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Adult Field Hockey is Growing in Michigan!

By Leslie Fry 03/30/2022, 10:15am EDT

Adult field hockey: Come be a part of something great in Michigan!

Throughout the fall and winter, adults have been gathering to play both indoor hockey and full field hockey. We have organized playing opportunities in both the Grand Rapids and Brighton areas for adults to enjoy our sport at all levels of play.

 

Michigan State Coaches and Players Share Their Expertise at Legacy Center

By Jessie Veith Rouleau 03/23/2022, 2:30pm EDT

MSU Runs Clinic at Legacy

The much anticipated 2-session, Michigan State College Clinic Series, kicked off on Monday night at the Legacy Center in Brighton, Michigan. Monday’s Circle Play Clinic focused on both the defensive and offensive side of the ball. MSU coaches and players ran stations and created game-like scenarios for groups to work new skills, and improve their circle game. Players worked passing patterns and speed of execution, shot options on goal, marking and defensive strategy, 1v1 elimination skills, and ended with small game scrimmages. Both the 5th-8th, and 9th-12th, grade groups were focused, competitive, and energized as they worked their skills under the direction of some of the top players and coaches in the region. 

37 athletes attended Monday night’s session; representing 10 middle and high schools, and 3 clubs in Michigan. It was a tremendous opportunity for youth players to learn from their role models in the sport.

On Thursday, Michigan State will return to Legacy for Part 2: Team Play and Transitions, 6:30p-8:30p, if you haven’t signed up, registration is still open.

Stay connected with us as we continue our Spring College Clinics & Play series at Legacy for 7 Wednesdays in April & May. Programming and instruction will be tailored to two age groups, 5th-8th and 9-12th grade players.

Check out our Social Media pages for photos, event highlights, programming announcements, and ways you can support the game of field hockey through GLRFH.

Instagram: @greatlakesrfh

Twitter: @GreatLakesRFH

Facebook: @GreatLakesRFH

Our goal is to create a resourceful network of thriving field hockey programs throughout the Great Lakes. Thank you for your continued support as we work to grow the game for all field hockey enthusiasts in the region!

Great Lakes Regional Field Hockey is growing! We are excited to introduce Jessie Veith Rouleau as our team’s Public Relations Specialist. Jessie is a seasoned writer and communications consultant with over five years of experience in content writing, audience engagement, and growth strategy. Previous work can be found on: Viewpoints.com, Built in Chicago, Caregiverlist.com, NannyBoutique Agency and Fairy Godmother’s Agency. 

Jessie’s passion for field hockey spans 30 years, starting in Oak Park, IL where she first discovered her love of the game at age 11. At Oak Park and River Forest High School, Jessie was selected to IHSFHA’s All-State team three times and tallied two State Championship titles. Through the USA Field Hockey Futures program & Windy City club field hockey, Jessie participated in multiple National Futures Tournaments and was selected for Junior Olympics before deciding to continue her field hockey development at the University of Michigan (1998-2002), where she had the honor of captaining the 2001 National Championship Team. 

Today, Jessie is the Varsity Coach at Grosse Pointe South High School where her team earned the Division 2 Championship Title in 2021. She is also the Field Hockey Youth Supervisor at the Neighborhood Club of Grosse Pointe and sits on the board of the Michigan Chapter of USA Field Hockey, as Secretary.

Great Lakes Regional Field Hockey is working to increase our reach, and continues to offer support to all field hockey communities in the region through high-quality coaching, programming, skill development, fitness training, and play! Our grant program is geared to help emerging field hockey programs thrive by meeting needs that have impact: 

Coaching Development Grants

Uniform Grants

Training Camp Grants

As we strive to serve our members and grow the game, we encourage you all to explore our community offerings and come be a part of something great!

GLRFH is now in partnership with the Michigan High School Field Hockey Coaches Association! Coaches can join the MHSFHCA today through Great Lakes. Primary coach members can add additional coaches from their programs at a discounted price. Coach members will benefit from our coach development video library, vendor discounts, league & team website hosting, and membership pricing on all our programs.

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