Bitty Badgers division (travel) and in-town Recreation teams

We offer both rec and travel teams to this age group to get players interested in field hockey. Depending on your player’s experience and availability, you may choose one option over the other. Players who have experience with field hockey before may decide to opt for travel and compete against neighboring towns in this age division, whereas players new to the game may choose recreation, and play games in-town every weekend and work on basics of the sport. There is no tryout for the travel team! It is up to you to decide which program and schedule is better suited for your player’s skills and commitment.

All players will learn or improve fundamentals of field hockey, plus sportsmanship, teamwork, and have teammates and make new friends all around Cherry Hill!

All players need a stick (see bottom of page for more info), mouthguard, cleats and shinguards. Eye protection (can use lacrosse goggles) recommended for safety while playing, but are not required.

Travel

Travel teams play 8 games (over 6 weeks) in the South Jersey Youth Field Hockey league against other local towns on Saturdays between 8:00 am – 1:00 pm at Total Turf in Pitman. Game dates 9/12 – 10/17/2020. Times vary each week and schedule is TBD. Practices start week of 8/17: Mondays & Thursdays, 6:00-7:00 pm at Cherry Hill HS East, 175 Kresson Rd.

Travel players are provided a reversible pinnie for practices, a game jersey, and team socks as part of registration. Black shorts should be worn with uniform, which are for sale during registration (optional).

The registration fee for 3rd/4th Travel for the Fall season is $120. Payment may be made in two installments.

Recreation

All girls play games weekly and all players participate throughout (no subs) for maximum ball touches. Girls are divided each week into teams and play against each other. Coaches and HS students ref and support players during games with explanations of rule infractions to build fundamental skills.

3rd/4th recreation plays 6 weekly games on Sundays @ 2:00 – 3:00 pm at Cherry Hill HS East, Sunday 9/13 – 10/18/2020.

Scrimmage against Haddonfield scheduled last year at the end of the season for the girls’ first travel game and will be scheduled again for 2020.

Practices start after school starts and will be on Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00 pm @ CH East HS. (Starting 9/9/2020)

Rec players are provided with a reversible team pinnie for practices and games as part of registration.

The registration fee for 3rd/4th Recreation for the Fall season is $90. Payment may be made in two installments.

Please inquire about coaching a team or volunteering to help! contact@cherryhillfieldhockey.org

Sticks

We are able to provide loaner sticks for the players just starting out, from USA Field Hockey and Cherry Hill Township. Players this age will likely need a 28″ – 33″ stick, depending on height. Stick should be hip height, or refer to the guidelines below: