U.S. Women’s National Team will relocate to Chula Vista, Cali. from the second week in January as they look for a warm weather training base in the continued build up to the Champions Challenge and World Cup which will take place later in 2014. The U.S. will be joined in California at the beginning of February by the international squads of Great Britain and New Zealand. The six week training block for Team USA will be capped with a series of matches against both teams with each of the three nations intending to play seven test matches. Great Britain is currently World Ranked No. 3 and New Zealand holds the No. 5 position. These two top seeds will provide stern opposition and valuable international test time for U.S. Head Coach Craig Parnham’s developing group of athletes.
Earlier in the year, USA Field Hockey had planned for a 4 Nations Tournament in February at the Home of Hockey in Lancaster, Pa., however, because of tremendous winter weather conditions on the East Coast the field production timeline had to be readjusted. The Women’s National Team will compete in the Champions Challenge in Glasgow, Scotland from April 27th – May 4th. Later the same month Team USA will compete in 13th edition of the Women’s Hockey World Cup in The Hague, Netherlands from May 31st – June 14th. The U.S. has been placed in World Cup Pool B with Argentina, England, Germany, China and South Africa.
Full information for all matches involving USA, Great Britain and New Zealand in California to take place in February 2014 will be made available at www.usafieldhockey.com