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Fundraiser - Lunches for Healthcare workers

Storm Chasers FHC has joined forces with BAY Hills Swim Team to support VEIP stations transformed into COVID-19 testing sites. There are 8 testing sites in Maryland with about 40 workers at each facility. Our hope is to provide a meal for each of these facilities every week. We are committed to supporting local businesses by partnering with local restaurants to provide these meals. In order to support this effort, Storm Chasers and Bay Hills Swim Team have set up a GO FUND ME page. We estimate the cost of bringing meals to these healthcare heroes will be about $12,000. With your help in spreading the news, we believe we can be successful.

Lunch Delivery

Thursday, 5/22/2020, club president (Gary Fritter), delivered lunch to healthcare workers at a VEIP COVID-19 testing site in Waldorf, MD.  A big Thank You to Jo Ann McClanahan at Rucci's Restaurant for coordinating food for us. The folks at the testing site sure did appreciate it....Thank you Mary Lily for coordinating on your end - we appreciate the card!

Storm Chasers family - please continue to share our Go Fund Me link so we can continue to give back to our community.

Ladders with Coach Sam

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Cone Slalom with Mady Q.

About

Storm Chasers Field Hockey Club is a 501c3, non-profit organization, Maryland-based club that strives to develop both male and female players, from the U10 to the U19 level, into successful athletes.  Our main focus is to instill passion for the game in a positive but competitive environment, to help push players to their fullest potential.  The club not only offers collegiate prep, but our coaches and staff also stress lifelong values including teamwork, discipline, self-motivation, sportsmanship, and a well-balanced lifestyle.Annapolis, Crofton, Millersville, Odenton, Glen Burnie, Pasadena, Linthicum, South River, Mayo, Broadneck, Severna Park, Severn, Riva, Southern, Baltimore-Annapolis, Gambrills

Interested in joining the Storm Chasers? Email storm@stormchasersfhc.com.

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Workout Corner

May 3, 2020

Stickwork & Agility
1. Forehard Cone Snaps: Place 3 cones in a line with 1 yd between each cone.  Start with the ball on the left cone, do 5 quick pulls  between the left and center cones.  After 5 pulls, "snap" the ball to the right cone, catching it outside your right foot on the strong side of your stick.  Pull the ball back to the left cone and resume the drill for 1'.  Repeat 3-5 times with 30 second rest breaks between each set.  Purpose:  Enchance your ball control skills to improve your abillity to change directions in the field quickly and eliminate your opponent.

2. Reverse Cone Snaps:  Same set up as above.  Place 3 cones in a line with 1 yd between each cone.  Start with the ball on the right cone, do 5 quick pulls  between the right and center cones.  After 5 pulls, "snap" the ball to the left cone, catching it outside your left foot on the reverse side of your stick.  Pull the ball back to the right cone and resume the drill for 1'.  Repeat 3-5 times with 30 second rest breaks between each set.  Purpose:  Enchance your ball control skills to improve your abillity to change directions in the field quickly and eliminate your opponent.

3. Short Drags.  Set 2 cones down 1 yard apart.  Have feet hip width apart, slightly staggered with left foot in front.  Start the ball on the left cone with 5 small touches of the ball, tapping it from one side of the cone to the other.  Drag the ball, keeping the ball on your stick to the right cone, do 5 small touches at the right cone then drag the ball to the left.  As you drag the ball right, shift your weight to your right foot and vice versa.  Repeat for 1', rest for 30 seconds.  Repeat 3-5 times.  Maintain knees bent, chest up (to prevent from rounding your back), left elbow up and away from the body (like you have a bird on your shoulder), and left hand at knee height, keeping ball out in front of you.  Challenge yourself by looking up away from the ball.  If your stance is correct, you should be able to see the ball in your periphery.   Purpose:  Becoming comfortable with handling the ball off either foot while taking your eyes off the ball.

3.  Long Drags (Yard Stick Pulls): 2 cones, 1 yd apart.  With the same stance as above, keep the ball on your stick and drag the ball from the left to the right. Shift your wieght in the same direction you are pulling the ball.  Challenge yourself by taking your eyes off the ball.  Perform for 1', rest for 30 seconds.  Repeat 3-5x.  Want to get a little competitive?  Challenge a teammate and see who can complete more pulls in a minute!

GK Workout

1. Hip Strength and Mobility:  Sit in a 90/90 position, on your bottom with one hip internally rotated and the other externally rotated.  From this position, prop up onto your knees and slowly sit back down.   Now swtich sides.  Do 3 sets of 10 reps on each side.  Purpose: Build up your hip strength to improve your ability to recover to your feet from the ground.

2. Plank Alternating Shoulder Taps: In a high plank position, alternate tapping your opposite shoulder with your opposite hand.  Be sure to keep your core engaged to maintain a flat back.  Try not to let your body rotate as you lift your arm up to tap your shoulder.  Do 3 sets of10 reps on each side.  Purpose:  Build core and upper body strength to improve your ground recovery.

3. Super Model Poses: Start by lying on your right side with your legs stacked on top of each other and right arm stretched out.  At the same time, draw your right arm under you while placing left leg over right leg with left foot flat on the ground.  Prop yourelf onto your right elbow, push up through your left leg to get your right leg our form under you to jump up to your feet.  Drop back down to the ground and repeat activity for 1 minute. Rest for 30 seconds.  Repeat 2-3 times.  Repeat on the left side.

 

How to hit

Take some time and get a stick in your hands. Practice your skills with helpful hints from this video

Spring Practice Information

Following guidance from our state leadership, Storm Chasers has decided to postpone the start of our spring season until further notice in order to help protect our athletes, coaches, and the community. We will update the website and notify you when there is more information.

Today JPOL announced they have cancelled the 2020 season in it's entirety due to the health crisis. 

For more information regarding ways to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like COVID-19, please click on the link below provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/stop-the-spread-of-germs.pdf