Get Recruited to Play College Field Hockey
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If your dream is to play college field hockey, you’ve taken a great first step. For scholarship and recruiting purposes, field hockey is considered a women’s only sport. NCAA schools do not offer scholarships to men for field hockey. Getting recruited to play college field hockey is not easy, however, it is certainly achievable if you know how to navigate the college recruiting process. We teach you how to successfully do just that and realize your dream of playing collegiately.
Field hockey is an equivalency sport for NCAA scholarship purposes which means partial scholarships can be awarded to meet the NCAA limit per school. For example, an NCAA Division II school can award 18 players each a 1/2 equivalent scholarship and still meet the team limit of 9.
START YOUR RECRUITING EARLY AND WITH A PLAN! The earlier you begin, the better your chances of being seen by college coaches, evaluated, and ultimately offered a scholarship.
How to Get Recruited to Play Field Hockey in College
- Create Your Athletic Profile
- Set Realistic Expectations (Division of play & Geography)
- Connect with college coaches
- Repeat Steps 1-3
Academics are Critical
Academics are critical! As you can see, there are more players on every roster than the total number of scholarships available which means not everyone on the roster is receiving a full field hockey scholarship. In fact, very few, if any, receive a full field hockey scholarship so there will be left over money for the family to cover for college. Academics can be a big factor here. The higher your GPA and SAT and/or ACT, the more “academic” money you can receive from each college which decreases the amount you will owe out of pocket.
College Field Hockey by the Numbers
- NCAA Division I - 78 Teams - 12 Scholarships - 23 Average Roster Size
- NCAA Division II - 35 Teams - 6.3 Scholarships - 24 Average Roster Size
- NCAA Division III - 165 Teams - 0 Scholarships - 21 Average Roster Size
- NAIA - 1 Teams - 0 Scholarships - 15 Average Roster Size
Total Women’s College Field Hockey Programs ~ 279
Total Women’s College Field Hockey Players ~ 6,119
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