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Women’s Filed Hockey Scholarships

There are over 300 USA universities who play women’s field hockey in the NCAA. Most of these colleges are situated on the East Coast and Midwest regions of the USA. Women’s Hockey is experiencing exponential growth in popularity, and we are seeing top level university teams spreading across the nation.

Most Division 1 (D1) college teams have 12 full Scholarships while Division 2 (D2) colleges are only allowed to have 6 per team. Division 3 (D3) teams do not give hockey scholarships, but will offer academic scholarships for top achieving hockey players.

​The majority of scholarships awarded will only cover a portion of the fees; but with good grades and top SAT scores, you can combine your academic and hockey scholarships to make college free.

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Why Men do not play Field Hockey in the USA

​​The reason why men’s field hockey is not played at USA universities, is because of Title IX. There are men’s field hockey club teams at some American colleges; however, these are not NCAA sanctioned and are not designated varsity sports. Certain colleges who do have men’s teams, compete socially and will not offer any scholarship money.

Title IX aims to balance men and women’s participation in sport. The average number of players in an American football team is well over 100 men. Due to the large number of male athletes, a few exclusively women’s sports were created to correct gender inequality. Women’s hockey happens to be one of these “Women Only” sport

Title ix explanation

Scholarship Requirements

NCAA Division 1

METRIC MEN WOMEN
Years in provincial team N/A 2
Evidence of National and provincial tournaments N/A
Yes

NCAA Division 2

METRIC MEN WOMEN
Years in provincial team N/A 1
Evidence of National and provincial tournaments N/A
Yes

video requirements

Video footage is one of the most important elements when searching for USA hockey scholarships. Below is a list of requirements for your highlights video.

What to include in your highlights video

Outfield Players

  • Offensive Play
  • Defensive Play
  • Game goals & Assists
  • Penalty Strokes
  • Penalty Corners
  • Practice Drills/Skills

Goalkeepers

  • Game Saves
  • Training Saves
  • Training Drills
  • Penalty Strokes
  • Penalty Corners

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