Freedom HKY is a comprehensive club program that provides year-round field hockey training and playing opportunities. The club has approximately 140 athletes coming from Maryland, Washington DC, and Northern Virginia. To encourage multi sport athletes, we work with our players to help them compete in more than one sport when desired.
Freedom HKY aspires to be an outstanding athletic organization that provides a high-quality experience to every athlete. A high-quality experience is one in which every athlete is coached using the principles of Positive Coaching, has fun at practices and during games, feels like an important part of the team regardless of performance, learns “life lessons” that have value beyond the playing field, and learns the skills, tactics and strategies of the game while improving as a player. We strive for our athletes to have correct technical and tactical training that will allow them to continue to grow as hockey players.
We recognize that coaches are the people who most directly make this all possible. It is our goal to provide every coach with the tools to succeed as a Positive Coach. We are committed to creating a positive culture, in which coaches, parents, fans, officials and athletes work together to achieve this mission.
Why Play Freedom HKY?
Coaching, coaching, coaching! Our coaching staff is comprised of former and current National Team members, Division I National Champions and All Americans and Level 2 certified coaches. All coaches have received certification as Double Goal Coaches. We have 1st class, highly experienced goalkeeping coaches who are current and former members of the US National Team.
Club Administration & Leadership. We are an independently run (not parent run) organization with years of experience in coaching and playing at all levels all the way up to the National Team level!
Comprehensive Programs- As players age up to the U12, U14, U16, and U19 levels, the programs become more comprehensive including group fitness training, goalkeeper training, skills training, and college recruiting support.
College Recruitment Assistance- All U14, U16, and U19 players are encouraged to meet with coaches to help them reach their college playing goals. Our coaches work hard to help our players through the process and get recruited!
We will never stop improving our program! We want the best for our players, our teams, our families, our club and the development of field hockey in the region. We strive to keep the club on the cutting edge of training and will continue to stay current as new techniques, trends and programs develop within the sport of field hockey and youth coaching in general. This open and adaptive approach to change is integral in providing our members the best possibility to succeed in their athletic and personal goals.