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USA Field Hockey is excited to confirm the dates for the 2019 National Goalkeeping Coaches Forum and National Coaches Forum. Both events will once again be held at the Home of Hockey at Spooky Nook Sports in Lancaster, Pa. with the National Goalkeeping Coaches Forum being held on Thursday, December 12 and the National Coaches Forum on Friday, December 13 and Saturday, December 14.

2019 National Goalkeeping Coaches Forum | Spooky Nook Sports, Lancaster, Pa. | Thursday, December 12

The National Goalkeeping Coaches Forum is open to coaches who have a Level 1 Certification or higher.

This professional development opportunity is designed for goalkeeping coaches that have a basic understanding of the position. The focus will be on coaching development of goalkeepers of all levels and how to effectively integrate them into your team training. Program content will be delivered through a combination of practical on-field demonstrations and classroom-based workshops and will include:

- The introduction of USA Field Hockey’s “Goalkeeper Development Framework”
- Coaching the technical aspects of goalkeeping
- Effective practice design for developing goalkeepers
- Integrating goalkeepers into team practice

"The third edition of the annual National Goalkeeping Coaches Forum will drive conversation around goalkeepers and their development forward with the introduction of the new Goalkeeper Development Framework," said Phil Edwards, USA Field Hockey's Senior Manager of Junior High Performance. “The Framework guides the why, how and what that is delivered in the Junior High-Performance environment and includes the purposeful integration of goalkeepers into team practice. As such, the 2019 National Coaches Forum will prove insightful for all coaches whether you consider yourself a goalkeeping specialist or the thought of being left to work with the goalkeepers fills you with dread!”

2019 National Coaches Forum | Spooky Nook Sports, Lancaster, PA | Friday, December 13 – Saturday, December 14

The National Coaches Forum traditionally is a multiple-day event which includes an opportunity to watch a narrated U.S. Women's National Team practice, on-field technical work and classroom discussions facilitated by USA Field Hockey's Coach Education Team and the National Team Coaches and staff.

The National Coaches Forum is open to coaches who have a Level 2 certification or higher and those interested in networking and learning from the U.S. Women's National Team coaches and training staff. Attendees will have the opportunity to watch a live, narrated USWNT practice and be a part of classroom discussions facilitated by USA Field Hockey's Coach Education and Learning Team. A coach's social will also be held on Saturday night for additional fun and networking.

"We are looking forward to hosting the National Goalkeeping and National Coaches Forum at Spooky Nook Sports again this year,” said Craig Parnham, USA Field Hockey's Director of Coach Education and Learning. "Both Forums are a great opportunity for coaches to collaborate, discuss, share ideas and network. The National Coaches Forum will again provide opportunities to observe on-field practical sessions as well as classroom-based discussions and presentations, including the introduction of a facilitated panel discussion.”

A detailed schedule and presenter information for both Forums will be released at a later date.

*Special pricing has been added for people interested in registering for both Forums.

For more information, check out the National Goalkeeping Coaches Forum event page by clicking here and National Coaches Forum event page by clicking here.

Pricing options: 

National Goalkeeping Coaches Forum Only: $125.00
National Coaches Forum Only: $235.00
Both National Goalkeeping Coaches Forum and National Coaches Forum: $325.00


Email coaching@usafieldhockey.com if you have any questions.