Tampa Bay fieldhockey
Tampa Bay fieldhockey - the grasshoppers  

Saturday Wednesday
10 am
Eckerd College
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, Florida 33711
currently no practise
on Wednesdays
Click here for directions

Our team started out in spring 2004. A goalkeeper from Pennsylvania starving for more playing time posted on the internet an add for anyone wanting to play field hockey should contact Susan. Another lover of field hockey and an ex-national player living in Clearwater got together with Susan and some Lacrosse players in Fish Hawk in Tampa on one Sunday evening. This union between Susan and Kathleen seeked help from USFHA. Dean Nakamura a member of USFHA Development forwarded the email address of one Jeff Grosvenor ex-President of North East Field Hockey Association and ex-Umpiring Chair person of New Atlantic Section who just migrated to Tampa with his job at JPMorgan Chase. Jeff along with Charles Joseph and Ravi Kullar another JPMorgan migration candidate journeyed out to Fish Hawk where in very thick grass that hungry goalkeeper had three men take shots at her without proper protective gear on. The height of the grass disappointed everyone, the following Sunday Jeff returned to Fish Hawk with Susan, a few Lacrosse players and Kathleen. This Sunday after some drills in the thick grass Susan, Jeff, and Kathie decided to search for other facilities. Since this was in the fall of 2003 and the holidays were upon us nothing was accomplished for the rest of that year. In early spring Jeff emailed Susan to try and get things going in 2004. Susan was away with her job and she forwarded Kathie’s’ email address. Kathie and Jeff got together and thanks to Kathie a meeting with Bob Carpenter Director of Parks in Clearwater was arranged and the rest is history.

We all play together regardless of age, hockey skills or fitness level. The one important thing we have in common is: We are all crazy about hockey. Field hockey is the most fun sport and it is highly addictive. Our emphasis lies on having fun together, That's why fieldhockey is also a great sport for the whole family. Or were else could you play on the same team as your kids/parents?

We are happy to provide sticks if you want to try it yourself. Join us Saturday 10 am. Check contact for the directions to the field.

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