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!

Winter Prep Club

Winter 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 more than just game play.  Athletes will practice the fundamentals of field hockey and develop higher level game concepts.

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

Open to: 7th and 8th Graders


  • Early Bird - $360 - before 11/1
  • Regular - $375 - after 11/1

Location: STL Athletic Center (2300 Hitzert Court - near 270/44)


  • Tuesdays, December 5th - February 20th
  • 5-6pm at STL Athletic Center
  • Winter break no practices between 12/20-1/3


  • Sundays, January 7th - February 25th
  • No games on January 28th or February 11th (Superbowl)
  • Games between 3-7:30pm at STL Athletic Center
  • Schedule and teams assigned in December

Note: If you would like to join Elite Club, you must participate in Winter Prep Club first and then you may join Elite for the 24/25 season when registration opens in January.

Winter League

Winter 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, professional coaching and officiating, league uniform shirt, and division champion awards

Open to: 7th and 8th Graders


  • Early Bird - $140 - before 11/1
  • Regular - $145 - between 11/1 and 12/15
  • Late - $150 - after 12/15

Location: STL Athletic Center (2300 Hitzert Court - near 270/44)

League Dates: Sundays - January 7th through February 25th (No games on January 28th or February 11th (Super bowl)

Times: Games between 3-7:30pm (schedule and teams assigned in December)

Note: League only does not include practices, if you would like practices and games, it is suggested to register for Junior Prep Club.  If you would like to join Elite, you must participate in winter Prep Club and then can join Elite for the 24/25 season.


Gateway Elite Club

Note: Athletes must participate in 2023/24 winter HS Prep Club before joining Elite Club.

Elite Club is our highest program at Gateway Field Hockey open to our most committed players!  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 Club is a year round program with training and games throughout the spring, fall (excluding HS), and winter and includes summer camp for all members.  Elite Club teams also play in local, regional, and national level tournaments (depending on availability).  The enrollment season for Elite Club opens in late January for the start of the 2024/25 year.  Elite Club divisions are based on birth year and more information can be found HERE!

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