USA Field Hockey

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 21,000 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): 

Director of Coaching and Talent Systems - USA Field Hockey (Colorado Springs, CO)

Head Field Hockey Coach - Georgetown University (Washington, D.C.)

Head Girls Field Hockey Coach – The Kincaid School (Houston, TX)

High School Head Varsity Field Hockey Coach - Hershey High School (Hershey, PA)

Strength and Conditioning Intern – USA Field Hockey (Lancaster, PA)

Director of Coaching and Talent Systems - USA Field Hockey (Colorado Springs, CO)

Principal Activities:
USA Field Hockey is the National Governing Body for Field Hockey in the USA and is responsible for the development from grass roots to elite activities.

USA Field Hockey is looking for someone who is an excellent communicator who can establish strong relationships across a wide network of stakeholders both internally in the sport and externally.  The Director of Coaching and Talent Systems will lead the organization’s coaching and talent strategy, increase the quality and quantity of coaching services throughout the talent system and improve the identification, development and confirmation of talent. The successful individual will demonstrate a track record for success and have a track record in delivering on coaching and talent strategic and operational plans.

The role:
1. Lead and manage the USAFH Coaching and Talent System at all levels.
2. Lead, design and implement the USAFH Coaching and Talent Education Plan.  
3. Review the current Player Syllabus.
4. Disseminate coaching philosophy of national teams through to coaches at all levels in the talent system with effective coach education communication tools. 
5. Lead on all hockey content for all Coaching Certification Levels 1-3.
6. Lead on development of a high performance coach program.
7. Chair USAFH Coaching and Talent Committees.

Position reports to Director of High Performance or, if this position is vacant, to the Executive Director.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
1. Leadership, management and operations.
2. Strategic and operational planning.
3. Communications, internal and external relations. 
4. Annual budget planning and preparation.
5. Ad hoc assignments at the request of the Executive Director or High Performance Director.

1. Leadership and management of the Coaching and Talent Program across USAFH.   
2. Managing the recruitment of system coaching and talent staff within USAFH recruitment guidelines.
3. Undertake appropriate meetings and briefings as required.
4. Attendance at relevant internal USAFH meetings.
5. Lead the direction of all areas of Coaching and Talent activity within the organization.

1. Support the Executive Director and High Performance Director on the preparation of the strategic plan and relevant funding submissions.
2. Lead the development and implementation of the USAFH Coaching and Talent Plan. 
3. Work closely with the USAFH staff to design and develop the coaching and talent pathway.
4. Support, where appropriate, the development of all USAFH Coaching and Talent Policies.  
5. Work with any relevant internal staff or external partners on strategic and operational planning.
6. Annual preparation of coaching and talent operational plans and budgets.

1. Oversee relationships and communication messages with all deliverers and stakeholders in the USAFH Coaching and Talent System.
2. Disseminate coaching philosophy of national teams through to coaches at all levels in the talent system with effective coach education communication tools. 
3. Develop and promote USAFH resources and services.
4. Prepare reports and articles for communication through the USAFH website, regional and hockey publications.

1. A minimum of 4 years relevant experience of which at least 2 years must be in a senior management role and include staff management and development, preferably with international athletes in a coaching and talent role.
2. A good understanding of current performance standards and development in international hockey.
3. Experience and knowledge of other sports coaching and talent systems at a high performance level.
4. Knowledge of latest coaching and talent development methods and standards applied in leading sporting nations.
5. Demonstrate the ability to communicate, influence and inspire talent, coaches and staff.
6. Experience with leading and managing a Team.
7. Experience with working with volunteers.

Skills and Qualities
1. Strategic thinker with an understanding of operational needs.
2. Creative thinker of coaching and talent solutions. 
3. Highly motivated and results oriented with the drive to achieve targets.
4. Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
5. Strong leadership and management skills supported by integrity and confidentiality.
6. An understanding of working with volunteers.
7. Influence, build and maintain effective internal and external relationships.
8. The ability to multi-task and prioritize.
9. A team player with an open and consultative style and optimistic approach.
10. Open and transparent in all aspects of work.
11. Strong computer/ technical skills.

1. Bachelor of Science in Applicable Discipline (Graduate Degree Preferred)

To apply for the Director of Coaching and Talent Systems position click here

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Head Field Hockey Coach - Georgetown University (Washington, D.C.)

The Head Field Hockey Coach is responsible for the recruitment, retention, supervision and coaching of NCAA Division I Field Hockey student-athletes under the guidelines of the BIG EAST and the NCAA.


