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    • Hall of Fame Selection

      The USA Field Hockey Hall of Fame is designed to honor players, coaches, umpires and administrators who have enhanced the sport of field hockey through exceptional achievements.

      The criteria for selection into the USA Field Hockey Hall of Fame is based on achievement, innovation and contributions to the sport. To be considered, an individual must have been a member of the U.S. National Team for a minimum of five years; and must have been out of competition at the national level for five years. Objective point system takes into account each year a candidate played for, coached or captained the U.S. National Team, Olympic Team, an international tournament or a squad representing the United States on an international tour.


    • Hall of Fame Committee

      Rene Zelkin

      Missy Meharg

      Becca Main Kohli

      Jarred Martin

      Jeanne O'Brien

      Nigel Traverso

    • Veterans Committee

      Beth Beglin

      Aaron Sher

      Chip Rogers

    • Nominations, together with supporting documentation of involvement in field hockey, may be logged with the USA Field Hockey Recognition and Awards Committee at any time
    • The Recognition and Awards Committee shall make all proposed Hall of Fame members to the Executive Committee
    • A nominee, having twice failed to be endorsed by recognition and awards committee, may not be resubmitted within three years
    • Endorsement of a recommendation shall require two-thirds vote by both the Recognition and Awards Committee and the Executive Committee
    • The recipient of any previous USA Field Hockey award or honor shall not be precluded for nomination for the Hall of Fame
    • A maximum of five (5) recipients shall be added annually
    Athlete Criteria
    • The individual must have influenced other competitors with his or her performance through any or all of the following: high performance standards, sportsmanship, fair play, competitive techniques and/or persistent and inspirational leadership
    • Player must have been a member of the U.S. Men's or Women's National Team for a minimum of five (5) years
    • Player must have been out of competition at the national level for five years
    • Nominee must be a member of USA Field hockey and accrue enough points under the following systems
    Member of U.S. National Team between 1922-1973 (Minimum of 21 points to qualify)
    • 2 points for United States first team as player
    • 2 points for member IFWHA conference team
    • 1 point for member United States Reserve team
    • 1 point for touring team as player or coach
    • 1 point for Captain of a touring team
    Member of U.S. National Team between 1974-1979 (Same as above with following exceptions)
    • 1 point for member “A” or “elite” squad
    • 2 points for Wembley team (considered United States first team)
    • 1 point for Trinidad touring team (considered United States Reserve team)
    Member of U.S. National Team from 1980- present (Minimum 16 points to qualify)
    • 4 points for an Olympic Team member as a player
    • 4 points for member of World Cup team as a player
    • 1 point for captain of Olympic or World Cup team
    • 3 points for member of Pan-American Games as a player
    • 1 point for United States squad membership
    • 1 point for every 25 caps
    • 1 point for a Champions Challenge, Champions Trophy or a World League Event

    Athlete

    • 1922-1973 (minimum of 21 points to qualify)
      • 2 points for each time a United States first team as a player
      • 2 points for each time a member of a IFHWHA conference team 
      • 1 point for each time a member of a United States reserve team 
      • 1 point for each time on a touring team as a player or coach 
      • 1 point for each time as a captain of a touring team
    • 1974-1979 (minimum of 21 points to qualify)

      Same criteria for 1922 - 1973 with the following exceptions: 

      • 2 points for Wembley team (considered United States first team) 
      • 1 point for a Trinidad touring team (considered United States Reserve team) 
      • 1 point for “A” or “elite” squad  
    • 1980-present (minimum of 16 points to qualify)
      • 4 points for a member of an Olympic Games team 
      • 4 points for a member of World Cup team 
      • 1 point for captain of Olympic Games or World Cup team 
      • 3 points for member of Pan American Games or Pan American Cup team 
      • 1 point for U.S. National team member 
      • 1 point for every 25 caps 
      • 1 point for a Champions Challenge, Champions Trophy or a Hockey World League event team  
    • Officials

      1922-1979
      • Accomplishments to be vetted by the Veterans Committee
      1980-present (minimum of 16 points to qualify)
      • 4 points for the Olympic Games 
      • 4 points for the World Cup 
      • 1 point for the Olympic Games or World Cup semi-finals and medal games
      • 3 points for Continental Tournaments (Pan Am Games, Pan Am Cup or equivalent tournaments)
      • 2 points for Olympic and World Cup Qualification Events
      • 2 points for a Champions Trophy, Champions Challenge, or a Hockey World League event  
      • 1 point for every 25 international matches
      • 1 point for sanctioned FIH or continental tournaments

    • Coaches

      1922-1979
      • Accomplishments to be vetted by the Veterans Committee
      1980-present (minimum of 16 points to qualify)
      • 4 points for the Olympic Games 
      • 4 points for the World Cup 
      • 1 point for the Olympic Games or World Cup semi-finals and medal games
      • 3 points for Continental Tournaments (Pan Am Games, Pan Am Cup or equivalent tournaments)
      • 2 points for Olympic and World Cup Qualification Events
      • 2 points for a Champions Trophy, Champions Challenge, or a Hockey World League event  
      • 1 point for every 25 international matches
      • 1 point for sanctioned FIH or continental tournaments

    Contributor

      1. Participation at the national level, either playing, umpiring, coaching and/or service on national committees for at least fifteen years. 
      2. In addition to fifteen years of service, the recipient must also qualify in a minimum of five of the following areas: 
        1. Involved with a U.S. Senior Elite program for four years 
        2. Officer of USA Field Hockey for at least four years 
        3. Involved with Junior Elite Levels for four years 
        4. Involved with administration for USA Field Hockey Programs for four years 
        5. Member of USA Field Hockey Board of Directors (other than officer) for six years 
        6. Chairperson of USA Field Hockey standing committee for at least four years 
        7. Involvement with development programs for four years 
        8. Volunteered with USA Field Hockey programs for a minimum of four years 
        9. Maintain a National Umpiring Rating for at least six years and officiated at a minimum of 10 national events and/or international events 
        10. Hold an office in the FIH for six years 
        11. Exceptional and distinguished service in the promotion and growth of field hockey in the United States
        12. Unusual meritorious service by an individual as a volunteer  
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