Gateway Elite Club Information

The Gateway Elite Club season runs from late March 2022 through February of 2023 and includes training, league game play, summer camp, and various local, regional and travel tournaments throughout the season.  Elite Club is for players looking to play year round and to raise their game to the next level in U8, U10, U12, U14, U16, and U19 divisions.  Gateway is the top ranked club program in Missouri and is ranked in the top six in all age divisions in the country by USA Field Hockey.

Important Dates

Early Bird Registration Opens - January 25th, 2022

Early Bird Registration Ends - February 15th, 2022

Free Club Fees Drawing - February 15th - 6pm (must be registered by noon on February 15th)

Late Fee Registration begins - March 15th, 2022

2022/23 Elite Club Fees

  • U19 - $450 - current seniors graduating in spring of 2022
  • U19 - $975 - Athletes born in 2004 and 2005
  • U16 - $975 - Athletes born in 2006 and 2007
  • U14 - $975 - Current 8th grade U14s born in 2008 going to HS in the fall
    • discounted because they are in HS in the fall of 2022
  • U14 - $1150 - Athletes born in 2008 and 2009
  • U12 - $1150 - Athletes born in 2010 and 2011
  • U10 - $1015 - Athletes born in 2012 and 2013
  • U8 - $985 - Athletes born in 2014 and later

Elite Club Seasons

  • Spring Season - 1st-12th Graders
  • Summer Camp - 1st-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

2022/23 Elite Club Spring Information

USA Field Hockey Age Divisions for Tournaments

  • U8 - Born in 2014 and later
  • U10 - Born in 2012 and 2013
  • U12 - Born in 2010 and 2011
  • U14 - Born in 2008 and 2009
  • U16 - Born in 2006 and 2007
  • U19 - Born in 2005 and earlier

Gateway League Divisions

  • 1st and 2nd Grade
  • 3rd and 4th Grade
  • 5th and 6th Grade
  • 7th and 8th Grade
  • High School

There is not an official tryout for Elite Club, however the first 2-3 weeks of practices will serve as the evaluation period for the spring season.  Players train together within their age division and practice groups and league change from season to season.  The focus is on high level training with top notch coaches.

Spring Practice Schedule

  • U8 - Born in 2014 and later 
    • Thursdays 3/31-5/19 - 5:30-6:30pm
  • U10 - Born in 2012 and 2013
    • Thursdays 3/31-5/19 - 5:30-6:30pm
  • U12 - Born in 2010 and 2011
    • Wednesdays 3/30-5/18 - 5:30-6:45pm
  • U14 - Born in 2008 and 2009
    • Wednesdays 3/30-5/18 - 6:45-8pm or Tuesdays 5:30-6:45pm
  • U16 - Born in 2006 and 2007
    • Tuesdays or Thursdays 3/29-5/19 - 6:30-8pm
  • U19 - Born in 2005 and earlier
    • Tuesdays or Thursdays 3/29-5/19 - 6:30-8pm

*U16 and U19 will be assigned a day with their groups, but will have some flexibility based on spring sports schedules

 

Divisions:

  • 1st and 2nd Grade
  • 3rd and 4th Grade
  • 5th and 6th Grade
  • 7th and 8th Grade
  • High School

Dates: Sundays, April 3rd, 10th, 24th, May 1st, 15th, and 22nd

  • No games on Easter or Mother's Day
  • Games at Villa on 5/22 may be on Saturday 5/21 due to Graduation 

Locations:

Games held at Sportport International and Villa Duchesne

Spring Elite Premier Training (Additional Fee)

Athletes must be enrolled in Elite Club before registering for EPT (Elite Premier Training)

Open to 5th-8th Graders

  • Tuesdays 3/29-5/19 - 5:30-6:30pm
  • Similar to fall, athletes will play games the second half of the Elite Premier session (in May)
  • Fee: $170 for 8 weeks
  • Register HERE

Note: HS Elite Premier Training will take place in the summer to help prepare for fall tryouts.  We know the spring is very busy for many athletes playing school spring sports. 

 

Spring Tournament teams will be named after the first few weeks of practice.  Each team will be split in half for the 7v7 tournament and play together for Regionals since it is full field in most divisions.  

7v7 Tournament 

  • April 24th
  • U8, U10 U12, U14, U16, U19 (half field 7v7)
  • St. Louis, MO 
  • Fee: TBD

Regional Club Championship and Regional Cup

  • May 7th and 8th
  • U8, U10 U12 (half field 7v7)
  • U14, U16, U19 (full field 11v11)
  • St. Louis, MO 
  • Fee: TBD

 

Tournament opportunities will be emailed to club players and parents

7v7 Tournament - April 23th - St. Louis

Regional Club Championship and Regional Cup - May 7th and 8th - St. Louis

National Club Championship* - July 2021 - VA Beach

*Must qualify for from RCC

National Field Hockey Festival - November 2022

NFHCA Winter Escape Showcase - January 2023

2023 Disney Showcase - Late January of 2023

Included for all Elite Club athletes is one summer camp.  Upon registration for Elite Club, you will select which camp you want to attend.  Not to worry, you can switch it if needed due to a conflict! 🙂

Camp Session 1 - June 13th-16th - 9am-11:30am at Sportport

Camp Session 2 - July 25th-28th - 9am-11:30am at Sportport 

Regular fee is $175, but it is included for Elite Club players.  If an athletes wants to attend both, they can register for the 2nd camp for $125 HERE!

Included for our high school and rising 9th graders is our July Fit and Skills sessions to help you prepare for preseason.

These sessions will take place between July 6th-July 30th with more details coming in May! 

Elite Club Fall information released in July 2022.

Elite Club Winter information released in September 2022.

Fall and Winter are INCLUDED with your 2022/23 club membership. 

Current National Club Rankings

U14 - 6th in Nation - 1st in Missouri

U16 - 6th in Nation - 1st in Missouri

U19 - 1st in Nation - 1st in Missouri

Link to the current rankings below

*USA Field Hockey only ranks U14, U16, and U19 divisions

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