Universities and colleges award field hockey scholarships to very talented athletes, which enables the athlete to participate in collegiate, intercollegiate matches and national championships. If you are a female athlete you are able to gain field hockey scholarships.

When is the best time to get a College Field Hockey Scholarship?

The best time to go to the USA with a sport scholarship is right after graduation from high school or up to two 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. Coaches are increasingly committing to younger athletes as this gives them the opportunity to work with the athletes for a longer period of time. It is also possible to go to the USA for one, two, three or four years, it depends on if you wish to seek a bachelor’s degree from your time there. We would recommend going to America as early as possible because this will give you the best chance of gaining a sports scholarship and turning professional after college.

Field hockey scholarships – How good do you have to be?

Athletic field hockey scholarships for can be achieved if you are at the right level. For good field hockey players on the level of the Division I the chances to receive a full scholarship are relatively high if you know whom to contact.

In order to gain the opportunities of your profile and thus receive higher scholarship offers, it is important that you try to participate more in national tournaments in the time prior to starting U.S College, this will show college coaches that you are able to compete at a high level.

If you are competing at a national level then you have a great chance of receiving a 100% sports scholarship. Coaches will also look at an athlete’s potential, it’s a vital aspect, as coaches know from experience that even moderate athletic performance can be boosted immensely with their intensive training methods. A college recruitment coach will look at a sport CV or the athlete, photographs, video and our staff advice regarding the athlete’s ability.

To find out whether you have what is takes to obtain a field hockey scholarship and therefore be placed on a college team, please complete our free application form Apply Now, so the team can evaluate your potential as a possible future college athlete. If the team believes you have a chance you will be invited to join our program.

Field Hockey Facilities


Field hockey training on a field hockey scholarships program

If you gain a field hockey scholarship you will be expected to practice with the team for around 3 hours a day 5 times a week. This would just consist of field hockey training drills and practice.

The field hockey season

The field hockey season always begins in the winter term. If you are looking to join a field hockey college team you need to be signed to the college team around a year before.

Field hockey National Championships

Women: NCAA I+II: November