The field hockey program at Bement is designed for beginning to more advanced players. Currently, we have one team with an emphasis on teaching basic skills to new players while helping more advanced players learn new techniques. Position play is emphasized as players learn how to be effective on the field in game play in a variety of positions. Often the older players act as mentors to new players, helping them learn the basic skills. This helps not only in skill development but also coming together as a team. We compete against other middle school teams as well as reserve teams from local private schools. A highlight of our season is the Bement Field Hockey Jamboree which includes 12 middle school teams from Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont and has been held at Bement for more than 40 years.
Erin Cromack has been part of the Bement community since 1998, first as a student for nine years, graduating in 2007. She then returned briefly in 2014 to coach Girls JV Basketball, a sport she played at Bement. From neighborhood clothing drives to teaching English abroad, she has a passion for giving back and does so as often as she can in her free time. Additionally, she is TEFL certified, an active Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) member and is dedicated to promoting historical preservation, education and community service.