Bison Field Hockey Club
Bison Field Hockey Club is open to all players ages 5 through adult. From beginners to experienced players we are here to help you learn and have an awesome time playing and training. Whether you are looking to play in college, the Olympics, or just like hitting around with friends, we have the program for you! Come train with the best. All trainings will focus on basic skill, team tactics, and game play! We put the FUN in FUNdamentals. With hard work and positive coaching we strive to help each athlete reach their full potential. Visit Bison Field Hockey
|Age||Date & Time||Register|
|U6/10||Wednesdays 4:40-5:15 PM, 12/1 to 2/23/22||U6
|U12/14||Wednesdays 5:15 to 6:15 PM, 12/1 to 2/23/22||U12
|U12/14||Wednesdays 5:15 to 6:15 PM, 12/1 to 2/23/22||Goal Keeper|
|U16||Mondays 5:00-6:30 PM & Wednesdays Intersquad Play from 6:15 PM-8:00 PM, 12/6 to 2/28/22||U16|
|U16 Goalie||Mondays 5:00-6:30 PM & Wednesdays Intersquad Play from 6:15 PM-8:00 PM, 12/6 to 2/28/22||Goal Keeper|
|U19||Monday 6:30-8:00 PM and Wednesdays Intersquad Play from 6:15 PM-8:00 PM, 12/6 to 2/28/22||U19|
|U19 Goalie||Monday 6:30-8:00 PM and Wednesdays Intersquad Play from 6:15 PM-8:00 PM, 12/6 to 2/28/22||Goal Keeper|
|Adult Open Play||Wednesdays, 6:15 to 8 PM, 12/1 to 2/23/22||Register|
Important! When you register your athletes, you will need:
Name, Parents Name, Email, Cell Phone, Grad Year, DOB, Age, school district and USFHA number for U12 and above. If you don’t’ have one, please get one here.
If you are interested in the National Indoor Qualifier (NIT-Q) and Tournament (NIT), tryout and additional fees apply. Read more about NITs here.
Meet our staff:
Jeremy Cook is in his 15th season as the head coach of the Bucknell University Field Hockey team. Jeremy was recently awarded coach of the year for the Mid Atlantic region winning the Patriot League Championships and advancing to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division 1 Tourney. Jer has also coached and competed for the USA National Programs both on the indoor and outdoor teams.
Sandra Cook played at Drexel University and also for our Women’s Indoor National team. She has served as an assistant coach at several NCAA D1 universities. Sandra was recently named to the USA Women’s Masters Indoor Squad for the 2021-2022 season.
Chloe Poltonavage was a THREE year captain at Bucknell University and standout player for the Patriot League. She also played for Bison FH Club. She is now a lead hockey clinician and administrator for the Bison and is so excited to share her love of hockey!!!
Alexa Ostoich: is in her second season as an assistant coach at Bucknell University. She was a standout player at Old Dominion and was a PA All-State award winner. She has been a head coach at the high school level as well as a USA futures and club coach.
Ali Campbell: is joining the Bucknell Bison as an assistant coach in her first season. Ali played at University of Maryland where she was an All-American helping her team win NCAA National Championships and two ACC Championships. Ali has also represented the USA on both the outdoor and indoor national teams. She is the current captain of the Indoor National Squad.
Coaches and Current Players from Bucknell and Susquehanna will be helping throughout the season!
Uniforms will be NEW this year. Links to ordering your kit will be posted below:
–PRIOR TO PURCHASE, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request/confirm a uniform number. If you personalize with a NON-Approved number, you may have to purchase additional sets. Names are not required but numbers are required.
U12/14/16/19- One Royal Blue Racerback, One White Racerback
GKs- One GK top
PLEASE NOTE- THERE ARE YOUTH SIZES, AND WOMEN’S Sizes. Choose appropriately
U12/14/16/19 Navy Kilt (women’s sizes only), you may also wear ANY navy bottoms of your choosing.
White Socks/Navy Socks: You will need white and navy socks that can be purchased anywhere.
ALL PLAYERS– Bison Masks- be prepared to have mask mandates for indoor activity depending on local and state requirements
-OPTIONAL PURCHASES- EVERYTHING else is for fun!
PLEASE ORDER UNIFORMS NO LATER THAN NOV 1st!!
Any Uniform questions EMAIL email@example.com
Link to Purchase: https://teamlocker.squadlocker.com/#/lockers/bison-field-hockey
or CLICK HERE
Uniforms are new this year. All U12/14/16/19 should order the new style
Out of stock sizes for Women’s White Racerback will be back in stock Mid-Nov, 2-week turn-around so feel free to delay this purchase.
Size equivalents: use the size chart to determine Youth vs Women’s sizing
National Indoor Qualifiers will be by selection only and there will be additional costs.
What equipment do I need for club?
Everyone needs a mouth guard and shin guards. U6/U10 need field hockey sticks, they do not need to be indoor sticks and we will have sticks available for FREE. U12/14/16/19 need indoor sticks, we have some available to borrow, you will also need an indoor hockey glove. You can check Longstreth.com. Sneakers or flat court shoes, no spikes or cleats! Water Bottle.
Are there tryouts? What is assessment night?
NO TRYOUTS, Registration is first come first serve. Dec 9th U16/19 players will be assessed. After assessment you will be placed onto teams. These teams will be your training and competition teams throughout the season.
What if my friend or carpool is not on the same team as me?
Specified age groups will be training all on the same day of the week so carpooling is no problem unless you are in different age groups.
Can I move down an age or up an age to be with a buddy?
FIH and USFHA do not allow players to move down an age. Our philosophy at Bison includes cultivating leaders, for this reason we do not recommend players “play up”. Better to be the best in your age group then tread water in the older group. We are playing significantly more tournaments this year so there will be a ton of opportunities to compete.
Do I have to be a BISON Club affiliated US Field Hockey Member?
If you are U12/14/16/19 YES, you will need a number to compete at the JPIL tournaments and any other USA hockey events. But I am affiliated with another club: NOT TO WORRY although open affiliation enrollment has ended we can simply co sign a change form with your current club affiliation and we can change you to BISON should you want to participate in an NIT with our club.
Do I need a uniform?
NEW UNIFORMS THIS YEAR! LINK TO ORDER FORTHCOMING.
U16-19: I have never played before, I am terrible, I am nervous about entering a competitive environment, should I join a club?
MAYBE! If you want to play hockey, get better, meet new friends, work hard and have fun then YES!
Why are these fees so expensive?!?
-Insurance through USA Field Hockey
-Coaching fees from the best and the brightest coaches
-13 weeks of season!
-Tournaments and intersquad play included!
-Shop around to other clubs and you will find that Bison Club is a GREAT DEAL.
Mondays – 5 to 8 pm – 2 courts
Wednesdays – 4:30 to 8 pm – 2 courts
December 1st to February 28th
|U16/U19 JPIL||December 18, 2021||Registration info coming soon.|
|U12/U14 JPIL||December 19, 2021||Registration info coming soon.|
|U14/16/19 Junior Premiere||January 22 & 23, 2022||Registration info coming soon.|
|Bison Field Hockey Tournament||January 30, 2022||Register
|PA Power||February 12 & 13, 2022||Registration info coming soon.|