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.

All interested coaches should be at least a USA Field Hockey Level 2 Certified Coach. Coaches who are not yet certified may contact Liz Tchou, Senior Manager of Coach Education, at ltchou@usafieldhockey.com to request a waiver consideration. Please return all applications to Liz Tchou and Lisa McCoy, Director of Futures, lmccoy@usafieldhockey.com by Friday, February 23, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Click here to download the application.