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Quick links, check lists & other helpful tips

Get new or renew USA Field Hockey membership here.

For athletes to participate on the first day of practice for the fall season, they must provide a copy of their current membership card.

Safety tips

Helpful tips by, regarding safe field hockey play.

Essential Gear

Players are provided a uniform top to borrow for the season. High school players play in a navy skort and navy and white socks. Middle school players can play in dark-colored athletic shorts (navy or black), but also need navy and white socks.

Order skorts and socks here by July 31. 

Mouth guards (get an extra!) and shin guards are also required. Cleats are highly recommended for grass play. On turf, tennis shoes or turf shoes are needed. High schoolers must wear googles.

Where to find the essential gear?

Chelsea Field Hockey has beginner sticks and shin guards for loan at Whip-It Camp and for rent during the fall season.  Sticks and shin guards are each $5 (rental fee).  A limited supply is available.

Ready to purchase? Here are a few sources:

Dick's Sporting Goods
Play It Again Sports - Visit Westgate Shopping Center, Ann Arbor

Register today for Whip-It Camp on home turf! June 17-21, 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., Jerry Niehaus Stadium

Skill sessions are ramped up for a higher level of tactical play. Sign up for a fun week to work on stick work, footwork, speed of thought and competitive game tactics. 3rd-12th graders in the fall. Save $10 if you register by June 1.

Beginners Guide to Field Hockey

Read and listen to this very helpful, 10-minute guide on how to play field hockey from international player Nick Catlin.

How to measure / choose field hockey stick

More helpful information

Winter Indoor Hockey

If you're planning on playing indoor field hockey in the winter*, it is often recommended that you play with an indoor stick. Be sure to check with your club. So, what stick is right for you? Take the handy quiz, featuring the Dita stick brand, to the right.

*Via Pinnacle, Fer De Lance or Live Oak field hockey clubs

Which Dita indoor stick is right for you?

Take the quiz! Just click on the heading above.