USA Field Hockey


The National Goalkeeping Coaches Forum is open to coaches who have a Level 1 Certification or higher.

This professional development opportunity is designed for goalkeeping coaches that have a basic understanding of the position. The focus will be on coaching development of goalkeepers of all levels and how to effectively integrate them into your team training. Program content will be delivered through a combination of practical on-field demonstrations and classroom-based workshops and will include:

  • USA Field Hockey’s “Goalkeeper Development Framework”
  • Coaching the technical aspects of goalkeeping
  • Effective practice design for developing goalkeepers
  • Integrating goalkeepers into team practice

The National Coaches Forum traditionally is a multiple-day event which includes an opportunity to watch a narrated U.S. Women's National Team practice, on-field technical work and classroom discussions facilitated by USA Field Hockey's Coach Education Team and the National Team Coaches and staff.

The National Coaches Forum is open to coaches who have a Level 2 certification or higher and those interested in networking and learning from the National Team coaches and training staff. 

"We are looking forward to hosting the National Goalkeeping and National Coaches Forum at Spooky Nook Sports again this year,” said Craig Parnham, USA Field Hockey's Director of Coach Education and Learning. "Both Forums are a great opportunity for coaches to collaborate, discuss, share ideas and network. The National Coaches Forum will again provide opportunities to observe on-field practical sessions as well as classroom-based discussions and presentations, including the introduction of a facilitated panel discussion.”

USA Field Hockey is pleased to announce the 2020 Women in Coaching Workshop will be held at Spooky Nook Sports in Lancaster, Pa. on Sunday, December 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET, as part of the 2020 National Coaches Forum. 

The cost of the workshop is $45 for USA Field Hockey Members.

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2019 National Goalkeeping Coaches Forum Promo

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