Spring Season 2020
Practice Dates: Sundays, January 26 - May 10 (You can join anytime, even if the season has already started - we can prorate your fee; if you are new to field hockey, you may come to the first practice to see if you enjoy it).
*No practice 2/16, 4/12 and we do NOT normally practice on tournament weekends (unless otherwise notified in advance; e.g. U16 & U19 may practice Sunday if U12 & U14 have a Saturday tournament).
Time: 9:00am - 11:00pm (please arrive 15 minutes early for check-in; we start on time)
U12 practice from 9am-10:30am (generally 5th, 6th, and some 7th graders)
U14, U16 & U19 practice from 9am-11am (generally some 7th graders, 8th graders, and high school)
*A player's age division is based on his/her age 1/1/2020 (e.g. If a player is 13 years on 1/1/2020, then they will qualify to play in the Under 14 division; if a player is 14 years on 1/1/2020 then they qualify to play in U16).
**For practices, we will be dividing the field and splitting players based on age division and ability. 5th, 6th and some 7th graders (generally U12 and U14 in the spring) will practice together from 9am-10:30am; all 8th graders and some 7th graders (generally U16 in the spring) will practice together from 9am-11am; and, all high school girls (generally U19) will practice together from 9am-11am. For tournaments, if you are in 8th grade and are 14 years old, you will have to play in the U16 division; if you are in 8th grade and 13 years old, you will play in the U14 division, unless invited to play up.
Grades: 5-12 – ALL skill levels
Location: The Branson School Turf
Players can choose to participate in practices only OR tryout to be a part of a tournament team as well. There will be 4-5 tournament opportunities where we plan to send at least one team per division to each tournament (we may send more depending on numbers and interest). Anyone who is interested in being part of a tournament team should notify us during registration and will will evaluate them during the first several practices for placement on a tournament team. If you are placed a tournament team, you must pay the tournament fee up front.
Practices Only Cost: $465 - Due in full on or before the first practice. Rippers shirt included for new players or those who need a different size.
Estimated Tournaments Cost: $400 (excludes Cal Cup) - More information on paying the tournaments fee and scheduling will be provided after the first several practices.
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, so if you previously paid the $10 fee (such as for the fall 2019 season), no need to pay the $10 again (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.