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2023 Spring Club Information

I. What is the Practice Schedule?

All outdoor teams will train at both Maria Gatt Park (129 Port au Peck Ave Oceanport NJ 07757, Field Turf) as well as at Monmouth University's field hockey "So Sweet a Cat" astro-turf field. 

U16s/U19s will be assigned their training times:

  • Sun. 3/26: 8-9:30 (U12/U14); 9:15-11:15 (U16); 11-1 (U19)  @ Maria Gatta Field, Oceanport
  • Sun. 4/2: 8-9:30 (U12/U14); 9:15-11:15 (U16); 11-1 (U19)  @ Maria Gatta Field, Oceanport
  • Sun. 4/16: 8-9:30 (U12/U14); 9:15-11:15 (U16); 11-1 (U19)  @ Maria Gatta Field, Oceanport
  • Sun. 4/30:  10-11:30 (U12/U14); 11:15-1:15 (U16); 1-3 (U19) @ Monmouth University, So Sweet a Cat Astro

**After 4/30 session, the U16/U19s will have adjusted training times.  You will be assigned your remaining schedule (either Black or Blue times) before the May 7th date.  If you are assigned to the Black Training Group, there will be an additional $100 fee.

  • Sun. 5/7:  10-11:30 (U12/U14); 11:15-1:15 (U16/U19 Training Group Blue); 1-3 (U16/U19 Training Group Black) @ Monmouth University, So Sweet a Cat Astro
  • Sun. 5/14:  10-11:30 (U12/U14); 11:15-1:15 (U16/U19 Training Group Blue); 1-3 (U16/U19 Training Group Black) @ Monmouth University, So Sweet a Cat Astro
  • Sun. 5/21:  9:15-11:15 (U12/U14); 11-1 (U16/U19 Training Group Blue) @ Maria Gatta Field, Oceanport
  • Sun. 6/4:  10-11:30 (U12/U14); 11:15-1:15 (U16/U19 Training Group Blue); 1-3 (U16/U19 Training Group Black) @ Monmouth University, So Sweet a Cat Astro
  • U16/U19 Training Group Black players will have additional weeknight training at Monmouth University on 5/15, 5/17, 5/22 & 5/24 from 6-7:30 PM

II. Local and National Tournament Playing opportunities

The club will participate in tournaments for various levels throughout NJ.  The U12/U14/U16 & U19 traveling teams will be entered into the following events (note: teams may be different for each event, selection to one does not guarantee all):

A.  Local Tournament Opportunities – U12/U14/U16/U19 selected players will be eligible for local 7-aside tournaments (NJ).  U12/U14/U16/U19 local teams will be entered in approximately 2-3 tournament/play-day dates.  Team rosters will be dependent on availability.  A google form will be sent out to all for spring availability and teams will then be made accordingly.  We understand players are involved in other sports; therefore, teams may be different for each local tournament based on player's availability.  Fees are charged PER tournament to allow more flexibility in player's schedules.  Pay the day of: range from ~$50-$85 per tournament (dependent on number of players playing that day). 

"Local" Tournament Dates (*these are possible dates, the organizers are waiting on field confirmations).   Dates may be adjusted:

  • Sat. 4/29/2023 - Tournament (Rutger's University - U12/U14/U16/U19)
  • Sat. 5/6/2023 - Local Tournament (Capelli, all age groups)
  • Sat. 6/3 - Local Tournament (Tentative Monmouth University)
  • Sun 6/19 - U16/U19 showcase at Capelli Sports Center (full day event)

B. U16/U19 National Tournament Teams and JPOL Teams (SELECTION TEAMS ONLY):

  • U16/U19 Select teams will be entered into the Junior Premier Outdoor League and possibly USA Regional Tournaments

The Shooting Star Thanksgiving showcase tournament 2023 (U14, U16 and U19) will be held in Richmond, VA.  We will have first round invitations for this tournament at the END of the spring training sessions.  The club will enter number of teams based on club interest (a survey will be sent out later in the spring).  

If you are selected to the a Junior Premier Outdoor League roster, below are the dates (pay per league day ~$55-$65).  NOTE - we will be rotating players, so players may be asked to play anywhere from 1-4 dates.  

