Hockey 5’s, field hockey’s new complementary game, is here to stay. Last night USA Field Hockey hosted a meeting at our Home of Hockey to discuss Hockey 5’s. The invitation was sent to our entire coach membership and the attendees represented both local coaches and coaches from as far away as Ohio, Maryland and New Jersey. USA Field Hockey feels it is important our coaching community is aware of the background why Hockey 5's was developed and adopted by the FIH and the Pan American Hockey Federation and to start discussions on how best to adopt the game into our hockey culture. As USA Field Hockey gathers information we will keep our hockey community abreast of the development of the game.
Our agenda included:
- Review of relevant background reasons why the FIH too the measures it did to adopt and promote the Hockey 5’s game
- Discuss the Youth Olympic Games and the qualifying process which will be Hockey 5’s format
- Gather ideas and insights how USA Field Hockey will adopt the game into our hockey culture.