National Futures Championship
Jun 20, 2012 - Jun 27, 2012 | Virginia Beach, VA, USA
The National Futures Championship is the premier event for the Futures program. The National Futures Championship serves as a selection event for USA Field Hockey and is the foundation of our Olympic pipeline system. Athletes are talent identified by USA Field Hockey staff and are considered to be the top 13% of the athlete pool.
"Congratulations on selection for this prestigious tournament. Each of you is now a part of an elite group of athletes that make up USA Field Hockey. You are the next generation to push the United States forward as a field hockey powerhouse in the world. With that title comes responsibility to foster a culture of teamwork, attention to detail and persistence in this quest. Enjoy the experience as well as the people you meet. You never know the person sitting beside you couldbe your college teammate or standing beside you at the Olympic Games."
- Carrie Lingo, 2008 Olympian
U14: June 20-24 U16: June 24-27 U19: June 24-27
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USA Field Hockey National Training Center, 2181 Landstown Road, Virginia Beach, VA, 23456. Individuals should plan to fly into Norfolk/Virginia Beach International Airport (ORF). The airport is approximately 15 minutes from the USA Field Hockey National Training Center.
View a photo gallery of Opening Ceremonies at last year's National Futures Championship. National Futures Championship athletes are USA Field Hockey's 2016 and beyond Olympic hopefuls. It is only fitting for this event that it is opened with a formal Opening Ceremonies, featuring host Olympic cities.
NBC Sports Network will broadcast the final match of the USA vs Argentina series on June 23 at the National Training Center in Virginia Beach. This will be the first national televised event featuring hockey in the U.S. The National Futures Championship athletes will be the "live" audience.
The 2012 U.S. Olympic Women's Field Hockey Team will be announced live on NBC and formerly honored that evening at the Olympic Celebration. Athletes, coaches, past Olympians, parents and friends are cordially invited to attend the 2012 Olympic Celebration. The evening includes live entertainment, dinner, hockey highlights and more. Athlete tickets are included as part of their registration. Tickets for family and friends can be purchased online HERE.