USA Field Hockey

Coaching Opportunities

Each year, USA Field Hockey hires more than 500 dedicated, qualified coaches to help run programming including Futures, AAU Junior Olympic Games, Junior High Performance and more. To be eligible to apply, a minimum of a Level 1 Certification and current USA Field Hockey Coach Membership is required for all positions, and some positions required a Level 2 Certification plus recent coaching experience.

Thank you to all our current coach members who work diligently to provide playing and development opportunities for athletes in the United States. 

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Other Coaching Opportunities

As the sport of field hockey continues to grow, so does the need for qualified coaches. School and clubs across the country are often looking for paid and volunteer coaches to help grow the game and improve their programming. If you are looking for a field hockey coach, please send the full job description along with the application process (URL to apply), contact information and application deadline to communications@usafieldhockey.com. USA Field Hockey will post jobs on the website for a limited time.

Current Open Coaching Opportunities

DJFH is seeking to hire a group of enthusiastic, knowledgeable and passionate educators to coach our travel field hockey teams. DJFH is currently the largest youth field hockey program in the state of Connecticut.

Coaches should have a knowledge of the fundamental, technical and tactical aspects of field hockey. Coaches must have played field hockey at the high school level, with a preference of collegiate experience.

The DJFH field hockey season lasts from the last week of August to the first of November. Coaches can instruct the 5th/6th grade level (Monday/Wednesday) or the 7th/8th grade level (Tuesday/Thursday). If schedule permits, coaches have the option of instructing both grade levels (Monday-Thursday). Typically, each team has one game per week, always on the weekend. The average amount of turf time per week is approximately 3-5 hours, however coaches may pick up additional hours if they work with more than one grade level.

Job Description

  • Attend your team’s practices (either M/W -or- T/Th) and your games (typically 1 game/weekend).
  • The Program Director will provide a drill binder at the beginning of season and can provide additional support, as needed. This will be the basis for your drills and practice plans.
  • Email your team weekly with a game recap and some insights into what the group is working towards/practicing. This is an invaluable tool to establish a positive parent-coach relationship.
  • Lead your team in either a station work practice format or a team practice format (1-1.5 hours, 2x a week. Practice length depends on sunlight hours).
  • Communicate with the Program Director with feedback, questions, or concerns.
  • Manage equal playing time/substitutions during games.
  • Focus on player development and the ‘whole athlete’ versus solely concentrating solely on win/loses.

Time Commitment:

  • Last week of August through first week of November
  • 2-3 hours of turf time for practices/week.
  • 1.5 hours for weekend games.

We compensate or coaches very competitively, please inquire for details

Portsmouth Abbey School, Portsmouth, R.I. a co-ed Catholic boarding school for students in grades 9-12 has an a full time opening for an Assistant Athletic Director and head coach of Field Hockey and G Lacrosse beginning in late August 2021.

Job description 

 

Assistant Athletic Director: Assist the Director of Athletics with the overall operation of the athletic program. Including scheduling, transportation, meals, officials and social media.

 

Head Coaching : Coach 2 seasons of athletics: Head Field hockey, Head G lacrosse and Asst. G Ice Hockey are our highest priorities.

 

Dormitory responsibilityReside on campus andbe part of a dormitory team in a girls’ dormitory.

 

Advisor: serve as an advisor for 5-7 students 

 

Be a role model and mentor for female athletes.

www.portsmouthabbey.org

 

For information contact 

Al Brown, Director of Athletics, 401-480-2803(cell) and 401-643-1229 (office)

abrown@portsmouthabbey.org

 

To apply

Letter of interest and resumes should be sent to Kale Zeiden, Dean of Faculty

kzelden@portsmouthabbey.org

No phone calls

The National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) is seeking an engaging and authentic leader to inspire membership, advocate for our sport, and provide resourceful and transparent leadership.  

Summary Description: The Executive Director will have ultimate responsibility for all operational matters of the NFHCA, including leading the overall strategic direction of the Association in conjunction with the NFHCA Board of Directors.  

Education: Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s or equivalent preferred. 

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Provide strategic recommendations to the Board of Directors and assist with implementation.
2. Craft commercial strategy and oversee all marketing endeavors to enhance revenue.
3. Maintain awareness of key issues impacting membership.
4. Drive communication and marketing strategies to advance NFHCA brand.
5. Administer all operational affairs.
6. Oversee all association events, programs, and services and provides recommendations to the Board of Directors on adjustments beneficial to NFHCA.
7. Develop annual operating budget and partner with the Board of Directors to identify priorities for revenue generation and resource allocation
8. Ensure financial health of association with decision making founded on fiscal prudence and timely and accurate financial reporting.
9. Build and maintain collaborative partnerships with external organizations including NCAA, NFHS and USA Field Hockey.
10. Lead, mentor, and cultivate NFHCA staff.
11. Execute other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.