U16/U19 2023 JPOL Venue & Dates:

  • Sat 4/22 @ Capelli Sports Complex
  • Sat 5/6 @ Capelli Sports Complex
  • Sat 5/13 @ Capelli Sports Complex
  • Sat 6/10 @ Monmouth University – U16 only
  • Sun 6/11 @ Monmouth University – U19 only

2023 U12/U14/U16/U19 SPRING CLUB TRIALS & INFORMATION

TRIALS Sunday, March 12th: 

  • U12/U14* - 10-12 PM
  • U16*/U19 - 12:15-2:15 PM

Age as of Dec. 31, 2022 (if 11 or younger on Dec. 31, 2022 you are in the Under-12 age group; if 12 or 13 on Dec. 31, 2022 you are U14; if you are 14 or 15, you are U16 and if you are 17 or 18, you are U19). 

*If you are an 8th grader and have to try out in the U16 division due to your birthday cut-off  but wish to simply train with your classmates at the U14 level, we can accommodate that. Simply send me an email at kakelly@intensityfieldhockey.com.   This is also applicable for any 10th graders who have to play in the U19 division but wish to train with their classmates.

Location: Monmouth University, So Sweet a Cat Turf Field (NO CLEATS ALLOWED)

Try-out Fee: $35

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR TRIALS 

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2022-2023 U16/U19 Winter Club Information/TRIALS SUNDAY NOVEMBER 6th

U16/U19 WINTER EVENTS

Players can be evaluated for the Outdoor HS Winter Escape Showcase, the Outdoor U16/U19 Disney Tournament, the U16/U19 Indoor season or all three!

WHEN/WHERE:

Sunday 11/6 - Monmouth University, So Sweet a Cat Field (TURF SHOES or SNEAKERS ONLY, NO CLEATS!!)

Players need to have all their own equipment.

SESSION TIME:

U16: 11:15-1:15 (check-in starting at 11:00); U19: 1-3 PM (check-in at 12:45)

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I.  WINTER ESCAPE OUTDOOR SHOWCASE - Jan. 14-16 (HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS ONLY)

The Winter Escape showcase will be held on field turf in Sanford, Florida Jan. 14-16.  This event is held in conjunction with the National Field Hockey Coaches Association convention.  NOTE: this tournament is only open to HS players.  Divisions are "OPEN" so all teams participating will be combinations of U16 & U19 players.

Good Faith Outdoor Tournament Fee Estimates:

Winter Escape Tournament Fee - last year was $350, final cost dependent on final roster size.

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II. USAFH U16 & U19 SUNSHINE SHOWCASE - Jan. 27-29

The USAFH Sunshine Showcase to be held at Disney's Wide World of Sports will take place from Jan. 27-29th.  This tournament is age dependent, so it is based on your age as of 12/31/2022.  For example, if you are a sophomore who turned or turns 16 BEFORE 12/31/2022 you must try out in the U19 age group.  You must be 15 or younger on 12/31/2022 to be eligible for U16.

Good Faith Outdoor Tournament Fee Estimates:

Sunshine Showcase Fee - last year was $425, final costs depending on final roster size.

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III. INDOOR SEASON (this does not conflict with either outdoor event)

This is a separate club season where we train indoors at Monroe Sports Center on Sundays and play in tournaments (Saturdays) between Dec-Feb months.  

Training will take place on Sundays between 2:45-6 at the Monroe Sports Center.

-Select U19s will participate in prep tournaments as well as USAFH qualifiers for the National Indoor Tournament.  Not everyone will be selected for a NIT qualifying team.

-Additional players will be selected for training and local scrimmages/tournaments.  

U16/U19 Indoor Training Dates at Monroe Sports Center:

12/4; 12/11; *12/18; *1/8; 1/22; 2/5; 2/18

*dependent on tournament assignment

-Indoor Training Fees: ~$300 Training Fee based on 6 sessions

-Indoor Tournament Fees: Paid per tournament, can range from ~$50-$115 depending on final roster size and level of tournament (USAFH tournaments are more).

-National Indoor Tournament - should the team qualify is a separate fee ~$300, depending on final roster size and expenses

Possible Indoor tournament dates (you would NOT be assigned to all of these).  Many dates are tentative as it is dependent on what location we are assigned to.  Listed below are all possible dates:

12/10 - U16/U19 NJ

12/17 - *U19 PA (tentative) 

12/18 - **U19 PA (tentative) 

1/7 - U16/U19 NJ or PA (tentative)

1/8 - **U19 PA (tentative)

1/21 - **U16 MD (tentative) or NJ; U19 NJ

1/22 - **U16 PA (tentative), **U19 MD (tentative)

2/11 - U16/U19 NJ

2/12 - U16/U19 NJ

2/19 - U16/U19 NJ

**Dependent on qualifying

U19 National Indoor Tournament - Richmond, VA Feb. 24-26

U16 National Indoor Tournament - Lancaster, PA March 3-5

If you have any questions about anything, please email Kathleen at kakelly@intensityfieldhockey.com

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2022-2023 U14 WINTER CLUB INFORMATION/TRIALS SUNDAY NOVEMBER 6TH

U14 WINTER EVENTS

Players can be evaluated for the indoor season, the Disney Field Hockey Tournament or both!

