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Shooting Star Thanksgiving Elite Teams


Tryouts for the fall select team that will attend the Thanksgiving tournament will be held on  9/16 during the fall league from 6 - 7:30 pm


U14 (birth years 2006, 2007, 2008)

U16 (birth years 2004, 2005)

Where: APEX Sports & Events 

137 Mountain View Rd, Hillsborough Township, NJ 08844

When: 9/16 During Fall League

  • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Practices will be held from September - November.

When: Wednesdays 7:30 - 8:30.

  • After Fall League
  • 9/23, 9/30
  • 10/7, 10/14, 10/21

STARTING ON OCTOBER 10/28 - practices change to 6:00 pm - 8:00pm

  • 10/28
  • 11/4, 11/11, 11/18

Where: APEX Sports & Events 

Price:  $540

*if not registered for fall league, upon registration the price will still be $540. 

*if registered for fall league, upon registration Fall Elite Teams will be $300. 

  • Payment plans available

Players must provide their own equipment (stick, shinguards, mouthguards, and/or goalie equipment). 

Shooting Star Thanksgiving Tournament

*Players will be asked to pay for the Shooting Star Tournament separately closer to the shooting star tournament date. 

Tournament Details

*This page will be continually updated as the tournament releases new information. 

PRICE: $250

When: Nov. 27, 2020 - Nov. 29, 2020

Where: River City Sportsplex
13030 Genito Road
Midlothian, VA 23112

Format: 11v11

U16, U14
50 minute games: 23/4/23
** 10 minutes between games


  • Friday 8am-9pm
  • Saturday 8am-9pm
  • Sunday 8am-4pm

** Detailed game schedules will be released 6 weeks before
** 5 pool games guaranteed

Why Shooting Star?

The Shooting Star Thanksgiving tournament is one of the largest recruiting field hockey events in the nation. College Coaches from around the nation (D1, D2, D3) attend this tournament to begin the recruiting process. 

This is Blue Star Field Hockey's first major showcase. Do not miss out on this AMAZING opportunity to grow our program. 

Shooting Star Tournament Website

Link to Tournament Website can be found here.

Shooting Star Stats

Age Divisions 5
Teams 180
Athletes 2,906
College Coaches 175

Hotel Information

When our teams are finalized, we will be working with an APEX Events Housing Manager who will block out Hotel Rooms for our athletes and their families. (Athletes will be staying with their families, they do not get their own room). On a specific date after teams are complete, our Housing Manager will send us an individualized team link to sign up for a hotel room. You will have approximately two weeks from the day that link is sent, to book your team hotel room. More information to come later.