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Forest Hills Field Hockey / Grand Rapids, MI

Our History

The Forest Hills Field Hockey Club was founded in 2007 by Andrea Shaner after her girls' lacrosse players asked to learn the sport of field hockey. The team's first "season" consisted of practicing in Ada Park and holding a scrimmage against East Grand Rapids.

However, the seed had been planted, and in 2008, FH2 joined the Michigan High School Field Hockey Association. Since then, nearly 100 girls representing five high schools (and four international players) have been a part of our programs.

After finishing 2011 as the Division IV runners-up, the FH2 varsity girls captured their first division title in 2012. After a league realignment, the varsity team reached the Division II state championship game in 2013, in addition to winning medals at both the State Games of Michigan and State Games of America.

In 2017, ten years after the club's humble beginnings, Forest Hills Field Hockey won its first state championship, promoting the team to Division I. Now, Forest Hills competes with all of the state's top schools, some of which are regularly included in Midwest and national rankings.

In addition to success at the high school level, coaches have emphasized development at lower levels, creating a middle school program, a winter indoor league, and starting in 2019, an introductory session for grades 1-4. In 2020, the club sent its first team to a USA Field Hockey event, the National Indoor Tournament Qualifiers, and came one win away from making it into the national field.

It's a great time to get into field hockey in West Michigan!

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