GATEWAY ELITE CLUB

The Gateway Elite Club is our most advanced program we offer and includes all seasons of training, league game play, one summer camp, and tournament opportunities. Gateway Elite Club teams compete regionally and nationally at various tournaments throughout the year.  Elite Club is for players looking to  elevate their individual and team game to the next level through our U8, U10, U12, U14, U16, and U19 divisions.  Gateway Elite Club is the top ranked club program in Missouri by USA Field Hockey ranking system.

Important Registration Dates

  • Registration opens - January 20th
  • Registration closes - March 1st (late fees apply after 3/1)
  • Free Fees Raffle - February 15th
  • Save $20 - Register by February 10th

Free Fees Raffle

All players that are registered and paid by February 15th at noon, will be entered interested into the raffle to win their fees back.  We will raffle off a full club membership and a half club membership on February 15th at 6pm at STL Athletic Center.  You do not need to be present to win, we will announce the winners on Instagram and Facebook and refund the fees to the club member! Additional fun prizes will be raffled off as well.

Elite Club Year

  • Spring Season - 1st-12th Graders
  • Summer Camp - 1st-12th Graders
  • Summer Stride - Rising 9th-12th Graders
  • Fall Season - 1st-8th Graders
  • Winter Season - 1st-12th Graders
  • HS athletes do not participate in club in the fall due to MSHSAA rules

Elite Club Divisions for 2024 

  • U19 - Born in 2005, 2006 and 2007
  • U16 - Born in 2008 and 2009
  • U14 - Born in 2010 and 2011 
  • U12 - Born in 2012 and 2013 
  • U10 - Born in 2014 and 2015 
  • U8 - Born in 2016 and 2017 (Must currently be in 1st grade to join Elite Club)

U14, U12, U10, U8 Elite Club includes...

  • Spring practices and league games
  • Summer camp
  • Fall practices and league games
  • Winter practices and league games
  • Multiple tournament opportunities (additional fees apply and not all tournaments are open to all ages)

U19, U16, U14 (rising to HS in fall '24) includes...

  • Spring practices and league games
  • Summer camp
  • Summer Stride (Fitness and skills)
  • Winter practices and league games
  • College consulting (additional fees apply for NCSA and specific items)
  • Multiple tournament opportunities (additional fees apply and not all tournaments are open to all ages)

Elite Premier programs will be offered at various times throughout the year and include clinics, small group lessons, additional games, additional team training, etc.  Elite Premier is open exclusively to Elite Club athletes and does incur additional fees but is completely optional and not required.  Some Elite Premier programs are open to everyone in Elite Club and others are geared towards specific groups. 

Each season begins with an evaluation for team placement.  The spring evaluation is held on the following days/time...

Monday, March 4th - NEW TO ELITE CLUB ONLY

  • U8, U10, U12 - 5:30-6:30pm - New players only
  • U14, U16, U19 - 6:30-7:30pm - New players only 

Tuesday, March 5th - NEW AND RETURNING PLAYERS

  • U8/U10 - 4:30-6pm
  • U12 - 6-7:30pm
  • U19 - 7:15-8:45pm

Wednesday, March 6th - NEW AND RETURNING PLAYERS

  • U14 - 5-6:30pm
  • U16 - 6:30-8pm

After the evaluation, we will email everyone their team, practice day, and time.  We are holding the evaluations earlier in March this year before spring breaks to get this information to everyone sooner. See below for practice assignments, please know these may change slightly based on numbers.  

Spring Practice Information

Practices run from April 1st - May 24th at Sportport. 

U19 Elite Teams

Tuesdays | 7:15-8:30/8:50pm | Red, White, Blue, Green Teams

*Alternating weeks, Red/White will practice longer and Blue/Green will practice longer/scrimmaging

U16 Elite Teams

Thursdays | 7:15-8:30/8:50pm | Red, White, Blue, Green Teams

Wednesdays | 7:45-9pm | Yellow, Pink, Purple Teams

*Red will stay each week and White and Blue will alternate practicing longer/scrimmaging

U14 Elite Teams

Wednesdays | 5:15-6:30pm | Green, Yellow, and Pink Teams

Wednesdays | 6:15-7:45pm | Red, White, and Blue Teams

Alternate U14 Practice Time - Thursdays | 5-6pm | Anyone who cannot make Wednesdays

U12 Elite Teams

Tuesdays | 6-7:15pm | Red, White, Blue, Green Squads (Stars and Stripes teams on each) 

Alternate U12 Practice Time - Thursdays | 5-6pm | Anyone who cannot make Tuesdays

*U12 Elite Premier skills will be before practice on Tuesdays - Optional

U8 and 10 Elite Teams

Thursdays | 6-7:15pm or Tuesdays | 5-6pm  *Some players may be assigned Tuesdays depending on #s and teams after evaluations

Additional RCC Prep Practice

U19, U16, U14 Red teams will practice on Mondays at Villa from 6:10-7:30pm. 

All Elite Club players play in Gateway League on teams with other Elite Club players.  In 3rd grade and above there are Elite Club divisions within league. In 2nd grade and below the team may consist of Elite Club, Prep Club, and League only players. 

League Seasons:

  • Spring 2024 - April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, 19 (May 18 at Villa due to graduation)
  • Fall 2024 - September and October
  • Winter 2025 - January and February

League Divisions:

  • PK and Kindergarten (Mini Sticks)
  • 1st and 2nd Grade
  • 3rd and 4th Grade
  • 5th and 6th Grade
  • 7th and 8th Grade
  • High School

League Locations:

  • Sportport - 12525 Sportport Road
  • Villa Duchesne - 10801 Conway Road

2024/25 Elite Club Fees

  • U19 - $545 - Graduating 2024 seniors 
  • U19 - $985 - Born in 2005, 2006 and 2007
  • U16 - $985 - Born in 2008 and 2009
  • U14 - $985 - Rising HS born in 2010
    • current 8th grader going to HS in fall
  • U14 - $1185 - Born in 2010 and 2011 
  • U12 - $1185 - Born in 2012 and 2013 
  • U10 - $1085 - Born in 2014 and 2015 
  • U8 - $1085 - Born in 2016 and 2017 
  • Reminder that club fees include one summer camp which is valued at $185.

Important Notes

  • High school athletes do not participate in club during the fall season because they are playing with their school teams.  This is why their fees are lower. If you are a U14 but going into high school in the fall please make sure you register for the correct program.
  • We do not offer prorating for missing summer camp. 

Important Dates

  • $20 discount for early bird registration on or before February 10th
  • $20 late fee for registrations after March 1st
  • All 2023/24 club members continuing this spring, must renew their membership before March 1st when registration closes

One summer camp is included for all year round Elite Club members.  Players can chose between the two camps... 

June 10th-13th - 9am-11:30am

July 29th- August 1st - 9am-11:30am

Note: Additional summer camp for Elite Club players is $125 - use code ELITECLUB50 to save $50 on camp fees

Tournament information can be found in the Elite Club Handbook, which will be sent out to all families after registration.

After you register for Elite Year-Round Club, you can order your uniform.  

Please click here to order uniforms and apparel!

Note: If you are NEW to club, you must email Lynsey at Lynsey@gatewayfieldhockey.com to get your uniform number assigned to you before your order so you don't get a duplicate as someone else. 

Apparel can be ordered through Soccer Master before March 1st HERE!

Apparel can be ordered through 3Step before March 1st HERE!