GREENWICH, Conn. – October 17, 2019 - This past weekend at Sacred Heart Greenwich in Connecticut more than 60 athletes attended the Junior U.S. Men’s National Team Talent Identification and Training Camp. Those athletes came from across the United States, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia, and the territory of Washington D.C. This year’s camp also featured athletes as far as China and The Netherlands.
The main goal of the Talent Identification and Training Camp is to discover athletes who, at an early age, show promise for future success at the top-tier of the sport. The Talent Identification Camp is the first step for any young male field hockey player (age 12 to 19) hoping to enter the U.S. Men’s National Team Olympic Development Pipeline and reach the highest levels of competition.
The Junior USMNT Talent Identification and Training Camp is instructional with a focus on providing insight into what is required of elite athletes and the tools to achieve success at the international level. The camp also assists in selecting athletes for the U.S. U-16, U-18 and U-21 Men’s National Teams. The schedule consists of five training and evaluation sessions over three days. Highlights include instruction from some of Team USA’s finest coaches.
USA Field Hockey would like to thank all athletes and coaches who took the time and resources to travel for the Talent Identification and Training Camp!