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USA Field Hockey Seeks Candidates for Coach, Officials' & Independent Director Positions of Board of Directors

Sept. 03, 2020, 2:02 p.m. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - September 3, 2020 - USA Field Hockey is seeking eligible candidates for Coach, Officials’ and Independent Director positions on the USA Field Hockey Board of Directors. Do you enjoy strategic thinking, oversight, long range planning and governance? Do you have a background in law, finance, marketing, sponsorship, business management or fundraising? Are you willing to serve a four-year term in order to further the mission of the sport while helping to Grow the Game, Serve Members and Succeed Internationally? If so, the USA Field Hockey Nominating Committee encourages you to apply for one of several open Board of Director positions that must be filled by January 1, 2021.

To apply, please fill out the following application for the position that you are wanting to apply for:

Independent Director Applicants, Click Here.
Coach Director Applicants, Click Here.
Officials’ Director Applicants, Click Here.

Applications will be accepted through Friday, September 18, 2020.

USA Field Hockey hopes that you consider applying for these extremely important positions on the Board of Directors. 

Frequently Asked Questions

In general, the Board holds monthly conference calls in addition to three in-person board meetings per year. Board Members also serve on various committees (i.e. Nominating, Finance and Audit, Member Services, Judicial, Ethics, etc.) which meet intermittently - usually by phone - as needed. Travel expenses and overnight accommodations are reimbursed by the organization. 

The Board hires, manages and evaluates the Executive Director only. This is not an operational board, but rather one that is concerned with formalizing a strategic plan and charging the Executive Director with implementation. 

Yes! Board applicants must be a dues paying member of USA Field Hockey, at least 18 years old and a U.S. Citizen. Field hockey playing/coaching experience is not necessary, but familiarity with the sport and the structure is very helpful. By design, some of the 12 board members specifically represent athletes, coaches and umpires and the NCAA. USA Field Hockey is seeking Coach, Officials’ and Independent directors as defined in the Bylaws (amended May 2019). 

To apply, please fill out the following application for the position that you are wanting to apply for:

Independent Director Applicants, Click Here.
Coach Director Applicants, Click Here.
Officials’ Director Applicants, Click Here.

Applications will be accepted through Friday, September 18, 2020.

The Nominating Committee will then vet the candidates through telephone interviews and either directly appoint new board members (in the case of Independent Directors) or provide a slate of three candidates for the Coach or Umpires to be selected through an election by their peers.

USA Field Hockey is recognized as the National Governing Body for the sport of field hockey in the United States by the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee, International Hockey Federation and Pan American Hockey Federation.