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Stride & Private Lessons


Windy City is offering a three week March Stride for athletes interested in high intensity small group play. The focus of the three week stride is on first touch, shooting proficiencies, 2v1 situations and small game play in varied scenarios. As well, Windy City will tie in speed, agility, quickness and strength for the complete work-out. Goalkeepers are welcome but will be maxed out at two per session. Limited space for field players in each option. Registration is on a first come first serve basis. There are no make-up dates.

Tuesdays 6-:00-7:30p and 7:30-9:00p at The Athletico Center March 6, March 13 and March 20

Thursdays 5:00-6:30p and 6:30-8:00p at The Athletico Center March 8, March 15 and March 22


Option 1: U14 Age Group (5th-8th graders- goalies welcome) Tuesdays 6:00-7:30p March 6, March 13 and March 20

Option 2: U16 and U19 Age Group (9th-12th graders- goalies welcome) Tuesdays 7:30-9:00p March 6, March 13, March 20

Option 3: U12 & U14 Age Group (5th-8th graders- goalies welcome) Thursdays 5:00-6:30p March 8, March 15, March 22

Option 4: U16 and U19 Age Group (9th-12th graders- goalies welcome) Thursdays 6:30-8:00p March 8, March 15, March 22



The Windy City Spring Stride program provides additional and advanced small group instruction for 6th-12th 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 coach. Not recommended for beginner level players.

SPRING STRIDE is especially geared toward three types of players:

1. Serious players that are on our U12, U14, U16 and U19 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 will participate in Stride along with their regularly scheduled travel team practices.

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 Spring League or Select to join Stride.

3. College Stride for those committed to play in a college program in Fall 2018, 2019 or 2020.

***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
  • Zoe Almquist,  Windy City Travel Team Coach, former DI Student-Athlete at Northwestern University,  Former Assistant Coach at Northwestern University, Level 2 coach certification
  • Isabella Licciardello, Windy City Coach, former DI Student- Athlete at Iowa University
  • Dawn Pederson, Windy City Travel Team Coach, former DI Student-Athlete at The Ohio State University, has been involved with Windy City for over a decade of coaching in all age groups and skill level

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: 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.


Mondays 6:30-8:00pm- April 16, April 23, April 30. May 7, May 14, May 21

Option 1: U14 Age Group (12 players or goalies max)

Option 2: U16 Age Group (12 players or goalies max)

Option 3: U19 Age Group (12 players or goalies max)

Option 4: College Stride for committed college players (GK's welcome)


$375, nonrefundable (plus online processing fee)

All registrations must be received by April 10, 2018

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


Registration is OPEN for 2018 Spring Stride Program! A  great opportunity to get extra touches on the ball to complement your Travel or Select season.

The Registration "Stride & Private Lessons" is not currently available.


  • 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.