3 Mar

Full Throttle

Here are some final updates for this very quick sprint of a field hockey experience. Thank you to the Booster Board, parents, and players for rallying together at full speed to make this past week possible and as best as it could be!

Thursday, March 4 – JV players must return clean uniform kits (navy polo, white polo, practice penny, & kilt) and borrowed sticks (if transferring out of the PE class) at 1:15 pm at Davidson Field. Varsity will practice from 1:15 – 3:15 pm.

Friday, March 5 – Varsity is to be at Edison High School at 4:30 pm ready to warm up for a 5:30 pm game time. Wear navy. ***Unfortunately at this time HBUHSD is not allowing spectators outside of the district inside the fenced field*** However, there is public grass space outside the fence, off school property, on Hamilton Avenue.

Tuesday, March 9 – Varsity players must return clean uniform kits (navy polo, white polo, practice penny, & kilt) at 1:15 pm at Davidson Field. Players enrolled in the Field Hockey PE class will have practice from 1:15 – 2:30.

We will post news and dates about Summer Camp, Tryouts, and the 2021 Fall Season very soon. Try to plan trips during June and early July.

2 Mar

Senior Game Live Stream

Today’s Varsity game against Edison will be live streamed by NHHS TarTV Sports! Visit the school homepage: https://nhhs.nmusd.us/ and scroll down to find it under TarTV Sports. The live stream will begin at 3:15 pm with the Senior Presentation with game time at 3:30 pm. Live commentary will be done by Sports Broadcaster and NHHS Alum Alex Crawford, and our very own Taylor Cordeiro. It is a beautiful day for field hockey!

Celebrating the Class of 2021!
25 Feb

Zero to One Hundred

It’s not quite a “Stix Weekly” but here is another update for what is happening (as of this moment) over the next few days. While we wish it were more of a season, we are so excited that the girls will get an opportunity to play a few games and that we’ll celebrate our seniors.

All student-athletes must bring this form signed to the field on Friday, 2/26 in order to play:

Friday, February 26 – Varsity is to be at Huntington Beach High School (the gated turf field next to Worthy Park) at 3:30 pm ready to warm up for a 4:30 pm game time. JV is to report to HBHS at 4:30 pm to watch the first half of the Varsity game (masked and distanced) and ready to warm up for a 5:45 pm game time. Wear navy blue polo shirts and navy blue socks over shin guards. Wear spandex under skirts. Mouth guards are mandatory. Bring pennies.

Saturday, February 27 – Varsity is to be at Fountain Valley High School (the Stadium turf field) at 11:30 am ready to warm up for a 12:30 pm game time. JV is to report to FVHS at 12:30 pm to watch the first half of the Varsity game (masked and distanced) and ready to warm up for a 1:45 pm game time. Wear navy blue polo shirts and navy blue socks over shin guards. Wear spandex under skirts. Mouth guards are mandatory. Bring pennies.

***Unfortunately at this time HBUHSD is not allowing spectators outside of the district inside the fenced fields.***

Monday, March 1 – Practice at Davidson Field, 1:15 – 3:15 pm – wear pennies.

Tuesday, March 2 – JV is to report to Davidson Field at 1:00 pm ready to set up the field and warm up for a 2:00 pm game time. Varsity is to be at Davidson Field at 2:00 pm ready to watch the first half of the JV game (masked and distanced) warm up for a 3:30 pm game time. Wear white polo shirts and white socks over shin guards. Wear spandex under skirts. Mouth guards are mandatory. Bring pennies.
***Senior Ceremony will begin at 3:15***
At this time, NMUSD is allowing immediate family members into the stadium, but must be screened, wear masks, and remain distanced from other households.

25 Feb

Uniform Care

Newport Harbor Field Hockey players received their field hockey uniforms! Our uniforms are an iconic element of the program, having been worn by Newport Harbor Field Hockey players for decades! Please handle them with care by following the instructions below and plan to return them in excellent condition at the end of the season. The uniform distributed consists of a plaid skirt, a white home jersey, a navy away jersey and a practice jersey.

Skirt Care Instructions:

  • Do not change the length of the skirt by cutting the material or sewing the hem.  If you have an issue with skirt length, please contact your team parent.
  • You may move the buttons along the waistband to adjust the fit.  Other than this, please do not alter your skirts.
  • Machine wash on cold.
  • Hang dry (preferred) or tumble dry on low.

