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BALTIMORE - March 21, 2019 - Last week at the Lord Baltimore Hotel, the atmosphere was filled from end to end with informative insight, sessions and more as the 2019 USA Field Hockey Summit, presented by AstroTurf, progressed from March 15-17. Ready to view is a collected photo gallery of highlighted moments throughout the weekend as club administrators, umpires, coaches and field hockey enthusiasts shuffled from topic to topic.
The first day began with an educational session for coaches and club administrators from Dr. Matt Robinson, as well as umpire-centered programming led by USA Field Hockey’s Director of Umpiring Steve Horgan, USA Umpire Coach/Trainer Fran Corl and the International Hockey Federation (FIH) Officials Committee Ray O’Connor. The Welcome and Networking Event, presented by espnW, wrapped up the day which included an opening address by USA Field Hockey's Chair of the Board of Directors Bree Gillespie, as well as AstroTurf’s Director of Field Hockey Andy Belles.
Day two started with US Lacrosse’s TJ Buchanan in a physical literacy session that focused on what warm-ups keep individuals focused and engaged. At the midway point of the day was the USA Field Hockey Foundation's Annual Awards Ceremony, followed by Summit's keynote speaker Jon Solomon, Editorial Director of the Aspen Institute's Sports and Society Program, Project Play, and the "Growing Field Hockey in America" panel discussion. The day also included the introduction of the USA Field Hockey American Development Model (ADM), which was further touched upon in sessions on the final day. The day concluded with the introduction of Walking Hockey and the opportunity for attendees to play while networking.
USA Field Hockey would like to thank each and every individual that attended Summit and contributed to the continued mission to Grow the Game, Serve Members and Succeed Internationally.