Gateway Academy - Skills and Drills
2017 Fall Academy
Gateway Academy | Fall |K-8th Graders
Academy is a practice-training program focusing on skills and drills for beginners and intermediates that are looking to learn the game of field hockey and improve their individual skills. Academy runs in September and October and focuses on different skills and concepts each week. Academy is different than club because it does not include league, there are less sessions, and sessions are one hour. All Academy sessions are held at Sport Port on water base field hockey specific turf. Beginner players are encouraged to join Academy.
Fall Academy includes: 8 weekly one hour practice training sessions.
K - 5th Grade Academy - $155 before August 15th or $165 after
Practices - Wednesdays 5:30pm - 6:30pm 9/6 - 10/25
6th - 8th Grade Academy - $155 before August 15th or $165 after
Practices - Wednesdays 6:30pm - 7:30pm 9/6 - 10/25
Academy is for players that love field hockey and want to develop their skills without a huge commitment of time to the sport. They may sign up for individual sessions in Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer. They train one time per week and play league games on Sundays. Gateway Academy (formerly named Skills and Drills) was introduced to St. Louis in 2008 as an option to practice during the seasons without joining the Gateway Club. Academy sessions are typically seven to nine weeks and coincide with Gateway league for each season (spring, fall, and winter). Academy is a great stepping stone before joining Gateway Club. Each week the Academy coaches focus on various skills including: passing, receiving, hitting, sweeping, lifting, defending, 2v1 concepts, goal scoring, attacking, and much more! Academy is a great option for new players!