Critical Expertise & Experience: 

1. Strategic business planning experience balancing innovation and sound fiscal judgment.
2. Demonstrated financial management skills, including budgeting, planning, and administration.
3. Proven ability to identify new streams of revenue (including sponsorships.)
4. A track record of collaboration with organizations, and entities at local, regional, and national levels.
5. Developed and operationalized strategies advancing an organization.
6. Strategic mindset and approach to solving problems and identifying creative solutions.
7. Ability to perform and provide clear decision-making leadership, while managing multiple and sometimes competing priorities.
8. Demonstrated success in setting ambitious goals and inspiring those around them to achieve.
9. Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and polished communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.
10. Value-centered, principled leader who collaborates well with diverse groups of people and builds great teams.
11. Mission-driven, self-directed, analytical, innovative, and intuitive.

Website: www.nfhca.org 

Salary: Commensurate with experience 

Deadline for Submission: April 2, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. ET.  Interested candidates should submit cover letter and resume, including references, via electronic mail to: ed.nfhcasearch@gmail.com 

Questions may be directed to Heather Lewis, Interim Executive Director at heather@nfhca.org. 

Metrowest Storm Field Hockey Club based out of Medfield, Massachusetts is looking for U10-U19 coaches for the Spring 2021 season, running April through June. Our program, established in 2018 is quickly growing in participation numbers and levels of club team play. The successful coach will have previous playing and/or coaching experience, be able to develop comprehensive practice plans for the appropriate and group and skill level and be able to follow a practice plan set forth by the directors. 

In addition to being a Head Coach of a team, we expect our coaching staff to be available for other practices and tournaments to assist teams as needed. Our goal is to develop the all-around hockey player and provide recruitment advice for those seeking to play college field hockey. Candidates for this position should have adequate knowledge of the game, enjoy working with athletes of all ages and skill levels, be professional and recognize the importance of mentorship in the club field hockey setting. Be willing to travel and some overnight weekend stays are required.

Practices run weekday nights between 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., weekend tournaments as needed, and a potential to work more hours if desired running clinic and play day programming to the general public. To apply, please emailmetroweststormfh@gmail.com with a resume and cover letter. You can check out our Instagram for more information @MetrowestStormFH.

The Head Field Hockey Coach/Program Director is responsible for shaping and guiding all aspects of the program, grades 7-12, and reports directly to the Director of Athletics.  The head coach must be a dynamic, innovative, and inspirational leader with a demonstrated commitment and passion for working with young people and collaborating with parents, faculty, administration and colleagues. He/she will emphasize the importance of a positive team culture, demonstrate a winning attitude, model exceptional sportsmanship and will be a skilled teacher of fundamentals, strategy and character. He/she will support the school’s mission in providing opportunities for each student to develop his full potential spiritually, academically, socially and physically.

 

**This is a part-time position.  Full-time faculty/staff positions maybe available**

 

Qualifications: that are required include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Embraces and embodies the purposefully stated ESD mission statement
  • Has extensive knowledge and successful experience coaching at the high school and/or intercollegiate level, with preference given to those who have served as a head coach.
  • Takes the initiative and possesses the energy needed to lead and grow an athletic program in a K-12 independent school environment
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred.

 

Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  • Plan, organize and implement the teaching of fundamentals, strategies and proper conditioning including the off season
  • Provide an atmosphere conducive to good sportsmanship; compile and maintain accurate performance statistics and records; utilize athletic administration curriculum;
  • Work well with other sports and school programming to allow for students pursuing appropriately balanced multi-sport/activity opportunities
  • Ensure that adequate supervision is provided for all students involved in the program; provide for the safety by inspecting facilities/equipment and being aware of environmental conditions
  • Issue, collect, inventory, store equipment and uniforms consistent with department guidelines in a timely manner
  • Develop positive, productive relationships with the entire ESD community
  • Maintain a budget for the program
  • Assist in the college recruitment process
  • Coordinate, manage, develop and evaluate all members of the coaching staff throughout the program.
  • Facilitate coaches, team & parent meetings
  • Comply with the rules and regulations of ESD and the Southwest Preparatory Conference
  • Timely and consistent communication of scheduling logistics throughout the school year and enforcement of all team and school policies relating to all activities according to the Student-Athlete/Coaches Handbooks
  • Additional duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics

Work with our full time Director of Sports Performance and Athletic Training staff to ensure safety and focus on injury prevention, stability, mobility and flexibility.

