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Published by tbrill, 2016-06-08 08:58:47

2016 USA Field Hockey National Futures Championship Athlete Packet

2016 National Futures Championship Athlete Packet

CONGRATULATIONS!

USA Field Hockey would like to congratulate you on your selection to the
2016 National Futures Championship. You are now part of an elite group
of athletes that make up USA Field Hockey and you are the next
generation of athletes to push the United States of America forward as an
international field hockey powerhouse. Best wishes for a great tournament
and the continued pursuit of your Olympic Games aspirations.

Please carefully read the following information. Additional details on arrival
and departure times, athlete registration and meetings times, team
practice schedule, housing, required forms, vendors and raffle tickets are
included in the athlete packet.

NATIONAL FUTURES CHAMPIONSHIP

ATHLETE PACKET

VENUE INFORMATION

Spooky Nook Sports

Address: 75 Champ Blvd., Manheim, PA 17545
*All competition activities will take place at Spooky Nook Sports

ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE DATES

Division Arrival Athlete Arrival Competition Athlete Departure Departure Time
U-16 June 21 Before 12:00 PM June 21-24 June 24 After 4:00 PM
U-14 June 24 Before 12:00 PM June 24-26 June 26 After 6:35 PM
U-19 June 26 Before 2:40 PM June 26-29 June 29 After 2:35 PM

NATIONAL FUTURES CHAMPIONSHIP

ATHLETE PACKET

TEAM REGISTRATION AND MEETING

Division Athlete Registration Overall Team Meeting
U-16 June 21 from 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM June 21 at 1:30 PM
U-14 June 24 from 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM June 24 at 1:30 PM
U-19 June 26 from 2:40 PM - 4:10 PM June 26 at 4:10 PM

Athletes will be required to register themselves individually in their age group according to the registration
times above. Athletes will need to bring their Medical Form, Rain/Emergency Delay Form and Raffle Drawing
Stubs/Money at this time. An overall meeting for each age group will take place in the registration area at the

time listed above. ATHLETES ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND THE OVERALL MEETING. Teams are
welcome to meet as a team after the overall team meeting or during a time outside their practice schedule.
Team uniforms will be distributed by the head coach after registration.

TEAM PRACTICE SCHEDULES

U-16: June 21st Team 1 Team 2 ATHLETES ARE REQUIRED TO
Atlanta Mexico City ATTEND THEIR PRACTICE!
Practice Time Field Beijing
3:00 PM-4:15 PM Outdoor Berlin Montreal
Calgary Moscow
Dome Cortina
4:20 PM-5:35 PM Outdoor Los Angeles Oslo
Melbourne Paris
Dome Rome
5:40 PM-6:55 PM Outdoor Salt Lake City

Dome
7:00 PM-8:15 PM Outdoor

U-14: June 24th Team 1 Team 2 Team 3
Albertville Sapporo Munich
Practice Time Field Sarajevo
3:00 PM-4:15 PM Outdoor Helsinki Torino Nagano
Innsbruck Vancouver
Dome Stockholm
4:20 PM-5:35 PM Outdoor

Dome

U-19: June 26th Team 1 Team 2 Team 3
Amsterdam London Lake Placid
Practice Time Field Seoul
5:40 PM-6:55 PM Outdoor Antwerp Sochi Tokyo
Athens Sydney
Dome Barcelona
7:00 PM-8:15 PM Outdoor

Dome

PRE-EVENT CHECKLIST

Make sure you run through this checklist prior to departing for the event. Have you…

□ Sold raffle tickets (arriving in the mail mid-May, early June following registering for the event)
□ Booked a hotel through Spooky Nook Sports <<Click Here to Book Your Hotel>>
□ Completed the Emergency/Rain Delay Form <<Click Here for the Form>> (Under Athletes)
□ Followed USA Field Hockey on Twitter @USAFieldHockey and Facebook facebook.com/USAFieldHockey

for event updates and promotions
□ Downloaded the USA Field Hockey App
□ If you are a U-14 athlete your teams will be post on the USA Field Hockey website by the week of June 6th

PACKING CHECKLIST

When packing for the National Futures Championship, don't forget to throw the following items into your
suitcase. Note: Team uniforms will be provided by USA Field Hockey.

□ Hockey stick/ Goalie equipment
□ Shin guards
□ Turf shoes
□ Spandex to wear under uniform (if desired)
□ Mouth guard
□ Water bottle
□ Sunblock
□ Insect repellant
□ Raffle Money/Ticket Stubs
□ Emergency/Rain Delay Form

NATIONAL FUTURES CHAMPIONSHIP

ATHLETE PACKET

OLYMPIC CELEBRATION

We are excited to announce that at the 2016 National Futures Championship each age group will participate
in an Olympic Celebration. The Olympic Celebration will include a dinner, a unique opportunity to participate
in a weight room demonstration and on the field drills with Olympians. The times for each age group are
listed below. *Parent and child dinner tickets sold in your USA Field Hockey account

Division Olympic Celebration
U-16 June 22 from 5:45 PM - 8:00 PM
U-14 June 25 from 4:25 PM - 6:40 PM
U-19 June 27 from 4:25 PM - 6:40 PM

VENDING HOURS

Visit the National Futures Championship vendors to buy your favorite field hockey apparel, accessories and
equipment. Harrow Sports, the presenting sponsor of the National Futures Championship, will be selling
exclusive National Futures Championship gear!

