Field hockey is a challenging sport played worldwide, but typically only offered as a women's sport in U.S. colleges. The season is in the fall, with championships usually held in November. The sport is growing in popularity, with more and more opportunities available for student athletes. However, students should honestly evaluate their skills and abilities in order to determine what level of play is realistic and desirable for them.
Students should be aware that recruiting can begin in 8th grade. Start your research early to determine what kind of college you want to attend. Only about 30% of field hockey teams are Division I, and scholarships are limited. Playing DII or DIII field hockey could be the perfect opportunity for you, depending on your desires and needs.