2017 National Coaches Forums | Spooky Nook Sports, