RegistRATION IS OPEN
UPDATE: NOVEMBER 2023
Full team training will begin in February.
We will be practicing on Monday evenings at BOOST Fitness, 6-7p in February. This moves to Thursday nights at Grassland Middle, 6:00-7:30 p in March. We will have Saturday morning practices at TOCA, 8-9a. (Hoping to change this time to later in the day in March, but we don't know yet.)
Train & Compete
Nashville FHC is committed to producing high quality field hockey players with a strong skill base, solid understanding of the game and competitive performances.
The first couple months of the program are dedicated to improving skills and tactical understanding. Full team practices will focus on tactical development and skill implementation. Weekend skill sessions will be coached by a rotation of NFCH coaches, teaching a variety skills and giving players an opportunity to learn from multiple sources.
TEAM FEES INCLUDE...
17 WEEKS TRAINING
3-4 REGIONAL TOURNAMENTS
$299 Early Bird Deposit
** On Dec. 2, deposit increases to $399
February, March, April, May
All payments will go through TeamSnap this year, including monthly dues.
Early Bird Pricing ends Dec. 1.
The deposit amount goes up to $399 on Dec. 2.
March - May
ST. LOUIS, MO
Dates & locations have NOT been finalized for 2024. These locations are based on tournaments the team has participated in past years.
Specific details are not yet available, but will be updated here as soon as they are.
Full team training one evening a week.
GROUP SKILLS TRAINING
BOOST Fitness/TOCA Indoor/Grassland Middle
Group training sessions each weekend.
The Travel Team is a co-ed program, open to players ages 12-18 with at least one season of playing experience. Younger players with sufficient playing experience may be granted an exception to participate.
FEB - Mid-MAY 2024
2 trainings each week
1 hour 30 mins full team practice
1 hour group skills training/will have small group skills training start in March
Compete in 4 regional tournaments March - June
- Primarily one-day tournaments in nearby major cities
Everyone who travels plays.
Skills and training
Continued development of foundational skills
Improved tactical awareness
Performance under pressure and fatigue
Regular and competitive playing opportunities
Increased player commitment and competition
WHO WILL BE COACHING?
Madeline Santschi and Hanna French will be coaching the 2024 Travel Team. Madeline manages our umpires and leads the current Middle School Program. She has more than 5 years of coaching experience and played at Randolph-Macon College in Virginia before coming to Nashville. Hanna played 4 years for D1 Appalachian State and coached for years after graduation. She has coached many of our high school teams.
HOW MANY PLAYERS WILL BE ON THE TEAM?
We will not have a cap on travel team roster numbers for spring 2024. For tournaments we will aim to bring a full roster, with numbers that allow for ample playing time for each player.
IS THERE AN ATTENDANCE POLICY?
It's expected that players will attend all practices and tournaments. Personal and team development is dependent on consistent attendance. For the spring 2024 season, attendance will be tracked. Players with consistently good attendance will always be eligible for tournaments. In the event that a tournament roster is over-full, players will poor attendance may be removed from the tournament roster. Players will be notified well in advance if there are attendance concerns.
WHY ARE TOURNAMENT FEES INCLUDED?
While technically nothing is compulsory, we will place great emphasis on tournament participation. As we look to build a sustainable and competitive travel program, regional tournaments are our best barometer of team development, and an important element of player learning. Because of that, tournament fees are included in the team fees.
WHAT IF TOURNAMENTS ARE CANCELED?
While tournament costs are built into team fees, if the team is unable to compete in the anticipated number of tournaments, or if details change significantly such that team expenses decrease, each player will be credited or refunded the corresponding amount. Please note, refunds will be issued if the team is unable to participate, not on an individual basis.
CAN MY CHILD PARTICIPATE IF THEY ARE NEW TO FIELD HOCKEY, OR DO THEY HAVE TO BE MORE EXPERIENCED?
Our goal is to create a committed and competitive field hockey program to represent the club at regional events. At this time the Travel Team will remain open to all interested players, but it is highly recommended that players have at least one season of experience prior to joining. Brand new players will likely find more success on the Academy Team.
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED IN TEAM FEES?
Team uniforms and spirit wear. All players will be required to purchase a Nashville FHC uniform prior to the first competition. Additional spirit wear is available via the club's apparel store.
Personal travel. Players are responsible for organizing their own travel and accommodations (if necessary) for tournaments. There will be no organized team travel, though parents are certainly welcome to coordinate with each other. Details for competition will be given well in advance so players can plan accordingly.
ARE THERE OTHER NON-TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES?
Yes. The Academy Team, will practice once a week and compete in Music City Jamboree in May. More details are available here.
No problem. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or reach out to Jess Peoples or Renee Fisher. We're happy to answer any and all questions!