New Canaan Youth Field Hockey Website

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Evaluations 1 & 2:  Wednesday, August 29 & Thursday, August 30 @ Water Tower 2
- 5/6th grade ~ 5:15-6:30
- 7th grade ~ 6:15-7:30
- 8th grade ~ 7:15-8:30

Evaluation 3:  Saturday, September 1 @ Water Tower 2
- 5/6th grade ~ 11:15-12:30
- 7th grade ~ 12:15-1:30
- 8th grade ~ 1:15-2:30

Ideally your player will attend all three evaluations.  Attendance at 2 sessions is a minimum requirement, please let us know in advance if your daughter can not attend all three sessions by contacting 


  1. Stick (see measurement guidelines)
  2. Shin Guards
  3. Mouthguard
  4. Eyeguards - (ASTM F803 standards for field hockey)
  5. Turf Shoes
  6. Water bottle
  7. Pinney - will be provided at Evaluation check in
  8. Uniform - to be picked up at Parent Meeting (September 4th)



The aim of the New Canaan youth field hockey program is to improve individual and team skills in a competitive environment while fostering a love for the game.  Our girls will be encouraged, challenged and expected to work hard at practice and games.​  Each grade will be evaluated separately.


  1. Upon arrival at the Evaluation location, players should check in at the NCYFH table to let us know they are in attendance and to pick up their pinney.
  2. Players are not allowed to wear any branded gear from Club teams (pinnies, uniforms, etc.)
  3. Players should plan to attend all three Evaluation sessions.  If there is a conflict, please contact to let us know if your player can not attend a session.

During evaluations each player will have a number and will be placed into a group.  There will be multiple stations (lasting 15/20 mins) and each group will rotate through all stations.  A coach will be at each station to explain the drill and watch the players in action.  Rosters will be posted online Sunday, September 2nd (by 5pm).  Players will be evaluated on skill, experience, and effort.  The following criteria will be considered:

  • Dribbling
  • Passing (push pass, sweep, hit, reverse)
  • Receiving/Trapping
  • Game knowledge
  • Fitness
  • Coachability
  • Communication
  • Attitude