Do you strive to succeed at the highest field hockey level? Join the Denver Field Hockey Club!
Formed in 2011, The Denver Field Hockey Club’s goal is to introduce, build, and enhance field hockey in the local community. We offer programs for girls in grades 1st-12th and boys in grades 1st - 5th. To find out what we have to offer for each, check out our Programs.
Denver Field Hockey Club members have enjoyed incredible success since its inception!
7 NFHCA All-American Selections
2011 - Lucy Dikeou
2011 - Anya Gersoff
2012 - Emily Hazard
2013 - Chloe Dikeou
2013 - Grace Imhoff
2014 - Grace Imhoff
2014 - Kennedy Schumacher
ALL of the Denver Post/MaxPreps High School Players of the Year since 2011
2011 - Lucy Dikeou
2012 - Julia Murphy
2013 - Sterre VanEde
2014 - Sterre VanEde
A majority of the Denver Post and MaxPreps High School All-Colorado Teams have been made up of DFHC players since 2011.
We are exceedingly proud that top Field Hockey players in Colorado are members of our club. But the success doesn't stop with high school. Many of our players become successful college athletes. Check out the College Commitments section for a list.
We offer scheduled programs for girls in grades 1-12 and boys in grades 1-5.
High School High Performance:
For high school players who wish to play at an elite level (grades 9-12)
May 2016 - May 2017
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
These players are either already Varsity athletes in High School or aspire to play at the Varsity level. Typically, High Performance members are considering college recruitment. FEE $525
This membership includes:
Participation in Summer League* and Winter Indoor League
High Performance training sessions
College Recruiting Assistance
Travel Team tryouts**
*Dates for Summer League and winter league can be found on the Calendar
**You must be a High Performance member to try out for a national tournament travel team. High Performance members may be selected for travel teams or be chosen as alternates for those teams. DFHC travels to at least 2 National tournaments per membership year for recruiting purposes.
Memberships do not include tournament fees, travel expenses or uniforms.
To join High School Performance:
You will be redirected to the DFHC PayPal page after submitting the registration form. Your registration is not complete until you pay!
Middle School High Performance:
For middle school players who aspire to play at an elite level (grades 7-8) and who are preparing to play at the high school level. We will evaluate interested players by request only. Please email email@example.com if you are interested.
For players entering 6th-8th and 9th-12th grade
SUMMER LEAGUE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
Location: Kent Denver School Deso and Horn Fields (Deso under construction in July)
Tuesday, June 14, 21, 28 5:30-7:30pm - DeSo Field
Tuesday, July 5,19, 26 5:30-7:30pm - Horn Field
Monday, July 11th - 5:30-7:30pm - Horn Field
There will be separate league play at the High School and Middle School levels. Minimum age is entering 6th grade. This is not a beginner league, so players should have some experience with the rules and have fundamental stick skills (beginners should complete at least one instructional camp before attempting league play). The league will have umpires who will be honing their expertise for the upcoming Middle and High School seasons.
Players MUST have proper field hockey gear. Mouth guards and shin guards - no exceptions! Goggles are recommended in preparation for the upcoming school season. As with any DFHC program, players must also
Summer League Fee $125. Summer League Registration will be open May 5 and close on June 10.
Middle School Fall Interscholastic Team -
Is now closed
For 6th-8th graders who attend a school without a field hockey program - IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITLIST PLEASE EMAIL Head Coach Meghan Marshall.
Coach Meghan Marshall is looking forward to another fantastic season in 2016!
Middle school team registration is closed as of 7/10/2016. There were a limited number of spots on this team and the roster is now full.
The DFHC Middle School team competes against other middle school teams in the area during the fall season.
Middle School Team Members:
Equipment Requirements for team members
For practices: footwear appropriate for grass fields, field hockey shin guards (not soccer shin guards – they are too small and will not be permitted by the officials), a mouth guard, and a stick. Goggles are not required until high school and are up to the discretion of players and parents at the middle school level. We recommend players have goggles so that they are accustomed to wearing them when it becomes mandatory in high school.
The following is a list of resources for field hockey equipment: Harrow
Sports (located in Denver), Dita Field Hockey (a major field hockey equipment company located in Colorado Springs), and Longstreth Field Hockey.
