2011-12 Junior National Squads selected

July 18, 2011, 6:53 p.m. (ET)
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - The past week, July 12-15, was a competitive training and selection opportunity for the athletes who attended Junior National Camp. The 2011-2012 Junior National Squads were selected from this event.  

Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia hosted the top 102 female field hockey athletes in the country. The athletes trained in their respective age groups: U17, U19 and U21.  Each group had two daily on field training sessions and a game session in the evening.  The athletes were able to take reprieve from the heat during a tactical session and film breakdown with their coaches.  

As most elite field hockey players can attest to, it is hot in Virginia Beach in the summertime!  This past week was no different and the entire camp as well as staff did a great job playing at a high level and executing the very best hockey.  

The members from each squad will be invited to a training weekend at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, CA in early 2012 and from there the touring teams will be selected.  

Potential tours for 2012 include the top Junior National Team athletes to play with the Women’s National Team Developmental Squad versus an international side who would visit Chula Vista in the first quarter of 2012.  The U19 team will reciprocate Canada’s visit from earlier this year and visit our neighbors to the North to compete in a four game test series.  The U17’s will look to head South and compete against continental foe, Argentina.  Dates for these events are to be determined.**

Congratulations to all of the athletes who attended Junior National Camp and those that were selected to the Junior National Squads.  To view a list of the selected athletes, click here.

*Note: All tour dates and locations are subject to change.