Club FAQ

The Seacoast United Field Hockey Club offers a series of programs to address the needs of the developing and elite field hockey athlete. Our club program provides the training, education, skills and game experience needed to push you to whatever level it is you desire! We offer a year round program that offers an elite club program, seasonal leagues and specialized group training.

In addition to our winter club training program, we offer seasonal league play to provide a way for both the developing and advanced athlete to participate in regularly scheduled games. Leagues are organized by age.

The focus of our club is player development and the success of our teams comes as a byproduct of this.

 
 
 
Q. What is Seacoast United Field Hockey Club?
 
A. We are a unique club program that offers club teams from intermediate to advanced athletes that are dedicated towards learning and improving their field hockey skills. We do offer club teams for beginners at the under 10 and under 12 age. 
 

Q. How many players for each age group U14/U16/U19 are chosen?

A. There is no set number of players in each age group. Players are chosen based on skill level, athleticism, work ethic and dedication. There are typically 2-3 full teams at each age group. Players are often rostered for tournaments based on their rank within the club and how many teams we are sending. 

Q. What is the tryout process?

A. The try out process is extremely difficult; our coaches come from many different backgrounds and have different selection criteria. We make every effort to give every candidate a fair evaluation, and feel that with multiple skill stations, small sided games, and full field game opportunities we allow all players an opportunity to demonstrate their skills. We encourage players to participate in as many try outs as possible, it will only help our evaluators to recognize your talent. Only one try out is required, but if legitimate conflicts arise and a player cannot make any of the scheduled try outs, our staff may schedule a try out by invitation. Similarly, a player may be invited to join Seacoast United, without a formal try out if one of our coaches has recruited the athlete to join our club after the try outs have been completed. Seacoast United players must try out every year. As new players try out the competition changes and each advancing age group requires that players have reach the next skill level. Players must challenge themselves to improve each year. 

Q. What is the cost? 
 
A.  Every year the cost of our program differs, therefore costs will be announced at the conclusion of tryouts during the parent meeting.  Once a player accepts her position on a team, there will be a first installment of her club tuition - that first installment is a non-refundable deposit.
 
Q.  Do you offer any other opportunities for your players?
 
A.  At Seacoast United, we believe that every player has the ability to play their sport at the collegiate level. We offer resources to help parents and players understand what they need to do in terms of the college recruiting process. We also host a college forum where college coaches and current college athletes come and speak about the recruiting process and the expectations coaches will have once you have committed to a college.  We also provide our athletes with the opportunity to help raise money for the club fees (also known as club tuition).

Q. Who will be coaching my daughter’s team?

A. Seacoast United is a successful field hockey club program and our success is not only measured by the accomplishments of our current and former athletes but also by the individual experiences of our players; they have fun, they work hard, they make mistakes, they are challenged, and they grow and learn the sport. Our coaches are one of the reasons they learn and why they have fun. Seacoast United recruits the best coaches in New England for our players; our staff must share and believe in the Seacoast United coaching philosophy: to teach field hockey and drive and expect our athlete’s to excel with energy, passion, fairness, and dedication. Simply, our coaches are the best; they are talented field hockey players, great athletes themselves, and most importantly great role models for our players.