To bring a higher level of field hockey to all age groups in Northern VA

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The Potomac Rapids provides competitive indoor hockey programs for U12, U14, U16, and U19 aged players.  We have built a strong program which strives to grow players to be the best they can be.  We compete locally, regionally, and nationally.  Your USAFH membership affiliation is not restricted during the winter indoor season - all players are welcome to participate with the Rapids!

You do not have to be an experienced indoor player to try out!  Outdoor and indoor skills are similar but faster-paced and more disciplined.  Good work ethic and coachability are the two biggest things you need.


Explosive Performance will be running a conditioning program for our Rapids players this winter!

AGE GROUPS FOR 2016-17**
U10* - born in 2007 & 2008 - Click here to learn more about the program.
U12* - born in 2005 & 2006 - Click here to learn more about the program.
U14 - born in 2003 & 2004 - Click here to learn more about the program.
U16 - born in 2001 & 2002 - Click here to learn more about the program.
U19 - born in 1998, 1999 & 2000 - Click here to learn more about the program.

*   U10 & U12 is a coed program; older U groups are girls only as per USAFH
** Like USAFH, Rapids allows players to try out for and potentially play one age group up, i.e, U10 player may try out for U12.  All rostering decisions are made by squad coaches.  Players trying out for two age groups must register for both individually.

All tryouts will be held at the Dulles Sportsplex (Sterling).

U10: Mon Oct 17th 5-7pm and Wed Oct 19th 5-7pm 
U12: Mon Oct 17th 5-7pm and Wed Oct 19th 5-7pm
U14: Mon Sept 26th 7-9pm and Tuesday October 11th, 5-7pm,
U16: Mon Oct 3rd 7-9pm, Wed Oct 12th 7-9pm, Sun Oct 16th 1-3pm
U19: Wed Sept 28th 7-9pm, Mon Oct 3rd 7-9pm, Sun Oct 16th 1-3pm
Click on tryout registration to register.

Practices begin early November and will run through the end of February/early March depending on age group.  Practices will be held at the Dulles Sportsplex (Sterling).

  • U12 Mondays and Wednesdays 5-7pm
  • U14 Mondays and Wednesdays 7-9pm
  • U16 Surge and Surf Tuesdays and Thursdays 5-7pm
    • Swell Monday and Friday 7-9pm
  • U19 Tuesdays and Thursdays 5-7pm
  • Goalie Training Fridays 7-9pm
    • U12s-U14s goalies from 7-8pm
    • U16s-U19s goalies from 8-9pm

*Practice nights & times may be shifted after tryouts based on squad numbers and/or sizes

Depending on the squad levels, players can be expencted to attend 4-7 events throughout the season.  Specific information for tournament schedules is housed on each age group's page. 

All players must be or register as USA Field Hockey Members.  You will be required to submit your USA Field Hockey membership information when registering.  Please click here to become a member.