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10/21/2019

Hi all-

I wanted to double check our numbers for the banquet count. I collected the RSVP during registration and understand that things may have changed. I would like to avoid purchasing extra food, and obviously want to make sure we have enough!

Who: All players

What: Field Hockey end of season banquet

Where: Pitkin Commnity Center

When: November 7, 6-8

Why: To Celebrate all of our awesome girls!!!

Please edit the doc...there are directions on the top. Also please use the note colum so I have a tidy todo list. Do I owe you money...(Glastonbury mom's for a chair?) kindly add it to the notes. Do I owe you a jacket or a chair? Add it in the note section. Thank you so much for taking the time to do this. I love not to having to track you down...

 

Thanks!

Blaik

 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1LpuvN3GoD3WHBpssd0a4aYDOuJexjBjwyWPJlVOuYhA/edit?usp=sharing

 

10/11/2019

Hi Everyone- It is such an exciting time to be apart of the field hockey program. Did you know that the Wethersfield Highschool Varsity team has been noted as one of the top 15 teams to watch in the state? Officially Ranked at 11? This team has been on the rebound over the last 4 years. Its a combo of the combined husband and wife coaching efforts paralleled with the addition of our youth program. The coaches and I feel so proud to be apart of such a movement. You should feel proud too. You are raising the next generation of elite field hockey athletes!

I would like to invite you to the game tonight. It is their 'pink game' and our 5-6 program will be playing during the half time for about 10 minutes. There will be a bake sale to support breat cancer awareness so bring some small bills.

Also, I will have the jackets that you ordered at the field with me. I also have one extra jacket (45) first come first serve along with a few baseball hats (20). If you can't make it to the game I will bring our jackets to Ethel Walker tomorrow. If you are away, no worries, we wlll get it to you.

Who: Wethersfield Varsity Field Hockey vs. Windsor

What: Pink Game and Bake sale

Where: High School Turf

When: Tonight @ 6:30- 5-6 will play at the half around 7:00

Why: Cause Friday nights should be spent under stadium lights :)

 

See you tonight!

Blaik

9/21/2019

Hi

Im sorry...too may balls in the air and I was rushing...

This should be an editable link for our jacket order. Please only edit size. If you believe your ordered a jacket and have a reciept, please reach out and I will look into it.

Blaik

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1LjA4nypLZkxK3TDRaj-uCxmJbtUYaL2gHr8ce4TGzyM/edit?usp=sharing

 

Also, the link for the stadium chairs as well.

http://assn.la/UserForm.asp?RegID=191420&org=WethersfieldFieldHockey

 

8/20/2019

 

http://assn.la/UserForm.asp?RegID=191420&org=WethersfieldFieldHockey

 

8/20/2019

 

 

Hi all-

As of right now we do not have enough players to field a team at the 5-6 level.   I would like to offer anyone ( player or parent) who recruits a new (5-6) player a dryfit shirt as a way of saying thank you.  A similar incentive in LAX found us 5 new players! Im hoping we can do the same. There has to be somone on the fence that you can convince.  I will also remove late fees and can provide a stick, goggles and a uniform if needed.   We work so hard, and our efforts show.  The highschool team is looking great!  Lets keep this program alive!

Another thing to note...The third player in a family will play free.  Just drop me an email if you believe you fall in this catigory so I can refund you.

Thank you for your help, and thanks for your patience. I am actually at family camp with my people, but I am comitted to getting my field hockey business complete. Uniforms need to be ordered, and teams will be rostered soon. Look for letters from your coaches soon.

Blaik

 

8/01/2019

Hi all-

My appologies for not getting a message out sooner. I was away with very limited wifi and cellular. So, sometimes last minute is best. Tonight 5:30 at the turf sound good? The balls and sticks will be there. Just respond to this email if you are thinking of joining us and let us know how many you will bring. If no one is going to come, we will make other plans :)

 

Also remember to sign up. No need to get a stick for your clinic player we have some to sign out for the season. We are looking at Saturday mornings, or Sunday afternoons.

 

Thanks so much!

Blaik

 

7/23/2019

Hi all-Happy Tuesday...Im loving this rain!

Hope your weekend was great...Please use the link to register for our free clinic on the turf.

