COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - December 4, 2020 - For more than a year, USA Field Hockey has been working on developing a structure of regional representation in the form of State Chapters. State Chapters are designed to support local field hockey and field hockey leaders throughout the United States to promote and grow the sport for future generations to enjoy. State Chapters will bring leaders together to encourage communication and collaboration, build synergies and provide a platform for local, regional and national leaders to develop and execute strategic plans and state growth strategies.
State Chapters are currently being piloted in California, Kentucky and Michigan. Now, USA Field Hockey is excited to be expanding the pilot program to include three additional states with tremendous growth potential, Florida, North Carolina, and South Carolina.
Over the past few weeks, USA Field Hockey has reached out and met with field hockey stakeholders from Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina to discuss the visions and goals and invite participation and leadership. The deadline for volunteers who want to serve on the Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina State Chapter Boards to self-nominate for a leadership role in their state is this Sunday, December 6.
If you live in Florida, North Carolina or South Carolina, please click here to nominate yourself for a Board position, and/or complete a brief survey about field hockey in your state. Each State Chapter will utilize survey learnings to develop a strategy to address biggest opportunities and set priorities.
All are welcome, and USA Field Hockey encourages individuals to forward this information to anyone who might be interested. Volunteer leaders must be adults, 18+, and hold a current USA Field Hockey Membership. For more details and the State Chapter Guide, click here. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
USA Field Hockey will continue to gather feedback and learnings from the pilot State Chapters and is planning to expand to additional states in 2021, if appropriate, as part of the overall mission to Grow the Game, Serve Members and Succeed Internationally.