UPDATE for Field Hockey week of Sept 14

Hi All-
Friday, September 18: Game @ Otay Ranch HS, Varsity @ 3:00pm / JV @ 4:15pm
release from class 12:30pm, bus departs 12:45pm
Athletes should notify their teachers that they need to leave class early on game days and make arrangements to make up any missed classwork.  On game day, athletes excuse themselves from class at the release time and quickly go to a nearby restroom to change into their uniform then meet the team in front of the school to ride the bus.  
Athletic bus schedules must run early so they can be back to school in time to run their usual after-school routes.  If an athlete has a test or other reason that they cannot ride the bus, please follow the directions on page 6, XI. C. of the Athletic Handbook.  The pass will need to be presented to the coach the day prior to the away game.
Have a great week & GO TITANS!
Melinda Patenaude

Field Hockey week of Sept 14

Hi Field Hockey Players & Parents,

We want to congratulate both teams on a fantastic week! Varsity has really shown a lot of talent and team work this week between their 10-0 victory against Mission Hills and coming in third at the Otay Ranch tournament. JV has had a solid week as well and is learning to really play as a team. They were victorious against Mission Hills, and learned a lot in the Serra tournament about commitment to their team. We thank all the girls and their parents for their hard work this past week!   -Coach Morgan & Coach Britt

Here is a reminder about field hockey events for this week:
Monday, September 14: 3:00 - 5:00pm   Practice on the grass
Tuesday, September 15: 6:00 - 8:00pm   Practice on the turf
Wednesday, September 16: 6:15 - 7:15pm *Varsity game v Fallbrook @ Poway Stadium
7:15 - 8:00pm  JV practice on the turf
*This is a change to the published, 'tentative' schedule!
Thursday, September 17: 3:00 - 5:00pm   Practice on the turf
Friday, September 18: Game @ Otay Ranch HS, Varsity @ 3:00pm / JV @ 4:15pm
release from class and bus departure to be confirmed during the week
Saturday, September 19: Varsity @ Serra tournament; a separate email to follow
Be sure to check out the calendar on the website for all the latest info! 
SNAP! Raise fundraiser link:    https://app.snap-raise.com/fundraisers/4691
Have a great week!

Field Hockey week of September 7

Hi Field Hockey Players & Parents,

Our JV worked very hard this week and we saw so much improvement in certain aspects of our playing!  The girls are working very well together and have been applying what they have been learning into drills which is exciting for us to see!  We are looking forward to implementing last week's hard work into our games this week!
Congratulations to Varsity for making it to Day 2 of the Otay Tournament.  That is a huge step for our program from last year and we are excited to see how we compete next weekend.  Both of us coaches agreed that our team dynamic on the field is improving quickly and our fitness has allowed us to play at a faster pace.  Both of these factors will be a huge advantage to us this season.
Overall, we are very proud of both teams and are excited for the upcoming week!!!
~Coach Morgan and Coach Britt
Here is a reminder about field hockey events for this week: pastaparty
Monday, September 7: 7:30 - 10:00am   Practice on the turf 
Tuesday, September 8: 6:00 - 8:00pm   Practice on the turf 
*8:00 - 8:20pm   Pasta party for both teams @ the turf*
Please let me know if you will not be staying to eat
Wednesday, September 9: Game v Mission Hills @ Poway stadium
***Varsity @ 6:15pm  / JV @ 7:30pm***
Thursday, September 10: 3:00 - 5:00pm   Practice on the grass
Friday, September 11: 3:00 - 5:00pm   Practice on the turf
Saturday, September 12: Varsity @ Otay tournament, Day 2
JV @ Serra tournament
A separate email will follow regarding each team's tournament.
Our website calendar has been updated with practice information for the season.  This is tentative and subject to change, so check back often!
The SNAP! fundraiser has already raised $920 - nice work!
Have a great week!

