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: Isabel Terwindt

Isabel played field hockey at American University, a Division I school.

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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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Get acquainted with the American way of playing hockey. It is really different from what you are used to!

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Placements – Field Hockey

Caro Theunisz

Lindenwood University 2016

Nadine Matena

Hendrix College, 2016

Lieska Cohen Jehoram

St. Michael's College, 2017

Josephine van der Hoop

Monmouth University, 2016

Minke Verweij

Kenyon College, 2016

Lisa van der Geest

Lafayette College, 2016

Camille van der Vaart

Earlham College, 2016

Floor van Dommelen

Bryant University, 2016

Quirine Verbeek

University of Massachusetts in Amherst, 2015

Tess Klappe

St. Michael's College, 2015

Quirine van der Meijs

Pace University, 2015

Leonie Verstraete

Longwood University, 2015

Anne-Floor Jansen van Galen

University of Maryland, 2014

Floor Jue

Southern New Hampshire University, 2017

Linde van Schaik

Rutgers University, 2015

Julia Bakker

Saint Louis University, 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