WHEN/WHERE:

Sunday 11/6 - Monmouth University, So Sweet a Cat Field (TURF SHOES or SNEAKERS ONLY, NO CLEATS!!)

Players need to have all their own equipment.

SESSION TIME:

10:00-11:30 (check-in starting at 9:45)  

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U14 Disney Field Hockey Outdoor Tournament (age as of Dec. 31st, 2022) - Jan. 27th-29th. 

We will be sending a U14 7-aside team to the Disney Field Hockey Tournament to be held Jan. 27-29 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports. This is always a club favorite and is a great atmosphere for our younger U14 players.  This tournament is age dependent so if you turn 14 BEFORE 12/31/2022 you are unfortunately not eligible.  

Disney Outdoor Tournament fee - the final fee will be determined once all expenses are known and final roster size is determined but in year's past it has been ~$400-$425.

Practices for the Disney team will take place most likely on Fridays between 4-6:30 (1.5 hr Time TBD) in Neptune.  Dates 12/9, 12/16, 1/6, 1/13 & 1/20.  

Training Fee: $250

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INDOOR SEASON (8th graders can participate in U14 indoor season, regardless of age as of 12/31/2022)

This is a separate club season where we train indoors at Monroe Sports Center on Sundays and play in a couple tournaments (Saturdays) between Dec-Feb months.  The indoor game is played with different sticks and rules - 5 players and GK on the court (which is a little bigger than a basketball size court).  Boards are placed along the sidelines, so players play rebounds off the side.  It is a very fast paced game that helps with stickwork tremendously.  You can 'you tube' indoor field hockey to see how it is played.  Indoor is great to develop faster stick skills and decision-making skills.

Training will take place on Sundays between 1-6 at the Monroe Sports Center (1 hr 45 min training time).  U14's will most likely train from 1-2:45 timeslot.

How will U14 indoor selections work?  

We will be inviting a group of players to train and play in scrimmages/tournaments on 1/7, 1/14, & 2/11 or 2/12.  We will also invite players to participate in indoor skills training only to learn the game, no friendlies (just intersquad at training).  

U14 Indoor Training Dates at Monroe Sports Center:

12/4; 12/11; 12/18; 1/8; 1/22;  & 2/5.  

Indoor Fees: $300 Training Fee

Indoor Tournament Fees: Paid per tournament, can ranged from ~$50-$85 depeding on final roster size

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Club Indoor Training Schedule

INDOOR SCHEDULE - U14

Sun Dec 4th: 1:00-2:45 (U14)

Sun Dec 11th: 1:00-2:45 (U14)

Sun Dec 18th: 1:00-2:30 (U14)

Sun Jan. 8th: 1:00-2:45 (U14)

Sun Jan. 22nd: 1:00-2:45 (U14)

Sun Feb 5th: 1:00-2:45 (U14) 

 

INDOOR SCHEDULE - U16

Sunday Dec. 4th:  2:45 – 4:30

Sunday Dec. 11th :  2:45 – 4:30

Sunday Dec. 18th: 2:30 – 4:15 

  *Sunday Jan. 8th: 2:45 - 4:30 

Sunday Feb. 5th: 2:45 – 4:30

Saturday Feb. 18th: 12:00-2:30

 

INDOOR SCHEDULE - U19

Sunday Dec. 4th:  4:30-6:30 

Sunday Dec. 11th :  4:30-6:30 

*Sunday Dec. 18th:  4:15 – 6:00 

*Sunday Jan. 8th: 4:30 - 6:15

NO Session Jan. 15th

Sunday Jan. 22nd: 2:45-4:45

Sunday Feb. 5th: 4:30-6:30

Saturday Feb. 18th: 2:30-4:30

*Some teams may be scheduled for tournament these days


2022 U14/U16/U19 Shooting Star Trials - September 11

Trials for our outdoor showcase teams attending the Shooting Star Tournament in Richmond, VA Nov. 25-27 will take place on Sunday September 11th at the Capelli Sports Complex, 1569 Wayside Rd Tinton Falls, NJ, Field Turf #6. 

If you have a conflict on the 11th, please email Kathleen kakelly@intensityfieldhockey.com.

