Tryouts for the upcoming Club Season and tournament events are typically held the first two Saturdays in December. Specific dates and times for 2014 are TBD. Athletes not able to make the scheduled tryout session(s) may contact Lynn or Sarah to make other arrangements.
Tryouts are not practice sessions, but an avenue for the coaches to evaluate new and former players alike for purposes of determining developmental focus for a player and for placement on tournament teams. Tryouts are also a way for an athlete to “tryout” Element Athletics before committing to the full season. The Tryout fee is $25.
Athletes have the opportunity to participate in the following tournaments and teams:
• National Indoor Teams: These teams compete in the indoor circuit (December – March), the National Indoor Qualifier (NIQ), various indoor events, and the National Indoor Tournament (if they qualify at the NIQ). Rosters are kept to 10 (including 1 GK).
• The Disney Field Hockey Showcase: This event takes place at the beginning of February. We roster 18 athletes (including 2GK’s) per team who travel to Orlando, FL to compete against some of the best Club teams in the Nation in front of College Coaches.
• The National Field Hockey Festival: This event takes place over the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend, November 28 – December 1, 2013 with play in West Palm Springs, FL. Festival is the largest field hockey event in the world. We roster teams of 18 (including 2 GK’s) that are given the opportunity to play six full field games within pool play in front of College Coaches.
• Local/Regional Teams: Athletes are able to participate in events that are held throughout the local area and region. These events are typically held at collegiate venues on their field hockey turf. Most of the events are 7v7 with rosters of 10 (1 GK) per team. These events are a great way to get on a college campus and to play a high level of hockey.
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