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GVAA Field Hockey

GVAA Field Hockey

Our Goal:
To coach players at every skill level of Field Hockey and encourage great teamwork, good sportsmanship and a passion for the game.

Our Philosophy:
1. To teach the fundamentals of Field Hockey.
2. For our athletes to be competitive, but also have fun and build lasting friendships!
3. To create an atmosphere of team unity and community pride across the program.

Contact our Field Hockey Commissioner Melinda Griffee at [email protected]



GVAA Field Hockey – Winter Indoor League 2020

GVAA field hockey will be offering a winter indoor program for Winter 2020-2021 in coordination with Howard County Recreation and Parks (HCRP) field hockey league. This is a great opportunity for experienced middle school players to continue playing field hockey throughout the winter months.  Winter indoor is a fast-paced game that requires an understanding of basic field hockey skills, so it is not recommended for first-time players.

Player Requirements
- Open to all middle school girls currently in 6th, 7th or 8th grades
- Must have prior field hockey experience
- This league is not recommended for first-time players

Season Dates
- The season runs December 13 – February 28
- Games are always on Sunday afternoons between 4:00pm and 7:00pm at Meadowbrook Athletic Complex 
- The league does not play games over the December holidays and long holiday weekends in January and February. No games: 12/27, 1/3, 2/7, 2/14

COVID-19 restrictions

Everyone must wear a mask while entering and leaving the facility. There will be allowed one spectator per player and everyone will be asked 3 screening questions before entering the facility. The bleachers and benches will be closed so id advise to bring your own chair. Players once they step on the court to engage in physical activity, they can take their face mask off. The players on the sideline must wear a facemask as well but once they are subbed in the game then the face mask can come off. All spectators and coaches must be wearing a face mask at all times.

- There are NO practices for winter indoor field hockey, only games on Sunday afternoons

- Games are on Sunday afternoons between 4:00pm – 7:00pm
- Each team plays (1) x 45 minute game with a 5 minute half-time.  Games are 6 v. 6 with a goalie.
- The game format has been changed since last year to address CDC guidelines.

Game Location
Meadowbrook Athletic Complex
5001 Meadowbrook Lane
Ellicott City, MD 21043

Registration Fee
- $100
- includes a league t-shirt


- Provided league t-shirt (included in registration fee)
- Solid black athletic shorts (must provide your own)
- Gold shin guard covers

Equipment Required

- Indoor field hockey stick (outdoor sticks may not be used)
- Shin guards
- Mouth guard
- No goggles are required for indoor field hockey

Max Roster Size (established by league)
- Because we play 6 vs. 6 games, each team is limited to 14 players max

Please email GVAA field hockey commissioner, Melinda Griffee, with any questions, at [email protected]

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Glade Valley Athletic Association

P.O. Box 302 
Walkersville, Maryland 21793

Email Us: [email protected]
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