As we get ready for another great Field Hockey Season this fall, the dates and times for our Poway High School Field Hockey try outs will be posted soon, tentatively they will be the second week of August. Please note we had a new format last season and included a Novice try out session, which we anticipate continuing.
If you are interested or new to Poway field hockey, feel free to fill out the contact us portion of the website and a coach will get back to you.
Tentative try out format:
3 day try out/training session for novice players. This will allow us to have the time to teach technique, rules, and our expectations as coaches. Novice players are new to field hockey, or new to Poway high, or new to our program.
Novice try outs:
- 3 sessions separate from returning players (dates and times coming soon)
All players try outs:
- 1 full week minimum (dates and times coming soon)
Please don’t forget you will need a ticket to play in order to try out. Please visit our school website and have your ticket ready to go prior to tryouts. You can also look under forms and handouts on our homepage for more info about tickets-to-play.
Typical Field Hockey Gear
Each year we are asked about gear and many times girls show up with the wrong gear or illegal gear.
Here is a list of necessities to be safe and compliant with SDFHOA:
if you click on the item name I have included amazon links so you can see what they typically look like. You do not have to buy the exact one from the links these are for an example.
Mouth guard– can not be white or clear must have color
Shin guards– can not be soccer shin guards- must be made of hard plastic and cover all the way down to both sides of ankles. Do not– buy sock type or pull on or just padded- basically any shin guard with a foot stirrup strap is illegal.
Goggles– Must be metal cage type like Lacrosse goggles. No plastic, no clear racquet ball type, no sunglass visor type
Cleats– soccer cleats are legal. Softball or baseball cleats are illegal. the cleats can not have a toe cleat. Can also wear turf cleats or tennis shoes.
Field hockey stick– this is really up to you, I can say that most sticks under $50 break and come apart before the end of season and girls end up getting new ones. However, they work and are doable. just do not get sticks that are flat on both sides because they are for indoor field hockey and do not get sticks with a crook in it because they are for goalies. Your stick should be even with your hip bone when held straight up from the ground.
Stick option- JDH – is offering a discount if interested. This is just a discount and not a fundraiser. 25% off with coupon code- PHS25