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Only well rounded student-athletes get recruited for field hockey.  Each program has different positional needs, and just being a good player will not guarantee that you get interest from college coaches.  

College field hockey prospects and their parents need to learn as much about the recruiting process as possible because of the NCAA regulation!  AASR gets student-athletes and parents prepared for the recruiting process by educating them on important and current recruiting regulations that affect them.  

AASR helps college field hockey prospects by providing access of their FREE MyScoutingReport profile to college coaches nationwide.  AASR's College Matching Program is for college field hockey prospects that need more targeted marketing and to improve their current recruiting results to better meet their recruiting goals.

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TOP 5 RECRUITING THINGS TO DO


1. Develop a recruiting plan and get evaluated by a third party.

What are you currently doing to get evaluated for college scholarships?  What results has your current plan produced?  If you are not currently being contacted by college coaches at least once per week, then you are not being actively recruited.   

You need to be evaluated by as many college coaches nationwide as possible to maximize your scholarship opportunities and securing a college roster spot immediately!  Attending several camps and showcases also increases your evaluation exposure to coaches.


 2. Create your FREE MyScoutingReport NOW! 

Online profiles are the fastest way for college coaches to evaluate a prospects academic qualifications, athletic attributes, highlight/game videos, review game schedules, news articles and how to contact you.   Create your FREE MyScoutingReport immediately for scholarship evaluation by college coaches nationwide!

 

3. Take charge of your game, highlight, or skills video!

DO NOT wait around for someone else to burn game DVD's or edit a highlight video for you!  Take control of your recruiting process by taking action each day until your video(s) are complete and accessible by college coaches.   


4. Be realistic about your projected college level. 

Too many college prospects get focused on playing ONLY for major NCAA Division I programs, that they miss out on opportunities to play at a lower level and possibly on a scholarship.   


5. DO NOT LIMIT YOURSELF! 

Time and again college prospects limit themselves to only wanting to play at a certain level, local area, in-state, U.S. region or certain conferences.  The fact of the matter is that college coaches get to choose which players they want on their roster and which to offer scholarships to.  It's not the players or parents that choose...once again, it's the college coaches.  By limiting yourself to only certain areas for recruitment, you can bet your life that there will be some college coach around the country that could use a student-athlete like you!     

TOP FIELD HOCKEY RECRUITING FAQ


1.  WHAT ARE MY OPPORTUNITIES TO PLAY FIELD HOCKEY IN COLLEGE? 

There are around 266 field hockey programs. It’s a growing sport, especially on the west coast with a lot of programs currently in the Midwest and east coast.


2.  HOW IMPORTANT ARE ACADEMICS IN FIELD HOCKEY RECRUITING

Most of the field hockey are great academic institutions at the Division III level. You need to earn good grades to be accepted into most schools.


3.  WHAT SHOULD I INCLUDE IN MY FIELD HOCKEY HIGHLIGHT VIDEO

Offense, defense, goals, saves, posting and transitions throughout games are important to include in your highlight video.


4.  WHAT SHOULD I BE DOING IN THE OFF-SEASON TO IMPROVE

Focus on improving your stick skills, speed, passing and dribbling.


5.  IS IT IMPORTANT TO GO TO FIELD HOCKEY SHOWCASES

Showcases are important and the best way is to join a club team to participate in them, it will increase your exposure to college coaches.

                             FIELD HOCKEY RECRUITING CALENDAR

Freshmen Year

  • Research 2-3 schools per week
  • Create a list of prospective schools consider both athletics and academics
  • Film highlights tape – showcase your endurance and skills
  • Attend camps with the goals of honing your skills and to gain exposure 

 

Rules/Tips to Remember:

  • Coaches are watching your development throughout high school at camps, in school and on the field
  • DI and DII coaches can’t personally contact you until Junior year
  • DIII and NAIA coaches can contact you at anytime
  • Important to do be familiar with the school both athletically and academically

 

Sophomore Year

  • Film your highlights tape
  • Get an evaluation of your skills tape
  • Continue to research prospective schools
  • Fill out questionnaires 


Rules/Tips to Remember:

September 1st is the first day DI and DII coaches can send you more personalized letters and emails

 

Junior Year

  • Film your highlights tape
  • Ask coaches where you stand on their recruits list
  • Fill out questionnaires
  • Respond to EVERY coach
  • Make unofficial visits to schools
  • Narrow down your prospective schools list

