FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DE TURF to serve as Delaware site for USA Field Hockey Futures Program
FREDERICA, DE (October 2, 2017) – DE Turf Sports Complex has been selected to serve as the Delaware location for USA Field Hockey’s Futures Program in Spring 2018. Futures is USA Field Hockey’s Olympic Development Program that offers an opportunity for athletes who want to sharpen their field hockey skills in the off-season, allowing them to work toward their dream to play at a higher level. The program consists of seven – 3-hour Training Sessions on either Saturday or Sunday during the months of January-April and every Futures athlete is invited to participate in their Regional
Futures Tournament (RFT). The dates for the Delaware Futures Program at DE TURF will be:
Sunday, March 11, 2018: 2:00pm—5:00pm
Sunday, March 18, 2018: 10:00am-1:00pm and 2:00pm-5:00pm
Sunday, April 8, 2018: 10:00am-1:00pm and 2:00pm-5:00pm
Sunday, May 6, 2018: 10:00am-1:00pm and 2:00pm-5:00pm
To be considered for the Futures program athletes must go to https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Field-Hockey/FUTURES/Futures-Trials to register for an individual trial. All Futures Individual Trials need to be submitted online no later than November 15, 2017. Athletes who participated in the 2017 Futures Program last year do not need to register for a trial.
The Futures Program in Delaware has previously been hosted at the University of Delaware and most recently Wesley College. The program served multiple athletes in 2017. Training is led by Wesley College Field Hockey Assistant Coach Jill Dixon. This spring will be the first time the program will be held at DE TURF.
“The Futures Program is a tremendous opportunity for youth athletes to recieve quality off-season training from some of Delaware’s best coaches”, said Chris Giacomucci, executive director at DE TURF. “Providing opportunities to young athletes is part of our mission statement so that is what attracted us to team up with Wesley College on this program.”
About DE TURF Sports Complex
The award-winning, state-of-the-art DE Turf is the largest all-turf, multi-use sports complex in the Mid-Atlantic. Located in Frederica, Delaware the complex features 12 synthetic turf fields including 5 fields with lights, a championship stadium with bleacher seating, on-site concessions, restrooms and public Wi-Fi. The mission of DE Turf is to serve as an economic engine for central Delaware, providing a first-class sports destination venue that attracts sports tourism to the area, as well as services the local community needs for youth to play, learn, compete and grow. For more information on the facility, visit www.DETurf.com, like DE Turf on Facebook and follow @DE_Turf on Twitter (#DETurf).