Do previous year's Futures participants automatically receive an invitation to Nexus? How does a previous year's participant register for the Nexus program?
How does an athlete that has never been involved in Futures register for Nexus?
Will there be online material provided as part of the Nexus program? If so, how will I access this?
Will the new Nexus program and format include goalkeeper specific training/drills?
What is the fee for the 2021 Nexus program?
How will my credit from 2020 Futures be applied to Nexus in 2021?
If an athlete is injured during the program, will there be a refund available? What is the Refund Policy?
If my athlete was previously assigned to a Level 1 site, will they continue to be a Level 1 athlete in the new program?
Where can I find information on a particular Nexus Region?
Nexus Region specific information can be found by clicking here.
How does a coach recommend an athlete, and do they have to be a USA Field Hockey Member to recommend an athlete?
Step-by-step instructions can be found by clicking here.
A USA Field Hockey Membership is not required to complete an athlete recommendation into Nexus.
What advancement opportunities are available to me as an athlete in Nexus?
At the conclusion of the three training weekends, approximately 40% of registered Nexus athletes will be invited to attend the Selection Camp weekend. The Selection Camp weekend is the pathway to the Nexus Championship.
My child is 15 and should be in the U-16 division, but her membership shows U-19. What does that mean? Can you also explain the age cut off for U-14, U-16 and U-19?
The U-19 designation on Futures/Nexus 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 Nexus. Athletes are automatically assigned to the correct age group for the Nexus program, but for USA Field Hockey Membership purposes, all are classified as U-19 Members.
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.