7th and 8th Grade Programs

Gateway Field Hockey offers programs for athletes of all ability levels ages 3-19 years old.  We offer three flexible options (outlined below) for families of all commitment levels.  Our year round Elite Club membership includes spring, fall, and winter club play as well as one summer camp and tournament opportunities.  Our seasonal Prep Club and Leagues/Mini Sticks are available individually each spring, fall, and winter as well.  If you are interested in joining year round Elite Club, you must participate in the winter Prep Club first then you may register for Elite Club when it opens in late January.  We invite you to join us for a fun filled field hockey experience!

Spring Prep Club

Spring Junior Prep Club is open to all athletes with the desire to step up their game through weekly practices and league games.  This program is the stepping stone into Elite Club and is highly recommended for players wanting to practice and play games.  Athletes will practice the fundamentals of field hockey and develop higher level game concepts.

Includes: High level of coaching on water turf, weekly practices, weekend league games, league uniform shirt, and league awards for champions

Open to: 7th and 8th Graders


  • Early Registration - $340 - on or before 2/15
  • Regular Registration - $350 - after 2/15
  • Late Registration - $360 - after 3/10


  • Thursdays, April 4th - May 22nd
  • 5-6pm
  • Sportport Field #3 (water turf)

League Games:

  • Sundays, April 7th - May 19th
  • No games on May 12th (Mother's Day)
  • Sportport and/or Villa Duchesne
  • Games times between 10:30am-4:30pm
  • Schedule and teams will be emailed in late March

Spring League

Spring League is open to all athletes wanting to develop their skills and game play in a fun and informative way.  Athletes will be grouped with other players from their school (or friend requests) and will be assigned an experienced and professional coach.  Within each age division, we typically have multiple divisions based on experience level.  Grab your friends and join today!

Includes: League games with a warmup/skills instruction followed by 40 minutes of game play, paid coaching and officiating, league uniform shirt, and division champion awards

Open to: 7th and 8th Graders


  • Early Registration - $135 - on/before 2/15
  • Regular Registration - $140 - between 2/15-3/15
  • Late Registration - $150 - after 3/15

Location: Villa Duchesne and/or Sportport

League Dates:

  • Sundays - April 7th through May 19th
  • No games on May 12th (Mother's Day and RCC/Cup)

Times: All games will be scheduled between 11am-4pm. Games could expand from 10am-5pm. The exact schedule and teams will be released in late March.

Note: League only does not include a weekday practice, if you would like practices and games, it is suggested to register for Prep Club or Elite Club.

Gateway Elite Club

Elite Club is our highest commitment program at Gateway Field Hockey open to players with the desire to grow their individual and team game through elite practices, league play, and tournaments.  Over 400 Gateway athletes have gone on to play in college and in 2021 Gateway was named the USA Field Hockey National Club of the Year.

Elite is a year round club program with training and games throughout the spring, fall (excluding HS), and winter.  The Elite Club year also includes summer camp for all members.  Teams play in local, regional, and national level tournaments (depending on availability).  The enrollment period for Elite Club opens in late January and continues until March 1st.  Elite Club divisions are based on birth year and more information can be found HERE!

Elite Club is open to players with experience.  If you are new to field hockey, you must do at least one season of Prep Club before you can join Elite Club. 

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