As you prepare for this upcoming spring we wanted to share some insight with you. As you start to map out what events you should be attending in order to put yourself in the best position to get seen by coaches and visit schools you are interested in!
Please review the notes from last year's recruiting talk. We will be planning an in person meeting soon. Stay tuned!
Recruiting Meeting from LTW
Upcoming 7v7 Clinics with Lead the Way Teams:
As a club, we will be attending many college run 7v7 tournaments, mostly in April. This list will be sent no later than next week. These tournaments are not usually attended by college coaches, but a great way to get out and just play and be coached by our staff. If you have the opportunity to attend a prospect clinic of a college you are interested in versus attending a 7v7 tournament with LTW, we advise you to go to the prospect clinic.
Prospect Clinics and Tournaments (must attend as an individual):
These opportunities are held on college campuses and are a great way to begin the college selection process! This will give you an opportunity to begin thinking about what you are looking for in a college, ie. distance from home, the size you are most interested in and if you prefer an urban or rural campus. In addition, you will have the opportunity to meet the coaching staff as well as interact with the girls on the team. If you are further along in the process, this allows coaches to get another evaluation of you and determine if you are a good fit for their program!
If you have begun corresponding with colleges, you may start to receive information regarding these clinics via email. In addition, most often these clinics are listed on the field hockey page of the college website. We strongly encourage you to attend these clinics and let us know ahead of time which ones you are attending.
I have included a few of the upcoming individual showcase opportunities recommended for players looking to play in college, many of these showcases will have a list of coaches that will be attendance, do your research when selecting this showcase based on schools attending.
D2& D3 Showcase in March (limited spots)
Future College Athlete in March (have not sent players in past but if school you are interested in worth looking into)
Top of the Class May (limited spots)
College Connection June 12-14 (this event will sell out)
LTW Regional and National Events
Regional Club Championship Team (U14, U16, & U19 Team Dates TBA):
We will be selecting 1 team in each age group for the Regional Club Championship run by USA Field Hockey. These teams will be made up of our top 15 players from each age group. More details will be shared as soon as the dates are posted. This event is a priority for our club and if selected to attend we would expect players to participate. College coaches attend and recruit at the RCC’s.
New England College Classic May 2-3
We will be selecting 1 U16 and 1 U19 team for the New England Classic, run by Seacoast United. These teams will be a selection of 15 players from each age group. More details will be shared in March. College coaches attend and recruit at this event.
Northeast Regional Cup by Shooting Star June 23,24 and 25 Taunton, Ma
We will be selecting 1 U16 and 1 U19 Team for the Regional Club Championship run by USA Field Hockey. These teams will be a selection of 15 players from each age group. More details will be shared in March. College coaches attend and recruit at this event.
Limelight Showcase June 27-28 New England location TBA
We will be sending teams to this event, no need to sign up as an individual. College coaches do recruit at this event.
Summer Camps and Clinics
As a developing player we highly encourage you to take advantage of clinics colleges will be offering this spring and summer. Many are posted on team websites. Here is a sample of what Boston College is offering we are so fortunate to have some top D1 programs in the area to learn from! We will share more as they become available
Please stay tune for our upcoming recruiting talks ! In the meantime any questions send an email to me at email@example.com