USA Field Hockey Weekly Report

June 03, 2014, 12:20 p.m. (ET)

USA Field Hockey Weekly Report-Week of June 2, 2014

2014 Rabobank Hockey World Cup
AtThe Hague in Holland, it is early into the Rabobank Hockey World Cup and we started off well. Craig Parnham and the U.S. Women’s Field Hockey Team kicked off with an upset by defeating Coach Jason Lee’s 3rd ranked England National Team this past Sunday. By the way, Jason is just a fabulous coach and former associate of Craig’s from England, and we know that his team will do well through the course of the tournament. And, we also know this is just the beginning of a long event and we have great faith our team will be a high-level presence against the world’s finest. This is being written on Monday, the 2nd of June so as of the writing we do not know the outcome of the game we are to have with Argentina on Tuesday, the 3rd. The USA is ranked at 10th in the world and will continue to face tough opposition. We wish our athletes the best of luck!

Chase the Cup with U.S. at the Rabobank Hockey World Cup! Watch live matches and check out articles and match reports streamed on the USA Field Hockey website World Cup page. Our next four competitions are:

Tuesday, June 3rd USA vs Argentina (World Ranked 2) 11:30 a.m. EST
Friday, June 6th USA vs China is (World Ranked 2) 4:30 a.m. EST
Sunday, June 8th USA vs Germany (World Ranked 6) 8:30 a.m. EST
Tuesday, June 10th USA vs South Africa (World Ranked 11) 8:30 a.m. EST

Masters World Cup
Some of the most decorated and experienced players in the U.S. will take part in the 2014 FIH Masters World Cup beginning on Thursday. The event is an incredible opportunity for our nation’s veteran players to represent Team USA on the world stage. Four squads will represent Team USA in the 40+ Men, 50+ Men, 40+ Women and 50+ Women age divisions in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Best of luck to all of the athletes representing the U.S. in Rotterdam!

USA Field Hockey Welcomes Two New Regional Managers
USA Field Hockey’s Sport Development Team is very excited to announce two new Regional Directors. Victoria Warzeski (Region 4) and Warren Prestwich (Region 7) are the newest full time staff members who began June 1. Their hires are phase one of the master regionalization plan.

In simple terms, their role is to be the ‘go to’ person for their region and orchestrate the development and coordination of field hockey in their designated area. This includes, and is not limited to Futures, FUNdamental Field Hockey, growth of boys play and adults, clubs, sanctioning, coach and umpire education and Olympic Youth Camps. Although this is a lot for one person, they will have a National Office expert behind each of the development pillars, as well as a strong marketing and communications team. We are looking forward to the impact each will have on “Growing the Game” in their region.

Find out more about the newest additions to USA Field Hockey here.

USA Field Hockey Hall of Fame Celebration Looms Ahead
The Hall of Fame induction ceremony is only weeks away and there is still time for you to reserve your tickets! Come celebrate the past, present and future of our sport. Space is limited. Learn more information and reserve your tickets to this prestigious event today.

Olympic Youth Camps
As we cheer on our Women’s National Team in Holland, don’t miss your chance to learn from them this summer! Olympic Youth Camps will provide young campers, ages 7-13, a once in a lifetime opportunity to ignite their dreams alongside Olympic and National Team athletes. Olympic Youth Camps are co-ed and will be offered at 15 sites in 2014. All skill levels are welcome, but registration is limited. Don’t miss your opportunity to learn from the best of the U.S., sign up now!

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Have a great week!

Steven Locke
Executive Director
USA Field Hockey