There was pure excitement surrounding the boys and mens courts during the 2013 National Indoor Tournament. A total of 56 athletes participating in two divisions showed up in Richmond, Va., March 1-3.
“This year was a huge success and a big improvement from last year,” said Andrew Thornton, Men’s National Indoor Team Head Coach. “All the games drew large crowds, which created a great atmosphere. I look forward to next year’s event and the continuation of participation in field hockey for boys and men in the USA.”
“This tournament was the most memorable weekend of my coaching career,” said Chris Pothier, owner of Cape Ann Coalition. “Being so involved with the creation, planning and preparation of my team along with playing aside them is what made the weekend so memorable.”
Pothier explained Cape Ann was not the strongest, skilled or most experienced team on paper but they had the will to win.
“We did not go into the tournament with the goal of winning,” said Pothier. “Our goal was to learn and have fun, which inevitably set us up for success. It proves that unselfish play and teamwork qualities definitely worked in our favor”.
USA Field Hockey would like to thank everyone who was involved in the boys and men’s divisions this year. Thank you to all of the athletes and coaches for volunteering their time to mentor the younger players. As we move forward in promoting men’s field hockey nationwide, we ask you to stay actively involved in the process.
If you know of any leagues or tournaments that offer boys programming, contact the Sport Development Team at email@example.com.
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