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Stride & Private Lessons


Winter Stride Program

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Windy City 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 10 field players with 1 coach. Not recommended for beginner level players.

The Winter Stride Program will put an emphasis on shooting techniques, ball control/hand skills, receiving on the move, vision and movement on and off ball. 

Option 1:  U14 & U16 Thursdays at Athletico Center 6:30-8:00pm 11/29, 12/13, 1/10, 1/24, 2/7, 2/21

Option 2: U16 & U19 Thursdays at Athletico Center 6:30-8:00pm 12/6, 12/20, 1/17, 1/31, 2/14, 2/28

Program Fee: $480.00

Registration Opens on October 15, 2018 on a first-come, first-serve basis


2019 SPRING STRIDE

Windy City is offering a Spring Stride for athletes interested in high intensity small group skill work repetition. The focus of the fall stride is on ball control skills, first touch, shooting proficiencies, dribbling with speed, vision and passing/receiving skills. As well, Windy City will tie in speed, agility, quickness and strength for the complete work-out.  Limited space in each option. Registration is on a first come first serve basis. There are no make-up dates. 

DATES:

LOCATION: TBD

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2019 STRIDE PROGRAM

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Windy City 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 8 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 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 (spring only) for those committed to play in a college program in Fall.

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

PROGRAM COACH & STAFF

  • 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
  • Tabi Hatch, Windy City Coach, former DI Student- Athlete at Boston College, has coached in all WC programs as well as top Division I athletes
  • 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
  • Misty Brady- Windy City Travel Team Coach, former DI Student-Athlete at Davidson University, volunteer coach at Iowa University

All programs are managed and supervised by Katie Beach.

PLAYING SURFACE AND LOCATION

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

Filled turf surface: running shoes & turf shoes acceptable

EQUIPMENT

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

PROGRAM DATES & TIMES 

 

PROGRAM FEE - NEW 8 WEEK SESSIONS!!

$TBD, nonrefundable (plus online processing fee)

All registrations must be received by April 1, 2019

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 Opens TBD 2019

 


PRACTICE LOCATIONS

  • 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. 

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 katie@windycityfieldhockey.com to find out more details.