College Recruitment

For those interested in possibly playing in college, you will need to work on this, particularly during the off season. For some schools, you don’t have to do much, just basically let them know you are out there and want to play. Some DIII programs are still building and may be a great option for many players. For other schools, you will have to do a bit more. This page is designed to help you think about what you might need to do if you want to play in college.

Aside from building your skill and presence in the field hockey community, there are a number of ways to go about this and factors to consider. A good general overview can be found in the link below. You can learn some basics and request consultation if needed.

In general, it is recommended to attend showcases, fill out prospective player questionnaires, and contact coaches if you are a varsity player. You should also keep building your skills in the off season.

For those of you who are not on varsity yet, this is the time to spend at clinics, camps, tournaments, and clubs building up your skills and athlete resume.

If you are genuinely interested in doing this, feel free reach out with questions.  This is something you will have to work on yourself so take the time to get started early if you want to play in college. Seniors can absolutely still find playing opportunities, but getting your name out there early and exploring your options, just as you are thinking about colleges early on is generally the best option.

Please check out each area below to learn more!


College Programs

To start, what colleges and universities have field hockey programs? Check out the link below to find out more.


Build Your Resume

Not sure what this means? Check out the link below to help you better understand and get started wth your recruiting profile.


Skill Development

If playing in college is truly your goal, you will want to play in the off season. This means you should attend camps, clinics, tournaments, and play for a club. Particularly if you have aspirations to play D1 or D2, or are hoping for some type of scholarship. There are things to do year round that you can do with an organized program or even by yourself.


Video Clips

More often than not, college coaches will want to see you in action. If you aren’t able to go to a clinic at their program, you will need video to send them.


What else?

There are other things that colleges look at besides just your field hockey skills. Check out this link to find out more.