28 Aug
2016

Stix Weekly

Program Wide
- Uniforms were handed at out practice last Thursday. Uniform deposits will only be returned if the care and wash instructions are followed.
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27 Aug
2016

Uniform Care

Newport Harbor Field Hockey uniforms were distributed on Thursday. Thank you to Nancy, Laura, Lori, Paula, and Buffi for all of your organization and help!

Please make sure to take good care of the uniform so that we can use them for many years to come. As a reminder, if there are any damages or the uniform is not returned, your $75 deposit will be forfeited. Here are the care instructions:

Dryfit Polo Shirt Instructions

  • Machine wash on cold
  • Do not use fabric softener
  • Do not bleach (if necessary, only use non-chlorine bleach)
  • Tumble dry on low
  • Do not iron (if necessary, use only cool iron)
  • DO NOT DRY CLEAN
  • Wash after each use, especially the white shirt, to decrease possibility of sweat stains

Kilt (Skirt) Instructions

  • Do not shorten the length of the skirt by cutting the material or sewing the hem
  • You may move the buttons by sewing them to a new location, other than that please do not alter the skirts
  • Machine wash on cold
23 Aug
2016

Parent Meeting

The Fall 2016 Parent Meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 24 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be located in the Social Hall at Newport Harbor High School, which is the room to the left of the large anchor facing Irvine Avenue.

Please click here to download the form, fill out the bottom part, and bring everything to the parent meeting.

It is very important that one or both parents be present to represent their daughter. This will be a chance to meet some of the coaching staff, Booster Board, and other parents. There will also be an opportunity to sign up for team dinners, volunteer positions, purchase merchandise, and hear about the upcoming fall season.

We hope to see you there!

22 Aug
2016

Parent Involvement

Welcome Families to Newport Harbor Field Hockey!

We’ve all heard the saying, it takes a village, and high school athletics are no different.  This season we are calling on all families to help out where you can.  Whether it’s hosting a team dinner, arranging a carpool, becoming a Team Parent or helping out with the banquet, we need everyone to participate to make this season a great one!

We have set up a Volunteer Website where you can review the positions needed and sign up.  Please take a look and get back to me right away on where you would like to give your time.  Volunteering not only enriches the program, it solidifies a bond with you and your daughter that is irreplaceable. Please take a few moments to see which volunteer position fits into your schedule.

Now that tryouts are finished you will see that the season moves quickly.  Many of the positions will need to be filled right away, specifically the role of Team Parent for both JV and Frosh/Soph.  If you are new to the organization, no worries! Volunteering is a great way to learn about the program and we are committed to giving you as much support as you need.

Log on to the website today and sign up to help your team.  We are going to have a great season!

I look forward to meeting each of you!

Barbara Lucore
blucore@teramor.com
949-351-2767

21 Aug
2016

Stix Weekly

The 2016 Field Hockey season is here! This is the first Stix Weekly post of the season. Each week there will be a post with everything you’ll need to know for the upcoming week and near future (as best as we can predict). There will be a ‘Program Wide’ section as well as individual team sections. These are our best laid plans for the week, so please be aware that information is always subject to change.

Program Wide
- Parent Meeting is Wednesday, August 24 at 7:00 p.m. the Social Hall at Newport Harbor High School.
- Uniforms distribution will be on Thursday (if uniform deposits are turned in). Uniform deposits will only be returned if the care and wash instructions are followed.
- Save the Date! Our Annual Parent Party is Sunday, September 11, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. More information coming soon.

Varsity
Monday – Morning conditioning at 8:00 a.m. at Harper. *All student athletes will register for classes at NHHS on Monday morning. Practice at 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Bonita Creek. Meet at Harper parking lot at 6:00 p.m. to depart for team trip.
Tuesday – Team Trip.
Wednesday – Arrive back from team trip; Practice at Bonita Creek at 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday – Morning conditioning at 8:00 a.m. & Practice at 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Harper & receive uniforms.
Friday – Morning conditioning at 8:00 a.m. & Practice at 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Bonita Creek.
Saturday – ‘Ding Dong Dollars’ Fundraiser at Harper, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. More info to come.

JUNIOR VARSITY
Monday – Practice at 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Bonita Creek.
Tuesday – Practice at 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Bonita Creek.
Wednesday – Practice at 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Bonita Creek.
Thursday – Practice at 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Harper & receive uniforms.
Friday – Practice at 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Bonita Creek.
Saturday – ‘Ding Dong Dollars’ Fundraiser at Harper, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. More info to come.

FROSH/SOPH
Monday – Practice at 1:30 -3:30 p.m. at Bonita Creek.
Tuesday – Practice at 1:30 -3:30 p.m. at Bonita Creek.
Wednesday – Practice at 1:30 -3:30 p.m. at Bonita Creek.
Thursday – Practice at 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Harper & receive uniforms.
Friday – Lunch TBA
Saturday – ‘Ding Dong Dollars’ Fundraiser at Harper, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. More info to come.

