Buffalo Hurricanes FHC Indoor
Buffalo FHC currently has U19, U16, and U14/U12 indoor teams; and new this year will be a U6-U10 program! There will be a placement day for all registered U14-U19 athletes in October, with team practices starting in November. Teams practice weekly, and will participate in an indoor league held at the Epic Center. The U16 and U19 teams will compete in a National Indoor Tournament Qualifier to earn a spot in the National Indoor Tournament held in late February or early March. The U14 team will compete in the National Indoor Tournament in February.
What is Indoor Field Hockey?
Indoor field hockey is a very fast game; it is very technical and physical. The game is played on a hard surface like sport court or a gymnasium floor, with five field players and one goalie; the ball cannot come off the ground (unless shooting), and the sticks are much lighter and thinner. These playing conditions allow players to develop stick skills, field vision, block tackling, gain an understanding of tactics, and learn different defensive and attacking formations. During game play there will be more touches on the ball, and a higher need for quick decision making, and advanced technical skills. Playing indoor hockey enhances overall skills which directly correlates to the outdoor game. Our teams practice weekly and participates in various tournaments.