MAX Field Hockey is excited to announce that we are beginning comprehensive player rankings for field hockey players in the U.S.! Players will be ranked based on who has the most potential to compete and have a successful playing career at the collegiate level.
The first set of player rankings will be live in March and will include rankings for the classes of 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Player rankings will initially be updated two times a year: in February/March and then again in the late summer/early Fall, following the summer events. The exact number of players that will be ranked in each class is still to be determined and will most likely be a "Top 50" (with players ranked in order) plus a "Next 50" with a pool of the next 50 players considered.
How Player Rankings will be done:
This will certainly be no small task. We will begin by compiling extensive lists of selections at the High School level (All-Americans, All-Region, All-State, All-Conference, etc.) and for USA Field Hockey programs (Junior National Teams, Junior National Camps, AAU Junior Olympics, Futures Elite, National Futures Championships, etc.).
Additionally, we will be communicating with High School and Club coaches, as well as college coaches and other individuals involved in various field hockey programs and events across the country. We will be evaluating players at the major events whenever possible and we will also be creating an avenue for you, the readers, to submit feedback on players.
While there will always be some level of subjectivity about players, our goal is to make these rankings as informative as we can.
IMPORTANT NOTE: MAXFieldHockey.com is NOT a Recruiting or Scouting Service. We are a website hub that provides news, coverage and information about youth, high school, college, Team USA and International Field Hockey. The new Player Rankings are one more piece of our coverage of the sport.