PK, JK and Kindergarten Programs

PK/JK and Kindergarten Offerings

Winter Mini Sticks - Held during January and February

Spring Mini Sticks - Held during April and May

Fall Mini Sticks - Held during September and October

Mini Sticks is the perfect opportunity to learn the game of field hockey in a fun and exciting environment.  We teach the athletes from the most basic skills and develop them to being able to play a small sided game with tons of fun sprinkled in as well!  The PK/JK groups are separate from the Kindergarten groups as we differentiate the program. Due to spacing, winter Mini Sticks is open to Ks and experienced JK/PK four and five year olds.  Fall and spring Mini Sticks is open to all 3-6 year olds. Feel free to email with any questions.


Learn to Play for our Youngest Athletes!

Spring Mini-Sticks

Includes: A Gateway uniform shirt, coaching, and game play

Open to: JK, PK, and K - 3-6 year olds


  • Early Bird - $80 before February 15th
  • Regular - $90 between February 16th-March 15th
  • Late - $110 - on/after March 16th

Location: Villa Duchesne

League Dates: Sundays - April 7th through May 19th (No games on May 12th - Mother's Day)

Times: Mini Sticks is typically assigned to the 11am, 12pm or 1pm game slot.  The final schedule will be released in mid March.

Notes: Athletes must be potty independent and able to work in a small group/team with a few coaches while their parents are on the sideline.

Kindergarten athletes can register for Spring Prep Club, Spring League, or Spring Mini Sticks.  If a player is brand new, it is suggested they register for Mini Sticks.  Kindergarteners with experience should register for Prep Club or League.

Fall Mini-Sticks

Fall Mini Sticks registration opens in June.


Winter Mini League

Winter Mini Sticks is currently in progress and at capacity.