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2021 Roots Spring League Information

2021 Roots Spring League Registration Opens on Monday February 15, 2021 9:00am CST

Windy City provides a professionally run league for 1st through 8th graders. Games are small sided and played on a smaller field. Players will receive equal playing time. Each session will consist of a skills component and several league games. Tournament style is round robin and champions are named. All coaches and umpires are trained and supervised by the Windy City directors who are experienced field hockey professionals. Each team coach is given an age appropriate curriculum to follow so all players receive consistent information.

PROGRAM DIRECTORS

Spring League is managed by Katie Beach and Molly Sarhage.

EQUIPMENT/UNIFORMS

Each player will receive a Windy City colored game jersey and colored socks to keep. Each player is required to have her own plain black shorts, stick, shin guard, mouth guard and eyewear (optional). Mouth guards are mandatory or the child will not be able to participate.

CONFIRMATION INFORMATION

All league confirmation, team rosters, medical waivers and game schedules will be communicated by e-mail and the Windy City web site. As registrations are received, the players name will be updated on the Confirmed Players List on the web site on a periodic basis; click on Roots, click on Confirmed Players List. After registrations are closed, players will be assigned to a Team Roster. Changes to the rosters will not be allowed once registration closes. One reciprocal friend request will be accepted.

MINI STICKS DIVISION: 1st & 2nd Graders, 5v5 field players, no goalkeepers 

MIGHTY STICKS DIVISION3rd and 4th Graders, 6 v 6 including goalkeepers

FIRE STICKS DIVISION5th and 6th Graders, 8 v 8 including goalkeepers 

QUICK STICKS DIVISION: 7th and 8th Graders, 8 v 8 including goalkeepers 

DATES AND TIMES 

Mini Sticks & Mighty Sticks: Saturdays 3:00-4:30pm

Fire Sticks & Quick Sticks: Saturdays 4:45-6:15pm 

CONFIRMED PROGRAM DATES:  the program will run for SIX Saturdays in the Spring -  April 10, April 17, May 1, May 8, May 15, May 22 (rain date if needed is Saturday, June 6th same times as listed above per division)

FRIEND REQUESTS

One reciprocal friend request may be made at the time of registration. The friend request must be with someone from the same school or community to be honored. Friend requests will only be honored if requested by both parties. Once players are named to a team there will no changes to the team rosters. It is our philosophy to keep players together based on community and school to create a cross-town rivalry within the Spring League Program.

LOCATION

Northbrook's Techny Prairie Park Turf Field
1750 Techny Rd, Northbrook, IL 60062

PROGRAM FEE

Mini, Mighty, Fire & Quick Sticks Division: $225 (plus online processing fee)
Registrations are nonrefundable after receipt. No Exceptions.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE

Due April 1, 2021 or when program fills. In past seasons, registration has filled in less than two weeks. Mark your calendar and get registered early! 

COVID-19 Guidelines

We will be adhering to all COVID-19  CDC & state guidelines when running our programs. 

  • Players can arrive no earlier than 5 minutes prior to their start time- NO earlier. This allows our staff & coaches to set up the fields, clean & sanitize all equipment between sessions and avoids congregation. 
  • We strongly encourage no carpooling to and from practices
  • All spring/summer programs are drop-off only- there are no spectators allowed- no exceptions
  • Masks are required at all times including for walking to and from the fields, on the field, on the sidelines and to and from restrooms.
  • Coaches, athletes and staff will wear masks throughout the entire practice. Spectators (if allowed and limited) must wear face masks.
  • All players must have all their own equipment- shinguards, mouthguard, pinnie, stick, playing shoes and a filled water bottle. Come dressed to play. 
  • Each team will meet at the same location on the turf each week
  • Temperature checks for all athletes and coaches upon arrival 
  • Athletes should stay home if they have a fever, cough, shortness of breath or any other related symptom 
  • Athletes should not attend if they have been exposed to Covid-19 or someone in their household has been exposed or has Covid-19.
  • We require all athletes and staff to adhere to all CDC guidelines and quarantine/testing recommendations when traveling both domestically and internationally

Spring/Summer Registration

Please have form of payment and insurance card details handy when registering. All medical forms will now be completed electronically. Travel players will need a USAFH member number as well to get registered. 

Refund Policy: All registration fees are nonrefundable after received. NO EXCEPTIONS. If the facility has to close due to IL state mandates and Covid-19, Windy City will continue the program virtually via Zoom skills and fitness.