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Field Hockey Club Teams

CLUB TEAMS​
 

Total Dutch Field Hockey offers year round club teams with a focus on individual player and team development, all within a family environment. The club offers teams in the U12, U14, U16 & U19 age groups, where players must attend try-outs to join a team. Once players are invited to join a team, they are eligible to commit to the top leagues and tournaments that Total Dutch enrolls its teams in.

Total Dutch Field Hockey club teams join the most competitive and highest ranked tournaments in the USA such as sanctioned USFHA Tournaments & College Showcase Events! 

A goal of the Total Dutch Club teams is to show college coaches that our players understand the game. We want our players to know how to perform as "team players", all while showing individual skills, and how they will be an asset to their collegiate program in the future.

Additionally, all players have access to Total Dutch Field Hockey's extensive network of college coaches when it comes time for recruitment! Players will receive support, guidance, and a leg up throughout the college recruiting processes since they are a member of the Total Dutch Family.
 

To learn more about each club team/age group and applicable competitions, see the tabs below for additional info.
  • U14 CLUB TEAM
    Players that join a U14 Club team are eligible to participate in any/all of the following programs below. Players joining a U14 Club team born after July 31, 2010 SHOOTING STARS: Time Frame: October -November + Shooting Tournament in Richmond, VA (Thanksgiving Weekend) Address: Mary Stratton/Ukrop Park, Midlothian, VA Consists Of: Practice on Monday and Wednesday, scrimmages in the weekend. First practice is after the school season before Tournament Play (this program will not interfere with the school season) Competition: Shooting Stars Tournament (Friday-Sunday) About: One of the premier tournaments of the year with many college coaches in attendance. All games with be filmed and we will send out links of the full matches after the tournament has been completed. Great tournament to our girls to participate in for extra college exposure. *For additional information on Shooting Stars, please CLICK HERE. WINTER INDOOR TEAMS: Time Frame: November-February Consists Of: 1x Per Week Training – Practice is 2 hours in length. Practice will be held at Soccer Centers court or at the Christ The King School, Manville, NJ Competition: The team will participate in 3 local indoor tournaments About: Played indoor on the hard floor, this is the fastest hockey around. This program works on skills & tactics to prepare players for various indoor winter hockey tournaments. Great way to keep players active, developing skills and competitive over the Winter. SUNSHINE SHOWCASE (at ESPN wide world of sports): Time Frame: December-February + Sunshine Showcase Tournament in Orlando, FL Consists Of: 5 practice sessions of 1.5 hours in length + Tournament Play Competition: Sunshine Showcase Tournament (1/26/2024-1/28/2024) About: The Sunshine Showcase is a premier event sanctioned by USA Field Hockey that features top clubs & players form around the country, as well as college coaches looking for talent! SPRING TRAVEL TEAMS: Consists Of: 1x Per Week Training on a weekday – Each Practice is 2 hours in length + Tournament Play Team(s): Players that try-out will be selected to compete in an 11v11 sided Spring Team. Additional members will be selected to compete in a 7v7 sided Spring Team Invitational. Multiple teams per age group. Competition: 11v11 sided team(s): local play days/ friendly scrimmages on weekends 7v7 sided team(s): 3 locally based tournaments/ play days/ friendly scrimmages on weekends. Scheduled 7v7 Tournament: May 11 @ Soccer Centers About: 11v11 sided team(s):The Total Dutch Spring Team(s) are the ideal way to keep active & prepare for your upcoming school team commitments. Focus of this travel team is competing at college showcases, which provide a great way to be observed by prospective colleges. Players will compete in local competitive tournaments/ playdays to develop new skills & keep competing over the “off season”. 7v7 sided team(s): Members selected for the 7v7 Invitational Team will experience greater quantity of ball contact as well as playing time. 7v7sided games provide opportunity to advance your understanding of field spacing & on/ off ball movement. Players will compete in local elite tournaments to develop new skills & keep competing over the “off season”. JAMBOREE TOURNAMENT: Time Frame: 4/13-4/14 (Friday - Saturday) Consists Of/Competition: Participation in the JAMBOREE Tournament in Delaware. About: One of the premier tournaments of the year with many college coaches in attendance. All games with be filmed and we will send out links of the full matches after the tournament has been completed. Great tournament to our girls to participate in for extra college exposure. *For additional information, please CLICK HERE
  • U19 CLUB TEAM
