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WELCOME! 

Warhawks Field Hockey Club is a Maryland-based club that offers a premier level of field hockey opportunities, through expert-level coaching, to young, female athletes looking to play at the club level, while foremost, ensuring sportsmanship, player development and teamwork. 

Our players come from central Maryland and the surrounding counties, including Howard, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Montgomery and Anne Arundel County, and Baltimore City. We welcome new talent to join us at anytime!

 

Warhawks in the News

Many of our Warhawk coaches and players have been recognized for making their All-Decade teams. We would like to congratulate the following on their achievements! 

ALUMNI (coaches and players):

ALL - DECADE GLENELG TEAM 

Molly Milani (coach)

ALL - DECADE HOWARD TEAM

Julianna Capone (2017)

ALL - DECADE WILDE LAKE TEAM

Zoe Reading (2019)

Melody Simmons  (2019)

OTHER ALL - DECADE TEAMS

Jen Bleakney (coach)

Courtney Barnwell (coach)

Kim Markovitz (coach)

Emily Blanchard (player and coach) 

 

PLAYERS:

ALL - DECADE HOWARD TEAM

Rachel Murphy (2020)

ALL - DECADE CENTENNIAL TEAM 

Lilly Sullivan (2020) 

Jane Hudson (2020) 

 OTHER ALL-DECADE TEAM

Kerri Silverstein 

 

We would like to give a special shoutout to Warhawk alum Zoe Reading for being named the  Wilde Lake Player of the Decade! Check out Zoe's feature in our In the News Tab. 

2020-2021 Warhawks COVID Protocol

(Updated Jan., 2021)

PLAYER/COACH RESPONSIBILITY:

  1. Warhawks players and coaches will follow posted protocols at venues in which they play & practice. This may include, but is not limited to, wearing a mask and socially distancing on the side lines. 
  2. Each player must complete the “Health Check” on TeamSnap before attending any practices or games.
  3. You must stay home from games and practices if:
    • Your temperature is 100.4 or higher
    • You are awaiting the results of a COVID test
    • You are sick with more than one symptom
    • A family member is sick and awaiting the results of a COVID test
    • If you have been deemed a close contact of someone with COVID-19
  4. If you have tested positive for COVID-19 please notify your coach immediately with the following information:
    • The date of your test
    • The date your symptoms began, if you are experiencing symptoms

TRAVEL POLICY:

As per the Order of the Governor of the State of Maryland Number 20-12-17-01 Authorizing Quarantine and/or Testing of Travelers, the Warhawks Field Hockey club has revised the travel policy for players and coaches. 

Players electing to proceed with travel will be required to meet the following criteria prior to re-entering field hockey play. Any player returning from out-of-state or international travel will be required to be tested for COVID-19 promptly upon arrival in Maryland.  Those traveling will be required to quarantine upon their return until such time as either they provide evidence of a negative test result for COVID-19 and are asymptomatic OR they complete an entire 10-day quarantine. 

In summary, the impact to travel is as follows: 

  • All out-of-state and international travel is now subject to the travel health order. Per the order, individuals are discouraged from travel to any state or international destination. This travel restriction applies to all states and international destinations EXCEPT Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C. 
  • There is no longer a threshold to consider such as a positivity rate of 10%. This travel order applies to all travel with the exempted states noted above.
  • The period of quarantine is now reduced from 14 to 10 days.
  • Individuals can secure a COVID-19 test immediately upon return to the State of Maryland. With a negative test result, they are then released from the quarantine. 

CLUB RESPONSIBILITY:

  1. Notify close contacts, if any. A close contact is defined as someone
    • Was there a practice or tournament/game within 48 hours of testing or diagnosis? If yes, work with the coach and the positive individual to determine close contacts as defined above. If there was a game or tournament, do we need to let the tournament or opposing team know? If no, there are no close contacts associated with Warhawks
    • Draft standard close contact letter and send to appropriate parties. We are only required to inform close contacts. The positive individual’s name is kept confidential.

