USA Field Hockey

USA FIELD HOCKEY is recognized by the United States Olympic Committee as the national governing body for the sport of field hockey in the USA. USA Field Hockey has over 23,000 members and oversees the junior national and Olympic teams and is responsible for the development and promotion of the game

Available job openings at USA Field Hockey (scroll below for job descriptions and how to apply): 

USA Field Hockey openings:

- National Development Director, USA Field Hockey (Colorado Springs, Colo.)

- Regional Development Manager - USA Field Hockey (NE Region and Regions 5, 6, 9, 10 and 11)

- Regional Umpire Coordinator - USA Field Hockey (Region 8)

- Strength and Conditioning Intern – USA Field Hockey (Lancaster, Pa)

- Administrative Intern – USA Field Hockey (Chula Vista, Ca.)

Regional openings: 

- Assistant Coach - Wheelock College (Boston, MA) 

- Head Girls Field Hockey Coach - The Kincaid School (Houston, TX)

- Club Field Hockey Coach - Santa Clara University (Santa Clara, CA)

- Head Varsity Girls Field Hockey Coach - St. Luke’s School (New Canaan, CT)

- Assistant Coach, Women's Lacrosse and Field Hockey - Wittenburg University (Springfield, OH)

National Development Director - USA Field Hockey (Colorado Springs, CO)


The National Development Director is responsible for meeting developmental goals by working in partnership with the departmental leaders of USA Field Hockey and inspiring, leading, managing and training the Regional Development Managers to meet their program and service goals.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage the full time Regional Development Managers (RDMs)
  • Recruit and provide ongoing training to the RDMs
  • Set appropriate targets by development activity for each region
  • Monitor RDM performance
  • Direct RDM activities to prioritize focus to best achieve overall Development


  • Working with Department heads to establish objectives and processes for regional delivery of national programs
  • Ensure that annual targets for Developmental activities are met in each Region across all areas including:
  • Futures, Fundamental Field Hockey, You Go Girl, Boys Development, Adult Development, Umpire Recruitment and Training, Coach Education and Certification, Sanctioned Events, Camps
  • Lead initiatives to generate broader adoption of field hockey at school and university
  • Partner with the NCAA and NFHCA to encourage additional field hockey
  • programs at NCAA and club
  • Collaborate with the State Associations and NFHS to encourage additional field hockey programs at schools
  • Advocate for field hockey to be in elementary school curriculums
  • Lead initiatives to foster club development
  • Provide and update template and instructive materials for starting a local club
  • Serve membership with clearinghouse of available club opportunities
  • Contribute to the Strategic design of the Development program
  • Ensure that Development efforts remain consistent and contemporary with the USA Field Hockey Strategic Plan
  • Work with the leadership team to evolve Development strategy

  Duties & Responsibilities Continued:

  • Contribute to the Strategic design of the Development program (continued)
  • Develop and evolve programs and services to best achieve Development strategy
  • Provide reports as required to Executive Director
  • Represent USA Field Hockey's development programs, champion the initiatives, be the organizational spokesperson for the developmental programming
  • With the Commercial Manager, deliver partner obligations
  • Schools and NCAAs
  • Work with the Coach Education Director to ensure all programming is consistent, integrated and effectively coordinated across the athlete pathway.
  • Ensure all programs and services are consistent with USA Field Hockey policies and protocols including Safe Sport
  • Prepare budget and forecasts for Development activities.
  • Enlist support from members, staff, board members and volunteers to provide leads
  • Monitor and where appropriate, translate best practice from other sports and hockey in other countries
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications Required:


  • Bachelor’s degree is required


  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in the sports industry field
  • Experience in sports development and coaching and in particular field hockey is preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in managing a departmental budget
  • Demonstrated experience in managing a team of staff to achieve individual and departmental milestones


  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office programs
  • Have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal
  • Ability to multi-task, handle frequent interruptions and competing priorities, be good at time management and meet deadlines

To apply, click here

Regional Development Manager – USA Field Hockey

USA Field Hockey is seeking a Contractor for the following regions to serve as a USA Field Hockey Regional Development Manager (RDM):

  • NE Region (CT, RI, VT, ME, NH, MA)
  • Region 5 (PA)
  • Region 6 (NJ)
  • Region 9 (MI, OH, IN, KY, Pittsburg)
  • Region 10 (WI, IL, MO, TX, OK, CO)
  • Region 11 (CA)

The Regional Development Manager is responsible for administering and managing USA Field Hockey’s U19 Olympic Development program (Futures) and networking with their member clubs and high schools to grow hockey in their specific region.

