Crisfield High School's Field Hockey Team "Pays it Forward" at Somerset Rec & Parks Youth Sports Clinic

WESTOVER, MD, October 4, 2022 – Crisfield Academy & High School (CAHS) Girls Field Hockey Team recently collaborated with Somerset Recreation, Parks & Tourism to facilitate a fall field hockey clinic at the county athletic fields in Westover, MD. Somerset’s Recreational Field Hockey Team, a group of young girls aged 5 – 14, participated in drills and practice games led by older high school athletes from CAHS Girls Field Hockey Team. 
CAHS Field Hockey Coach, Kate Stevens, empowered her student athletes to serve as coaches and mentors to the younger athletes; directing small groups of Rec players through a circuit of drill stations. The clinic concluded with practice games between two teams of paired “big” and “little” players. Stevens shared, “I really wanted to do this clinic because I saw it as a great opportunity for my team to get involved within their community. I wanted the team to remember they were once in the Rec girls’ shoes not that long ago, and how we all need to play for their younger self that fell in love with the game!” 
Due to the positive response from both teams of participating athletes, Stevens plans to coordinate with Somerset Rec & Parks on future clinics. 
three younger girls and two older girls dribbling field hockey balls
CAHS Girls Field Hockey players lead Somerset Rec & Parks Fall Field Hockey Team players in a dribbling exercise at the Fall Field Hockey Clinic. 
two small girls and three young women passing balls playing field hockey
Younger girls on the Rec Field Hockey Team practice their passing skills with older girls from the CAHS Field Hockey Team at the Fall Field Hockey Clinic.
huddle of 20 or more women and girls on an athletic field at night
Participants huddle closely for a pep talk during practice games at the Fall Rec & Parks Field Hockey Clinic.