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Additional advice from Dr. Anthony Harris (Warhawks parent) for out of state travel to tournaments:

  • When flying always wear a mask.  Do not take the mask off.Consider wearing glasses or an eye shield on the flight.
  • The more outdoor activities the better.
  • Testing is widely available now at no cost.  https://www.umms.org/coronavirus/fighting-covid/expanded-clinical-locations/baltimore-convention-center
  • I would recommend the players get tested 3-5 days before the flight so that the test is back in time and no kids get on the flight COVID-19 positive and potentially infecting others.
  • practices until the test is negative.

Other things not required but the right thing to do:

-Alcohol hand gel could be provided to all of the team so they could disinfect frequently while on the trip

-Not eat in restaurants indoors.  Do pick up food.

The key is people showing responsibility to follow recommendations.  If people follow recommendations before the trip and during the trip, it would greatly diminish risk.

WARHAWKS IS LIVE STREAMING THE SATURDAY INDOOR INVITATIONALS.

 

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WARHAWKS 2021 INDOOR WINTER INVITATIONALS

U12-U19

WHEN: Saturdays in January and February, 2021, 1/9/21-2/20/21

WHERE: Goals Baltimore – Indoor Court

COST: Each Saturday entry will cost $250 per team.

Each Saturday will consist of 3-4 brackets of 4 teams each. Teams will be ranked/matched by experience. Brackets will be 3 hours in length. Teams will play 3 – 22 min. games, round robin, 1 official. COVID protocol as set by Goals Baltimore will be strictly followed. www.goalsbaltimore.com.

 

Spots remaining as of 12/17/20:

SCHEDULE

Saturday 2/13 – U16(3 brackets) – WAITLIST - 9am-9pm

Saturday 2/20 – U19 (3 brackets) – WAITLIST - 9am-9pm

TO REGISTER, please REPLY to warhawksfhcpresident@gmail.com  with:

1. Saturday date/s, # of age groups, names of teams that you will be entering. 

2. Please rank each team– elite, advanced, intermediate, beginner/developmental  (i.e., 1/30 – 3 U16 teams, 1 elite, 1 advanced, 1 intermediate).

3. Payment: Please send payment via PayPal to warhawksfhclubtreasurer@gmail.com. Make your payment as a personal transaction not a business transaction (will not be charged a transaction fee). Payment can be made by check if you prefer - please email warhawksfhclubtreasurer@gmail.com for mailing address.

4. Warhawks will REPLY and CONFIRM your registration.

ANY QUESTIONS – PLEASE EMAIL LAUREN LACEY at warhawksfhcpresident@gmail.com

WINTER SEASON 2020-2021

Warhawks Field Hockey Club will offer an indoor field hockey season, and outdoor skills clinics. (Pricing/fees will be assessed separately for each offering. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, team rosters will be smaller this season than past years).

INDOOR SEASON:

Indoor season will begin in December and run through February with one indoor practice a week at GOALS and approximately 4 indoor tournaments (this includes NIT for U12 and U14 ).  NIT is an additional cost for U16 and U19.  NIT will be included in the dues for U12 and U14. For U10, we will have one practice a week and participate in local games and/or 2 tournaments.

There are tryouts for the winter indoor season for U12-U19.

No U10 tryouts. U10 players will be contacted after registration closes with the season details.

Team placement, including players that may be asked to play up an age division for tryouts or the season, will be determined by the coaches.

OUTDOOR SEASON:

Warhawks was hopeful to offer a full outdoor season and play in a local league however the league has been cancelled due to COVID.

Warhawks will offer January skills sessions. Details coming soon.

WHY WARHAWKS?

Warhawks provides an opportunity for our athletes to participate at the highest level of competition with expert level coaching focused on player development, sportsmanship and teamwork.  Our staff includes Olympic Development coaches, current and former national team and collegiate players, and college and high school coaches.   As a part of the club program, our athletes can take part in our college recruiting program. We assist our players in establishing their future goals and provide full support through the recruitment process should they desire to pursue collegiate level play.  We are a non-profit organization supported by Howard County Recreation and Parks with a mission to foster and promote the growth of the sport. 

