Gateway Field Hockey Mission and Core Values

It is our mission at Gateway Field Hockey to foster an enjoyable constructive learning experience for all athletes through teaching teamwork, competitiveness, and leadership.  Through our mission and core values, we strives to provide all athletes an excellent and informative experience.

Enjoyment - At the forefront of Gateway Field Hockey is creating a fun and enjoyable team-first environment that leads to a lifelong love for field hockey through all programs and coaching.  Our club is focused on helping each individual player reach through goals as well as the team's success as a whole and the enjoyment to reach the goals of both.

Respect - Gateway Field Hockey coaches and athletes strive to always lead by example in regards to respect and sportsmanship, our coaches always find teachable moments that allow growth and leadership among our athletes.  It is our priority that our players, parents, and coaches respect the roles of each other and appreciate the importance of all parties.  We will always demonstrate sportsmanship and respect to the officials, coaches, and opponents.

Balance - Gateway Field Hockey recognizes the importance of well rounded and balanced young athletes.  While we want field hockey to be a priority, we also know how important it is for athletes to play other sports and be involved in their schools and communities.  We provide a balanced and safe learning experience for all athletes and coaches.  We provide a variety of programs that allow for all levels of commitment.

Inclusivity - Gateway Field Hockey always wants all athletes to feel a part of the Gateway family.  Whether you are a long time club member or it is your first time playing in a Gateway program, it is our goal to provide the same top-notch coaching experience for everyone.  Athletes of all levels are welcome into Gateway Field Hockey and we truly believe we have some best coaches in the country working with all Gateway athletes.

Tradition - Gateway Field Hockey was created in 1985 and has been helping grow field hockey in St. Louis for 35 years.  What started as a summer camp, has grown into one of largest and most well-respected clubs in the country. Currently, Gateway club teams are ranked #1 in Missouri and in the top 10 in the USA.  Besides the Elite Club program, Gateway offers professionally run leagues, seasonal club teams, summer camps, clinics, private lessons and tournaments. The Gateway Classic Tournament is one of the largest high school tournaments in the country and has been held in St. Louis for over 23 years!