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USA Field Hockey Daily Challenges

March 24, 2020, 12:33 p.m. (ET)

Join the athletes of the U.S. Men's and Women's National Teams as they set out to challenge you to carry out some specific skills in your home or backyard. Each week a video challenge will be posted on USA Field Hockey's Instagram Story showing athletes setting the task. Record yourself, post on Instagram story using the challenge hashtag and tag @USAFieldHockey for a chance to be featured!

Challenge #1 –  Air Dribble Challenge

March 24 - 28, 2020

Hashtag: #AirDribbleChallenge

Each day for the next five days, USA Field Hockey and USWNT athletes challenge you to participate and try a different kind of air dribble. Head over to USA Field Hockey's Instagram Story each day to see an example of the challenge. 

  • Tuesday, March 24 - use different kinds of sport balls
  • Wednesday, March 25 - use the handle of the stick or a baseball bat
  • Thursday, March 26 - use the edge of the stick
  • Friday, March 27 - wall ball
  • Saturday, March 28 - free style

 

Challenge #2 – Obstacle Course
March 30 - April 3, 2020

Hashtag: #ObstacleCourseChallenge

Keep an eye out for videos of the USWNT athletes who have made their own obstacle courses whilst in social isolation. Post your own obstacle course video on Instagram story for a chance to be featured. Use the hashtag #ObstacleCourseChallenge and tag @USAFieldHockey.

 

 

Challenge #3 - Skills Challenge

April 6-10, 2020

Hashtag: #SkillsChallenge

Each day for the next five days, members of the USMNT challenge you to participate and try a different skill. Head over to USA Field Hockey's Instagram Story each day to see an example of the challenge.

  • Monday, April 6 - Basic Carry (Right and Left Side)
  • Tuesday, April 7 - Forehand Sweep
  • Wednesday, April 8 - Hit
  • Thursday, April 9 - Backhand Sweep
  • Friday, April 10 - Push on the Move

 

Challenge #4 - Elimination Skills Challenge

April 13-17, 2020

Hashtag: #EliminationSkills

Each day for the next few days, athletes from the USMNT and USWNT will challenge you to participate and try a different 3D/elimination skill. Head over to USA Field Hockey's Instagram Story each day to see an example of the challenge.

  • Monday, April 13 - Pull Right
  • Tuesday, April 14 - V Drag
  • Thursday, April 16 - 3D Skills
  • Friday, April 17 - C Dodge

 

Challenge #5 – Drag Flick Skill

April 20-24, 2020

Hashtag: #DragFlick

Each day for the next five days, Aki Kaeppeler, U.S. Men’s National Team athlete, will go over the technique of the drag flick and breakdown game footage. Give this skill a try and post your efforts on Instagram Story, use the challenge hashtag and tag @USAFieldHockey for a chance to be featured!

  • Monday, April 20 – drag flick technique
  • Tuesday, April 21 – FIH Series Finals Semifinals vs. South Africa
  • Wednesday, April 22 – FIH Series Finals Semifinals vs. Japan
  • Thursday, April 23 – Pan American Games vs. Mexico
  • Friday, April 24 – Pan American Games vs.Chile

 

Challenge #6 – Defensive Skills

April 27 - May 1, 2020

Hashtag: #DefensiveSkills

Each day for the next five days, members of the USWNT challenge you to participate and try a different defensive skill. Head over to USA Field Hockey’s Instagram Story each day to see an example of the challenge. 

  • Monday, April 27 - Block Tackle
  • Tuesday, April 28 - Post and Peel
  • Wednesday, April 29 - Goalkeeper Body Dropping
  • Thursday, April 30 - Aerials
  • Friday, May 1 - Jab Tackle

 

Challenge #7 – Pet Play

May 4-8, 2020

Hashtag: #PetPlay

Let’s make it fun! This week’s challenge is Pet Play. Bring your pet into the mix and have fun and play a bit of field hockey. Keep away, pulls or more, head over to USA Field Hockey’s Instagram Story and share what you are your pet are up to.