Program Overview

Academy is a program for players in grades 6th-12th. Academy is offered in Winter and Summer. Winter focuses on skill development of skills and repetitions of basic and advanced skills. The winter program is skills-based with an emphasis on getting a lot of touches, footwork, body position, passing/receiving, individual defense, attacking skills, shooting, and more. Small-sided games will also be utilized to enhance the opportunity to get a lot of touches on the ball in tight spaces. The summer session is small-sided game play that will continue to focus on the development putting skills to work under pressure in game-like situations. Two age group offerings: 6th-8th and 9th-12th.

Summer Academy Registration Link - Opens April 24th at 9:00am

Athletes will register by rising grade in Fall 2024. Windy City FH will group athletes based on experience, friend request and school.



Academy programs are offered by grade and by sessions. Programs are grouped by grades: 6th-8th grade and 9th-12th grade

We offer one day/time for each age group.  A six week program that includes both skills and game play.

Summer Program

WCFH SUMMER LEAGUE: for any field player and goalkeeper interested in the one-season program. Program is 5 sessions/dates in June. Players of all abilities are welcome, from beginners to those with more experience. Summer League athletes will be grouped by age group and with submitted friend request at time of registration. Summer League will focus on basics and advanced skills according to ability level. Small game play each session will give athletes the opportunity to compete and learn the tactics of the game.

Summer League  will run 1-2 per week for the month of June.

Register based on athlete's rising school grade as of the Fall 2024

Session 1 - Rising 6th-8th graders
Dates/Times: Mon June 10th (4:45-6:15pm)
Mon June 17, Th June 20, Mon June 24, Th June 27  (5:00-6:30pm)

Session 2 - Rising 9th-12th graders
Dates/Times: Mon June 10th (6:15-7:45pm)
Mon June 17, Th June 20, Mon June 24, Th June 27 (6:30-8:00pm)


Required for all Academy Players: Strongly recommend a Reversible Pinnie for all practices, but not mandatory.

Windy City FH will have reversible pinnies to purchase on-site at the start of Programs. 

Fee/Refund Policy

Fees are nonrefundable after received (plus an online credit card processing fee). Fees vary depending on the Academy class option and the number of practice days for each option.

Those registering for a program at The Athletico Center will be responsible for a facility usage fee of $20 per player per option which will be completed at time of registration.

Refund Policy: All registration fees are nonrefundable after received. NO EXCEPTIONS.


  • Academy vs Select

    • Academy is a single season commitment. It is focused on the multi-sport athlete who can only commit to one season. We also recommend new high school aged players to start with Academy. 
    • Select is a three-season commitment (winter, spring, summer) for more competitive players looking to play field hockey outside the high school season. Select doesn't involve traveling. Select is the means for getting into our travel team program if interested. 

  • Locations

    Techny Prairie Park Turf Fields (summer) 1750 Techny Rd, Northbrook, IL 60062

    Highland Park Fieldhouse (winter) 2205 Skokie Valley Rd, Highland Park, IL 60035
    NorthShore Sports Center, formerly The Athletico Center (winter)-1900 Old WIllow Rd, Northbrook, IL 60062
    Canlan Sports Center (winter) 1950 US-45, Libertyville, IL 60048