Field Hockey Scholarships
So, you’re interested in playing Field Hockey in the States? Athletes talented in both their skills and academics are likely to gain coveted scholarship awards at Universities and colleges. This allows the athlete to take part in collegiate, intercollegiate matches and national championships. Currently only female athletes can gain field hockey scholarships.
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To date, we've sent over 35,000 young men and women to the US. Securing over £300 million in scholarship awards and finding a place for every single qualifying applicant.
Every year, thousands of student-athletes and their families come face-to-face with the difficult challenge of securing a scholarship to an American university. What they often discover is that navigating university options is stressful enough, and adding sports into the mix brings it to a whole new level.
Even for those who do a little recruiting homework, they are often left with more questions, very few simple answers and an uneasy feeling they are somehow falling behind.
At FirstPoint, we understand what you’re going through. Many of us have experienced first-hand what the scholarship recruiting experience is like—as players and as coaches. And that experience, combined with our advanced online technology, expansive college coach network and proven recruiting methods, helps thousands of student-athletes and their families take control of their recruiting experience.
Whether you are a first-year high school student or a national ranked athlete, FirstPoint helps take the stress of uncertainty out of your scholarship journey by putting a plan in place to help you find your best university options in the USA.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The best time for you to go to America on a sports scholarship is straight from school or up to a few years after. Only athletes ages 18 – 24 can compete within the college leagues, any older and you will be looking at competing in the NAIA. However, we can start working with athletes and getting them up to speed from the age of 15. Coaches are increasingly interested in working with younger athletes as this gives them the opportunity to work with athletes for longer.
In terms of how long you can be out there for, it depends whether you would like to seek a bachelor’s degree from your time there. Normally you can be part of the university or college for anywhere between 1-4 years. By going to America as early as possible this gives you the best chance of gaining a sports scholarship and turning professional after college.
It all depends on your ability and academics. For good field hockey players on the level of Division I, the chances to receive a full scholarship are relatively high if you know where there are vacancies and who to contact.
One of the best pieces of advice we can give you is to practice and compete as often as you can in your local area prior to starting U.S College. This shows college coaches that you are passionate and able to compete at a high level.
If you are competing at a national or international level, then you have a greater chance of receiving a 100% sports scholarship. Coaches will look at an athlete’s potential – they know from experience that even moderate athletic performance can be boosted immensely with their intensive training methods. A college recruitment coach will also look at your CV, your photographs, videos and our advice regarding your ability.
The majority of field hockey programs are located in northeast, mid-Atlantic, and Midwest regions of the United States.
- NCAA Division I has79 colleges offering 12 Scholarships per team.
- NCAA Division II has 33 colleges offering 6.3 Scholarships per team.
- NCAA Division III has 165 colleges with athletic scholarships unavailable.
Currently only female athletes can gain field hockey scholarships.