Game changing technology coming to USA Field Hockey recruiting events

Dec. 11, 2013, 2:15 p.m. (ET)

Starting this Winter, at USA Field Hockey’s Disney Showcase, college coaches from across the country will be able to take their recruiting efforts to the next level using Front Rush’s Coach Packet app. 

Coach Packet will allow collegiate field hockey programs attending tournaments to set their schedule using an iPad so they won’t have to the day of the event. At the tournament, Coach Packet is available offline so coaches can evaluate and rate athletes, create notes and follow the schedule accordingly. After the event, every game will be made available through Coach Packet's video feature.

This total package of scheduling, off-line access and video will benefit collegiate programs, small and large. Programs that can’t afford to send coaches across the country to recruit can now watch video of the event in the comfort of their own offices. Coaches that are planning to offer scholarships can now re-evaluate full game footage of said athlete to make sure they didn’t miss anything.

Collegiate coaches are leveraging Coach Packet to push their respective disciplines forward and take recruiting to an entirely new level. Coach Packet is making recruiting more effective by increasing the number of athletes that can be seen, decreasing the amount of money that coaches need to spend to recruit, and making the evolution process more accurate and more efficient.

“It’s going to be fun working with USA Field Hockey to change the way collegiate field hockey coaches recruit,” said Front Rush co-founder Brad Downs.

“Coach Packet will provide a one-of-a-kind immersive experience that will further set our tournaments apart,” said USA Field Hockey’s Chief Operating Officer Simon Hoskins. “This program will provide a groundbreaking connection between recruitable athletes and recruiting coaches through USA Field Hockey events. We’re eager to provide Coach Packet as a tool to our community of coaches.” 

Coach Packet will be available at the following events:

Disney Field Hockey Showcase

U12 & U14 National Indoor Tournament

U19 National Indoor Tournament

U16 National Indoor Tournament

National Futures Championship

U14 National Club Championship

U16 National Club Championship

U19 National Club Championship

National Hockey Festival