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 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.
Committed to Success
Field hockey and academics go hand and hand when it comes to what is important to the players on the Penn State field hockey team. Anouk Knuvers, a freshman from the Netherlands, is a new face to the team this year.
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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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Placements – Field Hockey
Hendrix College 2017
Joosje van Weperen
University of Delaware, 2017
Shippensburg University, 2018
Saar de Breij
Northwestern University, 2016
Lindenwood University 2016
Hendrix College, 2016
Lieska Cohen Jehoram
St. Michael's College, 2017
Josephine van der Hoop
Monmouth University, 2016
Kenyon College, 2016
Lisa van der Geest
Lafayette College, 2016
Camille van der Vaart
Earlham College, 2016
Floor van Dommelen
Bryant University, 2016
University of Massachusetts in Amherst, 2015
St. Michael's College, 2015
Quirine van der Meijs
Pace University, 2015
Longwood University, 2015
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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