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Re: LA Field Hockey: Summer Training Information

Sent: Sun Jun 20, 2021 • 9:00 PM PDT
From: Mary Donahue
Re: LA Field Hockey: Summer Training Information
HI LA FH players - both returning and new players!

I hope everyone is enjoying our great summer weather and being able to do more fun summer things  - getting back to normal!!

We started summer training sessions last week and had a great turnout at all 3 practices. It's going to be a fun summer. :) As you may know, we have scheduled our summer LA FH sessions on Monday and Wednesday mornings and Tuesday afternoons. This allows for families to enjoy long weekends and gives us a bit more flexibility on our end. However, Thursday through Sunday is quite a stretch between workouts and practice sessions, so we have started a doc for players to use on those off days - mostly for conditioning, but we will be adding some fh drillwork (stickwork mostly) as well. 

All players should be working out 3-4 times a week.  This means getting your heart rate up for a minimum of 20 minutes and working on muscle strength and endurance. We typically use plyos workouts to concentrate on lower body strength, ab/core strength and some upper body work. Below is a link to a doc that we have started to provide workouts for non-practice days. 

If you are attending the 3 on-campus sessions each week, please try to add in another running workout and a body-wight workout.

If you are attending the on-campus team practices only infrequently, teh coaching staff encourages you to use this docc as the basis for 3-4 workouts per week. You want  to mix in body weight work, sprints, interval running and some distance running (30 minutes per run).

We will be starting team tryouts on Friday, August 4th. We will immediately launch into ramping up fitness. There will be conditioning at each of those sessions, so we want players to be prepared for a quick start!  So, take a look at the initial set of workouts in the doc and let us know if you have any questions. We will be adding material to it in the next few weeks. 

In case you missed Coach Maggie's email w/the summer training schedule and info, I've included it again bleow.

Hope to see you all soon!


Coach Mary


On Wed, Jun 9, 2021 at 2:08 PM Maggie Evans <drew.maggie@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hello LAHS Field Hockey!

After a short break, it's time to jump back into field hockey with our summer sessions.  We're starting these sessions on Monday June 14

These summer sessions are optional, but are a great way to stay in shape, or get back in shape, for our Fall season. New players are welcome to join, we'll teach you how to play. Returning players, you know what a difference it makes for your season to participate, so we really encourage you to come when you can! We're excited that this summer we'll be able to have a little bit of normalcy, and we'll be able to be open to anyone who wants to join, no cohorts! We'll still be taking Covid precautions, but attendance will be able to be much more flexible than last summer.

Monday & Wednesday 7:30 to 9:30 am these morning sessions will be focused on fitness with some hockey skills mixed in
Tuesday 4 to 6 PM this afternoon session will be mostly hockey with a little bit of fitness

We always strive to start right on time! So please be at the field (all sessions will be on the turf stadium field) a few minutes early so that you're ready to warm up right away.
If you don't have any field hockey experience but you'd like to try out this fall please feel free to participate this summer! We'll teach you how to play and lend you gear for the summer.

every session you must bring:
  • moldable mouth guard
  • hand sanitizer
  • running shoes
  • face mask
  • water (bring two full bottles! there will not be any where to refill at the field)
  • shinguards* 
  • field hockey stick*
  • reversible pinnie*

*if you don't own these items the program can lend them to you for the summer, just let a coach know at the beginning of practice

Covid Safety:
While things are slowly getting back to normal we will still be taking precautions.
  • We will have players seated 6' apart with their bags for water breaks. 
  • All players should bring their own hand sanitizer.
  • All players will wear masks during breaks. You are not required to wear a mask while playing, but it is still preferred.
  • Coaches will wear masks at all times.
  • We will try and minimize close contact, but we will be playing real hockey, with tackling and defense...
  • Coaches will disinfect equipment after each session
  • Players will check in with a QR code in order keep track of who has had contact with who

Please let us know if you have any questions!

Coach Maggie

Go Eagles!
Coach Mary

Mary Donahue
Head Coach, Los Altos HS Field Hockey
Program Director, SJ Fly Field Hockey Club
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