    Players that join a U19 Club team are eligible to participate in any/all of the following programs below. SHOOTING STARS: Time Frame: September-November + Shooting Tournament in Richmond, VA (Thanksgiving Weekend) Consists Of: Practice and scrimmages after the season before Tournament Play Competition: Shooting Stars Tournament (Friday-Sunday) About: One of the premier tournaments of the year with many college coaches in attendance. All games with be filmed and we will send out links of the full matches after the tournament has been completed. Great tournament to our girls to participate in for extra college exposure. *For additional information on Shooting Stars, please CLICK HERE. WINTER INDOOR TEAMS: Time Frame: November-February Consists Of: 1x Per Week Training – Practice is 2 hours in length. Practice will be held at Soccer Centers court or at the Christ The King School, Manville, NJ Competition: The team will participate in 3 local indoor tournaments About: Played indoor on the hard floor, this is the fastest hockey around. This program works on skills & tactics to prepare players for various indoor winter hockey tournaments. Great way to keep players active, developing skills and competitive over the Winter. NHFCA WINTER ESCAPE: Time Frame: December-January + Winter Escape Showcase (Janary 14-16) in Sandord, FL. Consists Of: (Weekly) Training & Tournaments About: The NFHCA Winter Escape is a premier college showcase event that attracts over 250+ college coaches annually looking for new players for their programs! This showcase is an ideal way for Total Dutch Players to make an impression on collegiate coaches in the recruitment process. *For additional information on Winter Escape, please CLICK HERE. SPRING TRAVEL TEAMS: Time Frame: March-June Consists Of: 1x Per Week Training - Each Practice is 2 hours in length + Tournament Play Team(s): Players that try-out will be selected to compete in an 11v11 sided Spring Team. Additional members will be selected to compete in a 7v7 sided Spring Team Invitational. Competition: 11v11 sided team(s): SHOWDOWN OR JAMBOREE / JPOL. 7v7 sided team(s): 3 locally based tournaments. About: 11v11 sided team(s):The Total Dutch Spring Team(s) are the ideal way to keep active & prepare for your upcoming school team commitments. Focus of this travel time is competing at college showcases, which provide a great way to be observed by prospective colleges. Players looking to advance their game into the collegiate level will greatly benefit from attending the Shooting Star Easter Showcase. 7v7 sided team(s): Members selected for the 7v7 Invitational Team will experience greater quantity of ball contact as well as playing time. 7v7sided games provide an opportunity to advance your understanding of field spacing & on/ off ball movement. Players will compete in local elite tournaments throughout the Tri-State to develop new skills & keep competing over the "off season". JAMBOREE TOURNAMENT: Time Frame:4/13-4/14 (Friday - Saturday) Consists Of/Competition: Participation in the JAMBOREE Tournament in Delaware. About: One of the premier tournaments of the year with many college coaches in attendance. All games with be filmed and we will send out links of the full matches after the tournament has been completed. Great tournament to our girls to participate in for extra college exposure. *For additional information, please CLICK HERE
  • U12 CLUB TEAM
    Players that join a U12 Club team are eligible to participate in any/all of the following programs below. Players joining a U12 Club team must under the age of 12 years old by January 1st, 2024 (Birth Year 2012-2013 or younger). WINTER INDOOR TEAMS: Time Frame: November-February Consists Of: 1x Per Week Training – Practice is 2 hours in length. Practice will be held at Soccer Centers court or at the Christ The King School, Manville, NJ Competition: The team will participate in 3 local indoor play days About: Played indoor on the hard floor, this is the fastest hockey around. This program works on skills & tactics to prepare players for various indoor winter hockey tournaments. Great way to keep players active, developing skills and competitive over the Winter. SPRING TRAVEL TEAMS: Time Frame: March-July Consists Of: 1x Per Week Training on a weekday – Each Practice is 1.5 hours in length + Tournament Play Competition: The team will participate in 3 locally based tournaments/ play days/ friendly scrimmages, usual on a weekend scheduled tournament: Mothers day weekend @ Soccer Centers About: The Total Dutch Spring Teams are the ideal way to keep active & prepare for your upcoming school team commitments. Players will compete in elite tournaments throughout the Tri-State to develop new skills & keep competing over the “off season”
  • TRY-OUT CALENDAR/SCHEDULE
    Thanksgiving Try-outs are scheduled.
  • U16 CLUB TEAM
    Players that join a U16 Club team are eligible to participate in any/all of the following programs below. Players joining a U16 Club team must born after July 31, 2008 SHOOTING STARS: Time Frame: October-November + Shooting Tournament in Richmond, VA (Thanksgiving Weekend) Address: River City Sportsplex, Midlothian, VA Consists Of: Practice on Monday and Wednesday, scrimmages in the weekend. First practice is after the school season before Tournament Play (this program will not interfere with the school season) Competition: Shooting Stars Tournament (Friday-Sunday) About: One of the premier tournaments of the year with many college coaches in attendance. All games with be filmed and we will send out links of the full matches after the tournament has been completed. Great tournament to our girls to participate in for extra college exposure. *For additional information on Shooting Stars, please CLICK HERE. WINTER INDOOR TEAMS: Time Frame: November-February Consists Of: 1x Per Week Training – Practice is 2 hours in length. Practice will be held at Soccer Centers court or at the Christ The King School, Manville, NJ Competition: The team will participate in 3 local indoor tournaments About: Played indoor on the hard floor, this is the fastest hockey around. This program works on skills & tactics to prepare players for various indoor winter hockey tournaments. Great way to keep players active, developing skills and competitive over the Winter. NHFCA WINTER ESCAPE: Time Frame: December-January + Winter Escape Showcase (January 14-16) in Sandord, FL. Consists Of: (Weekly) Training & Tournaments About: The NFHCA Winter Escape is a premier college showcase event that attracts over 250+ college coaches annually looking for new players for their programs! This showcase is an ideal way for Total Dutch Players to make an impression on collegiate coaches in the recruitment process. *For additional information on Winter Escape, please CLICK HERE. SPRING