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  • WELCOME TO ADK SPRING/SUMMER 2019
    ADK Field Hockey Club LLC will enter it's 11th season this May.  We are proud to announce that we have 137 Alumni (and counting) who played or are currently playing collegiate field hockey!  We currently have 3 ADK Alumni in the USA National Team Pipeline (Development Team and U21 teams) 

    WEBSITE: www.adkfieldhockey.net
    Twitter: @HockeyADK
    Instagram: ADK Field Hockey
    Facebook: ADK Field Hockey 


    Our Program:
    Our focus is on skill acquisition, field hockey strategy, tactics and fun.  Adk practices on the premier surface for our sport ASTRO TURF 12 water-based at The University at Albany.  Our player to coach ratio is excellent (10 to 1) on average so that we can constantly teach, provide feedback and motivate our athletes.  Players will practice between 1-2 times per week.  In addition to practices, selected ADK players will participate in outdoor events:
  • April Columbia 7v7 Tournament
  • April Shooting Stars Easter Invitational Delaware U16 and U19 levels 
  • Junior Outdoor Premier League Tournament @Vassar College U16 level only May 18th and 19th
  • May Shooting Stars Kids Cup: U10, U12, U14 (current 4th-8th graders) June 22 and 23 in Mass. 
  • Wicked Smart Northeast Outdoor Premier League at UALBANY U16 and U19 levels.  This league was formed when the Empire State Games were cancelled after the  2010 games. We are in our 8th year of the league and we have teams from all over the Northeast and NY regions come to play! It's a great way to really advance your skills and game knowledge as a hockey player. 
  • New tournament this year July 14 and 15 at UAlbany for our U14 players. 
  • Shooting Stars Thanksgiving Tournament Richmond VA U14, U16, and U19.  

 

Coaches
Phil Sykes: 1996 Olympian, USA Men's National Teams Outdoor and Indoor, entering his 16th season as the Head Coach for the UAlbany Field Hockey Team. 
Andy Thornton: Scottish National Youth Coach of the Year, served as the USA Men's and Women's National Indoor Head Coach, entering his 16th season as the Associate Head Coach for the UAlbany Field Hockey Team. 
Ali Harris:  Assistant University at Albany Field Hockey.  Ali is our AMAZING GOALIE COACH.  Owner of Ultimate Defender Goalie Training. 
Jennifer Sykes: Communications Coordinator for ADK, Collegiate First Team All-American in Field Hockey and Lacrosse, NCAA Women of the Year Nominee.
Various current collegiate players and alumni. 

AGE GROUPS: We ability group at ALL LEVELS! 
For spring/summer, please follow the below guidelines to determine what age group you are eligible to sign up for. 

GOALIES:   ALL GOALIES years 2019-2027

GROUP D: Graduation years 2024, 2025, 2026, & 2027 (current 4th-7th graders for the current 2018-2019 school year).  Any current 8th grader who may be new to field hockey can also choose this level. 

GROUP C:
 Graduation years: 2022 and 2023 (current 8th and 9th graders for the current 2018-2019 school year). Any current 10th grader (2020) who is just beginning their field hockey career can also choose to play U16 instead of U19. 

GROUP B:
 Graduation year: 2021 (current 10th graders for the current 2018-2019 school year)

GROUP AGraduation years 2019 and 2020 (current 11th and 12th graders for the current 2018-2019 school year) 

COST
The main goal of ADK is to help make athletes in the program become better field hockey players and teammates! Our cost is one of the lowest in the Northeast, and lower than most sanctioned USA Field Hockey clubs based on rate per hour.  We do not charge our athletes a fee for uniforms and charge just enough to cover field rentals, operational cost, equipment and coach's fees.  Players must purchase at practice a $25- reversible pinnie if they do not have one of our under armour pinnies.  On average, our cost run around $11-$15 per player per hour.  Our registration fees cover all player practices.  Any tournament  player attends is an additional fee and typically cost between $80-$125 per person (shooting stars, JPOL).  The Wicked Smart League for U16 and U19 selected players cost approximately $25-$35- per player for each day played. 

