Program Overview

Roots is for our youngest players that want to experience the sport for the first time or continue to learn and develop. There are events for the Roots players in Fall, Winter and Spring. Each season is once a week for six weeks for 1.5 hours.

New Registration Platform
Windy City Field Hockey will be using the PlayerFirst platform for all registrations moving forward, starting with our Roots Fall League registration. Families and athletes who have an existing account will be able to log-in with their current credentials (email/password). If you do not have a current account, then you will be prompted to establish one at the time of registration.


Fall Details

  • Fall Roots Dates

    Sundays- Sept 10, Sept 17, Sept 24, Oct 1, Oct 8, Oct 15 (scheduled rain date Oct 29)

    3:00-4:00p -Kindergarten
    3:00-4:30p- Mini Sticks & Mighty Sticks
    4:45-6:15p- Fire Sticks & Quick Sticks

  • Age Groups

    Mini Sticks - 1st & 2nd Graders
    Mighty Sticks - 3rd & 4th Graders
    Fire Sticks - 5th & 6th Graders
    Quick Sticks - 7th & 8th Graders

  • COST

    Kindergarten: $120.00

    All Other Age Groups: $225.00

  • Location

    Techny Prairie Park Turf Fields
    1750 Techny Rd
    Northbrook, IL 60062

Seasonal Programs

FALL LEAGUE - Team practice and league play for K-8th graders

WINTER PROGRAM- Skills training that emphasizes 100's of touches on the ball, skill instruction and small games for 1st-5th graders

SPRING LEAGUE- Team practice and league play for K-8th graders

SUMMER PROGRAM - Focus on development of skills, small games to implement decision making and skill execution, fun games!

Fall League


Each player will receive a Windy City colored game jersey and colored socks to keep. Each player is required to have a stick, shin guard and mouth guard. Mouth guards are mandatory or the child will not be able to participate. 


All league confirmation and team rosters will be communicated by email. Changes to the rosters will not be allowed once registration closes. One reciprocal friend request will be accepted.


Roots Fall League teams are formed based on a cross-town rivalry format. Players are rostered by school first, then town and then friend request. Friend requests are not guaranteed if they attend different schools or different towns. Keep this in consideration when requesting a friend. Friend requests MUST be mutual. 

No refunds will be given. Registrations are nonrefundable after receipt or on-line registration. No exceptions. Windy City FH does not pro-rate or offer makeups for missed dates. Windy City will do its best to replace players prior to the start of the program if for some reason they are unable to make the commitment. We can't make any promises that we can fill spots once the online registration is completed. 

Exceptions for refunds will be made for registrants with a Doctor's note less an administrative fee.


Program SessionsLocationTimeDates
Option 1: Grades 3rd - 5thNorth Shore SportsCenter, Northbrook6:00-7:30pmThursday's Nov 9, Nov 16, Nov 30, Dec 7, Dec 14, Dec 21
Option 2: Grades 3rd -5thNorth Shore SportsCenter, Northbrook6:00-7:30pmThursday's Jan 11, Jan 18, Jan 25, Feb 1, Feb 8, Feb 15, Feb 22, Feb 29,
Option 3: Grades 1st - 2ndCanlan Sports Center, Libertyville9:00-10:30amSaturday's Jan 6, Jan 13, Jan 20, Feb 3, Feb 10, Feb 17
Option 4: Grades 3rd - 5thCanlan Sports Center, Libertyville9:00-10:30amSaturday's Jan 6, Jan 13, Jan 20, Feb 3, Feb 10, Feb 17
Holiday Hustle Clinic
Grades 1st-5th
Highland Park Fieldhouse9:30-11:00amSunday Dec 17
Holiday Hit Around
Grades 6th-8th
Highland Park Fieldhouse11:00a - 12:30 pm Sunday Dec 17
Clinic - Skills & more
Grades 1st-5th
Highland Park Fieldhouse9:30-11:00amSunday Feb 18