COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Field Hockey is pleased to announce that Osaka Hockey will be the presenting sponsor of Nexus, USA Field Hockey’s Olympic Development Pathway Program, effective immediately and running through the 2024 Nexus Championship.
Osaka Hockey, established in 2011,
“USA Field Hockey is pleased to be building and strengthening our partnership with Osaka America, and appreciates Osaka’s support of both our U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Teams and our Nexus, Olympic Development Pathway Program,” said Simon Hoskins, USA Field Hockey’s Executive Director. “Our national and junior national team athletes and coaches have been impressed with style and quality of Osaka’s products and high-performance gear and apparel, and we know our Nexus players and coaches will be as well.”
"We couldn't be more excited about the opportunity to strengthen our partnership with USA Field Hockey,” said Stephen Butler, Osaka Co-Founder. “Since its launch 10 years ago, growing the game and our community of athletes has been at the core of Osaka values. We are now thrilled to represent both spectrums of elite hockey in the United States, with Nexus and the national teams."
"Our goal is to fuse hockey heritage with lifestyle to elevate the hockey experience for all involved,” added Valentin Debouche, Osaka USA’s Director. As part of our Nexus sponsorship, Nexus participants will receive special pricing on Osaka sticks, apparel, footwear and so much more. All for the love of the game.”
For athletes who participated last year invitations for Nexus 2022, presented by Osaka Hockey, have already started. Athletes new to Nexus are encouraged to complete the interest form and ask a club or high school coach to give a recommendation by February 4, 2020.
Nexus is open to players in the U-14, U-16 and U-19 age divisions who want to develop their game, work with outstanding coaches trained in “The USA Way” and compete with and against top athletes from around the country for a position on Junior and Senior U.S. National Teams.
Important Dates for 2022 Nexus, presented by Osaka Hockey
December Invites/Interest for Nexus players and coaches opens
March - May Nexus Training Weekends held throughout the U.S.
May Nexus Selection Camps held throughout the U.S.
June 23 - 30 Nexus Championship in Virginia Beach, Va.