By Nick Gasparro
Chula Vista, CA – The Chula Vista Elie Athlete Training Center (CVEATC) is excited to welcome back the U.S. Women’s National Field Hockey Teams to campus. USA Field Hockey will be holding two separate training camps during their time here at the CVEATC. The first camp will be the U-21 National Team Selection Camp held January 4-8, followed by the U.S. Women’s National Team’s training camp on January 8-20. During their time at the CVEATC, USA Field Hockey will have access to our Field Hockey pitch, Sports Medicine department, dining services (breakfast, lunch and dinner), and staying overnight in our dormitories. USA Field Hockey are frequent visitors to the CVEATC, as they have been training here since the facility was built in 1995.
Athletes invited to USA Field Hockey’s U-21 Selection Camp are competing for a spot on the 2023 U.S. U-21 Women’s National Team. That same group will take part in the Junior Pan American Selection Camp in February at Queens University of Charlotte in Charlotte, N.C. Following that camp, the traveling squad will be named to represent USA in Barbados at the 2023 Junior Pan American Championships. The Junior Pan American Championship will serve as the qualifiers for the 2023 FIH Hockey Junior World Cup.
U.S. U-21 Women’s National Team Head Coach Tracey Paul had this to say about the selection camp at the CVEATC, “Congratulations to all the players who made the 2023 U-21 squad. We were encouraged by the quality of athletes at the recent selection camp with each session and training game fiercely competitive – some very good players have missed out on selection this time. The fluid pathway being developed across our National Teams is becoming very evident with six players from the selected U-21 squad currently working with the U.S. Women’s National Team.”
The U.S Women’s National Field Hockey Team’s training camp at the CVEATC will take place January 8-20. Team USA is training for the start of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) Hockey Pro League. FIH Pro League is the annual global league involving hockey’s best national teams in the world, Men and Women. The season began on October 28, 2022, and runs through July 5, 2023, however, Team USA does not play their first match until February 16, 2023, in Wellington, New Zealand versus the host nation.
The nations competing in the 2022/23 Women’s FIH Hockey Pro League are:
2022/23 FIH Pro League matches will be played in the following seven nations: Australia, Argentina, Belgium, England, India, the Netherlands, and New Zealand.
The Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center would like to wish the U.S. Women’s National Field Hockey Team and the U-21 National Team the best of luck as they continue their preparations for the 2022/23 FIH Pro League and the 2023 Junior Pan American Championships in Barbados.
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