Vendor Hours
Friday, June 24th, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 25th, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 26th, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Monday, June 27th, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

2015-16 SELECTION OPPORTUNITIES

Through your participation at the National Futures Championship, you will have the opportunity for selection
to advanced USA Field Hockey Olympic Development programs. The following selection opportunities are
available directly from the National Futures Championship:

Futures Stars and Strips Elite Game Approx. 70 athletes
Junior National Camp Approx. 30 athletes per age group
AAU Junior Olympic Games (U-14/U-16 only) Approx. 128 athletes

IMPORTANT: Final Junior National Camp Selections will be posted online by Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 6 PM
EST. Individual age group selections will be posted at the conclusion of each age group NFC. Selections for
the AAU Junior Olympic Games will be posted online by July 1, 2016 at 10 PM EST. For Junior Olympics,
athletes must accept their online invitation by Wednesday, July 6.

NATIONAL FUTURES CHAMPIONSHIP

ATHLETE PACKET

STARS AND STRIPES ELITE GAME

New to this year’s National Futures Championship is the Stars and Stripes Elite Game! At the conclusion of
each age groups a competition of the top 72 athletes in U-16 and U-19 and the top 36 athletes in U-14 will
have an opportunity to showcase their talents in the Stars and Stripes Elite Game. Selections for the Stars
and Stripes Elite game will be posted online the morning of each age groups game.

JUNIOR NATIONAL CAMP

July 3-6, 2016 | Spooky Nook Sports | Manheim, Pa.

Junior National Camp is the premier camp for Under-21 athletes, comprised of the top 110 athletes selected
from National Futures Championship, Stars and Stripes Elite Game and the Young Women's
National Championship. Based on their performances at the camp, athletes may earn selection to additional
USA Field Hockey programs including:

 U.S. Under-17, Under-19, and Under-21 Women’s National Squads
 Recommendation to tryout at a 2016 High Performance Center
 U.S. Women’s National Team

Junior National Camp Selections will be posted online after the completion of the Stars and Stripes Elite
Game within the athlete’s age group. Athletes will be asked to verbally accept their invitation and must
register online prior to the start of Junior National Camp.
Estimated Cost for Junior National Camp: $550 plus travel.

AAU JUNIOR OLYMPICS

August 2-6, 2016 | Houston Sports Park | Houston, Texas

The Amateur Athletic Union’s premier multi-sport event, the AAU Junior Olympic Games, bring together more
than 12,000 athletes to compete in 24 sports. In the sport of field hockey, USA Field Hockey selects eight U-
16 teams (approximately 128 athletes) to participate in the annual event. The event provides U-16 athletes
with the opportunity to experience an Olympic-like multi-sport competition while enjoying the camaraderie and
inspiration from other top athletes in other featured sports. Selected athletes are responsible for all of their
expenses, including the AAU tournament fee, travel, housing and food.

Selections for the AAU Junior Olympic Games will be posted online by July 1, 2016 at 10 PM EST. Junior
Olympic Athletes have until Wednesday, July 13, 2016 to register online in their USA Field Hockey
Membership Account. Estimated Cost: $275 plus room & board, travel, and AAU fees.
For more information go to: aaujrogames.org

Welcome to Spooky Nook Sports (SNS)! Our top priority at Spooky Nook is making sure you
have a great experience during your visit! As an organization, we are committed to operating the
finest sports and entertainment complex in North America; with first-class facilities, dynamic pro-
gramming, unrivaled instruction, and friendly, professional staff. Please be advised that we do
have parking and food/beverage policies that we ask you review before you join us for your
event. These policies are listed below as well as at www.spookynooksports.com.

FOOD & BEVERAGE

Coolers and outside food and beverage are prohibited inside and outside the facility. Spooky
Nook Sports offers a wide array of food service options at our Smoothie Bar and Food Court are-
as.

PARKING

There will be a charge of $5.00 per vehicle, per day, for parking in the Spooky Nook lot. Parking
onsite at Spooky Nook Sports is on a first come, first serve basis so we encourage all guests to
arrive early. Once all of our onsite parking lots are full, we accommodate guests at auxiliary
parking lots located within a few miles of our facility.

Specific locations and directions to the auxiliary parking lots will be provided. SNS will shuttle
guests from the facility back to the auxiliary parking lots at no extra cost. Shuttles will run contin-
uously throughout the day and will pick you up outside the front entrance of the building. Shuttle
schedule will be determined closer to your event date and will be posted on our website and
available at our Guest Services desk at SNS.

If you park onsite at SNS and have to leave, you are NOT guaranteed a spot onsite when you
return. If our onsite lots are full when you come back to the facility, you will have to park at one
of our auxiliary lots. You will only pay for parking one time each day even if you end up parking
onsite only.

Mezzanine

Team Registration and Meetings will take place in the
Mezzanine. Follow the map above once you arrive at

Spooky Nook Sports.

DOWNLOAD THE OFFICIAL

USA FIELD HOCKEY APP
TO ACCESS THE EVENT PROGRAM
 ROSTERS
 SCHEDULE
 RESULTS
 COLLEGES
 … AND MORE!

ONCE APP IS DOWNLOADED CLICK ON THE THREE HORIZONTAL LINES IN
THE UPPER LEFT CORNER AND SCROLL DOWN TO THE EVENT
** AVAILABLE ON APPLE AND ANDROID DEVICES **

Olympic Day, held annually on June 23, is celebrated by millions of people in more than 160
countries. Commemorating the birth of the modern Olympic Games in 1894, Olympic Day’s mission
is to promote fitness, well-being, culture and education, while promoting the Olympic values of
excellence, friendship and respect. The Olympic Day pillars – move, learn and discover – are
promoted in every corner of the globe.

From May 31-June 30, communities across the Untied States will celebrate Olympic Day 2016
through educational programming and other activities.

The U.S. Olympic Committee has developed a turnkey program to assist communities across the
nation in celebrating Olympic Day. The USOC will work with nearly 10,000 U.S. Olympians and
Paralympians to share their experiences and the role that the Olympic ideals have played in their
lives at as many Olympic Day celebrations as possible.


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