STOCKTON, Calif. - July 2, 2018 - This past weekend at the University of Pacific in Stockton, Calif. more than 50 athletes attended the Junior U.S. Men’s National Team Talent Identification and Selection Camp. Those athletes came from as far as the United Kingdom to train as well as various states across the country including Arizona, California, Connecticut, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
The primary goal of the Talent ID and Selection 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 12-19) hoping to enter the U.S. Men’s National Team Olympic Development Pipeline and reach the highest levels of competition.
The Junior USMNT Talent ID and Selection Camp is instructional with a focus on providing insight into what is required of our elite athletes and the tools to achieve success at the international level. The camp also assists in selecting athletes for the U.S. U-15, U-18 and U-20 Men’s National Teams. The schedule consists of five training/evaluation sessions over the course of three days. Highlights include instruction from some of Team USA’s finest coaches.
USA Field Hockey would like to thank all athletes and coaches who took the time and resources to travel west for the Talent ID and Selection Camp!