizards League games are played on Sundays between 9am-5pm. The duration of each game is 1 hour.
Games will take place on:
January 8, 15, 22, 29
February 5, 12, 26
We reserve the right to change this training schedule as needed. It is your responsibility to check regularly for schedule changes. All changes will be posted on the Wizards website and sent to registered athlete email addresses. Make sure your profile is current.
We will be sending select teams to the following National Indoor Qualifiers (NIQ) and National Indoor Championships (NIT).
U12 NIT: February 24-26, 2017
U14 NIT:March 3-6, 2017 at Spooky Nook Sports, PA
U16 NIQ: January 7 at Brown, January 14 at Siena College
NIT: February 17-19, 2017 (Lancaster, PA)
U19 NIQ:January 8 at Brown, January 15 at Siena College
NIT: February 24-26, 2017 (Richmond, VA)
More information about tryouts for select squads will be available at registration. Athletes who are selected for an NIQ team must also be available and committed to attend NIT.
Indoor Hockey Equipment: Indoor hockey stick and indoor glove are mandatory. Court shoes will be required.
***Athletes will be notified by November 28th about their assigned evaluation/tryout sessions that start on the 29th.
Athletes will be placed on a team at the conclusion of evaluations/tryouts and a regular practice schedule will then be finalized.
All players registering for the indoor program must attend all their evaluation/tryout sessions.
All participants will make a Wizards club team. Athletes will have 1 weekday practice and 1 Sunday game in the Wizards intra-club league per week.
All participants must have a current US Field Hockey membership and be registered as a Wizard. No exceptions to the club affiliation.
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.