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Field Hockey Nova Scotia runs a summer provincial program for girls interested in learning and playing field hockey at a higher level.  Th program is broken into two groups, u16 and u18.  The girls will practice together however will be placed in different age divisions for tournaments.  Athletes can choose the level of commitment they want,the training squad or the travel squad.

1)   Training squad - as in the past there will be one squad that will consist of all players (varying age and experience) that will practice at the same time and location. Some players may choose to practice and not travel to the tournaments.  This opportunity is still available. These athletes will simply pay the squad fee (approximately $350) and then practice/scrimmage throughout the summer, first of May to the end of July
2)   Travel squad - this will be the group of athletes that will travel to two tournaments this year, one in June and one at the end of July.  The team will practice together but will be split into two groups based on age/experience for the tournaments.  The two groups will compete in different divisions in the same tournament.   Cost for the trips will be separate from the squad fee but there will be team fundraising to ensure all players can afford to participate

Tournaments are still being arranged.  The team will be travelling to Lancaster, Pennsylvania in June.  A second tournament will be occur later on in the summer, in either Ontario or within the New England states.

Practices during the month of May and June, will usually be at the Sackville Sports Stadium on Mondays.  In addition to a 90 minute practice, the girls will be playing in a women's league.  This will allow them to not only learn how to play outdoor field hockey, but they will gain valuable playing experience in and among previous provincial players.   There will be also be practices, typically on Wednesday evenings (possibly Sundays) at Huskies Stadium at SMU.  Practices will run until the second trip, end of July.

On Friday, May 1st, 6 - 9pm at the Sackville Sports Stadium, we will be holding an ID session for athletes interested in participating in the program.  This will give the coaching staff an opportunity to determine the skill experience level of the participants prior to finalizing the program plan for the summer.  There is a minimal tryout fee, $10 if you register prior to the tryout date or $15 if you register on the date of the tryout.   

The Registration Form for the team tryout is attached.

Any inquiries can be directed to me at 452-1644.

Janet Heppell
Head Coach
NS u18 field hockey team   



2015 U18 Provincial Team

Back Row (left to right):  Kerry Costello (assistant coach), Aelyn Murphy, Alex Tutty, Gabrielle Bezanson, Ellen Petrie, Tahlia Jones, Janet Heppell (head coach).
Front Row (left to right):  Emma Parsons, Alisha Bowes-Trinacty, Katie Michelin, Julia Jorgensen, Brianna Samson, Haley Whitman
Missing:  Kristin MacNeil, Chloe Cyr, Elizabeth Waye
Assistant Coach: Kerry Costello
Head Coach: Janet Heppell