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UPDATE: JANUARY 2023
Full team training will begin in mid-February.
We anticipate (but can't guarantee) team practices will be either Tuesday or Thursday evenings. Location still TBD.
Practice, then compete.
The Academy Team focus is skill acquisition and tactical development. As the less demanding of our two spring programs, the primary component of the program is training. However, everyone deserves a chance to compete and put their skills to the test. Everyone who plays for the Academy Team will participate in the club's home tournament, the Music City Jamboree, in May.
TEAM FEES INCLUDE...
14 WEEKS TRAINING (1x A WEEK)
THE MUSIC CITY JAMBOREE
$129 Early Bird Deposit
** On Dec. 11, deposit increases to $179
** February, March, April, May
All payments will go through TeamSnap this year, including monthly dues.
Specific details are not yet available, but will be updated here as soon as they are.
Practice will be held once a week.
The Academy Team is a co-ed program, open to players of all skill level, ages 12-18. Players younger than 12 should participate in our Elementary Program.
Early Bird Pricing ends Dec. 10!
The deposit amount goes up to $179 on Dec. 11.
Skills and training
Development of foundational skills
More complete understanding of rules
Encouraging, but challenging environment
Prepare for one end-of-season competition
Building team and club identity
February - May
1 trainings each week
1 hour 30 mins team practice
Compete in the Music City Jamboree
- Local tournament, hosted by Nashville FHC
WHO WILL BE COACHING?
The primary Academy Team coach will be Tess Anderson. Tess has been with Nashville FHC for nearly three years, is the current Nolensville HS coach, and previously coached the Ravenwood JV team. As necessary, additional coaches will be added to facilitate training.
IS THERE A LIMIT TO HOW MANY PLAYERS CAN PARTICIPATE?
No. The Academy Program will not be limited by number. As necessary, additional coaches will be added to facilitate training.
CAN MY CHILD PARTICIPATE IF THEY ARE NEW TO FIELD HOCKEY?
Yes. The Academy Program is exactly where they should be. Because many of the players will have some experience, we highly recommend participation in a Learn to Play session prior to the start of the Academy Program. NFHC will offer a short Learn to Play program, in January 2023, for any new players interested in joining the Academy Program in February.
IS THE MUSIC CITY JAMBOREE MANDATORY?
Again, technically nothing is compulsory, we will place great emphasis on tournament participation. As we look to build a sustainable and competitive travel program, competition is an important barometer of team development, and an invaluable element of player learning. Because of that, tournament fees are included in the team fees. It’s our sincere hope that players will make the tournament a scheduling priority.
WHAT IF I MISS A SESSION?
While attendance to all sessions is not compulsory, we will place great emphasis on attendance, as continuity is a crucial part of team growth. Players who choose to miss consistently will find themselves falling behind. However, we do understand that on occasions conflicts will arise. Within reason, no players will be penalized for missing a session.
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED IN TEAM FEES?
Personal equipment. NFHC does have sticks available for loan, but players will be required to wear their own shinguards and mouthguard during all practices and competition.
Team uniform. All players will be required to wear a Nashville FHC reversible pinnie for practices, and will need to purchase appropriately colored skirts/shorts and socks prior to the Jamboree.
ARE THERE MORE COMPETITIVE PROGRAMS?
Yes. Our travel team includes a once-a-week practice, once-a-week small-group skills session, and four regional tournaments. More info is available here.
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