19 Aug
2016

A Message from our Booster President

On behalf of the Newport Harbor Field Hockey Boosters, I would like to welcome everyone to the 2016 hockey season. The FH Board and Head Coach Amanda Boyer have been meeting and planning over the off-season to make this year another memorable one for the girls. We have kept many of the Harbor traditions in place while trying to improve the program for our daughters.

In anticipation of our new field next year we will just “go with the flow” this year having our home games tentatively set to be played at Miller Field in Huntington Beach. You will find this year’s schedule on the website under “Schedule And Scores”. All three teams will be participating at the Helix Highlander Cup tournament in La Mesa with the Varsity returning from last year’s five-shutout Championship run!

We are proud to announce that Courtney McIntosh and Sophie Evans will be the new Frosh/Soph coaches, and Madeline Storch is our JV coach. All three are NHHS alumni and bring with them a tradition of excellence. This will be Judy Schaefer’s ninth season as assistant coach for Varsity. As many of you know, Amanda Boyer, our head coach, had an addition to her family with the birth of her daughter Hadley on June 17th. Amanda and her husband Jason are now having to play “zone” with Jayden, Wells and Hadley. This will be Amanda’s tenth season with the program.

Key dates to note are:

  • Parents Meeting – 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 24th in the NHHS Social Hall.
  • “Ding Dong Dollars” door-to-door campaign – Saturday, August 27th, 9 am – 12:30 pm
  • Parents Party – Sunday, September 11th, 5:30 – 7:30, at the Robinson residence.

Your support and participation in these events is what helps the program remain so successful. We always need volunteers for various roles in these and other events — team dinners, game days, etc. — so whatever time you can donate to assist and support the team and program is much needed and greatly appreciated.

Each season presents various challenges, but one that is always present is generating enough funds for the program, so we can continue the high level of excellence from the coaching in the summer and fall to the team building events, tournament participation, plus the annual expenses for equipment and uniform upgrades. This means that the funds you donate as parents help the program to meet its financial goals and help take the program to another level of excellence.

We are holding only two fund raisers this season. One is our new “Ding Dong Dollars” door-to-door event, and the other is our “Finish Strong” campaign. Please contact us if you are interested in joining our campaign and/or making a donation. More information on both programs will be provided at the Parent Meeting.

I want to thank the NHFH Board for their efforts heading into this season. Raylene Groves is our new treasurer with Nancy Vaughan’s retirement. Raylene has our financials so organized that she makes all of our jobs easy, and provides an incredible reconciliation of our budget and balance sheet keeping us all on track. Buffi Hendrix continues to be an incredible asset as our secretary, and her energy, knowledge, and commitment to the program is astounding. The newest member to our Board this year is Barbara Lucore, who is heading up the newly appointed position as VP of Volunteers.  It takes a tremendous effort to make sure our volunteer chairs are given the attention and resources they need to achieve their responsibility and goals, I am sure Barbara would appreciate any parents who can volunteer their time and assistance to our program.

As this year’s Board President, I look forward to continuing the excellence of this program. Our girls truly take pride in continuing the traditions of one of the most successful programs at NHHS.  We will continue to try to live up to the excellence of this program so we can continue to Finish Strong.  The girls and coaching staff work very hard, have tremendous passion for the sport, and have a lot of fun.  The rewards and memories for our daughters are something they will carry with them for a lifetime.  This is evident by the incredible participation and enthusiasm generated by our annual Alumni game.  I am honored and feel privileged to be able to continue to support this program and our daughter’s memories.

Lastly, I want to thank all of you parents who give so generously of your time, support, and financial contributions.  The continued excellence of this program starts with your generosity and commitment to your daughters and the program’s success. Please feel free to contact any of us with questions about whom, what, where and why details about the program for the upcoming season. Our contact information, like a lot of other great info, is on the NHFH website.

We look forward to another great season……Go Newport!

Steven Dewan

NHHS Girls Field Hockey Board President

949-533-9227

17 Aug
2016

2016/2017 Teams Posted

The 2016/2017 Newport Harbor Field Hockey Teams have been posted to the Teams Page.

“Thank you to all who participated in the summer camp and tryouts. The Newport Harbor Field Hockey program is very competitive and this was the largest turnout our program has had in recent years. The coaching staff had to make some very difficult decisions as we considered each athlete’s skill, speed, stamina, strength, progression, coach-ability, work ethic, attitude, and 4-year potential. While we look forward to the upcoming season, we regret having to cut any player, or keep any player from advancing to another team, and recognize the dedication and commitment that she has shown by participating in the summer camp and tryouts. We hope that this disappointment does not stop athletes from pursuing the many other activities and programs offered at Newport Harbor High School. We also invite those who did not get placed onto a team to tryout next year. If you have any questions or would like an assessment of current strengths and areas for improvement, please feel free to contact me at amandamboyer@gmail.com. Thank you again for your participation and understanding.” - Amanda Boyer

For information on other activities at Newport Harbor High School visit http://nhhs.nmusd.us/.

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