USA Field Hockey Ambassadors to Attend PSAHPERD to Promote Field Hockey in Schools

Nov. 13, 2017, 12:28 p.m. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – November 13, 2017 – It's a big week for field hockey in PennsylvaniaOn Saturday, November 18, the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) will hold the field hockey high school State Championships at the Zephyr Sports Complex in Whitehall, PaIn addition, from November 16-18, USA Field Hockey will attend the Pennsylvania Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (PSAHPERD) Annual Convention at the Valley Forge Casino Resort in King of Prussia, Pa.

The shared goal is to promote field hockey as a healthy and fun activity, as well as to encourage more physical education teachers and school administrators to include field hockey as part of their curriculum and after-school and interscholastic sport offerings.

USA Field Hockey will be represented at PSAHPERD by several important ambassadors for the sportCurrent USA Field Hockey Foundation Board memberAmy and Tim Crandall, parents of three-time Olympian and former U.S. Women's National Team captain Lauren Crandallwill be joined by Todd Reitnouer, retired Director of Athletics of the Elanco School District in New Holland, Pa.

Spooky Nook Sports, the Home of Hockey in Lancaster, Pa., offers playing opportunities year-round as the training site for the U.S. Women's National Team and playing site for over 50 youth clubs. There are 59 colleges with NCAA field hockey programs currentlyin the state, many offering scholarships, yet the majority of high schools in Pennsylvania do not offer field hockey in PE classes or in their respective school systems.


"We'd like to change that," said Sally Goggin, USA Field Hockey's National Development Director. "Field hockey is an Olympic sport for men and women and one of the most popular and widely played sports in the world. Pennsylvania field hockey is among the strongest in the country. We would like to see all Pennsylvania kids have an opportunity to play field hockey in school."


The Pennsylvania Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance mission is to provide leadership, advocacy and professional development
to Health and Physical Educators for overall wellness in Pennsylvania.

For more information about field hockey in Pennsylvania and how to get involved as a player, coach or umpire, please contact