Outdoor Travel Teams

Program Overview

Travel Team is for players who are serious about playing field hockey at a very competitive level and who may have the desire to play as a college athlete. They are able and willing to organize their schedules to make multiple practices during the winter, spring and summer. In the winter they train 1-2 days per week. In the spring they train two days per week on filled turf for the outdoor game. And in the summer they train one day per week outdoor on filled turf.  In addition to training they are expected to attend all the scheduled tournaments. Players who participate in indoor travel will see 1-2 additional practices per week from November to February.

Winter Team Practices

Age GroupLocationTImeDatesScrimmages at Highland Park Fieldhouse
U12Highland Park Fieldhouse4:00-5:30pmNov 28, Dec 5, Dec 12, Jan 2, Jan 9, Jan 16, Jan 23, Jan 30, Feb 6, Feb 13, Feb 20, Feb 27, March 6, March 13Sun Dec 4 9:30-11a; Wed Jan 11 4:30-6:00pm; Sun March 5 10:00-11:15a
U14Highland Park Fieldhouse5:30-7:00pmNov 28, Dec 5, Dec 12, Jan 2, Jan 9, Jan 16, Jan 23, Jan 30, Feb 6, Feb 13, Feb 20, Feb 27, March 6, March 13Sun Dec 4 11a-12:30; Wed Dec 14 4:30-6:00p; Wed Jan 25 4:30-6:00pm; Sun March 5 11:15a-12:30p
U16Athletico Center6:00-7:30pmNov 8, Nov 15, Nov 29, Dec 6, Dec 13, Jan 3, Jan 10, Jan 17, Jan 24, Jan 31, Feb 7, Feb 14, Feb 21, Feb 28Wed Nov 30 4:30-6:00p; Sun Dec 11 9:30-11a, Wed Jan 4 4:30-6:00p; Wed Feb 1 4:30-6:00p
U19Athletico Center7:30-9:00pmNov 8, Nov 15, Nov 29, Dec 6, Dec 13, Jan 3, Jan 10, Jan 17, Jan 24, Jan 31, Feb 7, Feb 14, Feb 21, Feb 28Wed Dec 7 4:30-6:00p; Sun Dec 11 11a-12:30p, Wed Jan 18 4:30-6:00p; Wed Feb 8 4:30-6:00p

Spring & Summer Team Practices

Team/Age GroupDatesTimeLocation
U10'sTuesdays April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, May 9, May 16, May 236:00-7:30pmNorth Shore SportsCenter (formerly Athletico Center)
U10's Sundays April 16, April 23, April 30, May 7, May 214:30-6:00pmNorth Shore SportsCenter (formerly Athletico Center)
U10's Mondays June 12, June 195:00-6:30pmTechny Prairie Park Turf Fields
*Summer Bash at the Beach U10 Team ONLY - optionalMondays June 26, July 10, July 175:00-6:30pmTechny Prairie Park Turf Fields
U12's - all teamsTuesdays April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 236:00-7:30pmNorth Shore SportsCenter (formerly Athletico Center)
U12 Blast Sundays April 2, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18 9:00-10:30amLake Forest Academy
U12 Heat and U12 FlareSundays April 16, 23, 30, May 7, 214:30-6:00pmNorth Shore SportsCenter (formerly Athletico Center)
12's - all teamsMondays June 12, 195:00-6:30pmTechny Prairie Park Turf Fields
*Summer Bash at the Beach U12 Teams ONLY - optionalMondays June 26, July 10, July 175:00-6:30pmTechny Prairie Park Turf Fields

Tournaments

Below is a tentative list of tournaments and dates for the different age groups. We will post more once dates/events are announced. Tournaments are mandatory for all athletes. All athletes will be responsible for all travel arrangements to tournaments. Windy City FH will communicate when and if we will chaperone athletes for upcoming tournaments.

TEAMSTOURNAMENTLOCATIONDATESDETAILS
U12, U14, U16, U19Sunshine ShowcaseWide World Sports, Orlando, FLJan 27 - 29 2023arrive Jan 26 and depart after last game on Jan 29
U14 Blaze, U14 Spark, U16 Inferno, U19 Storm, and U12 Blast (waitlisted)Shooting Star JamboreeDE Turf Sports Complex, Frederica, DEApril 13 - 14, 2023April 15 - 8a-10p and April 16 - 8a-8p, plan travel accordingly
U12 Blast - if we get off waitlist we will attend
U10, U12, U14 ForceAIM 7v7 St Louis, MOApril 22, 2023arrive anytime April 21, depart after last game on April 22
U10, U12, U14 , U16, U19Regional CupSt Louis, MOMay 13 - 14, 2023Arrive anytime May 12 and depart after last game on May 14
U14 Spark, U16 Flame, U19 FireRegional Club ChampionahipsSt Louis, MOMay 13 - 14, 2023arrive anytime May 12 and depart after last game on May 14
U10, U12, U14 Force, U14 BlazeMidwest ClassicOhioMay 28, 2023TBD
U14 Spark (must qualify)National Club Championships (NCCs)Virginia Beach, VAJune 23 - 25, 2023
U10 and Roots, possibly U12Summer FHun PlaydayLake Forest Academy, ILJune 25, 2023WCFH Hosted
U16 Flame (must qualify)National Club Championships (NCCs)Virginia Beach, VAJune 26 - 28, 2023
U19 Fire (must qualify)National Club Championships (NCC's)Virginia Beach, VAJune 29 - July 1, 2023
U10, U12, U14 (optional)Summer Bash at the BeachVirginia Beach, VAJuly TBDdates not yet announced
U10, U12, U14 (optional)Midwest Best Fall FestSt Louis, MOSept TBDmore to come
5th-8th gradersPumpkin ClassicNorthfield, ILOct 22, 2023WCFH Hosted, invite only
U10, U12, U14, U16, U19Thanksgiving TournamentTBDThanksgiving Weekend 2023more to come
U12, U14, U16, U19Sunshine ShowcaseWide World of Sports, FLJan 26 - 28, 2024