FUTURES 2013 PROGRAM POLICIES
2013 FINANCIAL AID POLICY
Financial Aid has been awarded for the 2013 Futures Program. Please check back October 15, 2013 for Futures 2014 Financial Aid Information!
2013 FUTURES ATTENDANCE POLICY
USA Field Hockey and its Futures Program will once again mandate attendance in order to be eligible for selection to the National Futures Championships. For 2013, an athlete MUST attend 6 of the 9 Futures sessions to be eligible for the National Futures Tournament.
Futures stresses the importance of an athlete attending all scheduled sessions and athletes are required to attend Futures sessions at the site which they are assigned. Athletes may NOT switch sites. Athletes attending 50% or less of the nine Futures sessions will not receive an invitation for the following year.
Emergencies and extenuating circumstances will be dealt with on an individual basis. Inquiries should be addressed to the Regional Administrative Director and the Regional Coaching Director who will provide a final determination.
There exist a few excused absences including:
- One indoor qualifier (December - February)
- Disney Showcase (February)
- National Indoor Tournament (March)
- Participation in alternative High Performance Training program/event
The dates of the qualifier, Disney Showcase and/or NIT are excused absences only if the date conflicts with your Futures session. These events cannot be used as a makeup session. Excused absences can be made up but are not necessary to show for the 6 out of 9 required attendance sessions. Attendance forms must be signed by the Tournament Director and returned to your assigned Head Coach.
2013 MAKE-UP SESSION POLICY
Futures is a talent identification program and is structured to build on skills and tactics as the athlete progress through each session. Athletes are evaluated throughout the Futures sessions leading up to the Futures Regional Tournament. We do realize athletes involved in Futures are also involved in many field hockey activities and high school sponsored athletic teams and cross involvement in other sports can be beneficial.
The Futures Development Program is designed to be covered in nine sessions. Due to the uniqueness of regions, and sites within each region, the site may cover two sessions in one day or the site may have one session a day but meet twice a month. Athletes can have a maximum of two make up sessions.
An athlete may attend make up session(s) at another site if available and will need to coordinate make up sessions through the respective Head Coach. The size of the facility, number of athletes, and age group of the athletes assigned to that site may impact the ability to schedule a make-up session. Athletes should consult with the Head Coach of the site where they would like to make up a session and ask permission to attend. Please be advised that Level 2 athletes may not make up sessions at a Level 1 site and, as much as possible, make up sessions should be age-group appropriate.
You will need to confirm with your own Head Coach the make-up session. Make sure you take an attendance form to be signed by the Head Coach of the site you are attending for a make-up session. Check in with the Head Coach at your make-up site.
Make up session form available by clicking HERE
WITHDRAWAL AND REFUND POLICY
If a player withdraws from the 2013 Futures Program before January 1, 2013 (postmarked) all but $75.00 will be refunded. A player withdrawing from the program after January 1, 2013 will be refunded $50 per 6-hour session and $25 per 3-hour session of unattended sessions until April 15, 2012. NO refund requests will be accepted after April 15th.
Refunds will only be made for valid complete withdrawal from the program and are at the discretion of USA Field Hockey. No refunds will be made for missed sessions including date and location changes. NOTE: No refund requests will be considered if postmarked after April 15, 2013. Anyone requesting a refund must contact email@example.com to withdrawal from the program.
2013 MEDICAL RELEASE POLICY
If an athlete is injured and unable to participate in Futures the athlete may withdrawal per the withdrawal policy. If an athlete stops participating due to the injury, does not officially withdrawal, and attendance falls below the required 50% to be invited the following year, the athlete must provide USA Field Hockey written notification (email or letter) of the injury prior to the end of the Futures year the injury occurred.
All medical excuses must be received the Futures year the injury occurred. Medical excuses received during the following year registration period will not be accepted.
Athletes withdrawing due to injury and who provide signed medical documentation by the residing medical group caring for the injured athlete are eligible to enter the Futures Program the following year. Those withdrawing without medical documentation, or for a reason other than injury, will not receive an automatic invitation back into the program. The athletes must go through the trial procedures to re-enter the program the following year.