Polo Shirt Care Instructions:

  • Machine wash on cold.
  • Do not use fabric softener.
  • Try not to bleach.  If necessary, use non-chlorine bleach only.
  • Soak in Oxiclean before laundering to remove sweat stains.
  • Do not iron.
  • Do not dry clean.

Thanks for your help with this!  If you have any questions about uniforms, please contact newportharborfieldhockey@gmail.com.

24 Feb

Pedal to the Metal

In anticipation of NMUSD approval in response to the latest CA Department of Health Youth Sports Guidelines, we are on a (VERY) fast track to get a few field hockey games scheduled before the season end date. We are doing everything we can to get all of our student-athletes, especially our seniors, some game time, so please keep in mind the importance of flexibility and understanding. As soon as we have finalized game times and have more information, we will post another update, but we wanted to give tentative windows of time in order for planning purposes:

  • Thursday, 2/25 – Practice – 1:15 – 3:30 at Davidson Field; Mandatory shin guards and mouth guards.
  • Friday, 2/26 – Game Day at Huntington Beach High School; window of time to reserve: 3:00 – 7:00 pm. As of today, there will be no spectators allowed on the field or in the parking lot.
  • Saturday, 2/27 – Game Day at Fountain Valley High School; window of time to reserve: 11:00 am – 3:30 pm. Spectator Information: TBD.
  • Monday, 3/1 – Practice – 1:15 – 3:30 pm at Davidson Field
  • Tuesday, 3/2 – Game Day & vs. Edison at Davidson Field **Senior Recognition**; window of time to reserve: 1:00 – 5:30 pm. Spectator Information: TBD.

This is the most up to date information we have right now, and more information will be posted ASAP.

19 Nov

November Update

It has been great getting our players and coaches onto the turf! Since we cannot share equipment yet, we are spending the time on individual skills and conditioning. Everyone has done an amazing job following all of the safety restrictions and protocols at practices.

While we are still hopeful that we will have a season this year, CIF’s November 16 Update indicated that the release of updated youth sports guidance has been postponed due to the increase in COVID-19 cases. We had plans of beginning our season on December 18, but that date will likely be delayed. As soon as we get any information, we will be sure to post an update.

Thank you for your flexibility and understanding during this bizarre year. We look forward to a possible season and especially hope to have our seniors finish strong!

3 Sep

Back in (Some) Action!

We are SO excited to be heading back to Davidson Field on Tuesday! While we are operating under strict guidelines, it will still be so great to get together on the turf and prepare for field hockey season! We are especially excited to welcome all of our new players to begin their journey of learning about the sport of field hockey!

While we do not have dates for tryouts set yet due to the current circumstances and guidelines, we ARE preparing for season. Preseason games are still being scheduled, but we have posted the league schedule to the website. CIF has planned for our season to be from December 18 to February 27. **Please make note that we will have practices or games during winter break and president’s week.

Next week we will transition from working out virtually on Zoom to an in person “Phase 1” workout at Davidson Field. We will begin with one-hour practices twice per week on Tuesday and Thursday, and then look forward to increasing the frequency and time. New players will have practice from 3:00-4:00 pm and returning players will have practice from 4:00-5:00 pm.

In order to participate, athletes must be cleared with their Athletic Clearance paperwork and bring a signed NMUSD Athletics Reopening Parent/Guardian Notification Letter. Athletes and coaches will wear face coverings at all times and comply with social distancing of a 6 foot distance from others. Athletes must be dropped off in the parking lot because only athletes and coaches may come onto campus. Athletes will be screened daily upon arrival to the field, which will consist of a health survey and temperature check. The Athletic Parent Permission Slip includes many more details about the guidelines, phases, and expectations.

All players must bring their own water bottle for hydration. Please wear sunscreen, drink water, and eat a good breakfast and lunch. Returning players will bring their own stick and if new players do not have their own stick, we will check out a sanitized stick to them that they can use and take with them. Shin guards, goggles, and mouth guards are not needed during Phase 1 since the athletes will be working on individual skills. Our Coaching Staff and Booster Board Members are so excited to return in person and are committed to making it as safe an environment as possible.

For information on Athletic Clearances: 2020-21 Athletic Clearance Forms and Instructions. Log onto athleticclearance.com to start the process of getting students cleared. Click above to download the forms and instructions, or they can be found on the Athletic Page of the NHHS website. **It is required that a signed confirmation message be submitted to the Athletics Office in order to be cleared. Since students are currently not allowed on campus, parents/students please email signed confirmation messages to our athletic secretary at JTNguyen@nmusd.us. If you have any questions, please contact our athletic secretary, Jessica.

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