USA Field Hockey

2020 National Coaches Forum

The 2020 National Coaches Forum will take virtually from Tuesday, December 8 to Thursday, December 10 as well as Saturday, December 12. USA Field Hockey’s Coach Education and Learning Department is excited to offer coaches the opportunity to meet, listen and engage with world class speakers virtually in the comfort of one’s own home.

While the NCF will center around an array of speakers from across the globe, USA Field Hockey is especially excited to introduce the newly appointed U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach Anthony Farry and soon-to-be named assistant coach. Farry will speak on two occasions about his overall coaching and playing philosophy and share what’s in store for the senior squad moving forward. 


The full list of presenters and a detailed schedule will be available in the coming weeks. Among the confirmed presenters includes former England Rugby coach Stuart Lancaster, who took the England Team to the World Cup in 2015. Lancaster has faced some harsh ups and downs and will share valuable lessons of leadership, management and identity learned from working with High Performance teams. John Crawley, United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee’s High Performance Director of Team Sports, with more than 20 years of experience, will offer best practices having worked with some of the world’s greatest sporting teams.


The 2020 National Coaches Forum will also feature Olympic legends and coaches Katie Bam (two-time Olympian and University of Maryland Associate Head Coach), Max Caldas (two-time Olympian with Argentina, three-time Olympic coach and current Netherlands Men’s National Team Head Coach), Pietie Coetzee-Turner (three-time Olympian and University of Massachusetts Assistant Coach) and Adam Commens (Australia Olympic Bronze medalist and current Belgium Hockey High-Performance).


These field hockey experts will share their insights and provide specific tactical presentations for the sport. Goalkeeping topics will be covered by Steve Bayer, Belgium Goalkeeper Coach. Craig Parnham, USA Field Hockey's Director of Coach Education and Learning, will also this year but in a unique fashion by having registrants submit questions prior to the event. He will then address the questions shared during a special one-hour presentation. 

2020 National Coaches Forum Schedule

Session 1: Tuesday, December 8 | 12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Session 2: Wednesday, December 9 | 12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Session 3: Thursday, December 10 | 12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Session 4: Saturday, December 12 | 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

*All times are ET

Each session will include discussion, and question and answer opportunities. Several sessions will also include breakout rooms for small group discussion. Brief reflection breaks will be available in between sessions.


If a registered individual cannot make any of the sessions live, an email will be sent with the recording as soon as possible, so take advantage of the full package today!



Early Bird Special through Monday, November 16, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. ET:

  • USA Field Hockey Members: $20.00 per day | $70.00 for full package of all four sessions
  • Non-USA Field Hockey Members: $30.00 per day | $95.00 for full package of all four sessions

After Friday, November 13, 2020:

  • USA Field Hockey Members: $25.00 per day | $80.00 for full package of all four sessions
  • Non-USA Field Hockey Members: $35.00 per day | $105.00 for full package of all four sessions 

USA Field Hockey is pleased to announce the 2020 Women in Coaching Workshop will be held virtual on Friday, November 13 and Saturday, November 14.

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