Developing World Class Field Hockey in Maryland
Phase 3 Summer Programs
SPark Field Hockey Club
Phase III U10-U19/Adult July Summer Program
July 7 - August 2 (4 weeks)
Once a week, athletes will train with others in similar age/skill groups. The first half of each session will be instructional and the second half will be scrimmaging. Due to the easing of COVID restrictions, we are able to have full practices! Each session will be limited to 18 field players and 4 goalies to facilitate plenty of touches and minimal waiting in line.
To accommodate schedules, register for each day separately and sign up for as many days as you want, spaces are limited!
*Goalies again are welcome to come take shots at any of our Club Program sessions for a $10 drop in fee. Interested goalies should email Jesse: firstname.lastname@example.org. There are now four spots available per age group per night. You can view the goalie sign up sheet here to check for available spaces.
**For goalie specific training with Head Goalie Coach, UMD goalkeeper, and US Women's Indoor Team, Noelle Frost, contact Noelle directly: email@example.com.
Location: API outdoor field (AirDome field, but AirDome has been removed!) Cost: $150
U14 novice/U12/U10 ($100, 30 minutes instruction, 30 minutes scrimmage.)
U14 ($150, 45 minutes instruction, 45 minutes scrimmage.)
U16 ($150, 45 minutes instruction, 45 minutes scrimmage.)
U16/College/Adult ($150, 45 minutes instruction, 45 minutes scrimmage.)
U19/College/Adult ($150, 45 minutes instruction, 45 minutes scrimmage.)
Updated Required API Waiver
All SPark FHC players/parents and coaches will need to complete the API COVID-19 Participant Waiver (see below) prior to participation in practices/training at API. Waivers must be completed online and rosters will be checked by API staff prior to playing.
1. Temperature Checks- API Operations staff, with the support of SPark FHC staff, will be regularly screening players/coaches through non-contact, infrared temperature checks prior to practice/training sessions. Please encourage your staff and players to arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the start of each practice/training to have their temperature taken. Per CDC guidelines, any player/coach with a temperature greater than 100.4 will not be permitted to participate in scheduled practice/training. The parents of a player with a temperature of 100.4 or greater will be notified and that player/coach must be tested for COVID-19. Players/coaches who test positive for COVID-19 may not attend practice/training until they are cleared for release from isolation according to CDC guidelines and cleared to return by a healthcare provider.
2. Face Coverings- All SPark FHC staff, parents and players shall wear face coverings while arriving and leaving API facilities Face covering will not be required for staff or players while on the field during practice/training.
3. Parents/Guardians- Limit parents attendance. If it is necessary for them to be at practice, ensure that proper physical distancing is maintained between parents/guardians.
4. Hygiene- All Spark FHC staff and players are required to have a personal/individual bottle of hand sanitizer to utilize before, during and after practice.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, SPark Field Hockey Club is following the guidelines of set forth by Governor Larry Hogan, the CDC, USA Field Hockey and API:
Limit training groups to 20 or less
Limit coaches to 2 or less
Limit attendance to those that can confirm no symptoms of COVID-19 for the past 14 days
Minimize changes in small group participants
Don't allow parents and spectators to stay at the facility, only drop off and pick up
Coaches handle all shared equipment
Athletes use own water bottle, towels and personal hygiene products
No high fives or handshakes
Frequent cleaning of equipment with disinfectant before and after training session will be considered