Year-Round programs: Fall, Winter Indoor, Spring/Summer
Intermediate-Advanced-Elite Level Teams
Ages: 7-19 (Boys may compete in the U10 & U12 age groups see below)
Rapids field hockey runs programs year-round. We offer intermediate-elite level teams for girls U10-U19 (ages 7-19) and boys are welcome to tryout for u10 & u12 age groups per USAFH. Playing age is determined by players age on December 31st of the year. (ie: player is 13 on December 31st, play u14; player is 14 on December 31st play u16)
Tryouts are held each season and separate tryouts may be held for high/national level & recruiting events. All team selections are made by the coaches.
Seasons examples are:
Spring/Summer: Mar-Jun/Jul. Teams practice 1-2 times per week on Turf fields and attend 4-7 events
Fall: Sep-Nov. Teams practice 1 time per week on Turf fields and attend participate in the DMV Fall league put on by KOA
Winter: Nov-Feb. Teams practice 1-2 times per week on indoor courts and attend 2-7 events
Training, practices, and events vary depending upon the season and level of team. In general, Intermediate teams practice less and attend fewer tournaments than elite level teams. Ad-hoc tournaments, including U16/U19 college recruiting tournaments, may be added to seasonal calendars based on interest and availability.
Age Groups for 2019
U10*-born in 2009, 2010, 2011
U12*- born in 2007, 2008
U14 - born in 2005, 2006
U16 - born in 2003, 2004
U19 - born in 2000, 2001, 2002
* U10 & U12 are coed program; all other are girls-only as per USAFH
** As a USAFH member club, coach approved skilled athletes are permitted to play up one age group.