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.


Go USA Get Recruited Program – Field Hockey

When participating in the Get Recruited Program (USA only!), we provide a list of coaches who are interested in you!

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Your Field Hockey Mentoring Program

For our clients in the Tailored Program we offer a unique service.

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Eveline Zwager Earns All-American Recognition

Congrats to our field hockey player Eveline Zwager at James Madison University for earning All American Recognition.

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Coenen selected to NFHCA All-Region Teams

This is the third-consecutive First Team selection for Coenen, and she becomes the first player in program history to earn five All-Region honors.

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Placements – Field Hockey

Anouk Knuvers

Penn State University, 2021

Puck de Nooy

Ohio Wesleyan University, 2021

Emmeline Oltmans

University of Delaware, 2014

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

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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