Harrow Cup 2015
College field hockey season is in full swing, with most teams almost half way through their regular season schedule. The time, effort, and passion these players and coaches devote to the sport is admirable. However, once their NCAA eligibility is finished, we, as a country, have failed to provide an opportunity for them to continue their playing careers. The club system in Europe is something we all envy. Kids and adults of all ages have the opportunity to play as often and as competitively as they desire. While there are several annual tournaments with adult divisions in the US, there are far fewer structured leagues. The major cities often find enough players to put on a weekly co-ed match, but most players would tell you they want more.
At Harrow, our team of former college field hockey athletes decided we should do something about it. The Harrow Cup was created in 2012 with the goal to kick start a post-collegiate playing community in the States. We have successfully organized a draft based tournament for the past 3 years, and will continue to adapt and improve the event to meet the needs of our new community.
This is just the beginning. We aim to organize and support leagues that will string together existing tournaments to create a full calendar of playing opportunities.
Take a look at the 2015 highlight video to hear a few words from our friends on why post-collegiate field hockey is important for our sport.
Stay tuned for exciting information on the 2016 Harrow Cup, and other playing opportunities. Have a suggestion? Email us at Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org