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Apr 15 USA Field Hockey Weekly Report

April 15, 2014, 3:54 p.m. (ET)

USA Field Hockey Weekly Report - Week of April 14, 2014

Last week’s Pan American Hockey Federation Indoor Pan Am Cup was fun to watch and we did experience some success. On the male side, we came second out of five teams losing to Canada in the final. The guys did a nice job and that tournament will benefit the overall male program as there is a fair amount of cross-over between the men’s indoor and outdoor teams. Congratulations to the athletes, coaches and support staff. Well done.

The women did well and had within their ranks some new, very young athletes who achieved a fair amount of quality international experience. That team came third out of four teams on the women’s side of the PAHF tournament. Gaining international experience is important as the program builds in quality. The coaches, athletes and support staff did a magnificent job in Uruguay and thanks to them for their considerable hard work leading up to the tournament and during the tournament itself.

Yesterday, U.S. Women’s Head Coach Craig Parnham announced the 2014 Champions Challenge roster. The 18-player roster will compete in Glasgow, Scotland April 27-May 4. The U.S. squad comprised of experienced and skilled athletes is eager to challenge the international competition. Congratulations to all of our athletes and we wish them the best of luck. Click here to review the tournament roster.

Last Friday marked 50 days until the U.S. Women take on the 2014 Rabobank World Cup in Holland. With Champions Challenge and the 2014 Rabobank Hockey World Cup right around the corner, USA Field Hockey is pleased to unveil “Traveling Trevor”, a colored-in, cut-out version of the USA Field Hockey logo who will be traveling around the globe with the U.S. Women’s National Squad. Think of “Traveling Trevor” as the “Flat Stanley” of field hockey. “Traveling Trevor” is part of the campaign to raise support for the U.S. squad on their journey to the 2014 World Cup and to connect the team to the field hockey community.

Wherever you are, Washington to Florida, color and cutout Trevor. Snap a picture with our, with your, national mark of field hockey in a cool, creative way that describes you and submit your image here for a chance to have your custom cutout travel with the Women’s National Team building up to World Cup. The team could be taking pictures with your Trevor all over the world! Clubs, coaches, college teams and youth are encouraged to partake! Check out our staff scrapbook here! Where will you take Trevor?

Play field hockey, fight Prostate Cancer: Just a few weeks ago, Cris Maloney, a self-described field hockey evangelist very involved with the FUNdamental Field Hockey program, began discussions with USA Field Hockey and the Prostrate Cancer Foundation (pcf.org) about a way that exposes more and more boys to field hockey and raises funds to fight prostate cancer. Juggernaut Field Hockey has special rules making the game safe for beginners and quick to learn. For example, the Penalty Corner is replaced by something called a Stonker!

Cris is looking for a high school field hockey team interested in being the first in the nation to run a Juggernaut Field Hockey game at their school. If you know anyone who might be interested, ask them to visit www.JuggernautFieldHockey.com to learn more and/or contact Cris at cris.maloney@gmail.com.

Warm weather and longer days mean it's a perfect time to begin a FUNdamental Field Hockey program! For more information on how to get involved, click here.

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Have a great week!!

Steven Locke
Executive Director
USA Field Hockey

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