Field Hockey

Women only

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 study abroad

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.

News

Neeltje van Broekhoven – Field Hockey

#Congrats to our student-athlete Neeltje van Broekhoven from the Netherlands who will be studying and playing field hockey at Keystone College in the USA as of Fall 2024.

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Lara Beekhuis NFHCA Scholar of Distinction Honors

Lara Beekhuis captures Scholar of Distinction honors in her first season at Harvard University.

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Webinar Field Hockey & Study in the USA

Is field hockey your passion and are you looking to combine sports with a study abroad? Are you curious about what studying at a high school, college or university involves?

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Go USA Field Hockey training

Why not come to our Go USA Hockey practice session!
Get acquainted with the American way of playing hockey. It is really different from what you are used to!

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Placements – Field Hockey

Nova Rijks

Assumption University, 2024

Kate Janssen

University of Delaware, 2024

May van Woudenberg

Assumption University, 2023

Cato Geusgens

University of California in Berkeley, 2023 / University of Virginia, 2019

Sarah Bonthuis

Duke University, 2023 / Lehigh University, 2019

Isa Marie Scheele

Roanoke College, 2023

Just Ekering

Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2023

Sanna Kalsbeek

Earlham College, 2023

Meaghan Kramer

Oberlin College, 2023

Francien Rosink

Lander University, 2023

Jade Hendriks

Southern New Hampshire University, 2023

Minke van de Poll

Southern New Hampshire University, 2023

Lara Beekhuis

Harvard University, 2023

Ingrid Tomovski

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2023

Florine Koopman

Appalachian State University, 2023

Azul Covarrubias

James Madison University, 2023

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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