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 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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‘I had a dream: Study and play field hockey in the USA’

Novy (19) had no idea which education she wanted, now she studies and plays hockey in America: ‘Perfect for me’ (article in Dutch)

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Micha van der Lee tells all about her gap year at Bates College

Micha van der Lee majored in Biochemistry at Bates College in Maine. During her gap year, the Dutch native played on both the school’s field hockey and ice hockey team.

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Isabelle Roskott – Field Hockey

#Congrats to our student-athlete Isabelle Roskott 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

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

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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