Field Hockey Skills Clinic With U. S. National Team Slated

The U. S. Women’s National Field Hockey team is inviting skilled area middle-school and high school field hockey players to take part in a new skills clinic on Sunday, July 26 at Wyoming Seminary Upper School in Kingston. The “Red, White, Blue and You Clinic,” developed and run by USA Field Hockey, will run from 9:00 a. m.-noon for middle-school and U-12 athletes, and 2:00-5:00 p. m. for high school athletes, followed by a coaches clinic and question-answer session.

The clinic will feature three hours of skills instruction such as aerials or flicks, shooting, skills on the forehand and backhand, and mastering the hit. National team members Kelsey Kolojejchick, Kathleen Sharkey, Paige Selenski, Alesha Widdall, Jackie Briggs and Caitlin Van Sickle will be on hand to instruct the athletes, demonstrate advanced skills and sign autographs. Athletes also will receive t-shirts. The registration fee is $100 per athlete and is payable in advance or at the beginning of the clinic.

The goal of the clinic is to inspire advanced field hockey players to become proficient in some of the more difficult technical aspects of the game. USA Field Hockey believes that interaction with the U. S. National Team, which has won a berth in the 2016 Olympic Games, will encourage and inspire young players to continue their dream to play at the next level.

For information or to register for the Red, White, Blue and You Field Hockey Clinic, visit www.teamusa.org/usa-field-hockey/programs/red-white-blue--you-clinics, or contact Karen Klassner, Sem head field hockey coach and director of athletics, at kklassner@wyomingseminary.orgor by phone at 570-270-2120.