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The Short Corner Issue 2

By MLFHA, 06/17/20, 9:15PM EDT


The Short Corner
The monthly field hockey newsletter of the Mt. Lebanon Field Hockey Association
Issue 2  March 2020

Field Hockey terms (that you need to know)
Short Corner: also known as the "Penalty Corner". Offensive free hit from the endline, 10 yards from the goal, usually following a foul inside the striking circle. Offensive players must be outside the striking circle until the ball is hit, and the offense must control the ball before it can shoot. The defense is allowed five players behind the end line; all other defenders must be behind the center line. A penalty corner ends when the defense takes possession of the ball, the ball crosses over the 5-yard mark outside the striking circle, or the ball exits the striking circle twice. 
Tackle: Defensive effort to take the ball away from an opponent.
Board News
Board elections were held in January 2020.
New board members are:
Shelley Pieklik - President
Melissa Bartlett - Vice President (High School programs)
Kris Wroblewski - Vice President (Youth programs)
David Eson - Secretary
Susan McGalla - Fundraising
Stacie Hill - Program Development
Board members can be reached at Our President, Shelley Pieklik, can be reached directly at
We would like to thank Melanie Szigethy and Ginny Husak for their board service in 2019.
Indoor Field Hockey Update
USA Field Hockey recently held its U-19 Girls National Indoor Tournament (NIT) in Richmond, VA. Both local indoor clubs, Team Golden Triangle and Pittsburgh Venom, fielded teams at the tournament. Mt. Lebanon sophomore Elena Engel and seniors Pfeifer Hill and Georgia Eson participated.
NIT tournaments for U-14 and U-16 girls were also held recently. If your daughter participated in one of these tournaments, send us an email at and we will get her name in our newsletter next month.
Upcoming Events
Current 3rd-8th Graders -
Pitt Club Field Hockey Clinic 2020
Save the date - March 21, 2020
Current 6th-11th Graders -
UpSwing Spring Field Hockey Clinic.
Save the date - March 30, 2020
Current 3rd-7th Graders -
Mt. Lebanon Field Hockey Summer Camp
Save the date - Monday, June 15, 2020
Current 6th-12th Graders - 
World Camp USA information
Save the date - Friday, July 17, 2020
Current 8th-11th Graders -
Mandatory High School try-outs.
Save the date - Monday, August 17, 2020.
Save the Dates!
Questions? Contact Shelley Pieklik @
Charles L. Cost Center, University of Pittsburgh
Spring 2020
Current 3rd-8th Graders -
Pitt Club Field Hockey Clinic 2020
(12:30-3:30 p.m.)
March 21, 2020
University of Pittsburgh
Charles L. Cost Center
530 Champions Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Deanna Huck
Current 6th-12 Graders -
UpSwing Spring Field Hockey Clinics 
(6-8 p.m.)
March 30
April 6, 13, 20 and 27
May 4
North Park Sports Complex
2330 Wildwood Rd.
Wildwood, PA 15091
Summer 2020
This camp is for rising 3rd-8th graders -
Mt. Lebanon Field Hockey summer camp 
Monday, June 15th - Thursday, July 23rd. 
Every Monday and Thursday from 4:00-6:30 PM (times may vary slightly by age group). 
More detailed information to follow in the spring - registration begins May 1st. 
This camp is for rising 7th graders-2020 HS grads 

World Camp USA 
A team of top international field hockey coaches will be coming to host a 4-day long skills camp in Mt. Lebanon 
Friday, July 17th-Monday, July 20th
This is an exciting opportunity for our players to learn from the best of the best. Please mark your calendars: more information coming soon! 
For more information about World Camp, go to
Current 8th -11th Graders -
Monday, August 17th
Mandatory H.S. team try-outs.
There will be (2) 2-hr. sessions each day that week, times and locations to be determined.  
Stickwork and conditioning sessions will begin after school gets out in June. These sessions are optional, but are a great way to prepare for try-outs and the season. 
More specifics about these sessions will be announced in the spring.