2011 Futures Registration Now Open

Oct. 18, 2010, 12 p.m. (ET)

2011 Futures Registration Now Open

Contact: Ashley Meunier, Communications Manager

(719) 866-4365, ameunier@usafieldhockey.com 

For Immediate Release

October 18, 2010

2011 Futures Registration Now Open

COLORADO SPRINGS, C.O.- Registration for USA Field Hockey’s 2011 Futures program opened today. All potential athletes have been mailed an invitation that should be received by Friday, October 29, 2010. Details on how to register are explained in the mailing.

Registration for Futures will close November 30, 2010 at 5:00pm EST. Athletes may continue to register online December 1-December 15; however a $100 late fee will be assessed. No further registration will be accepted after Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at midnight EST. Site schedules will not be confirmed until after the registration period. Schedules will be posted online as soon as they are available.

Due to the large volume of inquiries and to ensure a prompt response, questions regarding the Futures program and the registration process should be emailed to futures@usafieldhockey.com.

About USA Field Hockey’s Futures Program: Since the early 1990’s, the Futures Program has become the training ground for Future Olympic stars. Through the program, USA Field Hockey evaluates and identifies talented young athletes with the potential to become future Olympic-level athletes. As participants in the program, Futures athletes attend regularly scheduled training sessions where they are instructed using a standardized training curriculum developed by USA Field Hockey technical Director, Terry Walsh – one of the sport’s leading coaching authorities.

The goal of the Futures Program is to develop the Futures athletes’ skills and understanding of the game. Skills and hockey concepts will be further developed through repetition and ball touches.  By the end of the Futures Program, athletes will be identified for further development as well as the overall skill level of our athletes improved.

The mission of the Futures program is to regionally develop the best athletes for the purpose of identifying talented “future” Olympic level athletes and to strengthen the level of field hockey throughout the United States.

For media inquiries, please contact Ashley Meunier, USA Field Hockey Communications Manager, at ameunier@usafieldhockey.com, or at (719) 866-4365. Additional information regarding the USA Field Hockey team and the Futures Program can be found online by visiting www.usafieldhockey.com.