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Field Hockey

CYMS Field Hockey


If you are interested in playing field hockey please contact Coach Hanes at [email protected]

What can you do over the summer?

You can participate in summer workouts.  Please contact Coach Hanes for times and days.

What can you do on your own?

Throughout the summer walk, jog, run, and be active. See the workout schedules in Schoology.

What equipment will you need?

  • Colored mouth guard
  • Shin-guards
  • Goggles
  • Sneakers or cleats(are recommended)
  • Field hockey ball
  • Field Hockey Stick(there are limited number of stick available in limited sizes)

What are the expectations for Field Hockey Players?

As you join the CYMS Field Hockey team we will expect you to perform on the field and in the classroom.  Doing your best at school and then on the field shows your character as a student athlete.

What if you don’t know anything about Field Hockey?

If you are interested in getting some practice and knowledge before preseason, MessiahCollege, York College and  Ballyhoo offer some great camps. 


I am looking forward to a great season!

Coach Hanes

[email protected]




Selecting a Field Hockey Stick

Stick Rake and Bow Limitations

From TK to Talon, from Penn Monto to Mohinder, from Grays to Gryphon, there's a field hockey stick for everyone. But while selecting the right stick is eventually a matter of personal preference.

Balance & Weight

Get a "feel" for the stick. It should be well balanced and feel comfortable in your hands. Depending on your preference, the weight may be evenly distributed throughout the length of the stick or concentrated in the stick's toe or head. The weight in the toe should not be so much as to limit your stick speed when playing the ball.


Length of Stick

While the length of the stick is often determined by height, players often select the longest stick they can handle comfortably.

The table below shows the general guideline for choosing the appropriate length stick

Player Height

Stick Length

Player Height

Stick Length

Up to 4 feet


5’ 1” to 5’ 3”


4’ 1” to 4’ 3”


5’ 4” to 5’ 6”


4’ 4” to 4’ 6”


5’ 7” to 5’ 8”


4’ 7” to 5’ 0”


5’ 9” +


***When selecting a stick... Line up the stick with you leg, the top of the stick should meet the top of the hip.  It is better to size up and for it to be a little too big,  than to have a stick too small.  Most players will grow throughout middle school and a taller stick may last longer. 

When in doubt please contact Coach Hanes before buying a stick. 


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