Field Hockey

Program Overview

Elite Travel Teams

Our mission is to provide year round field hockey training for the beginner level to the college bound athlete.  Ballyhoo Field Hockey is the training ground for the York areas most talented field hockey players.  Our club stresses field hockey fundamentals, situational play, individual skill development and team play as well as provides high level training for those who intend on pursuing a collegiate field hockey career.  We compete in both indoor and outdoor regional, and national qualifying tournaments.  Our program runs from November – June.  Players participating in the full season program will attend 5 indoor, 4 outdoor tournaments, and a spring 4 v 4 tournament.

We are continually building competitive travel programs in the following age groups:  U10, U12, U14, U16, U19.  Male players are encouraged to participate at every level.

2018-2019 Field Hockey Tryouts

Ballyhoo Field Hockey is looking to fill open spots in our competitive travel program. We have openings in our U12, U14, U16, and U19 age groups as well as our newly created U10 division.

Tryouts are scheduled for the following timeframes:

  • August 26th from 2:00PM – 6:00PM
  • September 23rd from 2:00PM – 6:00PM

Tryouts/evaluations are for returning and new players to be assigned to specific age group and appropriately assigned team at a later date.

Appropriate team level by birthdate:

  • U19 – 2001, 2002, 2003
  • U16 – 2004, 2005
  • U14 – 2006, 2007
  • U12 – 2008, 2009
  • U10 – 2010, 2011

Cost to tryout is $25.

Register for Tryouts Here

Program Benefits

  • Character Development
  • Fall and Spring competitive travel tournaments
  • Player Insurance through USA Field Hockey
  • College recruiting
  • Facilities and equipment
  • Sports performance program
  • Passport to Perks program
  • Indoor Turf and sport court play days
  • 4 v 4 turf tournament


The n0n-refundable, full season fee is $1,600. This includes 9 tournaments, sports performance package, indoor practices on hard court during the winter season, turf practice during the spring season, end of season 4 v 4 tournament, Heritage Hills’ Passport to Perks Program which includes discounts at all Heritage Hospitality locations.

Fundraising opportunities and payment plan options are available.

If you have any questions please contact Program Director Dave Marsh at or (717) 324-6507.


As part of the registration fee, each Ballyhoo Academy Field hockey Team is authorized for a minimum of 9 tournaments.  Teams may select to play in indoor tournaments through the winter months provided the team pays the additional costs of the tournaments through Ballyhoo Sports.  Teams may also elect to play in additional tournaments provided the tournament costs for the additional tournaments are paid for by the team through Ballyhoo Sports.

The staff of Ballyhoo Sports Academy reserves the rights to approve all team tournaments.  This is to ensure that teams are playing in the proper tournaments for the benefit of the players.

Insurance/Sanctioning Body

Each Ballyhoo Academy Field Hockey player must also join USA field hockey and will be covered by USA field hockey insurance.

Indoor Facilities and Practices

Each Ballyhoo Academy Field Hockey Team will receive 2  indoor practice sessions per week during the winter.  The practices may be held at the heritage hills athletic club or Backyard University on the turf.  All Ballyhoo indoor practice scheduling is at the discretion of Ballyhoo Sports Academy.

Classification of Teams and Assignment of Players

Ballyhoo Sports Academy Staff will work together with team coaching staffs to insure that the team is properly classified and that the players on any respective team are playing on the appropriately classified team. Placing athletes on the appropriately classified teams insures equal playing time for all athletes.

Picture Program

Ballyhoo Sports Academy will provide opportunities for team and individual picture sales.

Heritage Hills Membership and Passport to Perks Program

Ballyhoo Sports Academy will provide each player as part of their registration fee, a full year heritage hills membership.  Parents and siblings are offered a discounted membership to heritage hills.

Passport to perks package includes discounts on a wide variety of recreation, service and food offerings

  • 25% on recreation including golf, mini golf and snow tubing
  • 20% on all services, spa services and retail, golf instruction and fitness program
  • 15% on all food when dining at any of our restaurants

Spirit Wear

Ballyhoo Sports Academy maintains a constant spirit wear store online, available to all participants and families.

Player Selection and Team Assignment

We select players based on skill, performance, attitude and attendance. Our goal is to develop individual skills within the context of the team so that each player is prepared to play at the appropriate level in the program as well as preparing you to play at the collegiate level. A player’s attitude toward the club, coaches and their teammates is regarded highly in our selection and retention process.

Our club is in good standing with USA Field Hockey thus all players will be covered by insurance once they are a member of USA Field Hockey.