COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Field Hockey has officially launched its USA Field Hockey Equipment Store, an online store that provides entry level and modified equipment and equipment packages to make introducing and discovering field hockey more accessible and affordable. The USA Field Hockey Equipment Shop offers a wide range of wood and plastic field hockey sticks in sizes starting at just 24”, as well as different ball options, training curriculum, and more. All equipment aligns with the USA Field Hockey American Development Model (ADM) and is available for public purchase.
All current USA Field Hockey Members receive a storewide 10% off the total purchase and the discount code can be accessed by logging into their Membership Account and clicking Member Discounts on the left-hand side. Click here to access the USA Field Hockey Equipment Store.
The USA Field Hockey ADM, developed in partnership with the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC), is a framework for developing a lifelong love of field hockey. The ADM supports players, coaches and umpires in their field hockey journey, helping all reach their full potential, as well encouraging the playing of field hockey to build the foundation for an active and healthy lifestyle. USA Field Hockey continues to develop additional ADM resources and programs to support all stakeholder groups. As one of its new ADM resources, USA Field Hockey partnered with DMC Sport to launch the USA Field Hockey Equipment Store.
USA Field Hockey’s National Development Director Sally Goggin says the partnership with DMC Sport has been extremely important. “DMC Sport has outstanding customer service, great pricing and logistics, and has helped us create and deliver quality products and platforms. Working with DMC Sport will help fuel growth in the game of hockey. DMC Sport shares our mission to get more kids engaged in sport because sport transforms lives and build healthy communities.”
"One of my favorite products we’ve developed with DMC Sport is the plastic stick and the GO Ball. Many physical education teachers have expressed concern over using wood sticks and regular balls on their gym floors, and they’ve also voiced safety concerns. We worked with DMC Sport to create a plastic stick that looks and feels just like a regular stick. This has been a game-changer for field hockey in physical education and we’ve seen many more schools eager to add field hockey to their PE curriculum starting as early as kindergarten. The GO Ball is a larger, lighter ball that works well with a plastic or wood stick. It rolls better on grass and slightly slower on hard surfaces and is ideal for beginners."
"Thanks to DMC Sport, we can now offer affordable Bundles - 30 packs of sticks (wood or plastics, balls (regular or GO Balls)) and a carrying bag and curriculum for just $350 (only $315 for USA Field Hockey Members using the 10% discount). USA Field Hockey supports teachers and individuals in picking the right size, type of stick and ball to support the players’ stage of development. We all know it’s no fun playing with a stick that’s a foot too long! We want every individuals field hockey experience to be fun from the start."
DMC Sport partners with organizations around the globe to engage and inspire through sport and innovation. DMC Sport delivers best practice outcomes using technology, leveraging their deep knowledge of community and grassroots sport to deliver tailored end-to-end solutions for sporting organizations globally.
Under this new partnership, DMC Sport will produce custom USA Field Hockey equipment and co-manage the official USA Field Hockey Equipment Store. This exciting new online store provides the USA Field Hockey community with greater access to field hockey sticks, balls, equipment kits, coaching resources, and more.
“DMC Sport is thrilled to officially announce our partnership with USA Field Hockey” said Louise Gale, DMC Sport CEO. “We have been working closely with the USA Field Hockey team to develop custom branded products and create an online e-commerce solution to service both the USA Field Hockey team and the greater field hockey community. With so much uncertainty and limited access to sport worldwide in 2020, it is incredibly exciting to be able to launch the store and kick start this new era for USA Field Hockey with DMC Sport.”
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