2014 National Coaches Forum

Dec 13, 2014 - Dec 14, 2014 | Lancaster, PA, USA

USA Field Hockey is proud to present the 2014 National Coaches Forum. The Forum will be held at the premier Sports Complex in the United States, Spooky Nook Sports in Lancaster, Pa. from December 13-14, 2014.

On top of a fantastic 4th place finish at this summer’s Rabobank World Cup, the Women’s National Team is fresh off a winning test series versus #4 ranked New Zealand. The National Coaches Forum is the annual opportunity to learn what Women’s National Team Head Coach Craig Parnham and his National Coaching staff are doing to motivate and empower their team as well as show how their practice and approach has turned our USAFH Women’s National Team into world contenders. As the team enters the all-important year of Olympic qualification, Craig, Dave Hamilton, Janneke Schopman, and Nate Franks will share and impart their knowledge and expertise that will assist all coaches in their journey to success.

The Forum will be divided into two programs: Program I and Program II.

Program I is a 2-Day program and whose curriculum is tailored towards all current USAFH Level III and Level II coaches. Program I will consist of presentations and classroom sessions from 9:30-5:30 pm on Saturday. Topics will revolve around Craig’s overall Coaching Philosophy and Training Methodologies. You will learn how the staff and players found high performance success at this year’s World Cup. Craig Parnham, Janneke Schopman and Nate Franks will present on Day 1.

Day 2 of Program I will feature on-field activities and demonstrations by Craig, Janneke, and Dave Hamilton, Director of Sports Science and will take place in the dome from 9:00-3:30 pm. The staff will show on-field concepts and drills that will help your team understanding, but also impart the science behind physical preparation from warm-up to cool down and periodization before, during and following your season.

Price of Program I: $215

Program II is open to any coach* (MS, HS, USAFH coach, Club and USAFH Level I) and is a Sunday only registration.  Program II registrants will observe the entire Sunday presentations in the Dome from seating in the stands.  You will be able to observe the entire Dome presentation, receive course materials and have access to the National Coaching Staff in a Q&A session at the end of the day.   

Price of Program II: $55

*Any coach may sign up to be on a waiting list for Program I. In the event Program I does not fill, coaches from the waiting list will be invited to register to attend based upon their position on the waiting list. Please contact Liz Tchou to be placed on this waiting list ltchou@usafieldhockey.com

Day 1 - Saturday, December 13th

8:30-9:30 am Program I Registration – Get wristband

9:30-12:00 pm Classroom presentations

12:00-1:15 pm Lunch provided

1:15-4:45 pm Classroom presentations

4:55-5:30 pm Q&A w/ USA Staff

5:30-5:40 pm Review of Sunday Schedule – Topics to discuss

Day 2 – Sunday, December 14th

8:00-9:00 am Program II Registration – Get wristband

9:00-12:00 pm The Dome

12:00-1:00 pm Lunch provided

1:00-2:30 pm The Dome

2:30-3:00 pm Q&A National Coaching Staff on pitch

3:00-3:30 pm Continue Q&A and Wrap-up inside the Nook

Coaches of all levels are welcome to attend this year’s National Coaches Forum, however the 2-day, Program I Forum registration is limited due to classroom space. Program I registration is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis to current USA FH Level II and Level III accredited and current USAFH Coach members. Any remaining Program I registration openings will be allotted to any USAFH coach member based upon a first-come, first-serve basis registration.

Host Hotel Information:

The Heritage Hotel in Lancaster, PA. USA FH has reserved a limited number of hotel rooms for this event. The Heritage is a 15-minute drive to the Spooky Nook Sports Center.

Room Rate: Click Here


· Session topics will be finalized by November 15th.

· Registration time is from 8:30-9:30 am on Saturday, December 13th and from 8:30-9:30 am on Sunday the 14th.

· Please note that a tournament will be running on Saturday at the Nook, therefore plan on arriving early.

·Lunch will be provided to all registrants on both days.

·Parking is free to all participants. You will be given a pass from a staff member daily. You will be required to show the attendant the pass as you leave the facility, so as not to get charged.

·Program I (Level III and Level II coaches): $215

·Program II (any coach) Dome Stands Only: $55

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