Virginia Tech Club Field Hockey, otherwise known as VTFH, is a club team comprised of fun, dedicated athletes who compete against varsity and other club programs. Club field hockey is a co-ed sport and VTFH welcome anyone who enjoys to play and is looking for fun and competitive recreation.
Tryouts are scheduled for September 28th on Virginia Tech's Marching Virginian's band field and typically last 3-4 days. Each day consists of a run to assess each player's physical fitness, followed by drills and a scrimmage to assess each player's level of play. There are no time requirements for the runs, however we do expect each player to give 100% effort through out all of tryouts.
During the fall, we have around four practices a week and travel to other collegiate schools on most weekends in order to qualify for the National Hockey League Tournament that is later in the season. Our spring season is more laid back as we only have two practices a week and have 2-3 tournaments throughout the season.
Equipment needed for a field player includes shin guards, a mouth guard, and a stick. It is expected that each player brings their own equipment, however occasionally we will have extra sticks that can be borrowed if we are given prior notice. Gaolies are highly reccomended to supply their own equipment, but there is a partial, extra set of equipment that can be used if needed.
Our main focus for this season is to keep our players safe and healthy. We will not be participating in or hosting any tournaments this fall. Our current plan is to hold practices twice a week and hold tryouts on September 21st. This plan is tentative to change based on the guidelines set by the Recreatih'sonal Sports Department and the Clubrts Office. Equipment will be properly sanitized after each practice and health checks such as temperature checks, the Hokie Ready app, and hand sanitizer will be used before each practice.