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USA Field Hockey Weekly Report

Aug. 05, 2014, 1:07 p.m. (ET)

USA Field Hockey Weekly Report - Week of August 4, 2014

USA Field Hockey Seeks Board of Director Members
Annually, we go through the process of selecting Board members for Board slotted directorships up for consideration. These positions are, in actual fact, among the most important roles within the organization as directors set policies for USA Field Hockey. Below is a paragraph from the USA Field Hockey Nominating Committee, chaired by Alva Serrette, soliciting candidates:

BOARD POSITIONS AVAILABLE FOR THE QUADRIENNIAL PERIOD BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2015

The Nominating Committee is seeking candidates for the following Board positions:

  • At-Large Directors (3)
  • Independent Directors (2)

These positions shall be effective as of January 1, 2015, and shall expire as of midnight on December 31, 2018. All interested parties should send a letter of interest to Alva Serrette, Chair of the Nominating Committee, no later than midnight PST on August 31, 2014. Alva’s email address is acoghockey@aol.com

Praise for U.S. Men’s National Team’s Talent During Summer Series
Our U.S. Men’s National Team went undefeated in their recently completed set of Chile test matches and we are the same boat with our current summer series against Mexico. Here is a report from USA Field Hockey Men’s National Team Coach Chris Clements:

Our Men's National Team has started strongly against Mexico scoring 14 goals and conceding only one in the two tests to date. Game one finished with a result of 6-1 and game two’s final score was 8-0. Further adding to the success of the series thus far, three more players have earned the right to represent our country. Congratulations to Tom McCarthy, Adam Miller, and Spencer Reed for earning their first caps.

The summer training and competition block is providing the young squad a great opportunity to gain valuable experience. We look forward to seeing more progress through the remainder of the summer. Keep up the good work guys!

The last four games are all at 10:45 a.m. PST including a match today, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center.

The team’s continual positive progress under Chris’ lead is a story of inspiration and hard work, all of which is relentlessly worked for day in and day out.  We hope that your focus lies there as well and you use your energy to spread the importance of their summer series success as to help build hockey for men throughout the USA.

Olympic Youth Camps
Last week, USA Field Hockey hosted multiple Olympic Youth Camps across the country for the first time ever. Olympians and National Team athletes took to the field as head coaches, teaching the fundamental skills to campers, ages 7-13. The camps are another excellent opportunity to expose our National Teams and grow the game we all love. To suggest your city or town for Olympic Youth Camps in 2015, email sportdevelopment@usafieldhockey.com!

Participate in the #NoOffDays Contest to Win Free Gear!
The time has come for another installment of the #NoOffDays campaign, the Stick Trick Challenge. Send us your best tricks to communications@usafieldhockey.com for a chance to win official USA Field Hockey gear and a box of PRBars. Watch how it’s done by the pros on the Men’s National Team here and then give us your best shot!

USA Field Hockey Club Ranking Updates
Following the National Club Championships, the USA Field Hockey National Club Rankings have been recalculated and posted online. WC Eagles (Spring City, PA) maintains their #1 rank across both age divisions, Under-19 and Under-16, with a 200+ point lead. Congrats go out to WC Eagles athletes and coaches, keep up the great work!

Our #2 ranked clubs also deserve a shout out: Nook Hockey (Lititz, PA) in the U-19 age group and Saints Field Hockey Club (Henrico, VA) in the U-16 age group. Xcalibur Field Hockey Club (Elverson, PA) rounds out the top three in both age groups.

Full rankings can be viewed here.

Prepare Yourself for the 2014 Season!
Attend the Harrow Sports / NFHCA Preseason Workshop on August 9 at RPI in Troy, New York. High School and College Coaches will have the chance to learn new skills and new drills from some of the best clinicians in the sport. For more information or to register, click here

Third Annual National Field Hockey Day
USA Field Hockey is excited to announce its third annual National Field Hockey Day is Saturday, September 13th! National Field Hockey Day, created to inspire participation and increase awareness of the sport, invites coaches, umpires, athletes, parents and fans to celebrate our sport in their communities. For more information on how you can get involved, click here.

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: “The TSA is offering a $5,000 reward for the best idea on how to speed up airport security lines. So far the best idea is making a line for people who know what they're doing and another line for people who have never been to an airport before.”

Have a great week!

Steven Locke
USA Field Hockey
Executive Director

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