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Schedule & Presenters Confirmed for 2020 National Coaches Forum

Nov. 10, 2020, 1:40 p.m. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – November 10, 2020 – USA Field Hockey’s Coach Education and Learning Department has released a detailed schedule of presenters and topics for the upcoming National Coaches Forum (NCF), presented by AstroTurf. This year’s NCF will be completely virtual due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which will allow coaches the opportunity to meet, listen and engage in the comfort of one’s home.

Early bird pricing expires on Sunday, November 29, so register today!

Each session will include discussions, as well as question and answer opportunities. Several sessions will also include breakout rooms for small group discussion. Brief reflection breaks will be available between sessions.

If you cannot make all the sessions live, registrants will have access to the recordings to view at their convenience, so take advantage of the full package today!


Tuesday, December 8
12:00 PM  - 12:55 PM ET
John Crawley | U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee's High-Performance Director of Team Sports
Topic: Better: Cultivating Exceptional Performance in Your Team

1:10 PM - 2:05 PM ET
Katie Bam | Two-time Olympian and University of Maryland Associate Head Coach
Topic: How to Train the High Press

2:20 - 3:15 PM ET
Stuart Lancaster | Former England Rugby Coach
Topic: Building Long-Term High-Performance Teams

Wednesday, December 9
12:00 - 12:55 PM ET                
Steve Bayer | Belgium Goalkeeper Coach
Topic: Pushing the Boundaries Working with World-Class Goalkeepers

1:10 - 2:05 PM ET                     
Anthony Farry | U.S. Women's National Team Head Coach
Greg Drake | U.S. Women's National Team Assistant Coach
Topic: The World of Analysis and Empowering Athletes

2:20 - 3:15 PM ET
Max Caldas | Netherland's Men's National Team Head Coach, two-time Olympian Athlete & three-time Olympic Coach
Topic: Attacking Principles Revealed

Thursday, December 10
12:00 - 12:55 PM ET                                
Pietie Coetzee-Turner | Three-time Olympian & University of Massachusetts Assistant Coach
Topic: Goal Scoring Made Easy

1:10 - 2:05 PM ET                     
Adam Commens | Belgium Hockey Federation High Performance Director & Olympic bronze medalist
Topic: How Belgium Develops Talent

2:15 - 2:30 PM ET
Simon Hoskins | USA Field Hockey's Executive Director
Topic: Together, The Future of Hockey

2:20 - 3:15 PM ET
Craig Parnham | USA Field Hockey's Director of Coach Education & Learning
Topic: Q&A – Submitted questions prior to the National Coaches Forum will be addressed

Saturday, December 12
11:00 - 11:55 AM ET
Tamika “Mimi” R. Smith | Acadia Healthcare, Treatment Placement Specialist & Owner, Reach FHC, former USWNT Athlete
Imani Ruffin | Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Training and Development Consultant & Owner, Sistas With Sticks Field Hockey
Topic: Mental Health Concerns and Considerations for Black Athletes

12:10 - 1:05 PM ET
Tracey Fuchs | Two-time Olympian and Northwestern University Head Coach
Topic: Principles of Zonal Defense

1:20 - 2:15 PM ET
Anthony Farry | U.S. Women's National Team Head Coach
Greg Drake | U.S. Women's National Team Assistant Coach  
Topic: Critical Factors in Building a Successful Program