Snap! Fundraiser

Hi  Parents,
We will be kicking off our Snap! Raise fundraiser on Friday.  Snap uses the power of social media with a safe, fun, and interactive approach to fundraising.  All we ask is that each parent/guardian help their athlete gather 20 or more email addresses of their biggest fans. The “Snap 20” sheet below provides examples and areas to write down the addresses. Your contacts are strictly private and protected.
Snap Fact Overview: 
1. Safe and Protected - Snap! Raise is the safest online platform available. All data is private and never redistributed, saved or used when a fundraiser ends. 
2. No Product Sales - athletes sell no product through the platform! Every effort is made through our own custom built program enhancement page and shared via Email, Facebook, Twitter and Text.  
3. Email Strategy - all supporters will receive a receipt for their donation. All gifts are tax deductible and include a personalized thank you from the athlete. There are three reminder emails sent to donors, with an option to unsubscribe. 
4. Reverse Flow- Snap’s platform and process is what makes their platform so successful. It allows for an extensive reach across communities by providing options to connect with multiple donors and their social networks. This helps to maximize our fundraising efforts. Here is an example of the Poway Lacrosse SNAP fundraiser: SNAP Fundraiser 
Please help your daughter gather the 20 email addresses on the attached form and return them to Coach Britt or Coach Morgan at practice on Wednesday evening.  They can also save these contacts in their phone to make input easier on Friday.
The girls will meet the coaches on Friday at 4:15 wearing their practice pennies and will participate in making a short video for the fundraiser.  They will use their cell phones to input the email addresses to the fundraising site.  Emails to the contacts will then be sent out with the short video.  
We hope this will be a successful fundraiser with all participating.  If you have any questions after watching the lacrosse video, please contact Lesley Flud at flud7@san.rr.com.
-Poway Girls Field Hockey Board

Field Hockey week of August 31

Hi Field Hockey Players & Parents,

Congratulations to JV for placing 5th out of 16 teams this past weekend as well as their win on Friday!  Coach Burr (who helped us out this past weekend) and I were very proud of the girls and we both agreed that our speed, aggression towards the goal, and skill improved throughout the day.  This will be a huge advantage to us this season.  The girls have grown so much already in the past three weeks and Coach Morgan and I are excited to see it continue!

Varsity tied 0-0 but it was a great chance to see where we are at and what we need to work on before the upcoming tournament.  There is so much potential with this team and we truly feel that we can compete with the top teams in the county as long as we continue our work ethic!     ~Coach Britt

Here is a reminder about field hockey events for this week:

Monday, August 31: 3:00 - 5:00pm   Practice on the grass

Tuesday, September 1: 6:00 - 8:00pm   Practice on the turf

Wednesday, September 2: 6:00 - 8:00pm   Practice on the turf
**Final turn-in day for Sponsorship fundraiser** (see website if you need forms)

Thursday, September 3: 3:00 - 5:00   Practice on the grass

Friday, September 4: 4:15pm   possible fundraiser activity (video to be made by  players)
5:00 - 7:00pm  Practice on the grass

Saturday, September 5: Varsity tournament at Otay

Schedule is on website calendar; separate email to follow with details

Have a great week!

Melinda Patenaude

Keep up the great fundraising efforts!  Isis Physical Therapy has decided to support us this week.  You can turn in your sponsorship forms at any time.  Remember that no donation is too small and you will receive 50% credit towards your registration fees.

Field Hockey week of August 24

Hi All,

Thanks to all who were able to make the Parent meeting on Thursday night.  It was great to see all of the new faces!

Please check out our field hockey website at  http://powayfieldhockey.com/.  A BIG THANKS to Bree Blila for all her work on the new website!  The tentative game schedule can be found on the Calendar tab.  Please bookmark this website as it will be an informative resource for you during the season.
Below are the field hockey events for this week:
Monday, August 24: 6:30 - 8:30pm   practice on the turf (stadium)
Tuesday, August 25: 5:00pm  UNIFORMS distributed and team photos taken on the turf
6:00 - 8:00pm   practice on the turf
Wednesday, August 26: 6:00 - 8:00pm    practice on the turf

Thursday, August 27: (UPDATED 8-27-2015) 5:30 - 7:30 practice on the Grass

Friday, August 28: Scrimmage vs Del Norte on the turf
Varsity @ 3:30pm  / JV @ 4:45pm
Saturday, August 29: JV Tournament at Otay Ranch - game schedule and sign up sheet to be sent separately
Transportation is on your own
Please keep working on your fundraising project - you will receive a 50% refund for all donations you bring in!  Extra forms are on the website under the Handouts button.
Have a great week and GO TITANS!
Melinda Patenaude

Reminder: PHS Field Hockey Fall Sports Night Meeting

Just a quick reminder that the PHS Field Hockey Fall Sports Night Meeting is today, Thursday, August 20 at 7pm.  We will be in Room H-10.  This meeting provides a great opportunity to meet the Coaches, ask questions, get important information about the girl’s season and turn in your registration forms if you haven’t already done so.
Hope to see you all there!
Your PHS Field Hockey Booster Board

**Jason Wellings from HFS Sport will be at the practice field tomorrow and will have some field hockey items such as new field hockey sticks available for sale after practice.

