USA Field Hockey

Each week, USA Field Hockey's "In the Circle" podcast will feature a member of the field hockey community from national team athletes, staff, club administrators, coaches, umpires, fans and more will be interviewed to cover an array of topics about the sport.

Most Recent Episode:

Episode 18 with USWNT Captains Through the Years

The eighteenth episode of "In the Circle" features Tracey Fuchs, Kate Barber Kinnear and Lauren Crandall Liska, all Olympians and former captains of the USWNT, to discuss what it was like being the captain of Team USA, their most challenge and rewarding moments, philosophies they have adapted and more.

Episode 17 with Craig Parnham

The seventeenth episode of "In the Circle" features Craig Parnham, USA Field Hockey’s Director of Coach Education and Learning and former U.S. Women’s National Team coach, who talks about his field hockey journey, highlights of being the USWNT head coach, potential areas of growth in the United States and his current role in developing coaches.

Episode 16 with Julia Young

The sixteenth episode of "In the Circle" features Julia Young, USWNT defender, who talks about being on the national team, what it is like to overcome injury, finding motivation for remote training and answer some questions from fans.

Episode 15 with Virginia Bramley, Ally Hammel & Madison Maguire

The fifteenth episode of "In the Circle" features  Virginia Bramley, Ally Hammel and Madison Maguire, U.S. Women's National Team athletes, who talk through their journey to representing Team USA, best part and challenges of being on the national team and most influential person in their careers.

Episode 14 with Jess Jecko & Kealsie Robles

The fourteenth episode of "In the Circle" features USWNT goalkeepers Jess Jecko and Kealsie Robles who talk about the ins and outs of being a goalkeeper, what goes into mental preparation and key attributions for the position.

Episode 13 with Melissa Gonzalez & Michelle Vittese

The thirteenth episode of "In the Circle" features two-time Olympians and former USWNT athletes Melissa Gonzalez and Michelle Vittese who talk about how they got their start playing, what it was like representing the United States at two Olympic Games, their current coaching roles and advice they would have for young athletes.

Episode 12 with Michael Barminski & Paul Singh

The twelfth episode of "In the Circle" features U.S. Men's National Team athletes Michael Barminski and Paul Singh who talk about how they got their start playing, the culture of field hockey in California and their path to the USMNT.

Episode 11 with Steve Horgan

The eleventh episode of "In the Circle" features Steve Horgan, USA Field Hockey's Director of Umpiring, who talks about how umpiring and the rules have evolved, FIH incorporating opposite gender umpires, the video review process and tools for helping umpire decisions.

Episode 10 with Anna Dessoye & Amanda Magadan

The tenth episode of "In the Circle" features Anna Dessoye and Amanda Magadan, U.S. Women's National Team athletes, who build out a hybrid All-American player by pulling traits from current athletes as well as answer questions from fans.

Episode 9 with Sally Goggin & Jenna Ortega

The ninth episode of "In the Circle" features Sally Goggin, USA Field Hockey's National Development Director, and Jenna Ortega, USA Field Hockey's Sport Development Manager, who talk about the American Development Model (ADM), tools and resources the organization has implemented, new equipment and the plan to use it to grow the game.

Episode 8 with Linnea Gonzales, Ashley Hoffman & Lauren Moyer

The eighth episode of "In the Circle" features Linnea Gonzales, Ashley Hoffman and Lauren Moyer, U.S. Women's National Team athletes, who talk about their journey through the U.S. Olympic Development Pathway and Futures, how they got into field hockey and the memories they cherish.

Episode 7 with Iowa Coaching Staff

The seventh episode of "In the Circle" features Iowa's coaching staff Lisa Cellucci, Michael Boal and Roz Ellis who talk favorite drills, how they work together as coaches, their coaching philosophy and what they are looking forward to in 2020.

Episode 6 with Karlie Heistand, Kelee Lepage & Miranda Rigg

The sixth episode of "In the Circle" features Karlie Heistand, Kelee Lepage and Miranda Rigg, U.S. Women's National Team athletes, who talk through their journey to representing Team USA, best part and challenges of being on the national team and favorite field hockey memories.

Episode 5 with Caroline Nelson-Nichols

In the fifth episode of "In the Circle", Marc Hardy, U.S Women's National Team Assistant Coach, sits down with Caroline Nelson-Nichols, U.S. Women's National Team Head Coach, and talks through her coaching journey, how her playing experience has helped her as a head coach, challenges she faces with the USWNT and traits she likes to see in the current team.

Episode 4 with Rutger Wiese

In the fourth episode of "In the Circle", Marc Hardy, U.S Women's National Team Assistant Coach, sits down with Rutger Wiese, U.S. Men's National Team Head Coach, and talks through his coaching philosophy, who has influenced his career, some highlights of being a head coach and the targets and plans for the future of the USMNT.

Episode 3 with Alex Grassi

In the third episode of "In the Circle", Marc Hardy, U.S Women's National Team Assistant Coach, sits down with Alex Grassi, indoor and outdoor U.S. Men's National Team athlete, and talks through how he got his start in the sport, balancing work and life as an athlete and some of the challenges and aspirations he has for his newly formed club.

Episode 2 with Simon Hoskins

In the second episode of "In the Circle", Marc Hardy, U.S Women's National Team Assistant Coach, sits down with Simon Hoskins, USA Field Hockey's Executive Director, and talks through the sport in the United States including opportunities, challenges and the future of USA Field Hockey.

Episode 1 with Lauren Moyer

In the first episode of "In the Circle", Marc Hardy, U.S. Women's National Team Assistant Coach, sits down with Lauren Moyer, USWNT striker, and talks through her journey from starting field hockey to representing the red, white and blue.