If your family in unable to afford the registration fees for any local training, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a code to participate at any rate you can afford. All girls get to play!
Live Oak is excited to announce a second session of Winter League to give more girls an opportunity to play. We will have both a Middle School (5th-7th grades) and High School (8th-12th grades) League.
The league will consist of 4-6 teams, each having about 10 athletes. These teams will be coached and organized by the girls themselves - an opportunity to lead, organize and problem solve without an adult in charge! Of course we will have a member of Live Oak coaching staff present at all times to assist if needed - and to officiate games. We will do our best to place girls on teams with their high school teammates and friends. Placement with friends is not guaranteed.
Games will be played on Saturdays at 8:00 (MS), 9:00 (HS) and 10:00 (HS) pm. Dates are: Feb 10, Feb 17, Feb 24, Mar 2, Mar 9, Mar 16. This league is just games, no practices. It is designed like adult softball or adult soccer where you just show up and play a fun game once a week.
Cost to participate is $135 per athlete. Cost includes six games (field rental and officials) and a league shirt that will serve as your jersey. The league will be held at Total Sports East in Novi. TSE is at the corner of Grand River and Meadowbrook. Email email@example.com with any questions.
We still have space for Middle Schoolers (Grades 6-8) to participate in our first session of Winter League. High School side is full. Games are played on Saturday nights in Novi at Total Sports East. Dates are: Dec 2, Dec 9, Dec 16, Jan 13, Jan 21 (Sunday) and Jan 27. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Game schedule is in Winter League tab above.
Please join us one or both of two different 4-week sessions where we will spend one hour focusing on perfecting our individual skills. This time is for any athlete that wants to learn how to play or any athlete who knows how to play and wants to improve her: Ball carrying skills, elimination skills, hitting/pushing/sweeping, shots on goal, vision around the ball,1 v 1 skills... Goalies will work on straight line and cross leg clears, footwork, angles, hands and 1 v 1 skills.
There won't be any scrimmage or small games with this session, it is one hour of basics, basics, basics until we get them right and feel incredibly confident executing the skills! There will be a strong emphasis on proper technique, speed of execution and taking risks with new skills. Girls should come prepared to work hard and do lots of repetitions of the same skill. This clinic is open to 5th through 12th graders. We will be divided by grade and will divide you by level of experience within the session if necessary.
There are two separate sessions that your athlete can register for. One will meet on Mondays, and one will meet Thursdays at Total Soccer East in Novi (Grand River and Meadowbrook). Athletes are welcome to register for both, but the same curriculum will be presented on Monday and then again on Thursday. However, the more repetition and feedback, the better!
Mondays from 4:30-5:30 (FULL)
Thursdays from 7:30-8:30 (FULL)
Girls are encouraged to come early and warm-up on their own. We only have an hour of turf time so we will get right to work with a very abbreviated warm up.
Cost is $88. Girls will get lots of touches on the ball and individual attention.
Use code LOFHC at check out for 20% off and free shipping on orders over $100. Thank you Longstreth for this great deal!
If you're considering joining us for our U-14 travel season, save the first week or February. We intend to do the following in 2024:
1. Shooting Star Regional Showcase (April / Dover, DE)
2. Midwest Cup (May / St. Louis, MO)
3. Midwest Madness (June / Chicago, IL)
We will continue our model that has a few main objectives:
1. Help young women grow as people and field hockey athletes, have fun and make new friends!!!
2. Expose athletes to a higher level of competition.
3. Provide opportunities for athletes to connect with and be seen by collegiate coaches.
4. Maintain a family friendly, affordable, multi-sport athlete, balanced approach to travel sports by only traveling for a few months a year.
Thank you to our coaches and athletes for making fall so fun! We hope you will play with us again in the Spring! Look for registration in March.
Teams from across the Midwest met again at the University of Liggett in Grosse Pointe, MI in June. We were joined by athletes from Columbus, Chicago, Detroit and Ann Arbor. The competition was great and everyone learned and had tons of fun.
This tournament will be hosted by RISE and played in Chicago next June, 2024.
Amy Kilgore - Director and Head Coach