Men’s Program to Hold Talent ID & Open Trials in July

by USA Field Hockey

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Field Hockey is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2023-24 Junior U.S. Men’s National Team Talent ID and USMNT Open Trials. Both trials will be held at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. from July 19 to 22, 2023. The Talent ID and Open Trials will be held in conjunction with a Junior and Senior USMNT training camp.


The primary goal of the Talent ID and Training Camp is to discover athletes who, at an early age, show promise for future success at the top-tier of the sport. The Talent ID Camp is the first step for any young male field hockey player (age 12-20) hoping to enter the U.S. Men’s National Team Olympic Development Pathway and reach the highest levels of competition.


The Junior USMNT Talent ID and Training Camp is instructional with a focus on providing insight into what is required of elite athletes and the tools to achieve success at the international level. The camp also assists in selecting athletes for the U.S. U-18 and U-21 Men’s National Teams. The schedule consists of training/evaluation sessions over the course of four days. Highlights include instruction from some of Team USA’s finest coaches including Harry Singh, Pat Harris, Jun Kentwell and Pat Cota. 


“We are excited at another opportunity to get together as a group in a high performance environment and have the chance to identify future national members,” said Harris.


Each year, the USMNT holds Open Trials for athletes interested in consideration for the senior squad or Development Team. Like the junior portion, the schedule consists of training/evaluation sessions over the course of four days.


All participants must be current USA Field Hockey Members. To obtain or renew a membership, click here.


The cost of the camp is $625.00 and includes the trainings, meals and lodging. Check-in will take place on Wednesday, July 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. PT, with check-out on Saturday, July 22 at 12:00 p.m. PT.


Registration will be capped at 80 individuals and closes on Friday, July 7, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. ET.



For any questions regarding the Junior USMNT Talent ID or USMNT Open Trials, reach out to Kathy Schiller, USMNT Manager, at