LANCASTER, Pa. – July 18, 2019 – Pull up your calendar! USA Field Hockey is excited to confirm the dates for the 2019 National Goalkeeping Coaches Forum and National Coaches Forum. Both events will once again be held at the Home of Hockey at Spooky Nook Sports in Lancaster, Pa., with the National Goalkeeping Coaches Forum being held on Thursday, December 12 and the National Coaches Forum on Friday, December 13 and Saturday, December 14.
The first 50 individuals that register for the National Coaches Forum will receive a collectable gift at event check-in. So, register today!
The National Goalkeeping Coaches Forum is open to coaches who have a Level 1 Certification or higher.
"The third edition of the annual National Goalkeeping Coaches Forum will drive conversation around goalkeepers and their development forward with the introduction of the new Goalkeeper Development Framework," said Phil Edwards, USA Field Hockey's Senior Manager of Junior High Performance. “The Framework guides the why, how and what that is delivered in the Junior High Performance environment and includes the purposeful integration of goalkeepers into team practice. As such, the 2019 National Coaches Forum will prove insightful for all coaches whether you consider yourself a goalkeeping specialist or the thought of being left to work with the goalkeepers fills you with dread!”
The National Coaches Forum is open to coaches who have a Level 2 Certification or higher and those interested in networking and learning from the U.S. Women's National Team coaches and training staff. Attendees will have the opportunity to watch a live, narrated USWNT practice and be a part of classroom discussions facilitated by USA Field Hockey's Coach Education and Learning department. A coach's social will also be held on Saturday night for additional fun and networking.
"We are looking forward to hosting the National Goalkeeping and National Coaches Forum at Spooky Nook Sports again this year,” said Craig Parnham, USA Field Hockey's Director of Coach Education and Learning. "Both Forums are a great opportunity for coaches to collaborate, discuss, share ideas and network."
"The National Coaches Forum will again provide opportunities to observe on-field practical sessions as well as classroom-based discussions and presentations, including the introduction of a facilitated panel discussion," added Parnham.
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A detailed schedule and presenter information for both Forums will be released at a later date.
Interested parties can register for both Forums at a discounted rate. For more information, check out the National Goalkeeping Coaches Forum event page by clicking here and National Coaches Forum event page by clicking here.