  • Carries out duties within the stated philosophy of Georgetown athletics and its educational mission, and will adhere to all institutional, BIG EAST and NCAA regulations to ensure the University’s compliance
  • Makes the decisions required for successful achievement of department goals and objectives, and be accountable for the development of team policy and goals
  • Oversees and leads all practices and competitions, including, but not limited to: game preparation, practice planning, individual skills and video sessions, scouting, scheduling, weight training and fitness programs
  • Evaluates prospective student-athletes, analyzes and determines their abilities and whether or not they may succeed athletically and academically at Georgetown
  • Working with the Academic Coordinator for Student-Athletes and the Assistant Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Leadership and Development, monitors student-athlete academic performance and conduct, and identifies and addresses student-athlete welfare issues
  • Represents the University in donor/alumni public relations and community programs
  • Works with the Associate Athletics Director for Business and Finance to develop an annual budget for the Field Hockey program
  • Runs the program within budgetary guidelines set forth by the Athletics Department.


  • Bachelor’s degree, though Master’s preferred
  • One to three years of experience related to duties and responsibilities specified, preferably at a college or university
  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status or disability. We are committed to diversity in the workplace.

Georgetown University conducts pre-employment screening for all positions. The screening may include, but is not limited to, a criminal background check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and/or verification of work history. Georgetown utilizes an online system which will require a valid email address. Offers of employment are conditional, based on satisfactory completion of the pre-employment background check process.

Only applications submitted online will be considered. Screening will start immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply, click here and search for Job Requisition #20140036.

Sr. High Girls’ Field hockey Head Coach – Pine-Richland High School (Pittsburg, Pa.)

Pine-Richland High School located in the northern suburbs of Pittsburgh, PA is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Sr. High Girls' Field Hockey Head Coach. 

When Available: Fall Season 2014-2015

Position is a part-time supplemental position, not available for benefits. To express interest or request additional information on the above position, please contact the Athletic Office at 724-625-4444 x6800 or email Mr. Josh Shoop, Athletic Director, at

Applications accepted until May 5th, 2014  

Head Girls Field Hockey Coach – The Kincaid School (Houston, TX)

The successful applicant will coach girls’ varsity field hockey and head the entire girls’ field hockey program. Additional Upper School or Middle School coaching assignments in the winter and spring, as well as teaching in the Lower School or Middle School physical education program to be determined based on previous experience.  A bachelor’s degree and coaching and teaching experience are required.  College playing experience is preferred.  At Kinkaid, head coaches must be dynamic and energetic leaders who enjoy working with young people, emphasize the positive, demonstrate a winning attitude, model exceptional sportsmanship, and are skilled teachers of fundamentals, strategy, sportsmanship, and character.  With over one thousand athletes on 80-plus teams in 23 sports, Kinkaid is a member of the Southwest Preparatory Conference (

Send cover letter, resume, copies of transcripts and letters of recommendation to:

Jim Dunaway, Dean of Faculty
The Kinkaid School
201 Kinkaid School Dr.
Houston, TX  77024

High School Head Varsity Field Hockey Coach - Hershey High School (Hershey, Pa.)

  • Derry Township School District (Hershey High School) has an immediate opening for a high school varsity head field hockey coaching position and district program manager.
  • The successful candidate will head coach high school field hockey and manage the Derry Township School District field hockey program.
  • The position is effective upon School Board approval for the 2014/15 school year.
  • Applicants should have proven successful high school varsity field hockey coaching experience. Field hockey playing experience at the collegiate level is preferred.
  • Email letter of interest and resume w/contact information for three references to: DTSD athletic director, Dan Serfass at

Derry Township School District is a nationally recognized and award-winning public school system located in Hershey, PA. The district serves approximately 3,500 students in kindergarten through twelfth grade residing in Derry Township, Dauphin County.  EOE

Deadline:  May 6, 2014

Strength and Conditioning Intern – USA Field Hockey (Lancaster, Pa.)

Job Description

The USA Field Hockey Performance Science Program is accepting applications for the position of Strength and Conditioning Intern.  This is an excellent opportunity for an individual to be embedded into the US Olympic field hockey team as the team prepares for the 2015 Season at their training facility at Spooky Nook Sports, Lancaster, PA.

Position is available to start July 2014 and will end Jan 2015.  Duties include assisting the Director of Performance Science in all aspects of the USAFH Performance science program including but not limited to warm ups, strength training, conditioning, collection of performance data, athletic assessments, GPS collection, management of technical equipment and facility maintenance.  The successful applicant will report to David Hamilton as Director of Performance Science.

The candidate will be required for a minimum time commitment of 20 hours per week.  The position is voluntary and will not be compensated.  Send cover letter and resume to David Hamilton, Director of Performance Science, USAFH, Spooky Nook Sport, 2912 Spooky Nook Rd, Manheim, Lancaster, PA 17545



  • Bachelors degree in an exercise science related field
  • CSCA certification
  • CPR & First Aid certification


  • MSc in Exercise Science or Strength and Conditioning
  • An excellent understanding of Excel.
  • Field Hockey knowledge
  • Experience with Time Motion Analysis Technologies


The position is voluntary and will not compensated.  However food and meals will be provided around training.

The closing date for applications is 16th June 2013.