USA Field Hockey

USA Field Hockey Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Return to Play Guidelines & COVID-19 Action Plan

Updated: January 10, 2022

Updated: January 28, 2021

Updated: January 21, 2021

Updated: January 20, 2021

Updated: December 3, 2020

Updated: November 30, 2020

  • World Masters Hockey unanimously decided to cancel the Nottingham, Cape Town South Africa and Tokyo the Masters World Cups due to be held in 2021.

Updated: November 24, 2020

Updated: November 18, 2020

Updated: September 24, 2020

Updated: June 11, 2020

Updated: June 8, 2020

Updated: May 30, 2020

Updated: May 21, 2020

Updated: May 1, 2020

Updated: April 29, 2020

Updated: April 28, 2020

  • The 2020 World Masters Hockey (WMH) World Cup set for August 8-17 in Nottingham, England has been postponed to August 13-22, 2021.

Updated: April 24, 2020

Updated: April 17, 2020

Updated: April 16, 2020

  • All Coaching Clinics scheduled now until May 31, 2020 have been postponed. USA Field Hockey’s Coach Education department is working closely with Level 1 and Level 2 Instructional Coaching Clinic and Technical Skills Workshop host sites and coach educators to reschedule these offerings.

Updated: April 10, 2020

Updated: April 3, 2020

Updated: March 26, 2020

  • The 2020 World Masters Hockey (WMH) World Cups set for August 8-17 in Nottingham, England; September 19-28 in Cape Town, South Africa and November 5-15 in Tokyo, Japan have all been postponed. The WMH organization are in the process of being rescheduled for 2021.

Updated: March 24, 2020

  • Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Postponed to 2021
  • All Coaching Clinics scheduled now until April 30, 2020 have been postponed. USA Field Hockey’s Coach Education department is working closely with Level 1 and Level 2 Instructional Coaching Clinic and Technical Skills Workshop host sites and coach educators to reschedule these offerings.

Updated: March 23, 2020

Updated: March 20, 2020

  • Message from USA Field Hockey
  • With the confirmed cases continuing to rise globally and out of concern, it is for the best interest of all athletes of USA Field Hockey remain in the United States and self-quarantine in their homes. The upcoming U.S. U-16, Rise and U-21 Women’s National Team and U.S. Women’s National Development Team training camps for March 27 to 29 in Chapel Hill and Durham, N.C. and April 10 to 12 in Maryland have also been canceled. The U.S. Women’s National Development Team Scotland Tour original scheduled for April 16 to 22 has been canceled. The U-16 and Rise USWNT tour to England from April 29 to May 3 has been canceled.

Updated: March 19, 2020

Updated: March 18, 2020

  • USA Field Hockey and The Hill School decided to postpone the Beginner Umpire Clinic originally schedule for April 19 at The Hill School and Pottstown, Pa. Registrants will receive a refund from USA Field Hockey due to the event postponement. A new date will be set in the future depending on how the situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19) evolves.

Updated: March 17, 2020

  • Coronavirus Update and USA Field Hockey Events, Programs and Travel
  • After careful consideration and review, Junior Premier Hockey has decided to cancel the 2020 Junior Premier Outdoor League in its entirety – all sites, regions and dates. A full refund of any deposits/payments made will be processed over the next few days.
  • USA Field Hockey and the Virginia Beach Regional Training Center staff with guidance from local and state health authorities in the state of Virginia has decided to postpone the Region 8 U-19 Regional Club Championship originally scheduled for March 28 to 29, 2020 in Virginia Beach, Va. Both organizations will continue to monitor COVID-19, discuss and determine what is best for the ongoing situation.
  • USA Field Hockey, the National Field Hockey Coaches Association, Connecticut colleges and universities, and Gulf Coast Field Hockey put the health and safety of its players, coaches, staff and families first. Due to the evolving concerns over the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Discover Field Hockey Clinic on May 2in Hamden, Conn. has been canceled. The Discover Field Hockey Clinic on April 3in Estero, Fla. has been canceled. USA Field Hockey and Gulf Coast Field Hockey will continue to work closely and look forward to running a Discover Field Hockey Clinic later this fall. Participants will receive a refund from USA Field Hockey due to the event cancellations.

Updated: March 13, 2020

  • As part of the national effort to contain the further spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), based on the information that is available from the experts in the medical community and the government agencies, as well as members in the sports community, USA Field Hockey has decided to suspend Futures programing until further notice.
  • FIH Hockey Pro League Put On Hold Until April 15
  • The Boys Blast Series that was set to take place at Queens University in Charlotte, N.C. from April 3 to 5 has been postponed until further notice. A new date will be set in the future depending on how the situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19) evolves.
  • Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation that is impacting the global community, the 49th annual California Cup has been postponed to a future date later this year.

Updated: March 11, 2020

Updated: January 10, 2022

As part of the national effort to contain the further spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), based on the information that is available from the experts in the medical community and government agencies, as well as members in the sports community, the following USA Field Hockey list of regional, national and/or sanctioned events, programs or travel have bee postponed, suspended or canceled.

If you have any questions regarding the status of an event, please email information@usafieldhockey.com.

As part of the national effort to contain the further spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), based on the information that is available from the experts in the medical community and the government agencies, Betty Shellenberger's service to celebrate her life has been postponed until further notice.

Updated: January 10, 2022

It is with great regret that the International Hockey Federation (FIH) and Hockey Belgium are forced to cancel the FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup Belgium 2022, which was scheduled to take place in Liège from February 2 to 6, 2022, after two years of intensive preparatory work.

The current health situation in Belgium, and more specifically the huge uncertainty that currently exists regarding the evolution of the Omicron variant, does not give enough guarantees to organize this World Cup in a safe and feasible way. After extensive consultations with and recommendation from all official and competent (health) authorities, it simply isn’t possible to allow 24 teams from all over the world to come to Liège for this event at the end of January.

Updated: November 26, 2021

 

Following the outbreak of a new coronavirus variant in South Africa, the International Hockey Federation (FIH), South African Hockey Association and North-West University of Potchefstroom have jointly decided that the FIH Hockey Women’s Junior World Cup South Africa 2021, initially planned in Potchefstroom from December 5 to 16, will not happen under these circumstances. Read more.

USA Field Hockey strongly urges everyone to follow the protocols below:

  • If you are sick, DO NOT participate in any training or games. STAY HOME!
  • Players, coaches, umpires and spectators should not shake hands before or after matches. A verbal ‘Good Game' is sufficient and encouraged.
  • DO NOT allow players to share water bottles.

To reinforce general health safety and best practices for illness prevention:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipes.
  • Follow the CDC's recommendations for using a face mask.
    -  The CDC does not recommend that people who are feeling well wear a face mask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including coronavirus.
    -  Face masks should be used by people who show symptoms to help prevent the spread of the disease.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.