Delaware Shore is partnering with United Through Sport for a fundraiser benefiting United Through Sport and Delaware Shore Scholarship programs. This tourney will be a 6 vs 6 outdoor tourney (field size of 50 yd. by 60 yd.) on the turf at Cape Henlopen High School on Wednesday, July 6, 2016. The teams will be placed in pools of four with each team playing four games during a three-hour stretch of time. Outdoor field hockey rules will apply (FIH), with modifications. Teams are encouraged to be co-ed and will be placed in age compatible pools for play.
Information about United Through Sport (UTS): UTS is focused on working with kids from disadvantaged backgrounds using the power of sport to improve education, raising health awareness, and building life-skills. The local coordinator for UTS is Dom Scott, a former Cape Henlopen HS athlete, Delaware Shore field hockey member, and a East Stroudsburg University field hockey midfielder. She is currently the United Through Sport South Africa, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Mass participation Program Manager.
The normal cycle of events for Delaware Shore begins with the elementary training sessions for grades 1 through 6 in September each year (Sunday afternoons). This group then forms teams for play in the winter indoor league, also held on Sunday afternoons (January through the end of February). Finally, the group forms new teams for the summer league. The summer league (June through July) games are played on Monday and Wednesday evenings on a reduced sized outdoor field. Concurrently, the indoor travel teams start their practice sessions to get prepared for the winter indoor tourneys and to qualify for the Indoor National Tournaments. NIT's are near the end of February or early in March depending on age group. The outdoor showcase teams also begin practices in June after Wednesday night's summer league games to prepare for the Full field showcases in November, January and February.