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.


Blog: Floor Sijbrandij

Floor played field hockey at the University of Delaware, a Division I school.

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Blog: Bregje Smits

Bregje played field hockey at Manhattanville College, a Division III school, in New York.

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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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Noor Umbgrove – Field Hockey

#Congrats to our student-athlete Noor Umbgrove from the Netherlands who will be studying and playing field hockey in the USA as of Fall 2022.

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Placements – Field Hockey

Anneloes Knol

University of Virginia, 2020

Florien Marcussen

Northwestern University, 2017

Nadine de Koning

University of Virginia, 2014

Esther de Leijer

University of Michigan, 2016

Bodil Keus

University of Maryland, 2017

Marenthe Hofstede

Wilbraham & Monson Academy, 2020

Eveline Zwager

James Madison University, 2019

Sarah Bonthuis

Lehigh University, 2019

Isabel Terwindt

American University, 2012

Eline de Wit

Manhattanville College, 2020

Philine Smits

Dickinson College, 2021

Julia Smits

Harvard University, 2019

Bibi Donraadt

University of Maryland, 2018

Marjolein Defauwes

University of Massachusetts in Amherst, 2018

Floor Jansen

Ohio Wesleyan University, 2019

Lena Stiebing

Davidson College, 2019

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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