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USA Field Hockey Opens Nominations for 2023 Annual Awards

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Field Hockey is pleased to announce that the nomination period has opened for the 2023 Annual Awards.

In 2023, awards, supported by the USA Field Hockey Foundation, will be presented in the following categories:

  • USA Field Hockey National Grow the Game Award - presented to a USA Field Hockey Member who has impacted his/her community through field hockey. This individual has built a foundation for growth and provided opportunities to countless athletes in his/her region that would not exist without his/her efforts. 
  • USA Field Hockey National Coach Award - presented to a USA Field Hockey Coach Member that exemplifies the values of sportsmanship, fair play and healthy competition. This individual is dedicated to his/her craft and works tirelessly to make his/her players, fellow coaches and the field hockey community better.
  • USA Field Hockey National Umpire Award - presented to a USA Field Hockey Umpire Member who has shown exceptional dedication, integrity and love of the game on and off the field of play. This recipient has treated players, coaches and fans with respect while enforcing the rules and keeping the game safe and fair.
  • USA Field Hockey National Club of the Year Award 
    - presented to the USA Field Hockey Member Club who has excelled on and off the field of play. This club has demonstrated skills on the pitch that are recognized by peers and fans, while also showing passion for hockey and sportsmanship off the pitch. They have used field hockey to make an impression on the lives of others and brought opportunity to their community.
  • USA Field Hockey Humanitarian Award - presented to an individual who has transcended the game of field hockey and achieved something inspirational to us all. This individual has used field hockey to better themselves, his/her community and beyond.

Click here to view the 2022 Award Winners.

Key Dates for Awards:
  • Thursday, November 16, 2023: Nominations officially open. Click here to make your nomination.
  • Thursday, November 30, 2023: Nominations for all categories close at 11:59 p.m. ET.
  • Thursday, December 7, 2023: Top nominees for each category will be announced and posted on USA Field Hockey’s website. A People's Choice online voting process will begin. The vote count will be kept private until the winners are announced.
  • Thursday, December 21, 2023: People's Choice online voting closes.
  • Week of January 8, 2024: Winners will be recognized on USA Field Hockey's website.

USA Field Hockey welcomes all qualified nominations and looks forward to a large and diverse candidate pool. Those interested in nominating can do so by filling out the online nomination form by clicking here by Thursday, November 30 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

 For questions related to the USA Field Hockey Annual Awards please contact Emily Hewitt, USA Field Hockey's Director of Membership, Safe Sport and Governance, at ehewitt@usafieldhockey.com.

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