Estimated time commitment is an average of 15-20 hours a week. Minimal overnight travel is required. Candidate is responsible for organizing and running a minimum of one regional level tournament and managing their Futures sites within their region’s boundaries.


  • Bachelor’s degrees in related field and/or experience corresponding with the responsibilities
  • Strong planning, administrative and computer skills
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills at all levels
  • Very strong organizational skills
  • A passion for excellence in sports and life.
  • Has an understanding of age appropriate talent identification, selection, and working with youth parents within the Olympic Development Pipeline.
  • Can demonstrate experience in field hockey at a level necessary to professionally develop the sport.

To apply: Interested candidates should apply to the specific region’s posting via this page on Teamwork Online by August 29, 2014. Please direct any questions to Caitie Tornes at

Assistant Coach - Wheelock College (Boston, MA)

Wheelock College is seeking applications for a part-time Assistant Field Hockey Coach. 

Wheelock College is an NCAA Division III institution competing in the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC). 

Duties will include, but are not limited to: assisting at all practices, games and various team activities; recruiting prospective student-athletes; game preparation/scouting, and assisting in all other duties as assigned.

Bachelor's Degree required. 

To apply, and to view a full job description and minimum qualifications required visit the following website: Submit the following: Resume, cover letter and a list of three references. Only online applications will be phone calls or email please.

Strength and Conditioning Intern – USA Field Hockey (Lancaster, Pa.)

Job Description

The USA Field Hockey Performance Science Program is accepting applications for the position of Strength and Conditioning Intern.  This is an excellent opportunity for an individual to be embedded into the US Olympic field hockey team as the team prepares for the 2015 Season at their training facility at Spooky Nook Sports, Lancaster, PA.

Position is available to start July 2014 and will end Jan 2015.  Duties include assisting the Director of Performance Science in all aspects of the USAFH Performance science program including but not limited to warm ups, strength training, conditioning, collection of performance data, athletic assessments, GPS collection, management of technical equipment and facility maintenance.  The successful applicant will report to David Hamilton as Director of Performance Science.

The candidate will be required for a minimum time commitment of 20 hours per week.  The position is voluntary and will not be compensated.  Send cover letter and resume to David Hamilton, Director of Performance Science, USAFH, Spooky Nook Sport, 2912 Spooky Nook Rd, Manheim, Lancaster, PA 17545



  • Bachelors degree in an exercise science related field
  • CSCA certification
  • CPR & First Aid certification


  • MSc in Exercise Science or Strength and Conditioning
  • An excellent understanding of Excel.
  • Field Hockey knowledge
  • Experience with Time Motion Analysis Technologies


The position is voluntary and will not compensated.  However food and meals will be provided around training.

The closing date for applications is 16th June 2013.  

Assistant Coach to the Men’s National Team, and Program Manager - USA Field Hockey (Chula Vista, CA)

USA Field Hockey (USAFH) is the National Governing Body for the sport of field hockey in the USA. USA Field Hockey has over 21,000 members and oversees the junior national and Olympic teams and is responsible for the development and promotion of the game throughout the USA.

As part of its continuing drive to achieve and maintain international excellence in the men’s game, USAFH is looking to recruit an Assistant Coach to the Men’s National Team. Reporting to the Head Coach, the Assistant Coach/Program Manager will be responsible for working with the USA Field Hockey senior Men’s Program for the current Olympic cycle with a view to achieving international success as well as leading the direction of the junior high performance teams.

