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Field Hockey

Athletic clearances are REQUIRED FOR TRYOUTS.

Tryouts for the 2022 season will be August 9-11, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM.  Athletes need to wear athletic clothes, shin guards, a mouth guard, a mask, and eye gear. If you have a field hockey stick please bring that as well.  

We also have a 2 day clinic in July (July 7th and 8th, 10AM-1PM) if you're interested.  It's a great opportunity to refresh your skills, or in many cases, just learn how to play the game.  All are welcome.

Field Hockey Clinic Sign Up

Check out our flier which has these dates, along with some information on equipment and costs.

Field Hockey Flyer 2022.pdf (PDF)



2021 Sage Creek Varsity Field Hockey Team


It is an Olympic sport played by men and women around the world. It is most popular in countries like Argentina, Australia, India, Germany and England and is growing in the United States. Over 40 high schools in San Diego have teams. The season runs from August to November.

Do not confuse Field Hockey with Ice Hockey, as the two sports are quite different.  Field Hockey is, for the most part, a no contact sport, played with a ball on a turf field similar to Soccer or Lacrosse.  Check out this video playlist (11ish videos, out of order, so take note of that) to get a good idea.  The first video is only 2 1/2 minutes long.  

Hockey Basics

If you'd like to get a quick feel for some gameplay, these are quick videos from the FIH (Int'l federation)

Netherlands vs Argentina

England vs Netherlands

And if you want to see a full game, here's a high school game

Torrey Pines HS Field Hockey v Rancho Buena Vista


Basic Field Hockey Rules

The Game:

· Two halves of 25 minutes each with a 5 minute half time.

· 11 players per side, including the goalkeeper.

· The ball must be passed or dribbled down the field with the flat side of the stick.

· A goal is scored when an attacker strikes the ball into the goal from within the striking circle.



A player may not:

· Shield or obstruct the ball from an opponent with the body or stick. All players must have an equal chance to gain control of the ball as it is dribbled or passed down the field.

· Play the ball with the rounded side of the stick.

· Charge, hit, shove or trip an opponent.

· Raise the stick above the waist in a dangerous manner while attempting to play or stop the ball.

· Advance the ball by any means other than with the stick.

· Hit, hook, hold or interfere with and opponents stick.


New Eye Gear Rule: 

The eye gear needs to be "permanently labeled with the ASTM 2713 standard for field hockey."