In North America, when you talk about hockey, people assume you mean ice hockey. While a global sport, field hockey is played primarily in certain regions in the US – mainly New England and the Mid-Atlantic states. There is limited competition on the West Coast and Midwest but the sport is growing in popularity throughout the country.
Field hockey can be played at more than 300 colleges and universities, but is open to female players only. There are many opportunities to find a team to suit your skills and level, from top level high schools to Division 1, 2, or 3 collegiate teams.
Field hockey at high school level is played mainly via school teams, offering both Junior Varsity and Varsity opportunities. However, there are a growing number of external clubs, offering everything from recreational play to targeted college-level practice, especially on the East Coast.
Field hockey is a fall sport and the high school/college competition season is short and intense, beginning at the end of August and lasting until the middle of November.
College-level field hockey is only played at 4-year colleges and universities and is governed by the NCAA. In the US there are 280 college varsity women’s field hockey teams.
During Donraadt’s freshman season at Maryland, the Terps were locked in an overtime stalemate in the 2018 NCAA semifinal. Donraadt rifled a shot into the net in the 78th minute — punching her team a ticket to a national championship game.
Anneloes and Cato, both field hockey players at the University of Virginia, are on the on the NFHCA National Academic Squad.
#Congrats to our student-athlete Lynn Göttgens from the Netherlands who will be studying and playing field hockey at Pace University in the USA as of Fall 2022.
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Placements – Field Hockey
Southern New Hampshire University, 2022
Pace University, 2022
Bryn Mawr College, 2022
Sacha de Gier
Old Dominion University, 2022
Annick van Blerkom
Bryn Mawr College, 2022
University of Delaware, 2013
Cheshire Academy, 2016
University of Virginia, 2019
For our clients in the Tailored Program we offer the unique service of our field hockey mentoring program
The program entails:
- Giving feedback on your footage
- Discussing the different pathways to reach your ultimate goals
- Informing you about what matters most to coaches
- Building character / pitching yourself to coaches
- Teaching you how to build up a relationship and trust with coaches
- Preparing you for an interview with coaches
- Setting up your personal sport development program
- Deciding on the final choice of an athletic program based on your goals