9/11 Trial Times:

  • U14 - 10-12 PM
  • U16/U19 - 12:00-2:00 PM

Fee:

  • $40 (pay online with a card or pay offline with venmo @JerseyIntensityFH)

JI will be entering a U14 7-aside team and U16 and U19 11-aside teams into the:

  • 2022 Shooting Star Showcase in Richmond, VA to be held November 25, 26 and 27th.   
  • We will also be entering outdoor teams into the TWO winter outdoor showcases usually held in mid-late January and the beginning of February.  Both of these college showcases will be in Florida.  Information on those tournaments will be forthcoming as soon as details are shared with clubs. 

Fall training will then take place for selected U14/U16/U19 teams from September through November at Capelli Sports Center and Monmouth University primarily on Sundays.  Training is mandatory for our U14/U16 and U19 selected showcase team players.  Training will also be open for U12/U14/U16/U19 players wishing to train with the club but who won't be attending the showcase.  Registration for the open training will open August 15th.  Go to the camps/clinics page of our website to view the U12-U19 training schedule.

SHOOTING STAR TRAINING SCHEDULE

Dates at Capelli Sports Complex, Field #6, 1569 Wayside Rd Tinton Falls, NJ, Field Turf #6 and Monmouth University FH Astro Turf:

Your training time will be dependent on your Shooting Star team assignment.  U14/U16/U19 will either be in Group A or Group B.

  • 9/18 - Capelli Sports Complex, 11:15-1:15 U14/U16 Group A; 1-3 U16/U19 Group B.   
  • 10/2 - Capelli Sports Complex, 11:15-1:15 U14/U16 Group A; 1-3 U16/U19 Group B**rain cancellation, make-up Sat. Nov. 5th.  
  • 10/9 - Monmouth University, 11:15-1:15 U14/U16 Group A; 1-3 U16/U19 Group B.  MAKE-UP SUN. NOV. 6th
  • 10/16 - Monmouth University, 11:15-1:15 U14/U16 Group A; 1-3 U16/U19 Group B.  
  • 10/23 - Capelli Sports Complex, 11:15-12:45 U14/U16 Group A; 12:30-2 Group B.
  • 10/29 - Capelli Sports Complex (FIELD #4), 1:30-3:00 U12/U14; 2:45-4:45 U14/U16/U19 BOTH GROUPS A & B  
  • Sat. 11/5 - Monmouth University, 2-4 PM: U16/U19 Group B ONLY (Make-up from rain-out 10/2)  
  • Sun. 11/6 - Monmouth University, 11:15-1:15 U14/U16 Group A; 1-3 U16/U19 Group B (Rescheduled from 10/9).  
  • Sun. 11/13 - Monmouth University, 11:15-1:15 U14/U16 Group A; 1-3 U16/U19 Group B.  

**Sat. 11/19 - TIMES TBD, Between 10-2 @ Monmouth University .  ONLY FOR SHOOTING STAR TEAMS.

**Sun. 11/20 - TIMES TBD, Between 10-2 @ Monmouth University.  ONLY FOR SHOOTING STAR TEAMS.

**The training fees for 11/19 and 11/20 will be incorporated into the SS tournament fee.  

Training Fee from 9/18-11/13 - $350.  

Note - there is a separate Tournament Fee for Shooting Star and players are responsible for their own transportation/hotel.

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2022 Fall Open Club Training U12/U14/U16/U19

We are looking forward to getting back to club hockey this fall. 

JI will be hosting open training for players wishing to train and learn from our club coaches.  Spaces will be limited but will be open for players in the U12/U14/U16 & U19 age groups. 

Fall training will take place from September through November at Capelli Sports Center and Monmouth University primarily on Sundays.   Training will be open for U12/U14 players as well as those U16/U19 players wishing to train with the club but who won't be attending the Thanksgiving travel tournament.  You do not have to be affiliated with JI to participate but you will need to be a member of USAFH.   