Summer Camp Opportunities
These camps are not DFHC programs but offer additional summer opportunities for players to improve their skills. Camps range from beginner to advanced (Varsity).
Kent Denver Camps:
Kent Denver summer programs and registration will be online at Kent Denver Summer Registration. Cost $210
Aug 8 - 11: Kent Denver Preseason Clinics: (week before preseason). 4 x 3.5 hour clinics M-Th which will include 1.5 hours of agility and speed work and 2 hours of a focused skill (M: ball handling; T: Hits/passing; W: Defense; Th: Advanced skills and scoring). This camp will be geared for entering 8th grade to12th grade. Register at: August Preseason Camp
World Camp USA
July 9 - 10
Location: Kent Denver School Deso Field
International coaches in a 2-Day progressive Training Program
Limited to 60 Players
This camp offers 4 sessions over 2-days
Blitz sessions are designed in progression. One leading into the next. Typically $95 per session... discounted when you take all four.
$280 for 2-full days (4-Topics & Sessions)
Register at: World Camp Denver
St. Marys Academy Camp
Aug 8-11th 8:30am-11am
4 - 2.5hour sessions
Coached by Sarah Jacobs and Sara Griffin. All ability levels are welcome from beginners to varsity players. Cost $145 Register at http://stmarys.academy/student-life/summer-programs.
YOUTH FALL LEAGUE
For 2nd - 8th graders
This league is for 2nd-8th graders. Teams will be grouped based on age and experience. Sessions will be 1.5 hours (either at 3pm or 4:30pm) on Sundays at Kent Denver school, and will include both instruction and game play. Cost is $75.
Youth Fall League 2016 Dates:
Registration will open in August.
The Denver Field Hockey Club typically participates in 2 National travel tournaments a year. Additional national tournaments may be added. Travel teams are chosen from our High Performance members.
DFHC will also participate in Rocky Mountain State Games. While National Travel Tournaments are restricted to Performance Members, you need not have a Performance membership to participate in Rocky Mountain State Games in July.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN STATE GAMES REGISTRATION OPEN UNTIL JULY 12!
There is no try-out for this tournament but you must be a member in good standing of USAFH with DFHC listed as your club.
(Exact times for DFHC players will be communicated once the team schedule is released)
Friday, July 22
9:00 a.m. 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 25
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 26
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Medal Matches
Colorado College, Washburn Field - 14 E. Cache La Poudre Street, Colorado Springs.
Uniform: Players will wear DFHC jerseys (these will be provided). Players will need their own black skort and black and white field hockey socks (no stripes).
Transportation will be the responsibility of the player.
If you are interested in playing in this tournament, PLEASE REGISTER ASAP, but no later than July 12th! Click on the link below to register for the tournament.
RMSG REGISTRATION FORM
Cost per player will be $85. Players will be billed after they register.
Denver Field Hockey Club 2016 College Commits:
Division I Field Hockey:
Claire Stemper - University of Michigan
Division III Field Hockey:
Paula Petite-Molina - Bowdoin College
Brittany Taylor - Denison University
Denver Field Hockey Club 2015:
Grace Imhoff - American University
Kennedy Schumacher - Stanford University
Sterre VanEde - University of California, Berkeley
Katie Lechner - Mercyhurst University
Rebekah Abrams - University of Rochester
Jillian Christensen - Rhodes College
Julia Murphy - Dickenson College
Emma Patterson - Bates College
Fiona Sullivan - Middlebury College
Alexis Truitt - Hendrix College
Former Denver Field Hockey Club players:
Hannah Coburn - Bryant University
Rebecca Congel - Syracuse University
Maggie Corder - University of the Pacific
Chloe Dikeou - University of California, Berkeley
Anya Gersoff - Princeton University
Matilda (Tilly) Hallett - Hofstra University
Emily Hazard - University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Kallie Konkol - University of the Pacific
Paige Carson - Haverford College
Caitlyn Coates - Kenyon College
Grace Goodbarn - DePauw University
Clare Kavanagh - Johns Hopkins University
Delaney Nalen - Bates College
Sara Ozawa - Haverford College
Raychl Reger - Hendrix College
Mackenzie Reininger - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Karson Stevenson - Ohio Wesleyan
Mandy Weeks - Tufts University
Calendar of the DFHC schedule