Instructional League

Instructional  League Program

Instructional League was created to provide fifth and sixth grade players the opportunity to learn field hockey through match play on a surface conducive for learning basic technical skills of the game.   The program rises out of our a partnership and joint commitment with Hofstra University Field Hockey to grow youth field hockey on Long Island.

The site for the Instructional League Program is Hofstra University Field Hockey Stadium – all program sessions take place on the stadium’s astroturf.   

Professional Instruction

All players are evaluated and placed in appropriate instructional groups.  Professional instruction comprises the first 45 minutes of each session.  Each group is assigned one coach from Lasting Legacy’s High Performance coaching staff and an assistant.  All players will benefit from the 12:2 player to coach ratio.

Players learn the game from a carefully designed, progressive field hockey curriculum where each session builds on the skills learned in previous sessions.  Passing and receiving on the run, elimination and tracking with speed, channeling defense, and goal scoring are taught by our experienced coaching staff.

League Matches (Games)

Match play is critical to the development of our field hockey players.  All players are assigned to a team and each team roster is held to a maximum of 12 players.  Forty-five minutes of each session is dedicated to match play.  Teams will play one match during the second half of each session.  

 

NOTE: All players must be USA Field Hockey members and affiliate with Lasting Legacy Field Hockey Club.  During the USAFH membership process you will have the opportunity to select Lasting Legacy as your New York club affiliate.  Please go to the following USAFH membership link:

https://usafieldhockey.webpoint.us/wp/Memberships/Join.wp