 

To apply please visit our website at www.esdallas.org. 

The Department of Athletics at Lycoming College is seeking applications for a full-time, 12-month, benefits-eligible Head Field Hockey Coach. Responsibilities include all aspects of the College’s field hockey program, including but not limited to, recruitment, practice organization, contest preparation, scheduling, student-athlete development, budget management, equipment inventory, academic monitoring, supervision of assistant coaches and student-workers, and other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.

Lycoming College is seeking a successful candidate to revive a field hockey program that has been dormant since 1992. Improvements to the College’s UPMC Field, including a new surface, scoreboard and lighting has made it possible to expand the athletic program to once again include field hockey, while further seating and locker room expansions are on the horizon that aspire to make UPMC Field one of the best multi-sport facilities in the Mid-Atlantic Region. The College has deep athletic ties, with more than 33 percent of the student body participating in the school’s 17 varsity programs.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred. Minimum three years coaching experience necessary with a proven track record of recruiting successful college athletes. Successful candidate must be well organized; have excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with prospective student-athletes, student-athletes, and staff and College personnel. Candidate must be attentive to details, have the ability to lead, and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Candidate must display a commitment for adhering to all Lycoming College, NCAA and MAC policies, rules and regulations. Valid driver’s license with good driving record required.

TO APPLY:
Submit a resume and cover letter to the employment opportunities website.

Please include three professional references and contact information. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Pre-employment drug screen, motor vehicle record check and background check clearances conducted.
St. Andrew's Episcopal School is seeking a visionary and dynamic Field Hockey Program Director for the 2021-22 school year. The full-time position offers a tremendous opportunity to build on a program that has strong participation numbers at a leading independent school in one of our nation’s fastest growing cities. The successful candidate will work under the direct supervision of our Athletic Director and will work closely with the entire Athletics’ team and the Head of Upper School to deliver a high quality field hockey experience for players and coaches.

In addition to serving as the Head Varsity Coach, the successful candidate will also be the Field Hockey Program Director. They will provide leadership, supervision, and organization for the entire field hockey program, including the Junior Varsity and Middle School levels. The most competitive candidates will be able to contribute significantly to other aspects of school life, as a classroom teacher, administrator, or staff member. We anticipate teaching openings in History, English, Math, and Physical Education, but candidates with other teaching or administrative backgrounds should also apply.

We will give preference to candidates with previous Head Coaching experience or significant leadership experience at a quality program. The next Field Hockey Program Director must exemplify the highest standards of professionalism, leadership, and sportsmanship. Above all, the Field Hockey Program Director should love working with adolescent athletes, recognize the power and importance of mentorship, lead by example, and support young women in the development of their character and values.

To learn more about our athletics’ program, please visit our athletics’ website.

Required Qualifications

  • Proven experience developing field hockey programs and players.

  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of technical and strategic aspects of the game of field hockey.

  • Experience leading and coordinating a team of coaches.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with athletes, coaching staff, and parents.

  • Ability to teach, lead, motivate student-athletes.

  • Proven organizational and management skills.

  • Desire to cultivate strategic relationships with area athletic organizations.

  • Desire to organize and host a field hockey clinic for Lower and Middle School St. Andrew’s students.

  • Desire to organize and host a field hockey summer camp on campus.

  • Desire to team with our Admissions staff to communicate with prospective families

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.

  • If candidates have game film of their teams, we encourage them to include that with their application.
In order to be considered for this position at St. Andrew’s, submit a resume, and in lieu of a cover letter, applicants are asked to submit written responses to the three questions below. Please submit your resume and written responses to the three questions to Michelle Roe, Director of Finance & Human Resources, at hr@sasaustin.org. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Jeff McCrary, Athletic Director, at (512) 299-9742 or jmccrary@sasaustin.org.

1. The work of diversity, equity, and inclusion, like all noble endeavors, is a never- ending journey. As it relates to your experience in schools, what is the most important thing that you have learned along your DEI journey?

2. As an Episcopal school, St. Andrew's seeks to nurture the development of the whole child, body, mind, and spirit, and to balance faith and reason, the head and the heart, in the learning process. This Episcopal ethos takes shape in things like daily chapel, service learning, DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion), and SEL (Social and Emotional Learning). What, if anything, attracts you to working in an educational community that embraces a holistic approach to learning and formation?

3. How does your role as a coach contribute to the overall education of the young people that you coach?