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USA FIELD HOCKEY is recognized by the United States Olympic Committee as the national governing body for the sport of field hockey in the USA. USA Field Hockey has over 24,000 members and oversees the junior national and Olympic teams and is responsible for the development and promotion of the game

Available job openings at USA Field Hockey (scroll below for job descriptions and how to apply): 

USA Field Hockey openings:

- Junior High Performance Head Coach U-17 Team
 
- Junior High Performance Head Coach U-19 Team  

Regional openings: 




JHP Head Coach U-17 Team – USA Field Hockey

USA Field Hockey is the National Governing Body for the sport of field hockey in the United States. USA Field Hockey has more than 24,000 members and oversees the junior national and Olympic teams and is responsible for the development and promotion of the game throughout the U.S. As part of its continuing drive to achieve and maintain international excellence in the women’s game, USA Field Hockey is looking to recruit a head coach for the women’s U-17 team.

The Junior High Performance (JHP) U-17 Head Coach is responsible for the development of the players in the U-17 age category. The candidate will provide coaching instruction and evaluation for an invitation to the next step in the Olympic pipeline, the U-19 team, U-21 team and ultimately the U.S. Women’s National Team. Emphasis on the evaluation and development of the players individually and as a team are vital in this role to ensure that they are the best players in their age category and are what represents the U.S. Women’s National Teams.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a High Performance environment in which the U-17 players develop and become aware of the demands and needs playing at an international level.
  • Introduction and development of hockey techniques, tactical training, competition and other training (including principles of psychology, nutrition and other performance enhancement tools).
  • Assist the U.S .Women’s National Team Assistant Coach with the evaluation and selection of the best players available to play on the U.S. Women’s National U-17 Team (in cooperation with other volunteer coaches in the national system) in compliance with USA Field Hockey and United States Olympic Committee (USOC) guidelines for athlete selection. The U.S. Women’s National Team Assistant Coach shall make ultimate selection decisions.
  • Work with the High Performance team to ensure effective integration of technical coaching and support services and communications across the JHP Program.
  • Monitor and evaluate athlete performance and record relevant data to ensure standards are met and potential is maximized.
  • Represent USA Field Hockey at all times in a professional and personal manner that reflects positively upon the program, organization and the United States of America.

Reports To: U.S. Women’s National Team Assistant Coach

Minimum Qualifications Required:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree is a requirement for this position
  • Licensure & Certification: Level 2 High Performance Field Hockey Coaching

Skills:

  • Strong communication skills, people management skills (especially young athletes)
  • In depth knowledge of individual and team principles including techniques, tactics, coaching trends and international developments
  • Good observational and analytical skills
  • Be an inspiring leader for young athletes
  • Oversee the development of the individual athletes
  • Ability to successfully manage individual differences and group dynamics
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, observe confidentiality and use discretion and initiative
  • Organizational and management skills, working in conjunction with administration
  • Capacity to travel domestically and sometimes overseas. The JHP schedule is built around weekends and possible school holidays in order to accommodate the athletes in the best way possible, this requires certain flexibility in your schedule
  • Driven by achieving results, a passion to succeed

Work Location:

The U.S. Women’s JHP Program is mainly based in Lancaster, Pa.

Salary Range: Volunteer Position

This job description is not to be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. It is intended as an indication of the areas of activity and will be amended in light of the changing needs of the organization.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume before the 1st of May to jschopman@usafieldhockey.com


JHP Head Coach U-19 Team – USA Field Hockey

USA Field Hockey is the National Governing Body for the sport of field hockey in the United States. USA field Hockey has more than 24,000 members and oversees the junior national and Olympic teams and is responsible for the development and promotion of the game throughout the U.S. As part of its continuing drive to achieve and maintain international excellence in the women’s game, USA Field Hockey is looking to recruit a head coach for the women’s U-19 team.

The Junior High Performance (JHP) U-19 Head Coach is responsible for the development of the players in the U-19 age category. The candidate will provide coaching instruction and evaluation for an invitation to the next step in the Olympic pipeline, the U-21 team and ultimately the U.S. Women’s National Team. Emphasis on the evaluation and development of the players individually and as a team are vital in this role to ensure that they are the best players in their age category and are what represent the U.S. Women’s National Teams.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a High Performance environment in which the U-19 players develop and become aware of the demands and needs playing at an international level.
  • Introduction and development of hockey techniques, tactical training, competition and other training (including principles of psychology, nutrition and other performance enhancement tools).
  • Assist the U.S. Women’s National Team Assistant Coach with the evaluation and selection of the best players available to play on the U.S. Women’s National U-19 Team (in cooperation with other volunteer coaches in the national system) in compliance with USA Field Hockey and United States Olympic Committee (USOC) guidelines for athlete selection. The U.S. Women’s National Team Assistant Coach shall make ultimate selection decisions.
  • Work with the High Performance team to ensure effective integration of technical coaching and support services and communications across the JHP Program.
  • Monitor and evaluate athlete performance and record relevant data to ensure standards are met and potential is maximized.
  • Represent USA Field Hockey at all times in a professional and personal manner that reflects positively upon the program, organization and the United States of America.

Reports To: U.S. Women’s National Team Assistant Coach

Minimum Qualifications Required:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree is a requirement for this position
  • Licensure & Certification: Level 2 High Performance Field Hockey Coaching

Skills:

  • Strong communication skills, people management skills (especially young athletes)
  • In depth knowledge of individual and team principles including techniques, tactics, coaching trends and international developments
  • Good observational and analytical skills
  • Be an inspiring leader for young athletes
  • Oversee the development of the individual athletes
  • Ability to successfully manage individual differences and group dynamics
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, observe confidentiality and use discretion and initiative
  • Organizational and management skills, working in conjunction with administration
  • Capacity to travel domestically and sometimes overseas. The JHP schedule is built around weekends and possible school holidays in order to accommodate the athletes in the best way possible, this requires certain flexibility in your schedule
  • Driven by achieving results, a passion to succeed

Work Location:

The U.S. Women’s JHP Program is mainly based in Lancaster, Pa.

Salary Range: Volunteer Position

This job description is not to be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. It is intended as an indication of the areas of activity and will be amended in light of the changing needs of the organization.

To apply, send cover letter and resume before the 1st of May to jschopman@usafieldhockey.com