Field hockey is actually the 4th most played team sport in the world, with an estimated 20 million players worldwide.
It's an Olympic Sport and currently in the US there are 372 college field hockey programs in the NCAA.
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We were founded by Ali & Una Murdoch a couple from Ireland with incredible passion for the game and a desire to create a fun & growth focused environment for their own family and others.
We had 4 players at our first practice in 2015, those 4 players have all gone on to be recruited by NCAA Schools.
8 years later we now have over 300 playing members, 30 coaches and 3 city locations.
It's been awesome to see this hockey community grow and thrive over the past 8 years and long may it continue......we're just getting started!
Why We Play
It’s not about winning or fame
It’s about the drive in our hearts to play
It’s the need to practice, to hustle, to sweat
It’s a bigger part of us than anyone will ever understand
It’s about our pride
Pride in ourselves, pride in our team
It’s about our love and passion for the game
Author: Lonestar U14 Player
Development is the keyword here. Not winning. They are not the same thing. We want to foster a love of the game that encourages hockey to be a lifelong sport for our players. Many of the founding members of this club are from Europe, where competitive adult hockey is played well into the 60’s age group. This is a true gift and has given many of us lifelong friendships, employment opportunities, and networks all over the planet.
Our club's youth section's end goal is not college recruitment, albeit we recognize the amazing opportunities the NCCA provides, and we want as many of our players to have these as possible.
The great thing is that modern sports science, theory, and best practices in youth sports development show that a focus on longevity with coaching methods, and elite performance at a young age, are not mutually exclusive.
Youth (and adult) development in any sport, skill, or discipline is not a linear progression; it is a messy scatter graph. Even the biggest, most well-funded, and successful programs cannot predict who from a group of young kids will become the best players and the timeline their improvement will follow.
The best programs try to create the most comprehensive funnel, collecting the largest possible groups (limited by time & resources) and offering all the best coaching and game time. From this, they hope to give great foundations & experience to everyone who participates, and then there is a chance that some portion of the group evolves into elite performers.
This is a model we try to follow.
We are very fortunate to have attracted passionate hockey people from all over the world who are excited to share their wisdom and knowledge of the game.
We have coaches from: America, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Chile, England, Germany, India, Ireland, Pakistan, South Africa, The Netherlands & Wales.
A fantastic hockey melting pot sharing ideas & sporting culture, figuring out the best parts of each to make our own unique identity.
While we judge ourselves as coaches on whether our alums continue to play AFTER college. We understand the amazing advantages this sport can give players, to gain admission to some of the finest schools in the US.
Consequently we have developed a National Travel Team program to give our players the platform and resources to get recruited.
In the last 6 years we had 14 players get recruited into NCCA Division 1 Programs and 18 players into Division 3 Programs.