TRYOUT Fees for ADK:

$45- per player 
ALL PLAYERS MUST REGISTER FOR TRYOUTS WHICH IS A $45- cost for the 2 or 3 dates. 

REGISTRATON FEE FOR THOSE ATHLETES SELECTED: 

GOALIES: $250-

GROUP D: $250-
GROUP C: $295-
GROUP B: $315-
GRAOUP A: $315-


MORE DETAILS ON EACH LEVEL: 

1. GOALIES: Any goalie 2019-2027 graduating classes

Total Hours after Tryouts: 19.5 hours.  All practices on the University at Albany ASTRO 12 TURF FIELD   Cost: $250- for entire spring/summer (practices listed under the ADK Calendar Tab and below)


Information about our goalie training: We are so fortunate to have Ali Harris as our main goalie coach.  Ali's experience is to much to list here, but trust us when we say...she is fantastic!  In addition we have 2 other amazing goalie coaches!  Improving our goalies and high quality goalkeeper training is one of the primary goals of the club. 

Goalie Practices: 
(See ADK Calendar tab)  We will type dates and times here soon

2. GROUP D: Any player in the graduating classes of: 2024, 2025, 2026 and 2027 (current athletes in 4th-7th grade)

Total Hours after Tryouts: 19.5 hours.  All practices on the University at Albany ASTRO 12 TURF FIELD   Cost: $250- for entire spring/summer (practices listed under the ADK Calendar Tab and below)  *Many of our coaches volunteer their time for this level to help keep cost down for our younger players and to help #GROWTHEGAME
All players in ADK must have an up to date USA Field Hockey yearly membership:  https://webpoint.usfieldhockey.com/wp/Memberships/Join.wp  U12: $25-, U19: $50-


Information on our Group D Program
:
ADK is committed to having a low player to coach ratio.  We have over 12 amazing coaches on staff ready to teach your athlete on the highest quality surfaces for the game of field hockey.   We don’t typically travel our U14/U12 groups in the summer. However, we have teams registered for the June 22 and 23 Kids Cup in Mass.  We will focus on game concepts and play at our Saturday or Sunday practices.  Our Thursday practices will be about skill development.  We will ability group and often have our U14 players (7th graders) together and our U12/U10 players (4th-6th) together.  We are looking to host a U10, U12, and U14 level  tournament at UAlbany on July 13 and 14!

GROUP D Practice Schedule: 
(See ADK Calendar tab)  We will type dates and times here soon


3. GROUP C:: Any player in the graduating classes of: 2022 and 2023  (current athletes in 8th and 9th grades)


Total Hours after Tryouts: 19.5 hours.  All practices on the University at Albany ASTRO 12 TURF FIELD   Cost: $295- for entire spring/summer (practices listed under the ADK Calendar Tab and below)  
All players in ADK must have an up to date USA Field Hockey yearly membership:  https://webpoint.usfieldhockey.com/wp/Memberships/Join.wp U19: $50-


Information on our Group C Program
:  The intensity gets dialed up when a player becomes U16 eligible.  Our goal is to prepare you for Varsity and JV field hockey as well as National and Regional competition.  At this level athletes will be able to work hard and potentially get selected for one of the many tournaments or wicked smart league. This age group is critical in the development of future players who can compete at events.  

Group C Practice Schedule: 
(See ADK Calendar tab)  We will type dates and times here soon

4. GROUP B: Any player in the graduating class of 2021  (current athletes in 10th grade)


Total Hours after Tryouts:  21 hours.  All practices on the University at Albany ASTRO 12 TURF FIELD   Cost: $315- for entire spring/summer (practices listed under the ADK Calendar Tab and below)  
All players in ADK must have an up to date USA Field Hockey yearly membership:  https://webpoint.usfieldhockey.com/wp/Memberships/Join.wp U19: $50-


Information on our U16/Rising U19 Program (GROUP B)
:  Our goal is to prepare you for college and to be the top players on your high school teams.  At this level athletes will be able to work hard and potentially get selected for one of the many tournaments or wicked smart league.  Fitness elements are added in at this level and Friday night practices make for a very fun experience for our players.  Friday nights are usually reserved for skill work and Saturday or Sundays we work on tactics and positioning through small sided and 11v11 play whenever possible.  If you miss a practice you have the ability to stay for a double session with Group A (you must ask first).  Adk always welcomes make up sessions!  Get the most out of your hockey experience with us!


