USA Field Hockey


Each year, USA Field Hockey hires more than 500 dedicated, qualified coaches to help run programming including the Futures Program, AAU Junior Olympic Games, Junior High Performance and more. To be eligible to apply, a minimum of a Level 1 Certification and current USA Field Hockey Coach Membership is required for all positions, and some positions required a Level 2 Certification plus recent coaching experience.

Thank you to all our current coach members who work diligently to provide playing and development opportunities for athletes in the United States. 

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As the sport of field hockey continues to grow, so does the need for qualified coaches. School and clubs across the country are often looking for paid and volunteer coaches to help grow the game and improve their programming. If you are looking for a field hockey coach, please send the full job description along with the application process (URL to apply), contact information and application deadline to USA Field Hockey will post jobs on the website for a limited time.

Coaching Opportunities

Under the supervision of the Athletic Director and the Head Coach, assistant coaching duties will be assigned by head coach and will include administration, coaching, and recruiting for the ESCU Field Hockey program.

  1. Support head coach in ensuring that all matters related to the team’s student-athletes adhere to NCAA and Little East Conference rules and regulations
  2. Provide a climate in which participating athletes can strive for individual and group improvement and excellence
  3. Participate in coordinating, strategy, and planning meetings of the coaching staff
  4. Attend and actively coach at all non-traditional and traditional practice sessions
  5. Instruct student-athletes about skills and execution needed to perform the sport of Field Hockey effectively and competitively
  6. Assist in game statistical and film analysis
  7. Participate in player evaluation
  8. Maintain an active role in the recruitment of student-athletes, including: identification of prospective student-athletes and participation in the on-campus recruiting process
  9. Contribute to a positive work climate and the team effort within the school, as well as demonstrate positive sportsmanship in everyday situations
  10. Establish and maintain a professional demeanor with student-athletes, parents, staff, guidance counselors, the community, and the media
  11. Perform other duties and responsibilities in addition to those enumerated above which do not alter the basic level of responsibility of the position.



Minimum hiring standards include:

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited university
  • First Aid/AED/CPR Certification
  • Ability to pass background check


Preferred hiring standards include:

  • Experience recruiting and/or coaching Field Hockey at collegiate level
  • Experience with athletic statistical analysis software
  • Previous playing experience in Field Hockey
  • Experience coaching or competing as field player or a goalie in Field Hockey


Demonstrated credibility in the particular sport as well as coaching expertise on both general and specific levels and ability to evaluate oneself and the program with respect to the general educational goals and objectives of the athletic programs are also required.


These qualifications may be waived for individuals with appropriate alternate experience.


Anticipated start date for this position is September 2020.  Part-time with no benefits and annual salary around $3,000. 


Qualified applicants should send via e-mail a letter of application, a resume, and the names and contact information for three references to:  - Christine Hutchison, Head Field Hockey Coach.  Review of application materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


Eastern Connecticut State University aggressively pursues a program of equal employment and educational opportunity and affirmative action.