19. Mai 2013 in Den Haag (Niederlande)

Showcase: Feldhockey (Damen)

Unsere Partneragentur UStudy (Den Haag/Niederlande), die bereits seit einigen jahren sehr erfolgreich Studienplätze und Sportstipendien in die USA vermittelt, richtet am Sonntag, den 19. Mai einen Sichtungslehrgang im Damen Hockey aus. Diese sogenannten "Showcases" bieten die optimale Plattform, um Trainer amerikanischer College-Teams auf sich aufmerksam zu machen. Bei Interesse der Coaches winken Stipendien in Höhe von bis zu $40.000/Jahr!

Wer also Ambitionen auf ein Studium in den USA hat und darüber hinaus ein ausgesprochenes Talent im Feldhockey ist, darf sich dieses Event nicht entgehen lassen. Meldet Euch also noch heute für diesen Lehrgang an und sichert Euch ein Sportstipendium in den USA!

Hockeyspieler im Zweikampf um den Ball

Who should attend?

UStudy invites all girls in high school or pursuing post-secondary education with an interest in studying and playing college field hockey in the US starting in 2014 or later. There will be two age groups: age 13-16 and age 17 and up. This event offers a great opportunity for talented field hockey players who want to step up to the next level and get an education in the US.
Participating players receive comprehensive information about college study and field hockey in the US, including overviews of the American education system, field hockey levels, testing, and other application steps, and how to showcase their skills for coaches. In addition, they will receive training from Daan Polders, a Dutch former top Division I coach (Wake Forest University and Michigan State University). Polders is very familiar with the system, the levels and the different college programs throughout the country and therefore is an excellent source for information and advice. The participants’ field hockey tactics, skills, and overall game will be evaluated by Polders and recorded on video. The evaluation report will help players to market themselves successfully to coaches in the US.
American coaches from NCAA Division I, Division II and Division III colleges and universities and high schools have also been invited to attend, and will be evaluating potential players for their teams. However, the American coaches cannot talk to you during this event due to NCAA rules. If coaches are interested in recruiting you, the coaches will be contacting you by phone or email after the conclusion of the event. There is an exception for senior high school students: they are allowed to talk to college coaches right after the conclusion of the event on Sunday.
During the showcase there will be players attending who played field hockey while they went to college in the US. They are one of the best resources for sharing their experiences.


Anwesende Universitäten

Folgende Universitäten haben bereits ihre Anwesenheit bestätigt:

  • Boston College
  • Colgate University
  • College of the Holy Cross
  • Duke University
  • Lafayette College
  • Northwestern University
  • Princeton University
  • St. Joseph’s University
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Louisville
  • University of Massachussets – Lowell

Showcase Program





13:45 SEMINAR ON PLAYING COLLEGE HOCKEY IN THE USA (Marina Meijer & Dutch college hockey players in the USA)


16:30 DRINKS

16:45 END


Fees & Registration

The registration fee for this two-day event includes:

  • Participation in the clinics and games on both days
  • Seminar "Getting into college in the US"
  • Written evaluation of individual strengths and skill level
  • DVD of skills shown and games played (mailed to the player's home address)
  • Drinks & Lunch
  • 50% discount on UStudy placement services after the event has concluded


Registrations and payments prior to the event: 150 EUR

Free admission for family/friends of participants.

Registration is available on a first-come first-served basis and can be made online.




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Hockey Club V.M.H.C. Cartouche

Van Ruysdaellaan 3a


The Netherlands

Phone: +31 (0)70 387 0352



Stayokay Hostel Den Haag

Reservations with a two night stay minimum only. Ask for the special UStudy discount rate which includes breakfast buffet and VAT and tourist tax: € 28,50 per night in a shared room (4-6 persons). Limited number of single/double/triple use rooms available for an extra charge. Rooms are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Reservations: denhaag@stayokay.com, +31 (0)70 315 7888. www.stayokay.com


Greenpark Hotel in Leidschendam

Greenpark hotel offers free parking and is adjacent to a shopping mall. It is only a 5 min. car ride to HC Klein Zwitserland. Ask for the special UStudy discount rates which include breakfast buffet and VAT, but exclude tourist tax: € 90 for single/double use, and € 115 for triple use. Rooms are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Reservations: info@greenpark.nl, +31 (0)70 320 9280. www.greenpark.nl



Daan Polders (The Better Athlete, LLC)

In 2001, Daan Polders joined the coaching staff at Michigan State University. In his first year, Michigan State won their first Big Ten Conference Championship and made their first NCAA appearance. In his four years at Michigan State he won several Big Ten titles, played every year in the NCAA tournament and had two Final Four appearances.
As the previous Associate Head Coach at Wake Forest University, Daan Polders joined this program in early 2005. In his six seasons with the Demon Deacons he won several ACC titles, participated every year in the NCAA tournament and coached his team in four Final Fours.
Besides coaching at Michigan State University and Wake Forest University, Daan has been actively involved as a coach for US Field Hockey. In the recent years he has been coaching at Junior National Camps, FDIC, Futures programs and was a guest coach with the US Men’s National Team. Daan has also been the Coach for the High Performance programs where he has worked with a lot of current and former US National Team players. In May 2011 Polders started his own company, The Better Athlete, LLC. The company’s focus is: quality clinics to develop field hockey, Sport Psychology and Consultancy.

More information: www.fieldhockeygeek.com

Marina Meijer (UStudy)

UStudy Director and educational adviser Marina Meijer holds a law degree from The Netherlands and a graduate degree in public administration from The University of Texas at Austin. She was awarded several scholarships for academic excellence and served as a teaching assistant at UT Austin.

Marina has many years of experience in advising and guiding international students to colleges in the US, both as an independent contractor and as an employee of the US government. She has worked in the US, Tunisia, South Korea, and the Netherlands.

As an educational consultant currently with UStudy since 2005, she assists many prospective student-athletes in many sports, including field hockey, who go on to attend American high schools, colleges and universities.

More information: www.ustudy.eu