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Play field hockey and study in the USA

Discover your opportunities!

Welcome to the Go USA Field Hockey Showcase! This is the opportunity to show your skills and get recruited by an American college, university or high school.
For many years, GUTS has provided high-level guidance to prospective student-athletes to pursue their academic and athletic careers in the USA.
In partnership with SportWays, the world leader in field hockey clinics, we are hosting the 2019 Showcase on June 9th at Hockeyclub HIC in Amstelveen.

Do you want to pursue your dream to study and play field hockey in the USA?

Why participate?

Many renowned American college coaches, universities, and high schools view this showcase as an important opportunity to recruit talented student-athletes for their team.

While coaches will be present, the Showcase will be recorded and live-streamed to those unable to attend.

Elite SportWays trainers such as Thomas Tichelman will lead the showcase. Current and former US collegiate players will assist throughout the day. The staff will evaluate your techniques, skills, and overall game.

After the Showcase, participants will receive access to the video and the personalized evaluation.

Promotion Video
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What is included?


Engage in competitive
practice sessions and games

Online Access:

Receive access to Showcase footage


Receive a written
evaluation of your performance level


Learn about the recruiting process for student-athletes who want to play field hockey and study in the US

Meet GUTS:

Meet staff members of the team that will be guiding you to the US

Food & Beverages:

Socialize with other participants over lunch, drinks, and healthy snacks

Former Showcase participants secured roster positions at various schools in the US: American University; Bates College; Boston College; Bryant College; Cheshire Academy; Colby College; Colgate University; Columbia University; Drew University; Earlham College, Fairfield University, Harvard University, Hendrix College, Hofstra University; Indiana University; Lafayette College; Lindenwood University; Lock Haven University; Long Island University; Manhattanville College; Michigan State University; Missouri State University; Monmouth University; Northwestern University; Ohio University; Old Dominion University; Pace University; Rider University; Rutgers University; Shippensburg University; Southern New Hampshire University; St. Joseph University; Syracuse University; Ohio University; State University of New York at Albany; University of California, Berkeley; University of Delaware; University of Louisville; University of Maryland; University of Michigan; University of Richmond; University of Virginia; Virginia Commonwealth University; Wagner College; West Chester University; Wilbraham & Monson Academy.

Coaches of the following universities will be recruiting players at the Showcase

USA Field Hockey Showcase - Universities


Showcase date
June 9, 2019
Our host site for the 2019 showcase is HIC Hockeyclub in Amstelveen, the Netherlands. This venue is accessible by public transport.
Address: Escapade 5-A, 1183 NM, Amstelveen, the Netherlands

Showcase Schedule *

08:45 — 09:00     Registration
09:00 — 09:45     Personal Video introduction
09:45 — 10:30     Opening and warm-up
10:30 — 12:00     Technical practice session with top trainers
12:00 — 12:30     Lunch
12:30 — 13:30     Player and parent GUTS presentation
13:30 — 14:30     Individual consult meeting with parents
13:30 — 14:00     Break & Warm-up
14:00 — 15:30     Small sided games
15:30 — 15:45     Break
15:45 — 16:30     8 VS 8
16:30 — 17:00     Final information & Showcase conclusion


  • GUTS Clients

  • 95,00
    Registration fee per showcase June 9, 2019
  • GUTS clients have an ongoing membership with the GUTS organization *

(*This fee also applies to clients from our German partners UniExperts and Sportscholarships.com)
  • Non-GUTS clients with skills video *

  • 125,00
    Registration fee per showcase June 9, 2019
  • All-inclusive fee for one showcase, accessible to any player

(*Click here for example of a skill video.)
  • Non-GUTS clients without skills video

  • 175,00
    Registration fee per showcase June 9, 2019
  • All-inclusive fee for one showcase, accessible to any player

When registration is complete, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the GUTS questionnaire where you will provide important information needed for the US recruiting process.

Please note that participants are responsible for sufficient medical insurance and liability coverage. A limited number of player spots are available. Early registration is STRONGLY encouraged.
The information, hockey program, and fees disclosed on this website are subject to change or may contain errors. * SportWays and GUTS reserve the right to make any changes to the showcase program. We expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.

What is in it for you?

  • Increase your visibility with US coaches who are actively recruiting for their teams
  • Learn about participating in varsity collegiate field hockey and college academics
  • Meet other elite players, current and former US players, and the GUTS staff
  • Determine your division playing level in the US
  • Learn about your potential for receiving a scholarship
  • Receive access to the showcase day video
  • Participate in an outstanding field hockey event
Interested in participating? Open to:
  • Girls born between 1998 - 2004
  • All nationalities
  • All positions welcome
  • Open to all field hockey and academic levels
  • Placement for Fall 2020 and beyond

Impressions Gallery

Increase your US recruitment opportunities

About Showcase Coaches

The coaching staff at the showcase is a mix of top Dutch coaches and former/current players from different US field hockey programs.

During the showcase you will participate in a clinic provided by former Dutch national women’s coach Thomas Tichelman.
Tichelman and his team of professional coaches will challenge you to reach your max potential during the session.
Players and parents attending will receive information from GUTS staff about the US athletic and education systems and the steps needed to secure a position on a US field hockey team (testing, eligibility, etc.).

Thomas Tichelman
Thomas Tichelman

Former National Dutch ladies coach

Mark Schuurman
Mark Schuurman

GUTS Director

Marina Meijer
Marina Meijer

GUTS and UStudy Director

Are you an American Coach interested in recruiting our players?

Are you looking to attend the Showcase or receive access to the live-stream channel?


For questions about GUTS and its activities, please contact
Mark Schuurman (GUTS Director).

For questions about the showcase, please contact
Mariette de Koning (Showcase Coordinator).


For questions about the hockey program and venue, please contact
Ambrose op het Veld (SportWays Coordinator).