USA Field Hockey

2023 High Performance Summit

USA Field Hockey is thrilled to announce an exceptional professional development opportunity for members in the form of the High Performance Summit (HPS). This two-day long summit will focus on the topics of coach and umpire education, and will be led by a group of expert personnel that includes U.S. National Team high performance staff.


The HPS offers participants the chance to explore current U.S. National Team practices, engage in meaningful discussions of current trends within the field hockey world with elite high performance staff, and connect with fellow coaches.


The first HPS will take place Wednesday, May 17 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Thursday, May 18 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET at Queens University of Charlotte’s Bessant Field in Charlotte, N.C. As the USWNT prepares for upcoming international competitions, including the 2023 Pan American Games in October, coaches are invited to participate in the summit and gain exclusive insight into the team's training regimen and preparation strategies.


This event gives those in attendance the opportunity to learn from USA Field Hockey staff, including High Performance Director Craig Parnham, USWNT Head Coach David Passmore, USMNT Head Coach Harry Singh, and Director of Umpiring Sean Rapaport. The HPS will be centered around engagement, connection, networking, supporting the team, and learning from the best professionals in the nation.


"Since my arrival, I have been keen to work with coaches to help share my coaching philosophy and our USWNT journey as we aim to build to Olympic Qualification,” stated Passmore. “The coaches who develop athletes in their development years are the most crucial in the development and long-term success of them and those teams representing the USA. As such, I am delighted to have the opportunity to exchange ideas, share our plans and interact face to face with coaches involved in our current and future national teams.”


This two full-day summit will concentrate on high performance development, planning and execution, making it a valuable professional development opportunity for USA coaches committed to continuous learning. The HPS is suitable for current coach and umpire USA Field Hockey Members who are eager to explore the intricacies of high performance training and gain a more comprehensive understanding of the practical application of training methodologies in the context of international competition.


The HPS includes several on-field and classroom presentations led by elite coaches and coach educators, including Parnham, Passmore, Singh, USWNT Assistant Coach Tracey Fuchs, Guest Coach Javier Telechea, and Performance Analyst Chris Fry. Attendees can look forward to learning valuable skills from these industry experts, such as how to teach the drag flick from Olympian Pietie Coetzee-Turner, and elite goalkeeper training from David Williamson and Olympian Jackie Briggs.


Also joining the HPS team is Sean Rapaport, a world-class umpire and recently appointed Director of Umpiring for USA Field Hockey. Rapaport will share his expertise on a variety of topics related to rule interpretation. Attendees can expect to benefit greatly from his expertise and deepen their understanding of the sport's rules and regulations.


Don't miss this unparalleled opportunity to learn from USA Field Hockey’s National Team staff and players. Note that spots to attend the HPS are limited.

2023 High Performance Summit Schedule

Day 1Wednesday, May 17 – 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Day 2Thursday, May 18 – 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


This two-day professional development opportunity includes lunch each day, a USA Field Hockey T-shirt, a social hosted by USA Field Hockey’s Foundation Executive Director Pam Stuper, and a raffle for the chance to win sponsor gear. 



Early Bird Registration (until midnight ET on April 24): $135

Registration (beginning April 25): $170


Note registration is only open to current USA Field Hockey Members.





USA Field Hockey hosted the High Performance Summit in May 2023.


2023 Attendees

Jen Averill Wake Forest University D1 HC NC
Stacey Bean Virginia Commonwealth U D1 HC VA
Jess Bergen Trinity College D3 HC CT
Ralph Boersma Duke University D1 AC NC
Ange Bradley Mayhem FHC U14 AC PA
Victor Brady Bryn Mawr College D3 HC PA
Britt Broady Brown University D1 HC RI
Pam Bustin Duke University D1 HC NC
Will Byrne Northwestern University D1 AC IL
Paul Caddy University of Connecticut D1 HC CT
Rachel Dawson Freedom HKY Director of Development VA
Meg Dudek Broad Run High School HS HC VA
Tamara Durante Michigan State University D1 Associate HC MI
Phil Edwards Rutgers University D1 Technical Director - Path Co. NJ
Mark Egner Dartmouth College D1 HC NH
Lynn Farquhar Syracuse University D1 HC NY
Michelle Finegan FSC Falcons FHC Owner - 2008-2022 PA
Kristi Fisher University of Michigan D1 AC MI
Manuel Garcia Nieto University of North Carolina D1 AC NC
Michelle Garrity Charlotte Ambush FHC Club Coach NC
Laura Gebhart Penn State University D1 Associate HC PA
Georgia Holland Northwestern University D1 Associate HC IL
Ali Johnstone Ohio University D1 HC OH
Kim Kastuk Houston Velocity FHC Club Coach TX
Ole Keusgen University of Virginia D1 Associate HC VA
Brandi Kist Queens University D1 HC NC
Helen Knull Michigan State University D1 HC MI
Sarah Krombolz Charlotte Ambush FHC Club Coach NC
Ryan Langford University of Michigan D1 AC MI
John Ligue Dynasty FHC Club Coach NY
Lisa Love Penn State University D1 HC PA
Sarah Mansfield Princeton University D1 AC NJ
Jarred Martin Ohio State University D1 HC OH
Adam Matter Texas Pride FHC Club Coach TX
Marlee McClendon University of Vermont D1 AC VT
Missy Meharg University of Maryland D1 HC MD
Nicole Miller Wagner College D1 HC NJ
Miki Osherow Charlotte Ambush FHC Founder NC
Kate Pfeifer University of Vermont D1 HC VT
Hannah Prince St. Joseph's University D1 HC PA
Jose Puzo Miami of Ohio University D1 HC OH
Varad Rajulu Saratoga Springs HS HS AC NY
Brittney Randolph FHL/Central Penn FHC Club Coach PA
Maggie Reddecliff Dartmouth College D1 AC NH
Amy Robertson In the Zone North Carolina State Chapter President NC
Tori Roche Boston University D1 AC MA
Katie Salem Towson University D1 HC MD
Scott Sherban University of North Carolina D1 Performance Analyst NC
Justine Sowry University of Louisville D1 HC KY
Gina Stephan Bridgewater College D3 HC VA
Jennifer Stone Lafayette College D1 HC PA
Carla Tagliente Princeton University D1 HC NJ
Kasey Tapman Asper University of Maryland D1 AC MD
Scott Tupper University of Maryland D1 AC MD
Anna Unger Texas Pride FHC Club Coach TX
Tjerk Van Herwaarden Harvard University D1 HC MA
Caitlin Van Sickle University of North Carolina D1 AC NC
Mark Wadsley St. Joseph's University D1 AC PA
Rayell Wallace Slippery Rock University D2 HC PA
Emily Witzke Bridgewater College D3 AC VA
Lindsay Wood Holy Cross College D1 HC MA
Leah Zellner Indiana University D1 AC PA