Tryouts are open to everyone interested in playing for a Nook Field Hockey Academy team. Although a player’s skills are considered, each athlete that participates in tryouts has the same opportunity to be selected for any of our teams. Coaches will be looking for players that are dedicated and willing to put in maximum effort on and off the field. Team selection is based on a number of skills including the athlete’s speed, stick work, vision, accuracy of passing, and movement off the ball, footwork and defensive positioning. Work ethic, leadership, coachability, and attitude also play a role in selection. Every effort will be made to place each athlete on the most appropriate team. While prior field hockey experience helps, it is not required.