HELLO JEFFCO FIELD HOCKEY!!
To begin, thank you for your interest in one of the most incredible sports to ever be played around the world. Colorado is one of many states in the US, that does not have a big hockey community quite yet. CO only has 15 high school teams in the ENTIRE STATE! 16 games for the season, we play every team once, and one team twice. This is how the league has been for the last three years I am been involved with the program. From now on, you will hear me referring to this sport as simply "hockey" because that is what it is. When or if you decide to leave this country and experience other cultures, you'll see this sport is embedded into the fabric of many nations. Including India, Netherlands, Spain, France, and Germany to name a few. There are many opportunities in this hockey community to travel and see the world!
Hope everyone is having a great summer thus far. I would like to share some info about the upcoming season with you all. This year will be the second season under the umbrella school Dakota Ridge, the only High School Field Hockey Program in Jeffco! Athletic Director Matt Heckel, and faculty/administration at DRHS, are very excited to be home of the Jefferson County Field Hockey program. We are ready to have all schools in Jeffco represented through this program. If you may have friends in the county interested in playing, please forward their information my way! All are welcome!
We are happy welcome back Coach Meghan Hollenbach, All-American goalie from PA, as our goalie coach!
She successful trained the best goalie in the state last season! Megan Jackson (rising junior) We are extremely excited to see where these two go the next couple years!
FOR THE SEASON-
-Field Hockey stick
If you are interested in investing in a stick of better quality, and something that will last a while longer, look online for sticks.
(Dita, TK, Ritual, Grays) <<<< all very good hockey sticks brands.
-Eye protection (lacrosse eye goggles)
-Long socks (white socks needed for home games; navy socks for away games)
** all of the links provided above are for a locally sourced company called Harrow Sports, that produces field hockey equipment; they are located in Denver.
If you have any trouble or hardships with purchasing equipment, please feel free to reach out.
Practice and Home Games will be held at Rooney Road Sports Complex:
***Mandatory Practice ***
***(Monday - Friday)***
5:00pm - 7:00pm
101 Rooney Rd
Golden, CO 80401
There will be some transportation provided for games. (Colorado springs, Fort CO, etc.) We have done pretty well with carpooling in the past. Driving upperclassman, please do not hesitate to offer non- driving underclassman a ride to practice or game.
**Any athlete not able to attend a PRACTICE or GAME will be required to have a parents contact Coach Summers, at least 24 hours prior with reasoning as to why practice/game will be missed**
***If any athlete has prior obligations that were made before season starts; times and dates must be submitted to be excused. This also includes if an athletes is playing another sport, in the band, etc. Please provide schedule of other mandatory obligations***
Season will begin August 12th
I have attached the current tentative schedule for the season. If changes occur, you will be notified with a new schedule. Please follow the newest schedule provided.
By Monday August 12th:
All paperwork (registration, emergency contacts, physicals; etc) will be submitted online. There will be a link to upload all the info and necessary documents.
Step by step directions on how to online register for the season are attached.
First scrimmage / Play day at Kent will be August 17th.
We do not have a set schedule for this day yet, I will get that out ASAP!!
If you may have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out!
Very excited for the season to get underway.