field hockey life

Indoor Premier Teams


Program Overview: Premier is the most competitive FHL program, intended for the most dedicated and committed field hockey athletes looking to compete at the college level who are willing to prioritize field hockey in their extracurricular schedules. It brings together the top athletes across the state. Premier athletes practice 1-2 times a week during the indoor season and 2 times a week during the outdoor season. Premier athletes are eligible to be selected for the most competitive USAFH qualifying tournaments - National Indoor Qualifier, National Indoor Tournament (if qualified), and Regional Club Championship - in addition to other out-of-city or out-of-state competitive travel tournament opportunities. Athletes who participate in premier are expected to be available for all practices and tournament opportunities.
Tryouts Required?: Yes
Seasons offered: Winter indoor, spring/summer outdoor
Ages offered: U16, U19
U16- Born in 2009 and 2008
U19- Born in 2007 and 2006
Travel requirement: Travel required for practices and tournaments

Any athletes who tryout for premier and are not named to the premier program will automatically be placed on a select or regional team.


Premier Practices:

ALL PRACTICES ARE IN COLUMBUS (Bill McDonaald Gym at 4990 Olentangy River Road). 

Weekly practice blocks are:

U-16 Premier from 12-2 PM

U19 Premier from 2-4 PM

Each team will have a 2 hour team practice block from 12PM - 4PM on Sunday's starting November 12 - February 18th. 

  • No practice on November 26th and December 24th.
  • Please note that we may add some weekly practices for our premier athletes in their respective cities (Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati).



Registration includes Premier tryouts, practices, and recruiting and nutrition webinars throughout the season.

Please note: there will be an additional fee that will be invoiced for all tournaments and any additional weekly practices added. This fee will be invoiced in November after the rosters are named and tournaments are finalized for each team.

Prior to registering, be sure you have read and understand the refund/cancellation policy. 

FHL Refund Policy HERE.