Weather Line: (302) 736-7155
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, the new Dover High School Stadium and the "Old" Dover High School 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.
2020 Summer HS Field Hockey League Schedule
Please Note These COVID-19 Guidelines:
** Coaches must pick up a non-contact infrared thermometer and a roster form from the Recreation Center prior to their game. Coaches will be responsible for recording the temperature of their athletes and returning the thermometers and roster following their game.
** Athletes must wear a mask when they are not in the game.
** When arriving for 6:15 pm and 7:15 pm games, athletes must go to their designated waiting area. Masks must be worn in the waiting area.
** Spectators must wear masks.
** Spectators must stay in the designated circles. Only those from the same household may share a circle.
DPH Game Guidelines For FIELD HOCKEY
** When a “Penalty Corner” occurs, all attackers and defenders should socially distance before the ball is inserted.
» No castle or battery at the top of the circle (this is when players at the top of the circle set up in close proximity to each other).
» Once the ball is inserted, players may move freely.
** The defensive team will not be permitted to congregate in a huddle for defensive strategy. (Receiving signals from the sideline is acceptable.)
» No supporting a defender running out with a foot or starting block.
» No more than the goalkeeper and one player in the goal.
** The attack team will not be permitted to congregate in a huddle for attacking strategy. (Receiving signals from the sideline is acceptable.)
** Players should not pick up the ball with their hands but use their sticks to move the ball (e.g., they can bring in a ball to restart play after a ball goes out of bounds).
Please direct all league questions to Steve Pickering at (302)736-7095
2020 SUMMER OUTDOOR FIELD HOCKEY LEAGUES
Women's League League Cancelled
Entry Fee: $25 per person (online registration only)
Schedule: 8 Schedule plus 4 Team Playoffs
Game Location: Schutte Park
Game Days: Wednesday & Sundays
Start Date: July 1
Rules: International Hockey Federation rules with some local modifications will govern play.
Eligibility: In order to participate in the Adult Field Hockey League, the participant must be out of high school eligibility.
High School League
Entry Fee: $20 per person (online registration only)
Schedule: 8 Game Schedule, No Playoffs
Game Location: Schutte Park
Game Days: Monday & Thursdays
Start Date: July 6
Rules: High School Federation rules with some local modifications will govern play.
Eligibility: In order to participate in the High School Field Hockey League, the participant must be in grades 9-12 in the upcoming 2020-21 school year.
Back Ground Checks: All High School League team coaches are required to submit paperwork for a background check. Forms are available on our website, listed above, under the "Smart Whistles Program".
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
2019-20 Indoor Field Hockey By-Laws
2018 Women's Summer By-Laws
2018 Adult Co-Ed Summer By-Laws
2018 High School / Middle School Summer By-Laws
Waiver Form For Participants Under 18
Outdoor League Roster Form
Indoor League Roster Form
Links to Rule Books:
FIH Indoor Leagues: Link to download FIH Rulebook
FIH Adult League (outdoor): Link to download FIH Rulebook
NFHS rule books are available for sale as e-books on Amazon and iTunes
Weather Cancellation Information Line:
Call 736-7155 when weather conditions have you wondering if games have been postponed.