WHAT HIGH VOLTAGE IS: High Voltage (HV) is an elite travel field hockey club. Players try out and are selected for seasonal, indoor or outdoor teams. These teams play in high-level competitions across the mid-Atlantic region. The Club started in 1999 as a Festival-only team, but was re-launched in 2007 as a year-round elite travel, field hockey club. HV is composed of U19, U16, U14 & U12 teams. There are multiple squads within these teams.
GOAL: It is the goal of HV to select those players that exhibit universally high caliber playing skills and demonstrate the sportsmanship & determination necessary to build winning teams, and to succeed in whatever endeavor they pursue.
APPROACH: The individual squads have small, fixed rosters so that the players practice and play tournaments together for an entire season. Coaches emphasize skills and encourage a competitive environment. No player is guaranteed equal playing time. Line-ups are based on the competition needs of each tournament in order to achieve winning results. Players may try out for higher age-groups as they wish, although the coaches reserve the right to place players on the teams as they deem appropriate. Age-group restrictions are calculated by the age of a player as of January 1st of each year.
All High Voltage players belong to the U.S. Field Hockey Association.
HV fields one or more U19 teams for the National Field Hockey Festival each November, and participates in other major events such as the Disney Showcase and the National Club Championships.
THE SEASONS: The WINTER season is a single-fee session and players are assigned to small, fixed-roster squads. Included in the fee are weekly practices and court time, coaches fees, Club equipment and entry fees for at least 5 in-door tournaments, as well as for one National In-door Tournament Qualifier in the early season. (NOTE: Participation in the NIT is based on qualifying records and may include a lottery. NIT fees are charged separately.)
The Spring/Summer season is out-door. Players attend a variety of tournaments as determined by the Coaching staff. The U19 and U16 teams focus more on showcase events at competitive regional and college tournaments, while the U14 and U12 teams engage in more instructional opportunities.