The URU Sports Blog

2018 Women’s Field Hockey World Cup Preview

The Vitality 2018 Women’s Field Hockey World Cup is fast-approaching, after a long four years of anticipation for field hockey fans the world over. Here you’ll find a wealth of info to help you watch and enjoy the games, from how to get tickets to what you should expect. Read on, field hockey lovers!   What […]

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How to Best Showcase Yourself as a Field Hockey Athlete or Coach on Uru Sports

  We’ve worked with coaches from every continent to get advice on what they want to see when recruiting and this is how to best showcase yourself as a field hockey athlete. We want coaches from across the world to confidently get a sense of the player/person you are without ever having to meet you and […]

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Why you should have a Uru Sports account – even if you’re not looking to play abroad now

  Track Memories Track your field hockey playing days; the championships you won, the goals you scored, the ankles you broke, the dick of the day awards you brought home…These are times that brings good feels to your community  and it’s great to be able to look back on.   Shamelessly share all your hockey news/highlights […]

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The 2018 Cal Cup Field Hockey Tournament Review

  Los Angeles’s Social and Competitive Annual Field Hockey Tournament This Memorial Day weekend, field hockey athletes and teams from around the world gathered at Moorpark, just outside Los Angeles and about a 25 minute drive through the mountains dropping onto Malibu beach. It was the annual Cal Cup field hockey tournament. As you can imagine, […]

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THE CAL CUP – Playing field hockey in Los Angeles

  The Cal Cup in overview This coming weekend is Memorial Day in the USA which is celebrated in LA by hosting one of the most popular social field hockey tournaments in the world, the Cal Cup. This tournament is hosted at and around Team USA Men’s home ground in Moorpark, California. There are over […]

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Dinunzio Makes Team USA after a Great Experience “Getting Uncomfortable” at Rotterdam HC

Continue Your College Field Hockey Career By Playing Overseas In the fall of 2014, Division I standout Amanda Dinunzio approached her last field hockey season at Penn State with high expectations—some disbelief, dread.  “I knew I hadn’t reached my potential, and couldn’t be finished just like that,” said Dinunzio.  “Field Hockey was my life.” Elite […]

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The Uniting Power of Sport – What I Learned Playing Field Hockey Overseas

Uru Founder Ainsley McCallister’s story Hi, my name is Ainsley McCallister from Ann Arbor, MI. A lifelong athlete, I graduated from the University of Michigan in 2014 with a Movement Science degree and thousands of hours on the field under my belt. I spent the following two years using field hockey, joining teams from England […]

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Global Field Hockey Insight and Playing Abroad Tips

Field Hockey- The 3rd largest sport in the world More than 117 countries participate in hockey around the world. Nationally the power countries being Holland, Australia, Germany, England, Argentina, New Zealand, India (for men only) and the USA (for women only). There are amazing club competitions throughout the year that bring in international players.  Keep in […]

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LEAP Worldwide is officially relaunching as Uru Sports!

The meaning behind the new name- Uru Sports Uru as in Maori  1.    (verb)  join, access, community. “With connections it’s truly amazing that your sport can take you” -Urū Team Urū,  as in our business,   1.  (noun)  The new and improved, online platform connecting athletes and teams across the world. The platform to give athletes and coaches access […]

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The Best Men’s Hockey Player in Uganda is Ready to Play Abroad!

A few months ago, we connected with Innocent Mbabali from Uganda. He messaged us with such amazing enthusiasm that we knew we had to hear his hockey story. Innocent is ready to compete abroad, and we are happy to help him open the doors to a club of great fit and other opportunities within the global […]

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