The FDL Elite side of club are training sessions for elite players. Trainings consist of basic skills, small game play, set plays and tactical and technical information. FDL Elite is invitation only. Players are selected from FDL Academy and can be selected during any time of the year. When invited to Elite, players are offered a place in one of the Skills Groups. Skill Groups typically reflect USA Field Hockey age groups where A is our U19 team, B is U16, C and D are U14 and E is U12/U10. There are instances where talented players can play in higher skill groups. FDL Elite players are required to have an FDL FHC membership and will receive coach evaluations throughout the year. FDL FHC's travel teams are selected from FDL Elite.
FDL Elite calendar year runs September-August. Most invitations for Elite are extended in August. Players can receive an invitation during the year after participating in an Academy event.