Group B Practice Schedule:

(See ADK Calendar Tab) We will type dates and times here soon 

5. GROUP A: Any player in the class of 2019 or 2020 (this is our top level for ADK)


Total Hours after Tryouts:  21 hours.  All practices on the University at Albany ASTRO 12 TURF FIELD   Cost: $315- for entire spring/summer (practices listed under the ADK Calendar Tab and below)  
All players in ADK must have an up to date USA Field Hockey yearly membership:  https://webpoint.usfieldhockey.com/wp/Memberships/Join.wp U19: $50-


Information on our U19 Program
:  Our goal is to prepare you for college and to be the top players on your high school teams.  At this level athletes will be able to work hard and potentially get selected for one of the many tournaments or wicked smart league.  Fitness elements are added in at this level and Friday night practices under the lights make for a very fun experience for our players.  Friday nights are usually reserved for skill work and Saturday or Sundays we work on tactics and positioning through small sided and 11v11 play whenever possible.  If you miss a practice you have the ability to stay for a double session with Group A (you must ask first).  Adk always welcomes make up sessions!  Get the most out of your hockey experience with us!  Stay after 9pm until the lights go out and get extra work! 


Group A Practice Schedule:

(See ADK Calendar Tab) We will type dates and times here soon 


OTHER DATES TO BE AWARE OF: 

JPOL U-16 Tournament: May 18th and 19th @ Vassar College 

SHOOTING STARS KIDS CUP U10, U12, U14: June 22 and 23 in Massachusetts 

ELITE & GOALIE CAMP:  (separate fee, sign up online) Camp sells out every year.  
You will not want to miss this.  We are flying in 3 of our friends from Germany who are considered some of the best coaches and players in the world and goalies have Coach Ali! 
*CAMP only for ADVANCED PLAYERS (varsity level, Adk returners or by invite)
*Current Goalies in ADK are eligible.  This is not for new goalies, we repeat, for experienced goalies only!
Age level:  Graduating classes of 2019, 2020, 2021 and there may be some spots for 2022.  No players younger will be accepted at this camp. 
We will open this camp up to our current 2019 and 2020 players first followed by 2021 then 2022 if we have any spots left. 
@UAlbany Astro Turf Field
Tuesday July 9: 9:30am-12:30pm
Wednesday July 10: 9:30am-12:30pm
Thursday July 11: 9:30am-12:30pm
Friday July 12: 9:30am-12:30pm
 
SKILLS CAMP @UAlbany Astro Turf: This is the 13th year of this camp! Camp sells out every year
*Separate fee and sign up online.  Camp is open to any players (ADK or non-ADK members) entering grades 4th-10th for the fall of 2019. 
Monday July 15th:  9:30am-2:00pm
Tuesday July 16th:  9:30am-2:00pm
Wednesday July 17th: 9:30am-2:00pm
Thursday July 18th: 9:00am-12:00pm *time adjusts for the final day of camp

WICKED SMART NORTHEAST LEAGUE: @UAlbany Astro Turf  Year #8!
*Selection for this league will take place at practices and is based on player availability and skill development. Out of the 3 dates we encourage players to be available for all dates or 2 of 3 if possible.  With 6-7 potential full length games on astro turf between the 3 dates, that is almost 1/2 a high school season games!  That is awesome game experience! 

Saturday July 6th: Wicked Smart Day #1: U16
Sunday July 7th: Wicked Smart Day #1: U19

Saturday July 20th: Wicked Smart Day #2: U16
Sunday July 21st: Wicked Smart Day #2: U19

Saturday July 27th: Wicked Smart Day #3: U16
Sunday July 28th: Wicked Smart Day #3: U19


U10, U12, U14 Tournament @ UAlbany: 
Saturday July 13th:  Approximately 12pm-8pm
Sunday July 14th: Approximately 9am-4pm



 

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