TRAVEL TEAM

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PROGRAM STRUCTURE

January - June 2022

TRAINING

2 trainings each week

  • 1 hour 30 mins team training

  • 1 hour 30 mins small group skills training

*5-6 players per time slot at a private facility with specific FH equipment/goals 

COMPETITION

Compete in at least 4 regional tournaments March - June 2022

  • Typically one-day tournaments in nearby major cities
  • All team members participate, and play

program structure

Why six months? 

Building takes time. 

Nashville FHC is committed to producing high quality field hockey players with a strong skill base, solid understanding of the game and competitive performances. 

Committing to six months gives players time to focus on skill development before jumping into competition, and a sufficient competitive segment, so players can learn from their playing experiences.

Huge improvements from the 2021 travel team show that this structure works, and our travel team players are now easily identifiable as some of the best players in the Nashville area.

FEEDBACK FROM 2021

The Travel Team was so much fun! Since it was about a six month season, I really enjoyed how I got to know my teammates very well, get more individual coaching, and be apart of various tournaments around the region which was really cool. As it was my first season of field hockey, I believe I got more comfortable with the game and improve my skills overall.

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- 2021 Travel Team Player

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The spring travel team was a fun experience that helped me grow as a player and meet new people! It was really fun and I enjoyed the playing opportunities.

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- 2021 Travel Team Player

One of my favorite things about the Travel Team is our team environment! We have so much traveling, playing and improving together!

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- 2021 Travel Team Player

Early Bird Pricing ends Dec. 1!

The deposit amount goes up to $499 on Dec. 1.

2022 Focus

  • Skills and training

    • Continued development of foundational skills

    • Improved tactical awareness

    • Performance under pressure and fatigue

  • Regular and competitive playing opportunities

  • Continue to build and expand club identity

2022 Tournaments

March - June

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LOUISVILLE, KY

  • March 27

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ASHEVILLE, NC

  • April 9

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ST. LOUIS, MO

  • May 7-8

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NASHVILLE, TN

  • May 14

TRAINING DETAILS

TEAM TRAINING

Crockett Park Indoor Arena

Full team training will be held once a week. Currently, practice is set for Tuesday evenings.

SMALL GROUP SKILLS TRAINING

Bolt Field - Madison, TN

 

Skill sessions will be on the weekend, with consistent time slots announced well in advance. Time slot sign ups will be available on TeamSnap on a first-come first-served basis.

COSTS

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* Hourly pricing takes into account team training, which runs closer to $15/hr, and small-group skills training which runs closer to $20/hr because of increased facilities and coaching expenses associated with running small, semi-private sessions. 

** Deposit is due with registration. Remaining cost is split thereafter into 5 monthly payments of January, February, March, April and May. While the travel team will play through the middle of June, the last payment will be made May 1. Early bird pricing ends on Dec. 1. After that, deposit will increase to $499.

INFO DOCUMENT

Potential Questions

WHO WILL BE COACHING?

 

Jacki Bolt (NFHC Dir. of Coaching) will be the primary Travel Team coach, with intermittent, highly qualified substitute coaches when necessary. Coach Bolt has 10 years of NCAA Division I coaching experience, and is a USAFH Level II coach.

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. 

HOW MANY PLAYERS WILL BE ON THE TEAM?

 

As we are seeking to grow the program, we are not intending to cap roster numbers at this time. Should we have enough players, we will look to bring on another coach.

WHY ARE SMALL GROUP SESSIONS IN MADISON, AND DO I HAVE TO ATTEND?

 

As field hockey grows in Nashville, most of our players’ greatest need is skill development. While team practices provide a venue for practicing skills, Travel Team members will participate in weekly small-group skills sessions with the express purpose of learning to execute new and existing skills properly, at speed and under pressure. These sessions will be in Madison, TN, at Coach Jacki’s house, because the new facility there will allow players to train on a proper surface, with proper goals and at our own availability. While attendance to any session is not 100% mandatory, these sessions are an expected part of team training and players who choose to miss consistently will find themselves falling behind. 

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. 

ARE TOURNAMENTS MANDATORY?

 

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. We recognize that issues arise, so players will not be penalized for missing, but it’s our sincere hope that players will make tournaments a scheduling priority.

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. Players who do not already have an NFCH practice pinnie will be required to purchase one from the club prior to the first practice. Additional, exclusive Travel Team spirit wear will be available for those who are interested.

Personal travel. Players are responsible for organizing their own travel and accommodations (if necessary) for tournaments. Especially in light of COVID, there will be no organized team travel. Details for competition will be given well in advance so players can plan accordingly.

ARE THERE OTHER NON-TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES?

 

Yes. Newly designed for Spring 2022, NFHC will also have an Academy Team, which will practice once a week and compete in Music City Jamboree in May. More details are available on the website.

MORE QUESTIONS?

No problem. Email info@nashvillefhc.com or reach out to Renee Fisher or Jacki Bolt. We're happy to answer any and all questions!