Coaches play an important role in not only teaching the game, but building discipline, self-esteem, confidence, passion and a lifelong love for a sport. Coaches can be some of the most important and influential role models in kids’ lives, fostering the values of fun, teamwork, inclusion, discipline, sacrifice and more.
Field hockey coaches of all levels are encouraged to become USA Field Hockey Coach Members and go through the Coaching Certification Program to become equipped with the most current, effective and engaging ways to teach their student-athletes. Whether coaching as a volunteer in a youth recreation program or at the club, middle school, high school or collegiate level, USA Field Hockey's educational offerings, tools and resources will inspire and provide opportunity, direction and support to help you reach your personal and professional goals.
A USA Field Hockey Coach Membership costs $95.00 annually. A Coach Membership includes a wide range of valuable benefits to support in the role of coach while providing funding to grow the game and drive Team USA’s quest for international success.
Properly trained and certified coaches and umpires deliver a better and more enjoyable experience while providing the safest environment possible
- Library of Online Tools
- USA Field Hockey has developed a library of online tools and resources for coaches of all levels, including information on the USA Field Hockey American Development Model (ADM) with best principles on what, when and how to teach, train and play.
- Free Online Courses
- Coaching Field Hockey and Coaching Field Hockey Goalkeeping are two courses that are available on the NFHS Learning Center and are free by registering with a USA Field Hockey Membership Number, a $55.00 value.
- Special Pricing for Online Courses
- Special member pricing on online Coach Education Courses, including courses from USA Field Hockey coach partner, Positive Coaching Alliance. USA Field Hockey Coach Members pay just $10.00 for the Positive Coaching Alliance Double-Goal Coach I Workshop, a savings of $20.00.
- Special Pricing for Online & In-Person Clinics
- Special member pricing on online and in-person Coach Education Workshops and Clinics, including the Level 1 Program, Level 2 Instructional Coach Clinics and National Coaches Forum.
- Access to USA Field Hockey Member App - In the Circle
- Access to the USA Field Hockey Member App - In the Circle, a portable tool that includes activities, exercises, videos and articles of interest for members only. The app also provides exclusive access to additional free resources from the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) and TrueSport.
- Access to the Member Hub
- Access to the Member Hub, a section of a USA Field Hockey Member's account that provides valuable resources available exclusively to Coach Members. These resources include 10 GO Cards, club startup guide, field hockey equipment guide and much more.
- International Hockey Federation (FIH) Official Rule Books
- FIH rulebooks for indoor and outdoor hockey.
- Coach Education Eblasts
- Receive updates from Craig Parnham, USA Field Hockey's Director of Coach Education and Learning, and Liz Tchou, USA Field Hockey's Senior Manager of Coach Education and Learning, that inspire, educate and keep coaches in the loop on up-to-date coach education offerings, information and happenings.
USA Field Hockey welcomes coaches to participate in programming and encourages networking within the field hockey family. Coach Members:
- Can bring club teams to premier events such as the National Hockey Festival, Disney Field Hockey Showcase and National Indoor Tournament.
- Are eligible to apply for paid and volunteer coaching and selector positions within USA Field Hockey's existing programming including Nexus, AAU Junior Olympic Games and High Performance Programs.
- Have the opportunity to observe select U.S. Men's and Women's National Team training sessions, upon request.
- Are invited to schedule and attend Level 1 Program and Level 2 Instructional Coaching Clinics or Workshops held throughout the country and attend the annual National Coaches Forum, as well as other events.
USA Field Hockey sets the highest standards for safety of all stakeholders
- Both a comprehensive annual background checks and SafeSport training is included as part of a USA Field Hockey Coach Membership and is required for all adult members.
- Members are insured with EPIC Entertainment & Sports Participant Accident Insurance when coaching at a USA Field Hockey or member club event (click here for more information and specifics).
As a USA Field Hockey Member, you receive an exclusive membership to ExpertVoice. Receive unbelievable pricing discounts as high as 60% off some of the world's top brands, such as Crocs, GSI Outdoors, Kurgo, Lenovo, Mammut, Mophie, Oakley, Ogio, Therabody and many more!
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- Already a member and curious how to sign up? Log in to your Member Account and click the ExpertVoice tab on the left-hand side to begin rewarding yourself today.
In addition to ExpertVoice, Coach Members can take advantage of:
- Special pricing on U.S. Men's and Women's National Team tickets.
- Generous savings on equipment and apparel through participating sponsors.
- Access to starter packages for new programs.