What is the Futures Program?

A: The Futures Program is USA Field Hockey's Olympic Development Program. USA Field Hockey is the National Governing Body for field hockey in the United States and is a member of the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee.

What is the fee for the Futures Program?

A: There is a fee for athletes to participate in the Futures Program. The fee for 2020 is $485 until November 22, 2019. After this date, the fee will increase to $520. The fee includes seven training sessions at a facility in your region, a regional tournament and a Harrow Sports Futures Reversible Pinnie (must have current USA Field Hockey Membership). Athletes that advance to the Regional Training Camp, National Futures Championship and/or AAU Junior Olympic Games incur additional expenses.

Where can I find information on my particular Futures Region?

A: Information for each Futures Region is available by clicking here. Regional Futures Managers will post important information on your regional site throughout the Futures Program. This is your link to information on schedules, weather cancellations and other region-specific information.

What are the selection opportunities for the athletes?

A: Athletes in the Futures Program have multiple selection opportunities. Click hereto review all the selection opportunities.

How can athletes become involved in the Futures Program?

A: In order for an athlete to be involved in the Futures Program, they must register for the NEW Girls Futures Entry Pathway or be recommended into the program from a USA Field Hockey Partner Camp. Boys interested in the Futures Program, click here!

My child is 15 and should be playing in the U-16 division of Futures, but her membership shows U-19. What does this mean?

A: The U-19 designation on Futures athletes' membership is strictly a USA Field Hockey Membership category (as is youth, adult, coach and umpire). This does not affect an athlete's age-group classification in Futures. Athletes are automatically assigned to the correct age group for the Futures Program, but for USA Field Hockey Membership purposes, all are classified as U-19 Members.

Can you explain the age cut off for U-19, U-16 and U-14?

A: An athlete's age on December 31 of that given year determines what age group the athlete will be in for the following year. For example, if the athlete is 15 years old on December 31 and turns 16 on January 1 they remain in the U-16 division. Again, the age of the athlete on December 31 determines their age grouping for the following year.