gateway field hockey

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. Our teams compete regionally and nationally at various tournaments throughout the year. In 2023/24 the the Elite teams earned over 50 first place finishes at tournaments.  Gateway Elite Club is for players looking to elevate their individual and team game to the next level in our U8, U10, U12, U14, U16, and U19 divisions. We have a robust and competitive elite club program with multiple teams and coaches in all the age divisions.  We welcome players to join Elite Club during the summer for the upcoming year.

  • Registration Dates

    Elite Club registration is open two windows per year...

    Winter registration period - Late January - March 1 (To begin play in the spring)

    Summer registration period - Late May - July 15 (To begin play in the fall)

    All players that registered in the winter do not need to register again.  They are already included for the 2024/25 year through the winter season.  

    Registration is for the entire year as we do not offer Elite Club seasonally.  

  • Evaluation Days

    Evaluations are ongoing throughout the summer at Gateway camps, elite clinics, and summer academy. 

    For the fall season, which includes U14, U12, U10, and U8, the main evaluations will take place the first two weeks of the season. 

    For U16 and U19, athletes will be evaluated during the summer and in November for the 2024/25 winter and spring season.  HS athletes play with their HS teams during the fall season and we look forward to seeing their development. 

    The athletes selected for the National Field Hockey Festival (over Thanskgiving) will be notified by July 1 and they will be placed on a team which will be their team for the fall season. 

  • Elite Club Season by Season

    2024 Summer Stride - Rising 9th-12th Graders

    2024 Fall Season - 1st-8th Graders

    2024/25 Winter Season - 1st-12th Graders

    2025 Spring Season - 1st-12th Graders

    2025 Summer Camp - 1st-12th Graders

    *HS athletes do not participate in club in the fall due to MSHSAA rules

  • Elite Club Divisions for 2024/25

2024/25 elite club details

Elite Club year includes

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

  • 2024 Fall practices and league games
  • 2024/25 Winter practices and league games
  • 2025 Spring practices and league games
  • 2025 Summer Camp
  • Opportunity to join Elite Clinics and Elite Premier (when applicable and additional fees apply)
  • Multiple tournament opportunities (additional fees apply and not all tournaments are open to all ages)

U19 and U16 includes...

  • 2024/25 Winter practices and league games
  • 2025 Spring practices and league games
  • 2025 Summer camp
  • 2025 Summer Stride (Fitness and skills)
  • College consulting (additional fees apply for NCSA and video services)
  • 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, technique and tactical training, 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 ages and/or teams.


Fall Practice Information

Practices run from mid/late August through mid/late October (9 weeks) at Sportport. Exact start and end date will be announced soon. These practice times are pretty set, but may differ slightly based on number of teams. 


U14 Elite Teams - Mostly 7th and 8th Graders 

Wednesdays | Sportport | 6-7:30pm | Green, Yellow, and Pink, Purple Teams

Wednesdays | Sportport | | 7:15-8:45pm | Red, White, and Blue Teams

*Stride - Speed and fitness for all U14 teams between sessions (7:15-7:30pm)


U12 Elite Teams - Mostly 5th and 6th Graders

Thursdays | Sportport | 6-7:30pm | All Teams


U10 Elite Teams - Mostly 3rd and 4th Graders 

Tuesdays | Sportport | 6:30-7:45pm | All Teams


U8 Elite Teams - Mostly 1st and 2nd Graders

Tuesdays | Sportport | 5:15-6:30pm | All Teams


Optional Elite Premier - Additional Fee Applies

U10 - Wednesdays | Villa | 5:15-6:15pm

U12 - Wednesdays | Villa | 5:15-6:15pm 

U14 - Thursdays | Sportport | 7:30-8:30pm


U19 Elite Teams

High school athletes play with their school teams during the fall and will reconvene with club in the winter. 


U16 Elite Teams

High school athletes play with their school teams during the fall and will reconvene with club in the winter. 



All Elite Club players play in Gateway League on teams with other Elite Club players. Please see the Elite Club Guidebook with how league teams work for each age division.


League Seasons:

  • Fall 2024 - September 8, 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13
  • Winter 2025 - January and February
  • Spring 2025 - April and May 


League Divisions:

  • JK/PK Mini Sticks
  • Kindergarten Mini Sticks
  • 1st and 2nd Grade
  • 3rd and 4th Grade
  • 5th and 6th Grade
  • 7th and 8th Grade
  • High School (not during the fall)


League Locations:

  • Sportport - 12525 Sportport Road
  • Villa Duchesne - 10801 Conway Road
  • Indoor only - STL Athletic Center 


Fall League Schedule: 

Will be emailed to all families by August 20th


The Gateway Elite Club teams play in numerous tournaments throughout the year.  Some tournaments are selection or invitation based and others are open to all teams.  Pretty much all Gateway Elite Club teams play in local tournaments.



September 21 | Midwest Best Fall Fest | St. Louis, MO | All U14, U12, U10, and U8 Teams

October 20 | Pumpkin Classic | Chicago, IL | Select U14, U12, and U10 Teams



November 29, 30, Dec 1 | National FH Festival | Naples, FL | Select U19, U16, U14, U12 and U10 Teams

January 17, 18, 19 - 2025 | NFHCA Winter Escape Showcase | Sanford, FL | Select players from class of 2026, 2027, and 2028s

January 24, 25, 26 - 2025 | Disney Sunshine Showcase | Orlando, FL | Select U19, U16, U14, U12, and U10 Teams



April TBD | Arch City 7v7 Challenge | St. Louis, MO | All Elite Teams

May TBD | Regional Cup | St. Louis, MO | All Elite Teams

May/June TBD | Regional Club Championship | TBD | U19, U16, and U14 Red Teams

*More tournaments may be added as available


2024/25 Elite Club Fees

  • U19 - $950 - Rising Juniors and Seniors
  • U16 - $950 - Rising Freshman and Sophomores
  • U14 - $1175 - Rising 7th and 8th Graders
  • U12 - $1175 - Rising 5th and 6th Graders 
  • U10 - $1175 - Rising 3rd and 4th Graders 
  • U8 - $1025 - Rising 1st and 2nd Graders 
  • Reminder that club fees include one summer camp (for summer of 2025) which is valued at $185.
  • $20 late fee after July 15

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. 
  • We do not prorate for missing summer camp as it is a valuable piece of summer development and evaluations for the next year. 
  • Elite Premier and tournaments are not included in the fees because they are optional. 


One 2024 summer camp is included for all year round Elite Club members that registered in the winter of 2024.  

One 2025 summer camp is included for all year round Elite Club members that register in the summer of 2024. 

Session 1: Mid June (In 2024 camp is June 10-13)

Session 2: Late July (In 2023 camp is July 29-Aug 1)

Athletes can register for the additional camp for $125. 


After you register for Elite Club, you can order your uniform.  Please order your uniform by July 1st.

Please click here to order uniforms and apparel!

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


Additional apparel will be available to order online in early August