Applications Now Open for 2018 National Futures Championship Head Coaching Positions

Feb. 13, 2018, 12:13 p.m. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - February 13, 2018 - USA Field Hockey would like to formally announce that applications for head coaching positions at the 2018 National Futures Championship (NFC), presented by Harrow Sports, are now being accepted.

In 2016, USA Field Hockey made some significant changes to the Olympic Development program, Futures. The changes were designed to improve the player and coach experience and provide additional development opportunities for both. One of the major changes included fielding Futures Regional Teams for the U-16 and U-19 age divisions identified and selected at the Regional Futures Tournaments (RFT). These Futures Regional Teams will train with their assigned head coach at a two-day Regional Training Camp (RTC) before the NFC. The new format has been a positive experience for both athlete and coach and will be continued in 2018.

If selected for this role, all head coaches will be expected to work with the Futures Regional Teams throughout the athlete identification and selection process at the RFT to form their squads. Head coaches will be responsible for planning and executing a quality Regional Training Camp weekend with guidance from USA Field Hockey's Junior High-Performance Staff. Coaches will also be responsible for coaching their team at the National Futures Championship in late June.

The National Futures Championship, presented by Harrow Sports, will fall in a U-14, U-16 and U-19 age division pattern from June 18-26 at Spooky Nook Sports in Lancaster, Pa. The U-14 event will be first followed by U-16 competition with the U-19 tournament at the end of NFC. Each age division lasts three to four days. Those interested in applying should fill out these two attachments (one and two), please send the attachments to contact Liz Tchou, Senior Manager of Coach Education, at coaching@usafieldhockey.com and Lisa McCoy, Director of Futures, lmccoy@usafieldhockey.com by Friday, March 30, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. ET. All questions should be addressed and sent by email rather than phone calls, so they are properly documented.

Click here to download the application.