Field Hockey Leagues

Welcome to the City of Dover Parks & Recreation’s

Field Hockey League Website

 Weather Line: (302) 736-7155

League Coordinator: Steve Pickering
(302) 736-7095

 

 

We offer two seasons of field hockey league play. Our summer league
begins play in June and runs through August with games being played
at the Schutte Park complex as well as the Dover HS Stadium.

Summer Leagues include:  Women's Adult League, High School
League, Middle School League and Adult Co-Ed League

In the winter we offer our indoor league play at the John W. Pitts
Recreation Center. Competition begins in December and runs into

March when we crown our champions. The Pitts Center features

two courts for continuous play.

Winter Leagues include: Women's Adult League, Co-Ed Adult League, High School League, and Middle School League.


2015 Summer Field Hockey Leagues

All leagues are team registration only

All team entry fees are due by May 8th

Completed and signed rosters and waivers are due by June 1st    Roster     Waiver

Please direct questions to the League Coordinator, Steve Pickering at (302)736-7095

 

Women's Adult League

Team Entry Fee:  $525

Schedule:  12 Game Schedule plus Playoffs

Game Location:  Schutte Park

Game Days:  Wednesday &/or Sundays

Start Date:  June 10th

Rules:  International Hockey Federation rules with some local modifications will govern play.

Waivers:  Players under the age of 18, must have their parent or legal guardian complete a waiver form.  Waiver

Eligibility:  In order to participate in the Adult League, the participant must be out of high school eligibility.

 

High School League

Team Entry Fee:  $365

Schedule:  8 Game Schedule, no playoffs

Game Location:  new Dover High School

Game Days:  Monday &/or Thursdays

Start Date:  June 8th

Rules:  High School Federation rules with some local modifications will govern play.

Waivers:  Teams must submit completed waivers by parent/legal guardian for each player on the roster.  Waiver

Eligibility:  In order to participate in the High School Field Hockey League, one must be in grades 9-12 in the upcoming 2015-16 school year.

Back Ground Checks:  All High School League team coaches are required to submit paperwork for a background check no later than June 1st.  Forms are available below under the "Smart Whistles Program".

 

Middle School League

Team Entry Fee:  $275

Schedule:  6 Game Schedule, no playoffs

Game Location:  Schutte Park

Game Days:  Saturdays

Start Date:  June 13th

Rules:  High School Federation rules with some local modifications will govern play.

Waivers:  Teams must submit completed waivers by parent/legal guardian for each player on the roster.  Waiver

Eligibility:  In order to participate in the Middle School Field Hockey League, one must be in grades 6-8 in the upcoming 2015-16 school year.

Back Ground Checks:  All Middle School League team coaches are required to submit paperwork for a background check no later than June 1st.  Forms are available below under the "Smart Whistles Program".

 

Co-Ed Adult League

Team Entry Fee:  $175

Schedule:  6 Game Schedule, no playoffs

Game Location:  Schutte Park

Game Days:  Tuesdays

Start Date:  June 9th

Rules:  International Hockey Federation rules with some local modifications will govern play.

Teams:  Games are 7 verses 7

               No More than 3 male participants allowed on the field at any time.

               A minimum of 1 male participant is required on the field at all times.

 


PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW BAG POLICY:

Bags are not permitted to be carried into the gym, this includes all activities, classes and leagues.  Bags must be placed in a locker (bring a lock) or left in your vehicle.  Bags may not be left on the lobby or restroom floors at any time.  Bags are defined at the discretion of facility staff and include backpacks, gym bags, large purses, grocery bags and coolers.


 

SMART WHISTLES PROGRAM
All Volunteer Youth Coaches Must Undergo a Background Check


As part of our assurance to quality programming and to keep our children safe, we require all volunteers to undergo a background check. Protecting our children is paramount to us and we know you as well. The forms below are the first two steps in becoming a volunteer in our programs.  All information is confidential.
 

Automatic Disqualifiers For Youth Sports Volunteers

Volunteer/Background Check Form
 

Questions please contact Steve Pickering at (302) 674-7541

 

 

Click this link to view our Past League Champions

 

To view the League By-Laws, select from below:

       2014 Women's Field Hockey League By-Laws

       2014 Adult Co-Ed Field Hockey League By-Laws

       2014 High School Field Hockey League By-Laws

       2014-15 Indoor Field Hockey League By-Laws

 

Forms:

     Waiver Form For Participants Under 18

     Outdoor League Roster Form

     Indoor League Roster Form

 

Links to Rules:

Indoor Leagues:       2015 F.I.H. (Indoor Field Hockey) Rules

High School League (outdoor):      https://nfhs-fieldhockey.arbitersports.com/front/105408/Site/Area/Field-Hockey-Rules-Information

                           Note:  NFHS rule books are available for sale as e-books on Amazon and iTunes

Adult League (outdoor):     2013 F.I.H. (Outdoor) Rules

 

 

 

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Weather Cancellation Information Line:

Call 736-7155 when weather conditions have you wondering if games have been postponed.