The Milford High School field hockey team and coaching staff held a youth field hockey clinic for girls this spring.
The clinic was held for 1-8th grade girls of all levels of play; some who've never touched a stick before to girls who've done parks-n-rec, travel leagues, or played for the middle school team.
The girls were broken up into two sessions 1:00-2:30 was 1-4th grades and 2:30-4:00 was 5-8th grades.
All girls received 9 hours of instruction (6 weeks on Sunday started March ended in May) provided by the Milford High School Field Hockey team and coaching staff. Groupings were based on age and skill level. The high school players/"coaches" each had a group of girls to train.
Milford High coach Andrea Fleming floated as the supervisor/head coach amongst groups.
Drills and games all focused on the following areas: physical fitness, passing, receiving, defensive technique, elimination moves, and scoring.
"The girls did awesome! They picked up the skills being taught rather quickly and very well, while having a lot of fun and working together!," said Fleming. "Milford Field Hockey has a bright future in store if they continue to stick with the sport."
"The high school girls (who coached) did an amazing job! Not only did they teach the young girls skills, they improved their own skills and leadership abilities by doing so,” Fleming said.
"The purpose of my clinic was to instill a love for field hockey in the girls and to help build the level of youth field hockey in the area. Provide skilled instruction while having fun! Opportunity for MHS Field Hockey players to volunteer time to the community!"