 

Rules/Tips to Remember:

  • DI and DII coaches will start to make offers during Junior year
  • DI coaches can start calling twice a week on August 1st and off campus contacts on or after September 16th
  • DII coaches are allowed to call once a week on or after June 15th and have off campus contacts (up to  3 times) in person
  • DIII coaches can see or talk to you off campus after your Junior year
  • Contact coaches at least once a week
  • DIII, NAIA and Junior Colleges do most of their recruiting during Senior year

 

Senior Year

  • Make official visits – only allowed 5
  • Follow-up with coaches and respond in a TIMELY manner
  • After regular season of Senior year you can host try-outs with DII, NAIA and Junior College programs
  • Apply to the schools- applications
  • Apply for financial aid – FAFSA.ed.gov starting Jan. 1st
  • Sign and Commit to a school and program
  • Find out the summer workout schedule
  • Get ready for an experience of a lifetime

                             WOMEN'S FIELD HOCKEY SCHOLARSHIPS


                    Programs     Scholarships

NCAA I:             78                    12

NCAA II:            23                    6.3

NCAA III:         158                     0      

NAIA:                 2                      0

NJCAA:             0                       0

TOTAL:            261       


NCAA I programs do not all have full 12 scholarships available.  Some programs also have limits on the number of scholarships they can provide to out-of-state or international students.

NCAA III do not offer athletic scholarships, but offer academic scholarships and financial aid.   

      WHAT ARE COLLEGE FIELD HOCKEY COACHES LOOKING FOR?


There are less than 270 college field hockey programs in the country. That’s why knowing exactly what level of competition you’re best suited for is an important part of the field hockey recruiting process.  AASR's recruiting guidelines can help you decide what schools you’re most likely to receive a field hockey scholarship from.

Field hockey scholarships are scarce, and finding out as much as you can about the recruiting process is extremely important. Knowledge is an essential tool for every field hockey recruit.

 

Grades: 3.0 GPA + 24 ACT + 1000 SAT 

 FILMING YOUR FIELD HOCKEY VIDEO


A well-made recruiting video is an extremely important tool for every high school field hockey player who hopes to earn a field hockey scholarship and play in college.

College field hockey coaches generally don’t have the budget or the time it takes to see dozens of recruits in person, which is why a highlight video is an essential part of your online resume.

It takes just a few minutes for a good recruiting video to effectively illustrate the skills of a high school field hockey recruit.

Realize that if you want your highlight video to be effective, you need to be aware of what field hockey coaches are looking for. When it comes to recruiting videos, each sport has different requirements. AASR knows what field hockey coaches want to see. For example, a highlight video for field players should use 20 to 40 plays from game footage. A video for goalkeepers should be comprised of both in-game highlights and skills footage.

Creating an excellent recruiting video is much easier when you follow AASR 's guidelines. And when you make a highlight video you’re taking a huge first step toward earning a college scholarship.


How to Film:

  • Tape from a high perspective when possible (at least several feet from the ground).
  • A tripod is highly recommended.
  • Do not zoom in and out.  The wider the angle the better.
  • Imagine the field separated into thirds (offensive, middle, defensive).  When the ball is in the offensive or defensive third of the field, film the entire 18-yard box and beyond.  When the ball is in the middle of the field, film the entire middle third.
  • Show enough of the field so that we are able to see the player's vision, runs with and without the ball, use of space, combinations with teammates, etc.
  • Coaches want to see the progression of each play so you need a wide enough angle to capture multiple players, but they also want to see foot skills and technical abilities so do not lose focus on the primary player you are recording.  

    Position Specific Inclusions:

    • Field Player:
      • Shooting:  High, middle and low shots on goal, both stationary and driven shots
      • Stick Skills:  Handling the ball under pressure from another player as well as unguarded
      • Passing:  Show 5 repetitions of each lateral and forward passing, as well as 5 repetitions each of the player receiving lateral and forward passes
      • Off-Hand:  Repeat shooting and passing skills with your off hand (left hand for right handed players and vice versa)

    • Goalies:
      • Shots:  Show someone shooting on you.  Vary the shots and highlight your ability to cover shots on the ground, at the crossbar and in the corners.
      • Clearning:  Show yourself clearing the ball from the goal and from outside the goal in the crease.