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2019 National Goalkeeping & National Coaches Forum
 2019 National Goalkeeping & National Coaches Forum
Date/Time:Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 (10:00 AM) - Monday, Dec. 16, 2019 (5:00 PM)
Organizer:USA Field Hockey
Camp/Clinic Details
Camp/Clinic Description

Both the 2019 National Goalkeeping Coaches Forum and National Coaches Forum be held at the Home of Hockey at Spooky Nook Sports in Lancaster Pa. with the National Goalkeeping Coaches Forum being held on Thursday December 12 and the National Coaches Forum on Friday December 13 and Saturday December 14.

Note: We've added separate registrations for two special sessions: A Performance Analysis Workshop following the GK Forum (6:00-8:00 p.m.) and a Women in Coaching Workshop on Sunday, December 15 - 9:00-12:30 p.m. You must contact in order to sign up for these two offerings. A staff member will register you.

The National Goalkeeping Coaches Forum - 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. is open to coaches who have a Level 1 Certification or higher.

"The third edition of the annual National Goalkeeping Coaches Forum will drive conversation around goalkeepers and their development forward with the introduction of the new Goalkeeper Development Framework" said Phil Edwards USA Field Hockey's Senior Manager of Junior High Performance. “The Framework guides the why how and what that is delivered in the Junior High Performance environment and includes the purposeful integration of goalkeepers into team practice. As such the 2019 National Coaches Forum will prove insightful for all coaches whether you consider yourself a goalkeeping specialist or the thought of being left to work with the goalkeepers fills you with dread!”

Thursday, December 12 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The USA Field Hockey Performance Analysis Workshop returns in 2019! The workshop will provide delegates with insight into some of the latest developments in field hockey performance analysis along with practical examples of analysis workflows that can be applied in their own environment to enhance performance. The workshop is not software-specific, and delegates will leave with impactful analysis tools and ideas even if their current “software” consists of pen and paper.  

The National Coaches Forum - Friday, December 13 - 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. & Saturday, December 14 - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. is open to coaches who have a Level 2 Certification or higher and those interested in networking and learning from the National Team coaches and training staff. Attendees will have the opportunity to experience a wide variety of on-field presentations and be a part of classroom discussions facilitated by USA Field Hockey's Coach Education and Learning Team. A coach's social will also be held on Saturday night for additional fun and networking. 

"We are looking forward to hosting the National Goalkeeping and National Coaches Forum at Spooky Nook Sports again this year” said Craig Parnham USA Field Hockey's Director of Coach Education and Learning. "Both Forums are a great opportunity for coaches to collaborate discuss share ideas and network."

"The National Coaches Forum will again provide opportunities to observe on-field practical sessions as well as classroom-based discussions and presentations including the introduction of a facilitated panel discussion" added Parnham.

NEW! SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15 - 9:00-12:30 PM - Women in Coaching Workshop – Sarah Kelleher - A 3.5-hour workshop to explore how to be our confident best selves as coaches while understanding the barriers, motivations and emotional goals of women in coaching - Email your interest to and a staff member will sign you up manually. 

Hotel Information: 

  • Warehouse Hotel Reservation - Click Group: Enter Booking Code: 7314 to receive $129/night rate - Booking code expires on Wednesday November 20. After that date call the hotel directly to book based on availability at best room rate.

A detailed schedule and presenter information for both Forums will be released at a later date.

Interested parties can register for both Forums at a discounted rate. For more information check out the National Goalkeeping Coaches Forum event page by clicking here and National Coaches Forum event page by clicking here.

Pricing options: 

National Goalkeeping Coaches Forum Only: $125.00
National Coaches Forum Only: $235.00
Both National Goalkeeping Coaches Forum and National Coaches Forum: $325.00


Supporting the development of female leaders to succeed and flourish whether that is in business, sport or life in general is a core passion area for Kelleher. As a coach developer and mentor, she supports female coaches in their journey to be their best self. Within this, Kelleher recognizes the importance of role models in positively influencing opportunities for female leaders to succeed. 

Kelleher is in her second year as co-coach of Hampstead & Westminster’s Premier League first team alongside Olympic legend Kate Richardson-Walsh. She is an advocate for having a more flexible approach to how coaching roles are structured, recognizing it is a key area that can make a difference to growing opportunities as a female coach.

Kelleher is currently working with Sport England as a strategic consultant and facilitator in helping to shape their Female Coaching Strategy in tackling female under representation in coaching. In the workshop, we will explore women in coaching research and insights while also exploring the lived experiences of what it feels like to be a woman in coaching. 

The workshop will be a practical session in understanding our own personal strengths and how we can grow our resilience and use strategies to overcome barriers to ultimately develop the confidence to truly excel as coaches.

This workshop will be free for National Coaches Forum Participants - Contact and let us know you want to register.

Price for everyone else will be $65 for members and $85 for non-members

Participants in the “Women in Coaching Workshop” will receive a certificate of participation that stays current as long as your Coach Membership remains active.

USA Field Hockey is committed to providing coaches with ongoing quality Coach Education that is accessible, affordable and that includes best practices to deliver a player-centered and positive development experience. 

Location & Contact Information
FacilitySpooky Nook Sports
2913 Spooky Nook Road
Manheim, PA  17545
InstructorLiz Tchou

Last Updated: 1/24/2021 9:23:43 AM