Programs

Clinics/Group Training

We offer clinics in the Fall and Winter. Clinics are open to players from grade 3-11 and played outdoors in the fall at West Essex High School or indoor in the winter at the Florham Park Sports Dome. If you are interested in playing on a New Heights team, this is the best way to get to know our coaches and have your skills assessed.

USAFH National Festival

(Practice September - November) Festival is the oldest national tournament in the country and is played in Florida over the Thanksgiving weekend. We take multiple teams at all age levels to compete against teams from all over the U.S. For high school players, this is a major recruiting event. Tryouts are in late May/early June and are open to all interested players. Eight practices are held on Sunday mornings in the fall beginning mid-September.

Indoor Hockey

(December-March)

Indoor is a 5v5 format, played with a slightly different stick on a wooden floor with wooden boards around the perimeter.  The game is very fast paced and is an excellent way to improve your stick skills. We have multiple teams at each age level and a training team for players looking to improve their skills in a less competitive environment.  The Indoor season is December through mid-February (later if your team qualifies for the National Tournament). Tryouts are held in September. Practices are held once per week beginning late November and three tournaments are held on Saturdays or Sundays in December, January and February. The tournaments are usually in South Jersey or PA, within 2 hours driving distance.

Disney Showcase

(1st weekend in February)

Practices are on the indoor turf at the Florham Park Sports Dome in December and January. The Disney Showcase is one of two major college recruiting events run by USAFH. It’s held at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando, Florida. We take multiple teams at each age level. Tryouts are at the same time as Festival tryouts (late May/early June).

Saturday Night Lights

(April-May)

This very popular event takes place on Saturday nights in April and May at West Essex High School. Players in grade 8-12 are welcome to play. Many of the local high schools enter team(s) for some off-season play. You can also sign up to be placed on a house team. Teams will play one game each night and free training is available with our coaches before or after your game. Information/Registration is available in January/February.

Spring Tournaments

We put U12, U14, U16 and U19 teams together to play in one day tournaments or showcases at colleges such as Princeton, Columbia, Drew, Monmouth, Lafayette, Lehigh, Rutgers, University of Pennsylvania, etc. The schedule varies each year. In order to attend the tournaments, you must be a USAFH member and have played either on a Festival, Indoor or Disney team. Information/Registration is available in March.

Regional Club Championships (RCC)

(April-June)

Hosted by USAFH, this is an invitation only tournament for U14, U16 and U19 club teams in Region 6. As opposed to Festival and Disney, where we take multiple teams in each age group, New Heights is only allowed to enter one team in each age group to compete for a spot in the National Club Championships. Each RCC tournament is played on a weekend in April, May or June (the weekend varies each year and is different for each age group). It is usually held on astro turf at Princeton or Monmouth University. New Heights holds tryouts for RCC teams in March. The level of competition at the RCC is very high, so only the strongest players will be selected to play.  Tournament preparation includes practices and scrimmages.

National Club Championships (NCC)

If our team(s) come in first or second place at the RCCs, the team(s) will qualify for the NCC held at the Spooky Nook in Manheim, PA or in Virginia Beach in mid-July. The NCC is the premier national tournament and USAFH hosts the top 16 teams in the country. The NCC is a major recruiting event and is attended by hundreds of college coaches. This is a very important tournament for national rankings. In 2019 New Heights U19 team was ranked #2 in the country and the U16s were ranked #4. The U14s were in the Top 20.

Private Training

Please contact our Head Coach, Ahmed Elmaghraby @ 973-945-9989 if you are interested in private training. The New Heights Medical Questionnaire/Waiver applies only to New Heights clinics, teams, and other group events and does not apply to individual training sessions arranged directly with our coaching staff. New Heights is not responsible for any injury or damage that may occur during individual training sessions.

Winter training academy

(March) New for 2020, New Heights is hosting the Winter Training Academy for players in grades 3-8.  These two hour sessions will be a combination of skills and scrimmages. Form a team with your friends or sign up as an individual or with a couple of friends and we will place you on a team.

High School Winter League

(March) New for 2020, New Heights is hosting the High School Winter League for teams looking for off season training. Four two hour sessions will focus on improving specific skills and then putting those new skills to the test in games. If there are specific skills your team wants to work on, please let Coach Ahmed know.

Players can also register as individuals or with a couple of friends and we will place you on a team.

Limited to six teams.