Also, Newington your registration is open so talk it up. This is a great opportunity to get your girls playing with the Varsity high school coach. :)

 

Please...If you know your daughter is playing, register now rather than waiting! At this point we only have one team at the 7-8 level and 1 team at the 5-6. Normally we have 3 at the 7-8 and two 5-6. I think our numbers should be fine, but please actually register. Its much easier to get games now, rather than scrambling in the end.

See you Thursday!

Blaik

7/18/2019

Field hockey is so fun in the rain, however, we aren’t going to subject our new players to that just yet. Tonight’s clinic is canceled!

Enjoy the night off. I will email the sign up for next week on Monday. Newington players I still haven’t gotten to your registration, hopefully next week, just know it’s coming :)

 

-blaik

 

7/15/2019

Hi all-Happy Monday! (this one is a little longer sorry, lots to update you on)

Hope your weekend was great...Please use the link to register for our free clinic on the turf.

 

It is also time to start scheduling and planning our season. At this point we only have one team at the 7-8 level and 1 team at the 5-6. Normally we have 3 at the 7-8 and two 5-6. I think our numbers should be fine, but please actually register so I know what I am scheduling for.

 

Newington

I spoke with Veronica Grubbin (the high school coach) and she is willing to coach the Newington team! No she needs players. I will open the registration program later today, but please spread the word so you can build your team. Practices will be in Newington and might even include a little bit weekly turf time :)

 

Glastonbury

You also have a coach that will lead your girls through the program. If you bring enough girls you have the option to play exclusivly with other Glastonbury girls as well. Please help to market the program so we can get additional girls to sign up. This could be the year that Glastonbury (7-8) practices on home fields as well...spread the word...

 

Wethersfield

Im very excited to report a solid number of young new players. It looks like this clinic/team will take off. I have had a few mom's reach out to help coach. This warms my heart as our 8th grade coaches will likely be moving on once their daughters exit the program. Currently Paul and I are networking and trying to get a sliver of the turf for our regular practice time (ideally Saturday mornings) I feel very strongly that this is a must for the girls at this level. (grass will be too frustrating and we risk loosing younger players if they don't love the sport) If you know of anyone that could help solidify this I would welcome the support/connection. We really only need the small softball field, or even an end zone...lol.

 

It is an exciting time for Field Hockey. With the addition of "official" Newington and Glastonbury teams it might be time to transition into a League. More information on that as it develops.

See you Thursday! Look for cancelation by 4:00 for weather.

 

As alway's call or text with questions, Im working now, but will always take the time for your questions...

Blaik

(860) 966-0111

 

 

7/9/2019

Hi all, Hope you had a great 4th of July. We are back at it this week with our Free clinic series. Please spread the word and invite friends to join us. Also- If you are an incoming freshman or a high school player I believe there is a captains practice on the turf so come on down!

REGISTER HERE for the Clinic on 7/11 @ 5:30. No need to register as a high school player.

6/26/2019

Hi all-

The clinic for tomorrow has been moved to our turf at Wethersfield HIghschool. 5:30-6:30. It looks like the weather is going to cooperate. See you there!

 

6/23/2019

Morning-I don't really love how the website is displaying our news, so I'm going to try this...A continual feed with our most current news right on top. You can scan below for old news if you missed something.

 

So weather didn't cooperate last week, fingers crossed it will this week. Click here to register for out next FREE FIELD HOCKEY CLINIC on 6/27 from 5:30-6:30. The location will likely change from the Cove to the turf, so our retired players are welcome to come an get some pre season turf time. I also edited the form to collect your email addresses so I will be able to communicate directly regarding changes.

 

Enjoy the day! (from what I understand the weather hasn't been so great for you guys...)

:)

blaik

 

Future Clinic Dates: Thursdays 5:30-6:30

June 20 Rained out

June 27 (will likely move to Cottone)

July 11 (Cottone)

July 18

July 25

August 1  same time with uniform try ons- (hopefully)

 

 

6/20/2019

*CLINIC TODAY 6/20 CANCELED DUE TO LIKELY INCLEMENT WEATHER*

 

6/18/2019

Good Morning Field Hockey Families-

I just wanted to update you on a few things. 

