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

Eva van Wakeren her favorite memories at LIU – Field Hockey

When Eva moved to New York to pursue her dream of attending a university in the United States, she could never have imagined this place would mean so much more to her than just a university.

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CAA Scholar Athlete of the Year: Emmeline Oltmans

“Emmeline can look back on an amazing and very rewarding journey as a Blue Hen student-athlete and person. During her four years at UD, she has developed and grown in every aspect of her academics, her field hockey and in life,” head coach Rolf van de Kerkhof said. Watch the video!

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De Koning finds second home at the University of Virginia

The Dutch accent that was so noticeable when Nadine De Koning arrived at the University of Virginia in the summer of 2014. It’s almost imperceptible now.

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Megan Hut: Field Hockey opens doors

Megan is a field hockeyplayer at Earlham College. “My professors are involved in my athletic life, and my coaches are involved in my academic life”

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Placements – Field Hockey

Karlijn van Dijsseldonk

State University of New York in Albany, 2011

Sophie Engelkes

University of Louisville, 2011

Lise van Dam

James Madison University, 2011

Alexa Binnendijk

University of Maine, 2011

Anne Middeldorp

Central Michigan University, 2012

Anouk Sickman

Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2009

Marit Westenberg

Fairfield University, 2008

Nicole Schouwenaar

University of California in Davis, 2010

Dieke ter Weel

Hofstra University, 2010

Floor Vogels

University of Virginia, 2008

Maura Eggink

Brown University, 2009

Kathelijn van der Ven

Davidson College, 2008

Floor Wolfhagen

Davidson College, 2010

Florine Siderius

Wheaton College, 2011

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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