Field Hockey week of August 17

We were very pleased with the girls' hard work this past week and we look forward to watching them continue that effort and grow this season.  The next few weeks will be extremely hot so please make sure the players are hydrating at home and not relying on water breaks at practice.  We are committed to having fit players who are able to compete for the entire 50 minute game. We will go over our goals for the season in detail at the parent meeting.  Congratulations again to each of the players and we look forward to meeting you Thursday evening.  ~Coach Morgan & Coach Britt

Field hockey events for this week:
Monday, August 17: 3:30 - 5:30pm  practice on the grass*
**Spirit wear orders due today**
Tuesday, August 18: 3:30 - 5:30pm  practice on the grass
Wednesday, August 19: First Day of School
3:30 - 5:30pm  practice on the grass
Thursday, August 20: 3:30 - 5:30pm  practice on the grass
7:00pm Fall Sports Night at PHS for parents (Room number to follow)
**Registration forms are due today** 
Friday, August 21: 6:30 - 8:30pm  practice on the turf
*Please remember that the practice times stated are when practice begins.  Players are asked to be at the field 30 minutes prior to the stated time for wardrobe adjustments and warm-ups so they are ready to practice on time.  Thanks from the coaches!
We hope that you are having success getting sponsors for the Team Fundraiser.  Please let John Richards or me know if you have any questions about the fundraiser.  This is a great way to raise funds for the team, advertise for community businesses AND give you credits against the $375 field hockey registration fee!  All documents for this fundraiser are due by September 2.
See you at Fall Sports Night!  Have a great week,
Melinda Patenaude

Field Hockey Team Selections

We would like to thank all the players for trying out and competing for a position with PHS Field Hockey. The players have worked very hard over the past six days despite the heat and we are very proud of all their effort.
Based on the girls' performance, skills, attitude and potential, we have been able to make the following selections for the 2015 season:

Sydney Burr
Adrienne Busch
Maggie Cornwall
Annalisa Flud
Isabelle Flud
Lianna Friedman
Ariana Hooper
Taylor Jervis
Lauren Leland
Natalie Logan
Natalie Mulhall
Erica Novak
Morgan Patenaude
Emily Plummer
Kamryn Richards
Tracy Richards
Caylee Vick
Lauren Whitney
Amanda Zemper

Frances Agrusa
Rayne Buckley
Kira Draskovich
Elena Dsouza
Grace Fitzherbert
Charlize Gonzalez
Madelyn Hurtado
Lilly Jiminez
Katie Jose
Taylor Kallmann
Yessica Langarica
Madeline Nations
Trinity Nunez
Sara Revers
Cierra Stock
Samantha Yeater

Thank you again to everyone who came out.  We appreciated your hard work and dedication this past week and we look forward to the upcoming 2015 season.

Try Outs for 2015-2016 Season

Hi Field Hockey Players & Parents,

Welcome again to the Poway High School field hockey program!  Below is a schedule for try-outs & practice for the week of August 10.
On Monday, August 10, please remember to bring your Ticket to Play.  You may not participate in try-outs without it.
Players should be at the field at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time to allow for greetings, final attire adjustments, equipment set up and warm-ups.  
Try-out schedule:
Monday, 10th:   2:30 - 4:30pm @ turf (Stadium - meet on the visitor side of the 50 yard line)
**Juniors may come to try-outs as soon as you are finished with school registration.**
Tuesday, 11th:   7:30 - 9:30am @ turf
Wednesday, 12th:   3:30 - 5:30pm @ turf first, move to grass (JV softball field in the southwest corner of the school)
Thursday, 13th:   5:30 - 7:30pm  @ grass 
Friday, 14th:   5:30 - 7:30pm  @ grass
Saturday, 15th:   7:00 - 9:00am @ TBD and 6:00 - 8:00pm @ grass
Practice schedule:
Monday, 17th: 3:30 - 5:30pm @ turf/grass
Tuesday, 18th: 3:30 - 5:30pm @ turf/grass
Be sure to bring sports drinks or water, cleats or turf shoes, running shoes, eye protection, mouth guard, shin guards and your field hockey stick each day.  If any of you have extra hockey sticks, please consider bringing them for new players to borrow on a daily basis.  Thanks!