 

Weather-

I am away, but from what I understand it has been pretty wet at home.  Since it seems like it is going to stay wet please check our website Thursday after noon for cancelations.   The field at the cove drains fairly well, however there is no need to have the clinic in the rain.  

 

Clinic Registrations-

I used a form to collect registration data for the clinic.  This is super easy for everyone registering, but its a new function for me.  I made a slight error and didn't collect an email address from anyone joining out clinic.  This means I have your name only, but no way of getting in touch with field changes or weather cancelations.  Given my error, (this week only), please use the website to check for updates.  Also, if you get any information in your email, please share it with others you know registered for the clinic.  For example...share my mistake and tell friends to check the website for updates.

 

I will not be around to meet any our new players or volunteers this week, however you will be in great hands. 

 

Feel free to reach out with questions-

blaik

(860)966-0111

 
5/03/2019
 
Hi everyone...
I tried to collect as much data as possible during the registration process. This will include uniform sizing, your child's number, banquet count, and also an opportunity to order last years color block pull over that was such a hit. Don't get sticker shock when you see the bottom line, I enabled payment options so you can pay through out the summer if that helps you to spread it out.
 
 
REGISTER HERE...Now for the best pricing of the season. Do it now, before you forget :)

Registration Early bird = 130

After May 31 it goes up to 155

Late fees will go into effect after out last clinic August 1...

 

Please share this with anyone who will listen. We have grown a pretty amazing, empowering program, for our girls. Everyone should know how great it is and is invited to play with us. (including those from out of town)

 

Below is the email that was sent regarding out clinics. Feel free to invite friends, and share that as well.

 

Thanks for taking the time to read this, we are all so busy this time of year.

Blaik

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Spring! I'm writing to announce the dates of our 4th annual series of FREE summer clinics. Thursday nights at the cove from 5:30-7:00. I'm very excited about this since the farmers market is also on Thursdays. I can picture a relaxing evening with dinner from the the market while the girls play some field hockey.
 
This is meant to be an introduction to our sport with the hopes of building the interest of those who are not yet playing. I also think this will be a good opportunity for players to just get out and pass with each other so they are a little less rusty in September.
 
This is NOT mandatory...and is open from 3rd grade up. I will send out a reminder as we get closer. This is more of a Save the Date.
 
Please Fill out this form ( It will take 2 minutes) if you think you can join us on our first Thursday. Talk it up, and share with anyone who will listen. If your name is given as a referal we will have something fun for you!
 
Stay tuned!
 
Thanks so much...
blaik

 

Thursdays 5:30-6:30

June 20

June 27

July 11

July 18

July 25

August 1  same time with uniform tryons- (hopefully)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dates to note
Welcome to the 2018 season for Wethersfield Youth Field Hockey. We are so excited for our 3rd season. The coaches and board members have been working hard all summer to make this season even better than last. With that in mind we ask that you put the following dates/reminders into your calendar.
 
* Thursday August 2nd Final Free Clinic also meet your coach! We will also use this time to do uniform fitting and or swapping. Bring your uniforms!
To keep your costs down we thought that everyone could bring any uniforms/apparel/cleats/sticks, etc that can be swapped and or bought by someone else. Our uniforms will be the same as last year so if yours fits you will not need to buy a new one. Also pick up your ticket books.
 
*August 24 and August 28- Ref training for Highschool girls who have played field hockey for at least one year. Do you know of any girls that would want to ref? They get paid around 30 per game. Registration will be open on our website.
 
* Week of August 28th – Official start of our season with practices beginning at the coaches discretion.
 
* Saturday September 8th – Wethersfield Sticks kick off day.
While the details are being worked out plan on doing inter-league shortened games, potential field hockey apparel sales, signing of parent code of conduct, potential field hockey picture day
 
* Saturday September 15th – First official games
 
* Saturday October 13th – Ethel Walker tournament. Details to be forthcoming. Probably only 7-8 teams this year.
 
* All registered players need to have their USA Field Hockey membership current before they can play. Please remember to renew or register for your players. Click here to do that... note do not creat a new account if you played last year.
 
* The season is expected to be over by Halloween with our end of year pasta dinner November 1st.
 
I will post and share information as I get it.
blaik
 
 

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