Fall Season 2020
Due to COVID, we are unable to hold a traditional fall season. Instead, Rippers will be offering two 4 week field hockey skills sessions for grades 7-12 this fall (one middle school pod and one high school pod). We will be following Marin County COVID guidelines for sports camps. You can read more about the rules and guidelines here. Groups are limited to 14 players with a dedicated coach per pod, so spots are limited. Groups must be stable and players may only participate in up to 2 sports / activities at one time for the duration of the session. Social distancing is required, thus no scrimmaging or tournaments are allowed. The focus of the sessions will be individual skill development (such as passing, receiving, dribbling, defensive footwork and shooting), plus some fun games we've come up with that work within social distancing guidelines!
We've divided our fall season into two parts in order to be flexible should we have to make adjustments due to COVID as well as to give more players the opportunity to participate, since pod sizes are capped at 14 players. You may sign up for one session or both. Players that try to register after a pod is full will be added to a waitlist should we get the opportunity to create an additional pod. Finally, we appreciate your patience and understanding of the changes we've had to make in order to provide safe, outdoor fun for youth during this time - thank you!
Practice Dates and Times:
Location: Ghilotti Turf Field at Redwood High School
Cost: $265 per session
Current USA Field Hockey Membership Required for All Players:
Due to insurance requirements, all players must be members of the USA Field Hockey Association in order to participate in practices and non-USFHA sponsored local tournaments. You must purchase your annual USFHA membership through us for $10 (please pay the additional $10 fee during registration; preferably - add it to your checkout - or via Venmo at the first practice). Memberships last for one year (e.g. if you paid the $10 fee in the fall of 2019, you will not need to pay the fee again until the fall of 2020). Please contact us if you are unsure if you have paid the fee. Note: if your child will be partcipating in a regional tournament or an event sponsored by USFHA tournament, you will have to purchase a full USA Field Hockey Membership directly from the USFHA ($25 for U12 and $60 for U14-U19; please select "Golden Gate Rippers" as your club affiliation). We will let you know whether a tournament or event is sponsored by USFHA in advance.
Fall Season 2019
Dates: Sundays, September 15 - November 3
Time: 9:30am - 11:00am (*1:30pm-3pm on November 3 only)
Grades: 5-8 – ALL skill levels (*Practice only option available for current 9th graders that are not on a JV or varsity field hockey team)
Location: The Branson School Turf
U12 and U14 teams
Registration Fee: Excludes tournament costs. The registration fee is due in full on or before the first practice. Rippers shirt included.