Accepting Applications for Futures Regional Junior High Performance Coaches Positions

Feb. 24, 2017, 6:30 p.m. (ET)

Attention all Level 2 & 3 Coaches: 

USA Field Hockey has extended the deadline for the Futures Regional Junior High Performance Coaches Positions to Friday, March 10. 

 

The National Futures Championship (NFC) will fall in a U-14, U-16, U-19 pattern running from June 20-29. The U-16 event will be first followed by U-14 competition with the U-19 tournament at the end of NFC. Each age division lasts four days. 

Those interested in applying should fill out these three attachments (one, two and three), scan responses and email the documents to coaching@usafieldhockey.com & lmccoy@usafieldhockey.com. We prefer that you email us rather than call with questions you might have so they are properly documented. Thanks!  

 

FUTURES REGIONAL JUNIOR HIGH PERFORMANCE TEAMS

In 2016, USA Field Hockey made some significant changes to our Olympic Development Program, Futures.  The changes were designed to improve the player experience and provide additional development opportunities for selected athletes. One of the major changes included fielding Futures Regional Junior High Performance Teams for the Under 16 (U-16) and Under 19 (U-19) age groups identified and selected at our Regional Futures Tournaments (RFTs) in each region.  These Futures Regional Junior High Performance Teams trained together with a dedicated coach at two-day Regional Training Camps (RTC) before the National Futures Championship (NFC).  The addition of the Futures Regional Junior High Performance Teams and Futures Regional Training Camps was successful and will be continued in 2017.  USA Field Hockey’s goal is the have our country’s top coaches assist in the selection, identification, and development of these top athletes.  We are accepting applications for this important and prestigious role of 2017 Futures Regional Junior High Performance Coaches.  

 

Each of the nine regions will have one Head Coach and one Assistant Coach for the U-16 and U-19 age groups.  A few or our larger and more developed regions will have multiple teams in some age groups (please see the table below).  The Head Coach will be given the authorization to appoint their Assistant Coach with input and guidelines from the National Coaching Staff and Committee. The Head and Assistant coaches will be asked to work with our Regional Selection teams in the athlete identification and selection process at the RFTs to form their teams. Coaches will be responsible for planning and executing a quality Futures Regional Training Camp weekend with guidance from our National Junior High Performance Staff. Coaches will also be responsible for coaching their teams at the National Futures Championships in late June, understanding that equal playing time for each athlete is more important than winning.  More details of the expectations of the Futures Regional Coaches can be found in the job description that’s attached.

  

All interested coaches should be at least a USA Field Hockey Level 2 Accredited Coach.  For coaches who are not yet accredited, please review the attached waiver application for consideration.  All Futures Regional Coaching applications should be returned via email to Liz Tchou, Senior Manager of Coaching Education, atcoaching@usafieldhockey.com and Lisa McCoy, Director of Futures, at lmccoy@usafieldhockey.com by Friday, February 24, 2017.  

 

 

Region - Northeast

RFT Location: University of Massachusetts-Lowell

May 6th: U16’s

May 7th: U14’s & U19’s

U16 & U19 Regional Training Camps, Dates: June 10-11

Times and Locations TBD

 

4 - NY

RFT Location: Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

May 6th: U16’s

May 7th: U14’s & U19’s

U16 & U19 Regional Training Camps, Dates, Times and Locations TBD

 

5 - PA

RFT Location: Spooky Nook Sports, Manheim, PA

May 6th: U16’s

May 7th: U14’s & U19’s

U16 & U19 Regional Training Camps, Dates, Times and Locations TBD

 

8 - SOUTH

RFT Location: Virginia Beach Training Center, Virginia Beach, VA

May 6th: U16’s

May 7th: U14’s & U19’s

U16 & U19 Regional Training Camps, Dates, Times and Locations TBD

 

Region 11 - California

RFT Location: Moorpark College, Moorpark, CA

May 6th: U16’s

May 7th: U14’s & U19’s

U16 & U19 Regional Training Camps, Dates: June 10-11, Times: 8:00 am Check-In on June 10, 4:00 pm departure on June 11

Location: University of California-Berkeley

 

Region 6 – New Jersey

RFT Location: Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

May 20th: U16’s

May 21st: U14’s & U19’s

U16 & U19 Regional Training Camps, Dates, Times and Locations TBD

NFC’s June 20-29, 2017

 

7 - Delaware/Washington DC/Maryland

RFT Location: American University, Washington DC

May 20th: U16’s

May 21st: U14’s & U19’s

U16 & U19 Regional Training Camps, Dates, Times and Locations TBD

NFC’s June 20-29, 2017

 

9 - Great Lakes

RFT Location: University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

May 20th: U16’s

May 21st: U14’s & U19’s

U16 & U19 Regional Training Camps, Dates, Times and Locations TBD

NFC’s June 20-29, 2017

 

10 - Central

RFT Location: St John’s School, 3035 Buffalos Speedway, Houston, TX

May 20th: U16 7:00am-5:00 pm

May 21st: U14 & U19 7:00am-5:00pm

U16&U19 Regional Training Camp will be June 10-11 in Chicago, IL

NFC’s June 20-29, 2017