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Stride & Private Lessons



The Windy City Fall Stride program provides additional and advanced small group instruction for 5th-8th  grade athletes in our Windy City programs. These sessions are meant to enhance the instruction players are receiving within our other programs. Sessions are small group limited to 12 field players with 1-2 coaches. Not recommended for beginner level players.

FALL  STRIDE is especially geared toward two types of players:

1. Serious players that are on our U12, U14 Travel Team programs. These players want to get extra coaching and touches on the ball to enhance their performance on those teams and help them become better all-around players. Travel Team players are encouraged to be in our Roots Fall League Program as well, but not required.

2. Players who are not in the Travel programs but participate in other Windy City Winter, Spring or Fall programs. These players want to receive extra instruction to improve their performance in Windy City spring programs. Highly recommended to be registered for Roots Fall League to join Fall Stride.

***Stride is not recommended for the beginner player or for those with very little experience.***


  • Katie Beach, Owner & Director, Windy City Field Hockey Travel Team Coach, Olympian, USA National Team Member (10 years), DI student-athlete at University of Maryland, NCAA National Championship, Level 2 coach certification
  • Molly Sarhage, Club Coordinator, Windy City Travel Team Coach, former DI Student-Athlete at Penn State University, Level 2 coach certification
  • Tabi Hatch, Travel Team Coach, former DI Field Hockey Student-Athlete at Boston University
  • Misty Stallings, Travel Team Coach, former DI Field Hockey Student-Athlete at Davidson, former assistant coach at University of Iowa

All programs are managed and supervised by Katie Beach and Molly Sarhage.


ATHLETICO CENTER  (TAC)- 1900 Old Willow Rd, Northbrook, IL 60062

Filled turf surface: Cleats, running shoes & turf shoes acceptable


Each player needs their own stick, shin guards and mouth guard. Balls and other equipment will be provided. Eyewear is optional.


Wednesdays 6:00-7:30pm: September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18

Session 1: U14 Travel Team Players Only (12 players max)

Session 2: U12 Travel Team Players Only (12 players max)

Session 3: 7th and 8th grade Players (12 players max)

Session 4: 5th & 6th grade Players (12 players max)


$375, nonrefundable (plus online processing fee)

All registrations must be received by Sept 1, 2017.

The registrations will be processed on a first come-first serve basis.  Confirmations are sent by e-mail upon registering online for the program. 


Winter Stride is FULL. Email to be added to the waitlist and for further details if a program is added.


ALL NEW Winter Stride Details

OPTION 1: PROGRAM FULL U16 & U19 Thursdays at The Athletico Center (TAC) 6:30-8:00pm Nov 30, Dec 14, Jan 25, Feb 8, Feb 22 Fee: $330

Coach: Olympian Katie Beach

OPTION 2: PROGRAM FULL U14 & U16 Wednesdays at Glenbrook Sports Academy Annex (GSAA) 7:30-9:00p Nov 8, Nov 15, Nov 29, Dec 6, Dec 13, Dec 20 Fee:$480

Coach: Olympian Katie Beach

OPTION 3: PROGRAM FULL U16 & U19 Wednesdays at Glenbrook Sports Academy Annex (GSAA) 7:30-9:00pm Jan 10, Jan 17, Jan 24, Jan 31, Feb 7, Feb 14 Fee: $480

Coach: Olympian Katie Beach


  • ATHLETICO CENTER  (TAC)1900 Old Willow Rd, Northbrook, IL 60062 (the facility will no longer be accessible from the Patriot and Compass (Old Willow Rd) intersection due to construction). Visit the center via Shermer Rd.

  • Northbrook Techny Prairie Turf FIelds - SUMMER LOCATION- 1750 Techny Rd, Northbrook, IL 60062

Summer Field Hockey Lessons

Windy City will be offering summer lessons in June and July 2017. Check back in May for more details and to schedule some lessons!

Types of lessons offered:

Private lesson- 1 player
Shared lesson- 2 players
Semi-Private lesson- 3 players
Small Group lesson- 4+ players

Lesson fees are determined based on lesson type. Please contact Katie Beach at to find out more details. Lessons inquiry will begin in May for lessons in June and July 2017.