Developing World Class Field Hockey in Maryland


Commitment

SPark athletes must commit to attend all practices, tournaments, and league games. Attendance is mandatory. You may not play for another club team in winter, spring, or summer games. Any violation of club policy will result in termination from the SPark club with no refund.

Mission

SPark Field Hockey Club is a premier field hockey club in Maryland whose mission is to promote the development of high quality field hockey players who are competitive at any level. Through its development leagues and travel teams, SPark Field Hockey Club provides young women between the ages of eight and eighteen with world-class technical training in a positive, competitive atmosphere so that all athletes can reach their full potential. SPark Field Hockey Club players are recognized for their sportsmanship, teamwork, and community service. As select athletes, SPark travel team members participate in tournaments at the regional and national levels and many go on to play in college. SPark Field Hockey is well represented at Futures, on the Olympic Development Team and on the US Women's Indoor Team. SPark coaches and trainers have experience playing at the Division I and International levels and leading championship teams at the National Indoor Tournament, National Festival, National Indoor Club Championship, and the Disney Showcase.

Tryouts

Each year, SPark conducts tryouts for their indoor season. Potential players are evaluated by SPark coaches and area college players. Players are evaluated on their current skill set and their potential for developing as a competitive indoor field hockey player.

History

In 2000, a small group of parents whose daughters played field hockey in Severna Park, Maryland started SPark Field Hockey Club. Each year, the club has grown, adding international trainers in 2006. SPark sent their first team to the National Indoor Tournament in 2001. Today, SPark Field Hockey Club serves approximately 850 young women from Severna Park and now has players representing all of Anne Arundel County and the surrounding area. Travel team members attend a wide variety of area high schools including: Archbishop Spalding, Annapolis High School, Annapolis Area Christian School, Arundel High School, Broadneck High School, Chesapeake High School, Indian Creek High School, Meade High School, North County High School, River Hill High School, Saint Mary's High School, Severn School, Severna Park High School, Southern High School and South River High School.

Board of Directors

Carol Pohlmeyer, Rob White, Sheri Slattery, Jesse Larson, and Joe Borneman

Refund Policy

It is the club's policy that registration and team fees are final and non-refundable. SPark will not refund any portion of your tryout or registration fee for any reason once you accept placement in the club. SPark registers each player to fill a specific spot on the club's roster and because these spots are limited, it is up to the player/parent to make the commitment to participate. In addition, the information that is posted regarding which tournaments/practices we will participate in and the associated dates are not finalized at the time of registration. Therefore, changes or elimination of any tournament/practice dates may be necessary and will not be a cause for a credit or refund.