NFHCA UNCOMMITTED SHOWCASE

FRIDAY JANUARY 18, 2019 | 9:00 AM

This year, the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Uncommitted Showcase will provide athletes from the classes of 2019 and 2020, who have not verbally committed to a college or university, with an additional opportunity to compete in front of hundreds of college coaches. The Uncommitted Showcase is made up of individuals who have been nominated by their club coach and selected to participate.

The cost to athletes who are selected and choose to participate in the NFHCA Uncommitted Showcase is $100. For $100, participating athletes will receive a multitude of benefits including a pre-assigned jersey number, game socks, and an NFHCA member coach.

Athletes must be in the class of 2019 or 2020 and not verbally committed to a college or university to participate.

Each participating club team is eligible to nominate up to four (4) players graduating in 2019 or 2020 to play in the Uncommitted Showcase for each team they have registered (i.e., If Team XYZ has three registered teams, then they would have a total of 12 nominations as a club to use how they wish). A player may only be nominated by their club coach.* In order to be nominated, the player MUST ALREADY BE REGISTERED for her club team.

* House Team players may be nominated by their club or high school coach.

Each participating club is eligible to nominate up to four (4) players graduating in 2019 or 2020 to play in the Uncommitted Showcase for each team they have registered. Clubs may nominate up to four players at a time, but are not required to do so. In order to nominate an athlete, the club coach must complete the nomination form. The nomination form asks for basic biographical information as well as reasoning behind the athlete’s nomination.

In order for a nomination to count, the athlete must be in the classes of 2019 or 2020, and they MUST be already registered for their team. Additionally, nominations must be submitted by Monday, December 3, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. EST. Any nominations submitted after this date will not be considered.

Once the nomination period has ended (after Monday, December 3, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. EST), Corrigan Sports and the NFHCA will fill up to 12 teams (maximum 14 field players and two goalkeepers per team). After selections have been made and teams formed, Corrigan Sports and the NFHCA will reach out to selected nominees with a formal invititation by Wednesday, December 5, 2018.

Selected players will receive an invitation via email, which will contain details on how to register. Players must register by Wednesday, December 12, 2018 in order to participate.

A nomination does not guarantee an invitation. Selections are based on the positions of nominated players and time of nomination.

Once players are registered, they will be formed into teams that will compete in a round-robin format. Each team is guaranteed to play two, 25-minute games. Each player is guaranteed to play at least 25 minutes.

The Uncommitted Showcase will begin at 9:00 a.m. EST on Friday, January 18, 2019, prior to the start of tournament play.

Once the nomination process has concluded and teams have been formed, the field numbers and schedule will be posted.

The NFHCA Uncommitted Showcase provides participating athletes with a unique opportunity at Winter Escape — for $100, participating athletes will receive a multitude of benefits. Including, but not limited to:

  • A pre-assigned jersey number and game socks
  • An NFHCA member coach to assist and instruct during the showcase
  • Two, 25-minute, round-robin games
    • Athletes are guaranteed to play a minimum of 25 minutes
  • Exposure to hundreds of college coaches before the start of tournament play
  • Filmed games — college coaches will be able to watch the Uncommitted Showcase games after they are completed