Playing Opportunities All Year Round

In 2014-15, CFHC offered playing opportunities 74% of weeks. Off weeks were taken for busy holiday weekends and time in between seasons, but otherwise, play remained consistent week to week.

 

January – April
Type: Indoor
Format: League
Time: Saturday Mornings
Venue: Windy City Field House

8-9 week league w/ playoffs, plus 1-2 All-Star Matches.

 5 evenly balanced teams of 5-6 players each with additional substitutes assigned as needed each week for any absences.

Goalies rotate among teams.

Each team plays 4 competitive games per session lasting 12 minutes each.

Lunch and refreshments at our sponsor bar after each session

Evening party and awards ceremony at the end of the season

 

May – June
Type: Outdoor
Format: 7 v 7 and 11 v 11
Time: Saturday Mornings
Venue: Montrose or North Ave

 6-8 week Spring Season

Rotation of 4 teams in two 7v7 games to get our feet moving and lots of touches

Transition into full field 11v11 games

We typically have a great turnout of 20-30 players in the Spring

July – August
Type: Outdoor
Format: Pick-up style 7 v 7 or more
Time: Saturday Mornings
Venue: Montrose, North Ave, Haas Park

6-8 weeks of Saturday hockey fun in the sun

Laid back scrimmages, either 7v7 or 11v11 to allow our players to stretch their legs

Don’t forget the sunscreen to avoid those unwanted shin guard tans lines!

September – November
Type: Outdoor and Indoor
Format: Pick-up style, skillwork
Time: Saturday Mornings
Venue: Montrose, North Ave, Northwestern  (if we are lucky), Windy City Field House

6-8 week league going outdoors at first, and then transitioning to indoors as the weather becomes colder

Turf time at Northwestern if invited by the Northwestern Club Field Hockey Group

Usually lower participation due to members’ coaching commitments

Some skill work during indoor sessions to help players adjust to different surface and rules