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FUNDAMENTAL PROGRAMS

Our fundamental-level field hockey skills training for players ages 7-14!

ABOUT FUNDAMENTAL

NXT Field Hockey bridges the gap between the traditional township program and the competitive club experience. We provide excellent skills training delivered in a fun, supportive and enthusiastic environment. Our curriculum is easily differentiated among players with different skill sets to ensure that each player receives the proper balance of challenge and repetition. 

NXT Field Hockey Training in the fall, winter & spring seasons are 1 hour sessions that takes place over 4 weeks.

NXT Field Hockey Camps run each summer from 9 AM - 3 PM, Monday through Thursday.  Our camps run at hand selected venues in the Philadelphia area and surrounding suburbs.  

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WHO IS IT FOR?

NXT Field Hockey is perfect for intermediate level girls field hockey players ages 7-14 who want to continue to develop their skills.

NXT Field Hockey is also ideal for experienced players looking to perfect specific skills.  Sessions focus on individual skills and practicing with proper mechanics.

NXT Field Hockey welcomes players who are new to the sport and looking to develop fundamental field hockey skills and gain confidence.

We break into groups by age & skill level to make sure all players are challenged.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
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Stickwork

Learn to dribble and maintain possession under pressure through various drills. Players will be introduced to dodges such as the pull right and pull back and practice control around cones.

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Passing

Practice different types of passing from push passes to forehand sweeps.

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Receiving

Master receiving skills, soft hands and communication with teammates.

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Shooting

Learn and perfect the correct shooting form. All drills will incorporate passing, receiving and shooting on cage for accuracy.

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Team Offense

Players will focus on offensive passing patterns, learn how to time interceptions, as well as work on shooting in pairs. Players will participate in small-sided scrimmages.

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Team Defense

Practice defensive techniques and strategies including block tackles, recovery defense and communication.

Fall League

Everyone loves to play games! The NXT Fall league provides a structured and competitive experience for teams and individuals in 1st through 6th grade looking to compete in a real game. We hire PIAA certified referees, and let the coaches work their magic on the sidelines. Players can sign up as a team or be placed on an in-house team.

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WHAT TO BRING

• Stick
• Shin guards
• Mouth guard
• Water bottle

* Players will also receive a NXT Field Hockey T-shirt

COACHES

Our coaches know the game and bring the energy!

They have experience playing in college, coaching high school, coaching at the collegiate level as well as having backgrounds as teachers and educators. All of our NXT Field Hockey coaches are PA 153 certified compliant and background checked.  

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FAQ

My daughter already plays on a team, will she be challenged?
• Yes.  We break into groups based on age and skill level.  Our coaches also are constantly evaluating groups and are happy to make adjustments throughout the course of a NXT Field Hockey program. 

My daughter has never played before, can l still sign her up for NXT Field Hockey?
•Yes. Players will get lots of reps working on individual skills and are in groups with players of similar skills and ability levels.  

 

My daughter wants to be in the same group with her friend, can you make sure they’re paired together?
•Of course, just let us know!

If we miss a session, is there a way to make it up?
•We handle these situations on an individual basis. In many seasons, we run multiple NXT Field Hockey sessions.  If you are unable to make one week, it is likely you can hop in to another session. 

QUESTIONS?
Susie Macciocca
Director of NXT Field Hockey
Susie Macciocca
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