The priorities for the role are:

  • To work with the Head Coach on the selection, preparation, coaching and performance of the USAFH Men’s National Senior Squad
  • To lead the Junior Men’s National Teams programs and the direction of the Junior Regional High Performance Programs
  • To manage all aspects of the administration for National Program and liaise closely with the relevant Men’s National Team High Performance Staff and USAFH departments in all matters concerning the dissemination of information relevant to the Men’s Program.
  • To be responsible for the continuing development and leadership in the long term plan of a high performance culture within the Men’s Senior and Junior programs

The Assistant Coach/Program Manager reports to the Head Coach and may be responsible for some USAFH staff and/or support service staff that work within the performance program. 

Key Responsibilities:Performance Coaching

  • Primary responsibility shall lie with the coaching and preparation of the USAFH National Men’s Squad as directed by the Head Coach, with secondary responsibility for the U21 program and the direction of Junior High Performance Programs.
  • Coach nationally identified athletes in both a team environment and individual sessions.
  • Administration of the Men’s National Program
  • Planning and monitoring
  • Support the Head Coach on annual and cyclical plans for:
  • USAFH Men’s National Program Individual athletes

To be responsible for annual and cyclical plans for:

  • USAFH Junior Men’s National Teams
  • Monitor and evaluate athlete performance and record relevant data to ensure standards are met and potential is maximized 
  • Utilize coaches throughout the system to assist with the monitoring and skill development of athletes through the talent pathway/athlete development pipeline and across the High Performance regions.

Administration – out of competition

  • Work with the high performance team to ensure effective integration of technical coaching and support services and communications across the Men’s National Squad and Men’s Junior High Performance Program
  • Liaise with the Head Coach to ensure the smooth running of the Men’s National Team Program
  • Act as the first point of contact for any administrative enquiries relating to the Men’s National Team and Men’s Junior High Performance Program
  • Organize all travel, travel documentation, venues and transport for team as necessary
  • Organize all training and competition equipment for Senior and Junior High Performance Teams
  • Liaise with the Jr Team Managers in relation to training and competition schedule and details
  • Manage the budget for training and competition equipment for Senior and Junior High Performance Teams
  • Liaise directly with equipment sponsor(s) and players to ensure timely order, delivery and correct allocation of equipment on budget
  • Assist with organization and ordering of playing equipment such as game/practice balls etc
  • Administer team expenses
  • Compile tour call up letter details and disseminate to squads
  • Maintain database of player caps & records
  • Responsible for maintaining appropriate stationery and office stocks in USAFH office at the OTC

Administration – in competition:

  • Coordinate all team travel and equipment
  • Complete, submit and sign team sheets
  • Attend managers’ meetings
  • Communicate closely with the Head Coach and players in the dissemination of information
  • Ensure correct equipment for international competition including names, numbers, blood shirts etc
  • To assist with any other duties as reasonably required by the Head Coach
  • The Olympic Training Center
  • Liaise with The OTC in relation to Men’s National Team needs surrounding trainings, events, matches and coaching opportunities
  • Coordinate meeting room and facility usage
  • Other duties as directed
  • Contribute to the leadership and development of the wider high performance programs 
  • Assist in USAFH activities where required. 
  • Conduct other duties as reasonably directed by the Head Coach or Performance Director

Qualifications, knowledge and experience:

  • Experience of successful performance achievements at international level in a coaching capacity.
  • High performance field hockey coaching qualifications (Level 3 and above or equivalent)
  • Preferred goalkeeping expertize/experience.
  • Experience and proven capability in the holistic development of athletes and programs
  • Demonstrated experience in planning, organizing and implementing a comprehensive high performance coaching program for elite teams and athletes
  • Knowledge of leading trends in coaching, including coaching science, practices and the appropriate application of leading technology tools
  • The ability to effectively work with and apply expertise from support services to ensure team success 
  • The ability to attain excellence from players, coaches, staff and all stakeholders through the establishment of a culture of performance
  • A minimum of 4 years of high performance coaching experience that has achieved demonstrable results

Qualities and Skills:

  • Outstanding technical knowledge of individual and team principles including techniques, tactics, coaching trends and international developments. 
  • In-depth understanding and application of the principles of coaching, sport science, medicine and technology within a high performance program
  • Well developed liaison, interpersonal, oral and written communication, and people management skills 
  • High level of influencing skills 
  • Outstanding communication skills – verbal and written
  • Sound administration skills 
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently and as part of a team 
  • Demonstrated ability to meet competing demands through effective prioritization in a results oriented environment
  • Efficient and organized, and strong awareness of self and self-regulation 
  • Demonstrated success in managing individual differences and group dynamics 
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment, observe confidentiality and use discretion and initiative. 
  • Excellent observational and analytical skills. 
  • Ability to thrive in a pressured environment of irregular and long hours, and capacity to travel domestically and overseas for extended periods 
  • Driven by achieving results, a passion to succeed

Compensation: $40,000 - $44,999.

