2022 Virtual National Coaches Forum Details Announced

by USA Field Hockey

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Field Hockey is pleased to announce the details for the virtual 2022 National Coaches Forum (NCF) that will take place Wednesday, December 7; Thursday, December 8; and Friday, December 9 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET each day. The Coach Education program is excited to offer coaches the opportunity to meet, listen and engage with world class speakers from the comfort of one’s own home.


While the NCF will feature an array of speakers from across the globe, USA Field Hockey is excited to introduce the newly appointed U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach David Passmore. Passmore will speak about his overall coaching and playing philosophy and share what’s in store for the team moving forward. Along with Passmore, USWNT’s Performance Analyst Chris Fry, and U.S. Men’s National Team Head Coach Harry Singh will also present at this year’s Forum.


 “We are delighted to introduce the U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach David Passmore to our coach members during the National Coaches Forum”, commented Craig Parnham, USA Field Hockey’s High Performance Director. “David joins USA Field Hockey with a wealth of international coaching experience and we look forward to hearing his thoughts on how he will build the team culture on and off the field and learning more about his coaching and playing philosophies.”  


The full list of NCF topics and descriptions can be viewed by clicking here. The list of presenters include full range of experts in their fields. Confirmed presenters include Ashley Merryman, co-author of two New York Times bestsellers, Top Dog: The Science of Winning & Losing and Nurtureshock; John O’Sullivan, Changing the Game Project founder, author of the excellent Every Moment Matters and internationally known speaker for coaches, parents and youth sport organizers; David Harte, Ireland’s Men’s National Team Captain at both the 2016 and 2018 Men’s Hockey World Cup; Jami Muelders, former The Netherlands’ Women’s National Team Interim Head Coach and now Germany’s Men’s National Team Assistant Coach; Emilie Bydwell, USA Rugby Sevens Women Head Coach. Back by popular demand, the college coach round table panel discussion will include the following head coaches: Michele Madison, University of Virginia; Missy Meharg, University of Maryland; and Inako Puzo, Miami University.


 “The very nature of online delivery allows us to reach to all corners of the world both in presentations and participants,” stated Parnham. “We’ve lined up a fantastic group of presenters we believe will bring value to our coach members and the wider sporting community.”


Individuals can register for the full package that includes three sessions at a reduced price or sign-up for individual sessions.


Session 1Wednesday, December 7 – 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Session 2Thursday, December 8 – 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Session 3Friday, December 9 – 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.


Each session will include discussion, and question and answer opportunities. Brief reflection breaks will be available between sessions.


If a registered individual cannot make all the sessions live, an email will be sent with the recording as soon as possible, so take advantage of the full package today! 


 USA Field Hockey Member: $30 per day | $80 for full package of all three sessions

Non-USA Field Hockey Members - $40 per day | $105 for full package of all three sessions 


*If more than one staff member from the same school/university is interested in registering for the Forum, contact Liz Tchou, USA Field Hockey's Senior Manager of Coach Education and Learning, at