USA Field Hockey Weekly Report-Week of March 28, 2011

March 29, 2011, 10:48 a.m. (ET)


USA Field Hockey Weekly Report-Week of March 28, 2011

Last week in this report was a section about the need to help develop more boys into the sport. I received a number of comments with suggestions.  And, I received this note and several photos:  

After reading the last newsletter I just wanted to let you know that this year we started with a boys program in Key Biscayne and we have 17 boys playing from ages 5 to 12!! We will try to make it to the Disney Tournament in July with a coed team. Everyone is very excited for we don't have that much competition down here and it is very difficult to find a spot where to practice!  We are half-way through the Stick Starz program with 20 girls and 2 boys participating! Thanks to USA Field Hockey’s Laura Darling for the support!

Attached you'll find some pictures of the boys and all of us down here in FL!!

Hope we have a future Olympian in the pictures!!!

Florencia Manero

KB Field Hockey Director

Florencia, good on you and everyone in Key Biscayne.

By the way, a major benefit of being a USA Field Hockey club member is through the exclusivity of the clubs to operate Stick Starz and Turf Tykes programs. Only USA Field Hockey member clubs are permitted to use these fully developed curricula that develop younger athletes beginning at the age of eight. Key Biscayne’s club is a perfect example of this. Although you are only seeing one photo above exampling Stick Starz, it is a really effective and powerful program designed to introduce kids to the basics of hockey.  More information about resources for member clubs can be found here, the club section of our website continues to develop each week, if you have any thoughts on what you would like to see provided here, please let USA Field Hockey’s Laura Darling know ( 

USA Field Hockey National Club Championship Logo Finalized The new USA Field Hockey property (event) known as the USA Field Hockey National Championship has a newly developed logo; a logo which was completed in association with sponsor/partner Harrow Sports and guided by the many opinions we had from athletes who entered our competition at the National Hockey Festival last November. Thanks to Mark Hayden, President and CEO of Harrow plus Alli Tanner, Field Hockey Brand Manager. Alli was a collegiate FH athlete at North Carolina, and was directly involved in the logo development.

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Have a great week!

Steve Locke

Executive Director

USA Field Hockey