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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What age groups does Gateway Club offer?

Our Club teams are open to girls in U-8, U-10, U-12, U-14, U-16, and U-19.  Club divisions are based on birth year, please see our club page for more information about which age your athlete falls into.  

What age groups do you offer other programs for?

Gateway Leagues, Gateway Camps, and Gateway Academy are open to athletes in grades Junior Kindergarten - 12th grade.  We welcome athletes from ages 4 - 18 years old at league and camp!

What age groups do you offer other programs for?

Gateway Leagues, Gateway Camps, and Gateway Academy are open to athletes in grades Junior Kindergarten - 12th grade.  We welcome athletes from ages 4 - 18 years old at league and camp!

Why would Gateway Club be right for my daughter/family?

Gateway Club provides top-level instruction to all of our club members.  We teach our athletes to be leaders, teammates, and citizens on and off the field while demonstrating positive sportsmanship.  All of our club athletes are taught the most current and ages appropriate skills and game concepts to further their field hockey game.

If my daughter plays in Gateway Club can she play other sports?

Gateway Club always promotes our athletes to be versatile and play whatever sports they would like!  As recommended by many college coaches, the girls are encouraged to play at least one other sport to avoid injury and burnout.  We practice once or twice a week to allow for other sports and activities.  When our seniors depart after years of Gateway Club they have a love and passion for field hockey!

Do you offer goalkeeping sessions?

Yes! During our Club seasons, our goalies have a specific session where they are trained on the latest goalkeeping skills!  We also offer goalie training during our team training sessions!

Why does Gateway Club have a year round membership?

 The year-round club team allows for consistent play and coaching throughout the year and it is cost-effective.  The year-round club includes everything: all seasonal practices and leagues, summer camp, team training, skills and fitness training (winter), and college recruiting assistance for high school athletes.  All of these are valued at well over $1500.  By being a Gateway Club member the costs are bundled to pay a one time fee and include everything except travel tournament fees and uniforms.

If my daughter is brand new to field hockey, what program should she do?

We highly suggest registering for the Academy and/or League.  Academy will be mostly beginners and league will be most beginners in the K-4th leagues and we offer different levels in the 5th - 8th grade leagues.  Beginners are welcome into Junior Club in the K-5th grade as well.

What if there is bad weather? How do we find out of the program is cancelled?

You can check for weather cancellations the following ways...

  1. the website at www.gatewayfieldhockey.com
  2. Facebook @Gateway Field Hockey
  3. Instagram @Gatewayfhclub
  4. Call 314-422-8998
  5. We will email parents/players as well.

Do you offer private lessons?

Yes!  Any of our Gateway coaches can do private lessons.  You may contact any of them directly to arrange lessons.  We also highly recommend putting your athlete in one of our many programs so they can learn the game as a team sport. 

Do you offer payment plans for club fees?

Yes, if you are in need of a payment please contact Kelly at gatewayfh@gmail.com.