SPRING FIELD HOCKEY
LEARN FIELD HOCKEY CLINICS
Pinnacle West is excited to offer two opportunities to learn field hockey. Come to one or both sessions to learn and play!
What: Beginner Field Hockey Clinics
Who: Beginning field hockey players of all ages in West Michigan
If you're new to the sport, these clinics are for you
When: Sunday, May 9, 3:00 - 4:30pm
Saturday, May 22, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Where: Mehney Field at East Grand Rapids Middle School:
2425 Lake Dr SE, East Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Cost: $25 per clinic
- can attend one or both clinics
- equipment not provided; must have stick, shin guards, mouth guard, and shoes
- no need to bring a ball (balls provided)
- If athlete does not have a USA Field Hockey membership, they will need to purchase one at an additional cost. If they attended the Discover Clinic, they already have one and do not need to purchase an additional membership.
- All athletes must wear a mask and fill out an online Covid questionnaire prior to participating. Depending on state mandates at the time, athletes ages 13-19 may need to be Covid tested during the week leading up to the clinic and provide negative results.
Pinnacle West Field Hockey Club is excited to offer an outdoor, spring field hockey league:
WHO: U12 through U19 (middle school and high school athletes)
WHEN: Saturdays, April 10, 17, 24 & May 1, 15, 22
TIME: 9:00 -10:30 AM
WHERE: Mehney Field at East Grand Rapids Middle School: 2425 Lake Dr SE, East Grand Rapids, MI 49506
COST: $225 for all 6 sessions
*If you have not participated in Pinnacle before, you will have to purchase an annual USA Field Hockey Membership for $60, in addition to the registration fee. This membership is good for an entire year and will cover you for any Pinnacle and USA Field Hockey participation for the remainder of the year. Please let Claudia Keen (firstname.lastname@example.org) know if you have any questions.
It felt great to be back on the field, playing or coaching the game we love with friends that we are proud to call teammates. The two game competitions with Field Hockey Life this past weekend was a great way to get back on the field and to be back with our Pinnacle Peeps. Congratulations to our U14, U16, U16/19 and U19 teams on a success weekend!
A big thank you to Keli Puzo and all of the Field Hockey Life families for making this happen!
Pinnacle congratulates Amelia Albers (Northwestern University), Faith Anderson (St. Louis University) and Lila Harlock (James Madison University) on their recent commitments to play field hockey at the collegiate level.
When asked about their school selection they all focused on the fit. Academics that will help them reach their goal, a campus setting that they were comfortable in and a field hockey program they could see themselves as a teammate. We commend you for walking through the process necessary to find the right place for you!
Excited energy on the field hockey field helped carried Pinnacle to a 10-0 record at the NFHCA's 2021 Winter Escape Showcase. 10 new players traveled the first time with Pinnacle and impacted play immediately. Congratulations to all Pinnacle Peeps at WES2021. We look forward to the next event!
The Pinnacle Mission
Since our launch, in 2009, Pinnacle has subscribed to our initial mission statement:
grow the game,
enable athletes to grow through a sport called field hockey as teammates and citizens, and
empower athletes to realize their goals for field hockey – interscholastic and/or intercollegiate
At Pinnacle we endeavor to have each participant, grow in a fun and developmentally appropriate environ across all age groups ages 8 – 18.
Within our training culture we strive to grow each athlete's speed of thought, foot, skill and tactical awareness while growing their strength in the 3 Cs:
At Pinnacle it is our privilege to grow athletes through a game called field hockey to enable them to become courageous, confident and contributing members within the classroom, on the field, and in the community; therein lies our mission.