Field Hockey

  • Welcome to Raider Girls' Field Hockey

    This fall, Scarsdale High School will field two Field Hockey teams:
    • Varsity is for the top field hockey players, regardless of grade-level.
    • JV is for freshmen and sophomores to develop their skills and capabilities.

    (Note:  The JV team is dependent upon having enough girls to field this team.)

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  • Tryouts
    Tryouts begin on August 19, 2019 at 7:00am and players must have their completed gold card from the school nurse. Information on how to get a gold card can be found at
     
     
    Tryouts will take place at the Scarsdale High School Turf Field for all levels per the following schedule: 
    • Monday, August 19, 2016 through Thursday, August 22, 2019 from 7:00am - 9:00am & 11:00am - 1:00pm
    • Friday, August 23, 2019 from 7:00am - 9:00am & 11:00am - 1:00pm for Varsity Only.  JV TBD.
    • Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 7:00 am-9:00am for Varsity Only.  JV TBD.

    The Varsity overnight trip is from August 29, 2019 through August 30, 2019.

    Players should bring turf shoes, sneakers, field hockey sticks, shin guards, mouth guards, goggles, and water.

    *Times may change due to weather, heat index, etc.

    Teams will be established on or before Thursday, August 22, 2019.
     
    Players are expected to be present at all tryout sessions.  Missing sessions will be incorporated into the coach's evaluation of players for the Varsity team.
     

    Tryouts consist of assessments of individual field hockey skills and field hockey team play.

    Player tryout evaluation is based on the following:

    • Physical criteria including quickness, speed, explosiveness, endurance, strength, power, and agility.
    • Technical criteria including stickwork, passing, receiving, hitting (flick, drive, sweep, etc.), shooting, footwork, elimination and tackling skills.
    • Tactical criteria including use of decision making, anticipation, field vision, space, changing direction/point of attack, creativity, defending, and attacking.
    • Attitude/mental preparation/psychological criteria including mental toughness and concentration, perseverance, patience, commitment, composure, risk taking, accepting challenge, coachability, team player mentality, acceptance of constructive criticism.

    The coaching staff also tests the athletes for general athleticism.  

     
    Players are also evaluated on their cooperation with other players and their ability to take direction from the coaching staff.
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  • Preseason Practice
    Team practices begin on Monday, 8/26/19.  A calendar will be shared with the team and parents listing the practice and game times and dates.
     
     
     
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  • Regular Season

    Field Hockey is a commitment of about 3 hours per day, 6 days a week and occasional Saturday games or practices.  It is our expectation that athletes will be present for all team tryouts, scrimmages, practices, games, and tournaments. 

    The regular season ends in late October for both teams. 

    Varsity is then eligible for post-season play.

    For additional information please contact:

    Lauren Barton:  lbarton@scarsdaleschools.org

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