USA Field Hockey describes the Futures Program as “an elite training experience for high school athletes that consists of 27 hours of specialized training with some of the top coaches in the country. The Futures program is the start of the Olympic Development Pipeline and nearly all U.S. Women’s National Team members and Olympians participated in the Futures Program. Futures is also one of the premier collegiate recruiting opportunities in the United States, with more than 80% of current Division I athletes having participated in the Futures program.”
If you are an advanced or elite athlete and want to play at the highest level, you must participate in Futures in order to get into the Olympic Development Pipeline. The Junior and Senior National Teams are selected from this pipeline as are the athletes selected to compete in the AAU Junior Olympics.
Futures athletes train within their home region. From these Regional Futures sites athletes can get selected to participate in the National Futures Championship, where they can then be selected for additional high performance events and teams.
|USA FIELD HOCKEY FUTURES PROGRAM REGIONS|
|Northeast Region||Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts|
|Region 4||New York|
|Region 6||New Jersey|
|Region 7||Chesapeake: Delaware, Maryland, Washington D.C.|
|Region 8||South: Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana|
|Region 9||Great Lakes: Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee, Pittsburgh and Surrounding Areas|
|Region 10||Central: Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska|
|Region 11||West: California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, Alaska, Hawaii|
|-Visit the Futures Regional Pages-|
2016 NATIONAL FUTURES CHAMPIONSHIP COVERAGE
U14 & U16 Top Talent Identified, Montreal/Helsinki Team Champs
*Includes Stars & Stripes selections