Dates at Capelli Sports Complex, Field #6, 1569 Wayside Rd Tinton Falls, NJ, Field Turf #6 and Monmouth University FH Astro Turf:

  • 9/18 - Capelli Sports Complex, 10-11:30 U12/U14; 11:15-1:15 U16/U19 Group A; 1-3 U16/U19 Group B.   
  • 10/2 - Capelli Sports Complex, 10-11:30 U12/U14; 11:15-1:15 U14/U16 Group A; 1-3 U16/U19 Group B**rain cancellation, make-up Sat. Nov. 5th.  
  • 10/9 - Monmouth University, 10-11:30 U12/U14; 11:15-1:15 U14/U16 Group A; 1-3 U16/U19 Group B.  MAKE-UP SUN. NOV. 6th
  • 10/16 - Monmouth University, 10-11:30 U12/U14; 11:15-1:15 U14/U16 Group A; 1-3 U16/U19 Group B.  
  • 10/23 - Capelli Sports Complex, 10-11:30 U12/U14; 11:15-12:45 U14/U16 Group A; 12:30-2 U16/U19 Group B.
  • 10/29 - Capelli Sports Complex (FIELD #4), 1:30-3:00 U12/U14; 2:45-4:45 U14/U16/U19 BOTH GROUPS A & B 
  • Sat. 11/5 - Monmouth University, 2-4: U16/U19 Group B ONLY (Make-up from rain-out 10/2)  
  • Sun. 11/6 - Monmouth University, 10-11:30 U12/U14; 11:15-1:15 U14/U16 Group A; 1-3 U16/U19 Group B (Rescheduled from 10/9)  
  • Sun. 11/13 - Monmouth University, 10-11:30 U12/U14; 11:15-1:15 U14/U16 Group A; 1-3 U16/U19 Group B.  

Training Fees, inclusive of training pinny:

  • U12/U14 Training - $260
  • U16/U19 Training - $350

Payment can be made online via card or offline with a check payable to Jersey Intensity or via venmo @JerseyIntensityFH

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CLUB OVERVIEW - YEAR IN A GLANCE

Elite Club

JIFH is an elite, championship caliber travel club with a long history of success.  Our club attends all the major United States Field Hockey Association (USFHA) National showcases and has helped numerous athletes attend the colleges of their choice (see our Alumni section). Intensity has garnered medals in every major tournament hosted by USAFH - to see the history of our championships click here -  http://www.intensityfieldhockey.com/news_article/show/673184?referrer_id=2687941-news

The staff of Jersey Intensity is made up of passionate, elite level coaches with high school, collegiate and international experience. We pride ourselves in having a low coach/player ratio. Our head coaches have been with the club since its inception and travel hundreds of miles every week to coach at our weekend training sessions and tournaments.  They are dedicated and committed to the improvement in every player's skill level and hockey IQ.  We coach to prepare you for the higher levels of the college game. Goalies work with specialty goalkeeping coaches each session, in most cases having three GK coaches per session!

In addition to aiding athletes in achieving collegiate play, JIFH has had representation at all levels of our USA National squads, from the U17 National Squad up to the Senior National Squad.

Academy Travel Team Programs

Jersey Intensity also offers Academy training opportunities for those players wishing to improve their skills in a competitive but fun environment. This Academy is designed for young players first learning the game (U-12 and U-14) or for older players (U-16/U-19) who need more time developing and honing their skills before they are ready to move up to one of our championship level travel teams. It is also for the player who wants to train with our ELITE level coaching staff but who cannot commit to National tournaments. Tournament opportunities will be available throughout the year:

1. U-12 year-round training and tournament/league opportunities
2. U-14 year-round training and tournament/league opportunities
3. U-16/U-19 winter training and tournament opportunities

How can I join the Club?

We traditionally have 3 try-outs a year (if you miss a trial email Kathleen to arrange coming to a practice for an evaluation as we will evaluate newcomers throughout the year). 

Trials for our Thanksgiving showcase teams takes place in early September.  We then have trials for the indoor season in early December.  Spring season trials take place in March of each year.  

What Tournaments will the Academy and or the Elite Club enter?

The U12/U14/U16 and U19 traveling teams will be entered into the following events (note: teams may be different for each event, selection to one does not guarantee all):

Academy teams: U12, U14, & U16 winter indoor, spring and summer local 7-aside outdoor tournaments/league (December-July)
Spring Junior Premiere Outdoor League (U16, U19)
USAFH U16 and U19 Regional Club Championships
USAFH U16 and U19 National Club Championships (NCC), July, Virginia Beach, VA
Thanksgiving  Showcase,   Shooting Stars Richmond, VA 2020
Outdoor National showcases, January or February of every year (both Winter Escape and Disney Showcase - traditionally has been Florida)
National Indoor Qualifier Tournaments (elite teams) U16 & U19
National Indoor Tournament U16, U19, late February

What age group is the club for?

We have teams in the Under-19, Under-16, Under-14, and Under-12 age groups. Age as of December  31, 2021
Example: you must be 15 or younger on Dec. 31, 2021 in order to be eligible for the Under-16 travel team