About Wellesley Scoops

Wellesley Scoops Field Hockey Club started during the summer of 2014 by a few dedicated moms who decided to introduce the sport of field hockey to 40 of our 1st & 2nd grade daughters.  USA Field Hockey provided unlimited support, including equipment grants and the FUNdamentals curriculum.  Wellesley Scoops partnered with Wellesley College's varsity field hockey program to help provide turf field space and student-athlete coaching.  In return, Wellesley Scoops provides a donation and funding back to the college and their varsity field hockey program. 

 

Since 2014, Wellesley Scoops has grown to offer field hockey in both the fall (full season) and the spring (4-week season).  Since towns in our area lack formalized programs, we have players from Wellesley, Newton, Needham, Dover, Weston and other areas.  We look forward to continue to grow the sport of field hockey and support other local towns and clubs. 

To date, Wellesley Scoops has introduced the sport of field hockey to over 1,000 girls.

Fall 2017, Wellesley Scoops started to offer a more competitive try-out based team (U14 & U12).  This team was coached by Wellesley College's varsity field hockey coaches and other hired experienced coaches.  The team travels to play other local area clubs and participates in a few local tournaments.  

Fall 2019, the Commonwealth Field Hockey League was founded and run by Franklin's recreation department.  Most of the towns participating in this league are located centrally around Franklin and southeastern MA.  Wellesley Scoops led a Wellesley based team to play other towns in this league.  

Spring 2020, the Founders League, one of the largest girls lacrosse leagues in the country, wanted to pilot a field hockey league.  This league would compliment the Commonwealth League (fall based league only).  The games would be played all in one location, Wellesley College, on Saturday evenings around the same time frame each week.  The games would be shortened field so town rosters could be smaller to accommodate players' busy spring schedules.  Wellesley registered a 3/4, 5/6 & 7/8 team in this league. Unfortunately due to COVID-19, all Spring 2020 play had to be cancelled as safety and well-being is a top priority for Wellesley Scoops and its players.  

Keeping with the momentum and popularity of youth field hockey, the future of Wellesley Scoops looks bright.  We look forward to continue to offer the following programs: 

  • Traditional Sunday Scoops with Wellesley College programming

  • Participation in the Commonwealth Fall League (Wellesley only teams) 

  • Participation in the Founders Spring League (Wellesley only teams) 

  • Wellesley Styx try-out based team

Wellesley Scoops philosophy is to introduce the sport of field hockey through teaching fundamental skills focusing on player safety, quality instruction while having fun and building player confidence.  We are a 501(c)-3 non-profit organization registered in Massachusetts.  We provide support to local area programs primarily supporting the development and growth of youth girls playing field hockey.  For more information, please don't hesitate to contact us at wellesleyscoops@gmail.com

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