Executive Director Weekly Report Week of April 8 2013

April 11, 2013, 10:03 a.m. (ET)

USA Field Hockey Weekly Report-Week of April 8, 2013

Live streaming from Four Nations in New Zealand The U.S. Women’s National Team is in New Zealand for two upcoming Four Nations tournaments, April 10-21, featuring Argentina, Korea, New Zealand and the United States. Hockey New Zealand has organized live online coverage of four matches featuring Team USA on April 13, 14, 20 and 21. View the full live coverage schedule on usafieldhockey.com.

USA Field Hockey is presenting local tournaments with a unique opportunity to elevate their event to a premier, distinguished status through sanctioning. Key features to USA Field Hockey sanctioned tournaments include ample insurance protection, exclusive media coverage, access to USA Field Hockey umpires in your area and more. Two major events are already reaping the benefits of USA Field Hockey’s sanctioning program. The Junior Premier Indoor League’s new component the Regional Outdoor Club League (ROCL), also known as the Junior Premier Outdoor League (JPOL), was established to provide athletes and coaches with a high level of competition on a regular basis. Another USA Field Hockey sanctioned event is the much anticipated Harrow Cup. This tournament is a post-collegiate women’s field hockey tournament with a $10,000 winner takes all cash prize. Six teams will compete in the weekend long competition in Philadelphia, Pa. from June 8 – 9. The purpose of Harrow Cup is to not only promote post collegiate hockey in a competitive and structured environment but also extend the length of American hockey careers and cultivate a life-time sport ethos through the provision of a national competition. For more information on the event sanctioning program, visit usafieldhockey.com.

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Happy Birthday to former Vice President Al Gore, 65 years old last Tuesday. But sadly, he could not enjoy his party because he was so obsessed with how fast the ice cream was melting.

Have a great week!!

Steve Locke
Executive Director