Click here to apply. Application cycle closes 5/31/14.

Administrative Intern – USA Field Hockey (Chula Vista, Ca.)

Job Description

The USA Field Hockey Men's National Program is accepting applications for the position of Administrative Intern.  This is an opportunity for an individual to be involved with the US National Men's Field Hockey Team and their summer training and competition block at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Ca.

The position will be available June 23rd - August 30th. Responsibilities will include day to day management of the squad working alongside the Assistant Coach/Program Manager with duties such as logistics, equipment issue, filming trainings/games, transportation, and various other responsibilities. The successful applicant will report to Chris Clements, National Men’s Team Head Coach.

The candidate will be required for a minimum time commitment of 20-30 hours per week with some weekends.  The position is voluntary and will not be compensated.  Send cover letter and resume to Chris Clements -



  •          Working towards or completed a degree related to sports.
  •          Sports background
  •          Sports administration experience
  •          An excellent understanding of all Excel, Word/Pages
  •          Experience with video cameras


The position is voluntary and will not compensated. Food and meals will be provided around training.

The closing date for applications is September 5, 2014 

Club Field Hockey Coach – Santa Clara University (Santa Clara, Calif.)

Women’s Field Hockey Coach Purpose:

The philosophy of the Club Sports Program is to emphasize student leadership and participation. The Coach/Instructor/Volunteer should limit his/her contributions to those involving coaching skills and knowledge and are encouraged to assist with team leadership and membership development.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Primary duty will be to coach the club team.

• Duties will include supervising the team at all practice sessions, games, and tournaments.

• The Coach will be expected to organize and direct a training program to develop the team to its fullest potential and to play a leadership role in the development of the team in terms of teaching, motivation, and competition.

• The Coach will organize & coordinate the duties and responsibilities of the Assistant Coaches and other support personnel.

• Final actual coaching responsibilities are determined by post-season tournament competition.

• Duties/Responsibilities are based on a yearly length of service.

• For all Club Sport Coach duties and responsibilities please review the 2013-14 Coaches/Instructors/Volunteers Handbook on the Club Sports Officers Corner webpage at:

Required Minimum Qualifications:

• Background in the sport should be particularly strong.

• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with administrators and athletes.

• Understanding of WCFHC philosophy and ability to work within the framework of the philosophy of Santa Clara University and Club Sports Program.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Undergraduate degree.

• Previous coaching and/or playing experience.

Pay Rate:

• To be determined. Based on coaching experience.

Application Process:

Position is open until filled. Submit Cover Letter and Resume via email at or mail to:

SCU Women’s Field Hockey

Attn: Kathryn Hutchings

Malley Center #715

500 El Camino Real

Santa Clara, CA 95053

For More Information:

Contact Kathryn Hutchings, Assistant Director of Recreation with any questions at or 408-554-4850.

Head Varsity Girls Field Hockey Coach – St. Luke’s School (New Canaan, CT)

St. Luke’s School is searching for the next Varsity Head Coach for our field hockey program. Head Coach/Program Director must be knowledgeable in field hockey. They must also have strong communication skills.

St. Luke’s is a co-ed, secular day school of more than 500 students located in New Canaan, CT.  The school competes locally in the Fairchester Athletic Association (FAA) and regionally in the New England Prep School Athletic Conference (NEPSAC).