TRAVEL TEAMS Time Frame: March-July Consists Of: 1x Per Week Training on weekday – Each Practice is 2 hours in length + Tournament Play on weekends. Team(s): Players that try-out will be selected to compete in an 11v11 sided Spring Team. Additional members will be selected to compete in a 7v7 sided Spring Team Invitational. Multiple teams p/age group Competition: 11v11 sided team(s): SHOWDOWN or JAMBOREE / Locally Tournaments 7v7 sided team(s): 3 locally based tournaments/ play days/ friendly scrimmages. JAMBOREE TOURNAMENT: Time Frame: 4/13-4/14 (Friday - Saturday) Consists Of/Competition: Participation in the JAMBOREE Tournament in Delaware. About: One of the premier tournaments of the year with many college coaches in attendance. All games with be filmed and we will send out links of the full matches after the tournament has been completed. Great tournament to our girls to participate in for extra college exposure. *For additional information, please CLICK HERE
  • FEES/PRICING
    Team Fee: $195 per team
  • FORMAT
    Friday December 2nd U12/U14: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Friday December 9th U16/U19: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Inside in the Bubble on turf Game format: 20 minute game, 2 minute rotation. Guaranteed 3 games / 1 possible Final
  • FORMAT
    Friday December 2nd U12/U14: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Friday December 9th U16/U19: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Inside in the Bubble on turf Game format: 20 minute game, 2 minute rotation. Guaranteed 3 games / 1 possible Final
  • RULES
    Teams have a max of 5 players, 3 players on the field at a time Teams will NOT have goalkeepers 20-minute games, 3 games guaranteed with the possibility of cross-over games Goals can be scored within the offensive half Players must stay 3 meters away from the ball on free possession Players are NOT allowed to hit (back swing) the ball at any time Long-hits will be taken from the 50 16-yard hits with be taken from above the circle Players are NOT allowed to enter into the circle at any time Goaltending is NOT allowed If the ball hits a player’s foot 3 times on the circle line, it will result in a goal If a player touches the ball in the circle, it will result in a goal 3D skills and lifted balls are allowed Corners will NOT be awarded
  • TEAM ROSTERS / COACHES
    Teams with a min of 3 field players & max of 5 field players (NO goalie). Teams will not require a coaching staff member, and will be responsible for self-substitution, check-in & adhering to schedule.
  • What happen when it rains?
    Players will be moved indoor if outdoor conditions are not suitable for play. The well being & safety of all players is our number one concern.
  • Are summer programs held indoor or outdoor or both?
    BOTH! Programs are held indoor and outdoor with weather permitting. On days with ideal weather, players can expect to be outdoor for 2.5 hours & indoor for 3.5 hours throughout the day.
  • What happens if there is extreme heat?
    The director will monitor the weather forecast daily. If the heat index rises to an extreme or even concerning level, players will be moved to the air conditioning indoor turf fields for the remainder of the day or until conditions subside. The well being & safety of all players is our number one concern.
  • Why should my player attend a Total Dutch Day Summer Program? What makes a Total Dutch program unique?
    Total Dutch is a professional training organization that specializes in the DUTCH Training methods, which emphasize the development of technical skills with the ball & tactical awareness. Players will work with top international coaches. The training will focus on learning & developing new skills, moves & confidence. A low player to trainer ratio ensures each players skills get the attention it needs to develop
  • How are players grouped?
    All players will be grouped based on age & playing ability to ensure the best level of competition to promote development & a fun daily experience!
  • What should I bring with me daily?
    Beside stick, moutguard and shinguards. Players will need a pair of cleats OR turf shoes for use each day. Additionally, players are requested to bring with them a pair of sneakers/flats. Players should bring a Wide Mouth/Fillable water bottle & lunch daily (unless you plan to purchase Subway at the facility). Players will also need a pair of socks, sun tan lotion & a change of clothes!
  • Are there benefits for attending more than 1 week?
    Players that attend multiple weeks of summer programs see the greatest benefits & improvements in their overall game. You will see a passionate player with more confidence, technical skills & knowledge of the game brought home each week.
  • How to register?
    Players can find a FULL Summer program schedule HERE. Players can learn more about each specific summer program HERE.
  • Will I receive additional information once I register?
    The Friday prior to the start of each week, players & parents will receive an email with What to bring/expect.
  • Can I register for a week & switch to an alternate week if I change my schedule?
    Yes, players can move registrations to alternate weeks if the program is not sold out. There are no penalties or costs to change weeks.

ABOUT THE CLUB & ACCOLADES
 

Total Dutch Field Hockey is a training organization that has worked with townships, clubs & premier players since 2007. The KNVB/CIOS licensed international coaching staff has coached & trained many players that have gone on to play at the national, collegiate & professional level. 
 

Total Dutch Field calls Soccer Centers in Somerset, New Jersey, HOME. This facility has an NEWLY renovated indoor turf as well as outdoor turf fields & an indoor hockey court, which gives TDFH the opportunity to practice year round!

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