IN 2019, ARLINGTON YOUTH LACROSSE PARTNERED WITH ARLINGTON FIELD HOCKEY, AND BROUGHT FIELD HOCKEY TO ARLINGTON
Here is some information about our league:
1/ When do I register my child?
Registration for Fall will open in late spring. Our spots fill up fast, but if the website says "waitlist only" you should still register. Knowing how many are on the waitlist, tells us how many more teams we need to create, and how many more coaches we need to find.
At any time, you may reach out to our field hockey commissioner, Megan Sullivan at
2/ When are practices + games?
Pre-season practices begin late August. Times and places TBD.
Regular practices will be held in Arlington through October. We will learn times and locations once the season gets closer.
If the season takes place as planned, games will start in early September.
There are no games on Labor Day or Columbus Day weekend.
Games will be held in Arlington, Great Falls, and Herndon, VA. The game schedule will be determined after coordinating with competing teams in the area, the Northern Virginia Field Hockey Alliance. See our NOVA FH Alliance page. Games will be MOSTLY on Sunday mornings, with occassional Saturday games.
3/ What if my child has never played Field Hockey before?
Many haven’t, so no worries. That's exactly why Arlington Field Hockey was created.
Field hockey is a sport that many don’t learn until they start High School. All three Arlington High Schools have a Varsity and JV field hockey team. Even learning this sport for the first time in 8th grade will give you an edge over many of the high schoolers coming out to play. Plus, it’s really fun! We know that many are new to this sport, and that’s the purpose of Arlington Field Hockey - to introduce field hockey and help it grow.
4/ What does my child need to play field hockey?
Not much, just a field hockey stick, mouthguard and shinguards. You can find out how to choose the size of your stick in the below chart, and at the beginning of the season, our coaches will be able to help with this purchase.
5/ I used to play field hockey and would like to help coach?
Wow, do we want to hear from you! If you would like to help coach, please email Laura Ransone or Megan Sullivan at
(they both receive emails at this address)
Even if you did not play, we have practice plans and assistants who have played and can help parents and adults who would like to coach.
Our teams will be playing on modified fields and with modified rules. We follow USA field Hockey rules with certified USA field hockey referees umpiring our games, but when using modified fields the rules must be adjusted. You can see a review of our modified rules here.