We are looking for a candidate with the following qualifications:

  • Strong communicator with students, parents and administration
  • Proper working knowledge and experience within the sport of field hockey
  • Manage and assign duties to assistant and JV coaching staffs
  • Work with Athletic Director on scheduling of games
  • Oversee two week preseason training sessions
  • Manage equipment inventory for the team in conjunction with administration
  • Communicate with local press and media
  • Attend all athletic league meetings as required
  • Be a leader for young student-athletes
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by Athletic Director
  • Oversee the development of the middle school program
  • Manage personal
  • Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Jennifer Besgen, Interim Director of Athletics, by email at

St. Luke’s School is an equal opportunity employer. St. Luke’s School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law with regard to hiring, terms and conditions of employment or educational programs. We strive to provide a welcoming educational environment where the value and dignity of every member is respected.

Assistant Coach, Women’s Lacrosse and Field Hockey – Wittenberg University (Springfield, Ohio)

About Wittenberg University:

Founded in 1845, Wittenberg is a nationally ranked, private, liberal arts college related to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and has an enrollment of about 2,000 students. Wittenberg enjoys a national reputation for excellent academic standards and is widely known for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Wittenberg has an exceptional staff and award-winning faculty who share a commitment to undergraduate teaching, research, and development of students into successful global citizens. Situated on 100 acres of rolling hills in Springfield Ohio, Wittenberg is easily accessible from Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati.

Wittenberg is a NCAA Division III institution participating in the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) and offers a broad-based intercollegiate athletics program with 23 varsity teams - 11 for men and 12 for women - and numerous club and intramural opportunities. Annually, Wittenberg places among the top four in the North Coast Athletic Conference All-sports standings including a first place finish in 2009-2010.

Job Description:

Wittenberg University is seeking applications for an Assistant Coach for Women’s Lacrosse and Field Hockey.  This is a full-time, 10-month position and responsibilities include all aspects of assisting with a Division III Lacrosse and Field Hockey program.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Assist in planning practices, game strategies, scouting, and recruiting activities.
  • Perform specific recruiting duties as assigned.
  • Operate within budget constraints.  Coordinate all expenditures and commitments with the Head Coach and/or Administrative Assistant to ensure fund approval and availability.
  • Coach practice sessions or workouts as assigned (may be assigned to work with specific groups or student-athletes on regular basis.)  Assist in coaching during athletic events, in maintaining statistics, and in coordinating officials.
  • Maintain and have a thorough knowledge of NCAA, conference, and institutional rules and regulations.
  • Adhere to departmental procedures relative to purchasing and travel expenditures.
  • Report any alleged violations of NCAA, NCAC, or institutional rules and regulations.
  • Assist in the implementation of team academic programs, including monitoring of individual student-athletes’ progress to ensure academic eligibility. Assist with study hall and routing referrals to appropriate Wittenberg resources.
  • Work with student-athletes and monitor their adherence to rules and regulations concerning conduct, appearance, and punctuality.
  • Speak to service groups and alumni organizations as assigned.
  • Attend all staff and assistant coach meetings.
  • Be responsible for one or more administrative functions as assigned by the head coach.
  • Participate in special projects and additional duties as assigned by the head coach, Director, or Associate Director of Athletics.
  • Perform a significant supplementary duty and/or other minor duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.

Candidates must have excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills and must be available to work some evenings and weekends. Additionally, candidates must be able to interact effectively and appropriately with student-athletes, possess the skills to evaluate prospects and maintain and ensure student-athlete academic integrity.


For this position, we require that candidates have a Bachelor's degree; Master’s degree preferred. Preference will be given to applicants with some coaching experience and with collegiate lacrosse and field hockey playing experience. Candidates must have good organization skills and have the ability to work with a broad cross section of constituents.

Additional Information:

Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. The position is expected to begin August 1, 2014.

Wittenberg is committed to attracting and retaining highly qualified individuals who collectively reflect the diversity of our student body and society at-large. We believe it is educationally imperative to further our students' appreciation and understanding of a culturally diverse society, and we are committed to ensuring a diverse environment for all individuals, regardless of race, gender, religion, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical ability, or disability. In that spirit, we are especially interested in receiving applications from individuals who would contribute to the diversity of our community.

Application Instructions:

To apply, please set-up an account and make application through our online system via the following link:

Then, upload the following documents in MS Word or Adobe Acrobat format:

  • A cover letter
  • Resume
  • Names, address and phone numbers of three professional references

If you are a person with a disability and require assistance with the application process, please contact Wittenberg's Human Resources Department at (937) 327-7517.