SEASON OVERVIEW

FALL CLUB LEAGUE

New for 2020 - Fall Club League will begin September 2, 2020.

Warhawks will field a U12, U14, U16 and U19 team.

Practices (for all league teams) start Wednesday, 9/2 at Cedar Lane Park turf field 6.

League games begin Saturday, September 12 for 4 weeks (September 12, 19, 26 and October 3). 2 games each Saturday. End of season tournament for teams that qualify on October 17.

All games will be played at Blandair Park. U-12 will play 7 v 7.  U-14, U-16, U-19 will play 11 v 11.

Winter Season Tournaments/Leagues:

Warhawks will have teams for U10-U19. Each age group will play in 4 local or regional indoor tournaments and/or winter leagues which include JPIL, NIQ and the National Indoor Tournament (NIT). 

Select teams will also play in outdoor tournaments, Shooting Star Thanksgiving, Winter Escape and Disney Field Hockey Showcase, as recruiting events.

All indoor practices at GOALS. (GOALS Baltimore 6159 Edmondson Avenue Catonsville, MD 21228)   Practices held 1-2 days a week. Season runs November - end of February, finishing with NITs.

NEW FOR 2020/21 - Winter Outdoor League - Practices held 1 day a week. Games run December-January on HCRP turf fields.

Spring Season Tournaments/Leagues:

Each age group will be participating in spring tournaments and/or spring league (U16 and U19’s) which include JPOL, Regional Club Championship, Shooting Stars Easter, college sponsored tournaments and other recruiting tournaments.

All Spring practices are held in Howard County on turf fields. Season runs March - mid June.

Please contact Karen Zarchin, Technical Director, warhawksfhc@gmail.com with any questions.

U14 Warhawks are ranked 10th in the country by USA Field Hockey and 6th in the country by Max Field Hockey!

Click here USA Field Hockey's complete list! 

Click here to see Max Field Hockey's complete list!

                              

Get to know our Technical Director, Karen Zarchin

Karen is a dynamic educator and leader with over thirty years of coaching experience.  Zarchin was a Division I National Champion, field hockey team captain, and lacrosse player at James Madison University (JMU).  Along with being a former two sport athlete at JMU, she also served as a JMU field hockey assistant coach and is a Hall of Fame inductee (2014).  Previous to collegiate field hockey, Zarchin was a high school All-American at Colonel Zadok Magruder High School in Montgomery County, MD and played field hockey, basketball, soccer and softball.  Additional coaching positions have been with Georgetown Visitation Prep School, Georgetown University, and American University.  Currently, Karen is the Head Varsity Field Hockey Coach for St. Mary's School in Annapolis.  She is also the Coach and Site Director for the USA FUTURES Program at the Severn School site for U19, U16 and U14 teams.   Karen’s leadership, coaching, and college recruiting expertise will be invaluable to our club. She is full of positive energy and is very passionate about the sport, which makes her a perfect fit for Warhawks FHC.

U14 Undefeated, Finished 1st at USAFH Regional Club Championship!!!

20 hard working Warhawks, 2 strategic coaches, 2 days, 5 games, 32 goals, 1 dramatic double overtime win and 0 losses.  These ladies are on to the National Club Championship in July!

Warhawks Featured in the Summer Edition of USA field hockey's FHLife Magazine

Warhawks charity showcase game and fundraising efforts were featured in the summer edition of USA field hockey's FHLife Magazine. 

Visit USA field hockey's website at www.usafieldhockey.com

SPRING TRYOUTS...

2021 Spring Registration is now open!

https://forms.gle/4L9ayAF4nmMUQHVV9

 

WINTER SEASON 2020-2021

INDOOR SEASON IS UNDERWAY!

If you missed tryouts and are interested in playing for Warhawks, please contact Karen Zarchin, warhawksfhc@gmail.com, for more information on playing opportunities.

INCLEMENT WEATHER

Athletes and parents -

All updates and cancellations due to inclement weather will be sent via teamsnap. Please make sure your teamsnap account for email and mobile numbers is updated with your best contact information.

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