The Elementary School and Middle School field player and goalkeeper skills classes will teach and review the basic and more advanced skills in the game of field hockey. The field players and goalkeepers will be in two groups. The two groups will join together periodically throughout the skills class to put skills into motion.The High School Advanced Field Hockey Skills Class will teach and review the more advanced skills in the game of field hockey. Field Players will focus on ball control, deceptive elimination skills, hitting shot variation, sweeping, backhand hits and shots. Goalkeepers will also focus on advanced skills and decision making techniques in drills and game play.
Field hockey sticks can be provided
to beginner field hockey players. These sticks are able to be borrowed throughout the 4 weeks program but must be returned at the end of each class.
Goalkeeper equipment is also available.
The DIS Field Hockey program can provide 5 goalkeepers (2 youth and 3 High School players) with equipment
The Session Three dates are provided below:
Every Friday in February, 2017:
2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24
Week 1 (February 3):
Andrea Slaven, DISFH Club Director
Andrea Slaven is entering her second year as the DIS Field
Hockey Club Director here at Danvers Indoor Sports. A 2009 graduate of Saint Michael's College, Slaven was a three-time NCAA Division II All-American, the 2007 ECAC Division II Player of the Year and a 2008 Division II North All-Star. Following graduation,
Slaven became an Assistant Coach at Assumption College. After her experience with the Greyhounds, Slaven was named the Head Coach of the Manchester-Essex Regional High School field hockey team. In three seasons, the Hornets were two-time Cape Ann League Small Champions and visited the Division II North Finals falling short of the title two out of three seasons. In 2013 Slaven revisited the collegiate coaching scene as an Assistant Coach at Merrimack College. In those three seasons the team advanced to two Final Four appearances. Slaven now enjoys working with high school aged athletes helping them advance their level of play and position them into the college circuit.
Week 2 (February 10):
Carolyn King Rabitaille, Saint Anselm College
Carolyn King Robitaille is in her fifth season as the field hockey head coach at
Saint Anselm College. Robitaille was a four-year varsity field hockey forward at Bates from 2003-06 and also played catcher for the softball team from 2004-05. Internationally, Robitaille suited up in South Africa as an independent player in 2006, played in
Holland that same year as a member of the Bates squad and then traveled to Argentina as a member of the Bates coaching staff in 2009. She is also currently the NE-10 field hockey coaches' chair and is an active member of the NFHCA, USA Field Hockey and the Alliance of Women Coaches (NCAA Women Coaches Academy – Class 39).
Week 3 (February 17):
Maggie Bridgeo currently coaches and teaches at Masconomet
Regional Middle School in Topsfield, MA. Maggie graduated from Danvers High School where she was a standout athlete in Field Hockey, Basketball and Softball, receiving various honors throughout her years there including The Boston Globe All Scholastic Team and Division I player of the year. Maggie was inducted into the DHS Hall of Fame in 2008. Following her high school career, Maggie went on to play at Division I University of New Hampshire. Post college she became an assistant coach at both Salem State University and Endicott College before settling into high school level coaching of both Field Hockey and Softball at Masconomet.
Week 4 (February 24):
Kirsten Kilburn, Babson College
Kirsten Kilburn just completed her first season as the Babson College Assistant Field Hockey Coach. A 2015 graduate of Mount Holyoke College, Kilburn had an illustrious career as a two-sport athlete earning two All-American honors in field hockey and two All-Region accolades in lacrosse. A four-year starter for the Lyons, Kilburn was a three-time All-NEWMAC selection and finished her career as the all-time leader with 54 assists and 178 points.
Elementary School - 6:00pm-7:00pm
Middle School - 6:00pm-7:00pm OR 7:00-8:00pm
High School - 7:00pm-8:00pm
*Note: Since years of experience in the Middle School age group can vary, older and more experienced players may be placed with the High School group from 7:00pm-8:00pm. However, please still sign your child up for their appropriate grade level.
To register a player, please click on the appropriate link below:
Elementary School Register HERE
Middle School Register HERE
High School Register HERE