Hi Players, Parents, and Fans of Field Hockey,
We will be holding two tryout sessions for the Futures Field Hockey Program, since the deadline is early November.
What is Futures?
USA Field Hockey is the National Governing Body for field hockey in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic Committee. Identifying and developing athletes for the Olympic Games of tomorrow is a process that originates with the youth of today. The USA Field Hockey Futures program is where the Olympic dream begins. The purpose of the Futures Program is to distinguish talented future Olympic level athletes and to elevate the level of field hockey play throughout the USA.
Athletes entering the Futures program must be between the ages of 11 and 18, and meet a baseline field hockey standard of play. The program consists of 27 hours of training from January through June and culminates with regional tournaments in each region held in late spring. From the Regional Tournaments, athletes are selected to attend the National Futures Championship in June. It is from the National Futures Championship that athletes can be selected to represent the United States in various capacities such as Junior Olympics or Junior National Squads to name a few. Athletes are accepted into Futures by invitation only. (This was taken from the Futures website directly.)
Bottom line is it's a great way to develop your skills and take your game to the next level. It is also a great decision if you are pursuing a college (or beyond!) field hockey career!
How and When Can I Tryout?
What Do I Need to Do Before I Tryout?
- Where: State College South Track
- What: The girls will run through a quick obstacle course that will be timed. Goalkeepers have a separate test. These times will then be reported to USA Field Hockey.
You will need to complete the registration form on the USA Field Hockey website
Once you get to the site, scroll down until you see the Futures Trial Registration Information. We are Region 5 (Pennsylvania). You will need to print and bring your Trial Registration Form to the tryout that you're attending. If you do not have this completed form on the day of the tryout, you will be unable to participate.
I will then submit your times and information to US Field Hockey. You will most likely need to pay a fee and join US Field Hockey in order to register and participate. If you are selected, they will contact you.
What If I Make It?
Woohoo! You will need to attend 6 out of the 9 sessions at your assigned site to be eligible to move on. For more information, please ask and I will find out.
SCAHS Junior Varsity Field Hockey Coach