Element Athletics, Inc., was incorporated on January 1, 2013. Though this date suggests a brand new beginning, the Club owners, Lynn Hoeppner and Sarah Williams bring to it years of experience within the field hockey world. Lynn was the former Field Hockey Director at Indoor Action Sports (since 2003) and has developed a wealth of friends in the field hockey community. These friendships have all been formed with a desire to attain a higher level of field hockey through increased skills, more opportunities to play and always with a passion to learn. Sarah joined Lynn early on as a young player/coach wanting to give back to a sport that has blessed her in so many ways. Together they have formed a partnership rich in the desire to help their athletes achieve a more competitive level of play, as well as to forge new and sometimes lifelong friendships.
Not only are Lynn and Sarah passionate about the sport they coach, they are also deeply committed to their athletes both on and off the field. They challenge their protégée to attain high standards in the classroom and in the community. Members of Element Athletics are not only athletes but also scholars and philanthropists. Element Athletics' athletes learn first hand about the value of team play and caring for one another. We learn that each of us brings different abilities to the field hockey pitch and adapt our play by enhancing one another.
Athletes at Element Athletics are taught to look at academics first when they head out on the recruitment trail. We ask our players to question themselves "would I be happy here without field hockey"? For most players, field hockey ends after 4 years of collegiate play, Element Athletics is striving to change this by creating an adult club. We challenge other clubs to join us in sending adult teams to the National Field Hockey Festival and by creating more opportunities for all of the players that we have helped create. Element Athletics also looks to their former players to fill the void of retiring umpires by giving back to a sport that has given so much to you!