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Prospective NCFHA Player -
Thank you for your interest in the Northern California Field Hockey Association (NCFHA). To become a member, please fill out the registration form. Upon submission, you will be added to our mailing list and roster as a prospective player/member of the NCFHA for our upcoming Fall season which begins late-August/early-September and also makes you eligible for play in our Spring and Summer mini-leagues and practices.
To learn more about the NCFHA, how it works, and playing opportunities, read below.
"The Basics" of how NCFHA works
NCFHA is a club level field hockey league comprised of 200+ women. Our players' experience levels range from complete beginners to college and ex-national team players. Playing opportunities differ seasonally. In the Spring and Summer the league offers open practices whereas in the Fall the league offers our official playing season of full field games and practices as well. For information on dues and fees, visit our membership page.
Wednesday Pick-Up Hockey
The league has open pick up sessions on Wednesday evenings on the Stanford turf. Scrimmages are a great way to improve your game and meet other players in the league. You can attend the sessions for a small fee and you are required to have a USA Field Hockey membership. For information about practice sessions check the NCFHA Pick Up Hockey page.
The Fall season is more formal and runs from late-August/early-September to early-December. The Fall season is made up of 9 teams that participate in full field games almost every Sunday at Stanford University. On most Sundays, each team usually plays two games.
New players are placed on one of our 9 teams after attending our New Player Day which is generally in mid-August. At New Player Day, you get an opportunity to meet other new players, have fun and play a little hockey. New Player Day also helps the captains and board members assess your skill level and place you on a team that is a good fit, as the goal of our league is to have balanced teams and even matches that are fun! Once you submit your New Player registration form you will automatically be put on our mailing list for New Player Day and receive updates of the details as it draws closer.
Where to purchase field hockey equipment:
Please note that we play on regulation astroturf but the pitch is NOT watered, so you should wear either nubbies or cross-trainers. NO CLEATS!
As a reference/resource, and to help you find field hockey equipment easier, here are some options you might want to explore to buy a new stick or equipment:
- LONGSTRETH: Longstreth Sporting Goods, 28 Wells Road , Parkerford , PA 19457. Orders Toll Free: 800-545-1329 - Orders by Fax: 610-495-7023; website: www.longstreth.com/. They're the largest mail order company of field hockey equipment, and carry almost every brand.
- CranBarry (Grays sticks): 130 Condor Street, P.O. Box 488 , East Boston , MA 02128 Orders Toll Free: 800-992-2021- Orders by Fax: 617-567-9953; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.cranbarry.com/
- PENN MONTO: Box 212 - Hadley , MA 1035; Orders Toll Free: (800)992-7479 - Orders by Fax: (413) 584-976; website: www.penn-monto.com
If you have any questions about joining our league, New Player Day, or any other questions, please contact: