Register for the National Rules Briefing

July 21, 2011, 1:45 p.m. (ET)

Following the extraordinary success of USA Field Hockey's 2010 National Rules Briefing, we are proud to announce the 2011 National Rules Briefing for coaches, players and umpires.

More people attended last year's briefing than any single briefing held in the United States and they paid a registration fee for the privilege. This year, based on suggestions from those who attended, we've made changes to the format. Further, we are utilizing new technology from the United States Olympic Committee and therefore are able to provide the briefing at no cost to those interested in attending.

This year's briefing will take place on August 10, 2011 at 7:00pm EDT and will last approximately one and a half hours including a question and answer session. Unlike last year, the live briefing will not be available as a video on-demand production at the conclusion of the briefing.

The 2011 National Rules Briefing presenter will be Steve Horgan, National Umpire and Technical Manager and interpreter for the Rules of Hockey and the NCAA modifications. Steve will provide us with up-to-date training on the latest rules, interpretations and current practices. This is especially important now that there are very few remaining differences between the Rules of Hockey, NCAA modifications, and the rules published by the National Federation of State High School Associations.

One of the favorite parts of last year's briefing was when Steve answered your questions live. This year, while the live briefing is in progress, you can submit questions on the same screen without using any other software. Questions will be selected and responded to during and at the end of the session.  In the meantime, questions submitted to the ASK THE UMPIRE feature on may be selected for the briefing. To submit your questions prior to the briefing, go to

Although it is not mandatory to do so, we ask our hockey community to register. Registration is FREE and you DO NOT need to be a USA Field Hockey member.  The web address to the briefing will be posted the week of August 1. Click here to register.