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2019 Outdoor SELECT


U12 Select Academy - Spring 2019 (April-June with practice twice a week)

Take your game to the next level.  Our U12 Select Academy is a skill based program designed to help you improve the technical aspects of field hockey and apply them in scrimmage and playday opportunities.  This program is open to U12 players who have played Select or U12 Competitive Indoor or Outdoor in the past. If you have not done Select or played competitive for more than two season, and are interested in the program - please email info[email protected] and we will request a coach's recommendation.

This is a great opportunity to train and play at a faster level and gain exposure to regional travel field hockey.  Teams will be made within the academy group and athletes will play local games as well.  

REGISTRATION: Opens first week in February. Closes March 24. After March 24, $25 late fee added. Final day to sign up is March 29. Season begins April 2 with first practice (4:45-6:00p) and Parent Meeting at 4:45p at Bessant Field.  (Registration is at the bottom of this page).


PRACTICE DAYS: starts April 2 -- Tuesdays and Thursdays -- 4:45p-6:00p at Bessant Field -- ends with Cougar tournament May 25&26 in Richmond or Powerade State Games June 15 in Charlotte. 

GAME DAYS : Sundays April 7, 14, 28 May 5, 12 from 1:00-3:00p at Marion Diehl Adaptive Field and Sat May 11 from 9a-12n at Matthews Sportsplex. Optional tournament dates for regional travel will be offered and we will follow up with a form to RSVP after you have registered. 

OPTIONAL TOURNAMENTS and individual tourn fee cost per player: 
May 18 (Christopher Newport University Play for the Cure in Newport News VA) tourn fee $100 does not include travel
May 25&26 (Cougar Tournament in Richmond VA at Collegiate School) tourn fee $160 does not include travel 
June 15 (Powerade State Games in Charlotte NC) tourn fee $60


As always, thank you for your continued commitment to personal growth and team development through Charlotte Ambush.  We look forward to the new Ambush seasons and working with all our our select and competitive athletes. 


If player is 10 or 11 on December 31, 2018 = U12
If player is 12 or 13 on December 31, 2018 = U14
If player is 14 or 15 on December 31, 2018 = U16
If player is 16 or 17 or 18 on December 31, 2018 = U19

U14 U16 and U19 tryouts, NO WALK UPS ALLOWED, Registration closed on Jan 15 2019

Tryout Fee: $30
Tentative Schedule


Once tournament schedules are released, we will provide a detailed team schedule.  Typical season runs from late February to June.  If you team qualifies for the National Club Championship - you could have a tournament in mid July.

Select is our highest level of training.  These teams will travel to National and Regional tournaments and are expected to commit to the training and tournament schedules.  Our Select Development program is also a high level of training by our top coaches with a focus on the achieving the skills and pace needed to compete at the Select level.  Select Development is designed as an introduction to the regional level of competition, travel and training commitment.  Our focus at both the Select and Select Development level is the development of skills at the highest level of competitive speed and execution.


Commitment and Pricing Structure: 
Team tournament and practice schedules are still being planned.   We are waiting to hear tournament dates from USFHA and other tournament coordinators.  

Bessant Field - Queens University Sportsplex (Tyvola Road). Turf shoes ONLY. NO CLEATS!!!


What to Bring to Tryouts:


1) Registration form. When you register online for the tryout, you will be emailed a registration form that you MUST sign and bring to tryouts.  

2) All of your field hockey gear and a FULL water bottle

3) Arrive @30 minutes early to register and receive your tryout number.

College Recruiting: 
Charlotte Ambush is committed to helping all of our athletes gain national exposure to Division I, II & III coaches through participation in USFHA recruiting events and regional recruiting showcases.  In addition, we have the experience and knowledge to help athletes and their families navigate this process.  Click here to learn more about our college recruiting counseling you receive as a select athlete and to see where past Ambush athletes have committed to play.


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