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2020 National Coaches Forum
 2020 National Coaches Forum Participant Registration
Date/Time:Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020 (12:00 PM) - Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020 (2:30 PM)
Organizer:USA Field Hockey
Camp/Clinic Details
Camp/Clinic Description

USA Field Hockey is pleased to announce the dates and presenters for the 2020 National Coaches Forum (NCF). Normally, the National Coaches Forum brings coaches together in a live, in-person setting with on-field and classroom presentations but due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, this year will mark the first time this event will be held virtually. The NCF will take place from Tuesday, December 8 through Thursday, December 10 as well as Saturday, December 12. In 2020, USA Field Hockey's Coach Education and Learning Department is excited to offer coaches the opportunity to meet, listen and engage virtually with world class speakers in the comfort of one's own home.


While the NCF will center around an array of speakers from across the globe, USA Field Hockey is especially excited to introduce the newly appointed U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach Anthony Farry and U.S. Women’s National Team Assistant Coach, Greg Drake. Farry and Drake will speak on two occasions about video and player development and the critical success factors in program planning.

Presenters include former England Rugby coach Stuart Lancaster, who took the England Team to the World Cup in 2015. Lancaster has faced some harsh ups and downs and will share valuable lessons of leadership, management and identity learned from working with High Performance teams. John Crawley, United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee’s High Performance Director of Team Sports, with more than 20 years of experience, will offer best practices having worked with some of the world’s greatest sporting teams.

The 2020 National Coaches Forum will also feature Olympic legends and coaches Tracey Fuchs (two-time Olympian and Northwestern University Head Coach), Katie Bam (two-time Olympian and University of Maryland Associate Head Coach), Max Caldas (two-time Olympian with Argentina, three-time Olympic coach and current Netherlands Men’s National Team Head Coach), Pietie Coetzee-Turner (three-time Olympian and University of Massachusetts Assistant Coach) and Adam Commens (Belgium Hockey High-Performance Director and Australia Olympic Bronze medalist). 

These field hockey experts will share their insights and provide hockey-specific tactical presentations. Goalkeeping topics will be covered by Steve Bayer, Belgium Goalkeeper Coach. Craig Parnham, USA Field Hockey’s Director of Coach Education & Learning will present in a unique fashion this year by having registrants submit questions prior to the event. He will then address the questions shared during a special 1-hour presentation.  

Tamika “Mimi” Smith, Former USWNT player, Treatment Placement Specialist and Club owner of Reach FHC and Imani Ruffin, ID&E Training and Development Consultant and Club Owner of Sistas With Sticks Field Hockey, will provide insights into the Mental Health Concerns and Considerations for Black Athletes.

Register today to take advantage of the Early Bird Special rate for USA Field Hockey Members and non-members!

2020 National Coaches Forum Schedule:

  • Session 1: Tuesday, December 8 – 12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET
  • Session 2: Wednesday, December 9 – 12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET
  • Session 3: Thursday, December 10 – 12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET
  • Session 4: Saturday, December 12 – 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET


Each session will include discussion and question, answer opportunities. Several sessions will also include breakout rooms for small group discussion. Brief reflection breaks will be available between sessions.

*If you cannot make all the sessions live, registrants will have access to the recordings to view at their convenience, so take advantage of the full package, today!

Early Bird Special extended through Sunday, November 29, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. ET:

  • USA Field Hockey Members: $20.00 per day | $70.00 for full package of all four sessions
  • Non-USA Field Hockey Members: $30.00 per day | $95.00 for full package of all four sessions

After Sunday, November 29, 2020:

  • USA Field Hockey Member: $25.00 per day | $80.00 for full package of all four sessions
  • Non-USA Field Hockey Members - $35.00 per day | $105.00 for full package of all four sessions
Location & Contact Information
Instructor:Liz Tchou
Participant Registration

Last Updated: 11/29/2020 3:48:08 AM

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