2014 Disney Field Hockey Showcase Competition Underway

Feb. 06, 2014, 3:45 p.m. (ET)

Disney Field Hockey Showcase doubles as an excellent break from winter woes and the ultimate place for top field hockey clubs to show off their skills in front of hundreds of college coaches. The four day showcase event held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Fla. began today, February 6, and will feature over 3,000 athletes from across the United States as well as Canada.

“We are excited to welcome everyone back to the ESPN Wide World of Sports where talent is showcased and family and friends are able to experience the magic of Disney,” said Karen Collins, Director of Event Logistics. “We are thrilled that this event continues to grow in number of participants and level of talent each and every year and we look forward to another exciting event here in sunny Florida.”

The Disney Field Hockey Showcase is one of many USA Field Hockey national events where talented Under-16 and Under-19 athletes battle it out for bragging rights in front of hundreds of college coaches and recruiters. The Disney Field Hockey Showcase, typically held in the beginning of February, originated eight years ago and began with just 56 teams. The event now features 190 teams on 17 pristine, professionally maintained field hockey pitches.

To add to the recruiting excitement of the showcase, 2014 marks the first year for USA Field Hockey’s utilization of Coach Packet by Front Rush. Coach Packet allows collegiate field hockey programs attending tournaments to set their schedule ahead of time using an mobile devices. At the tournament, Coach Packet is available offline so coaches can evaluate and rate athletes, create notes and follow the schedule accordingly. After the event, every game will be made available through Coach Packet's video feature.

Visit usafieldhockey.com for all Disney Showcase news, results and an up-to-date schedule of games. Join the conversation on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @USAFieldHockey #DisneyFH14.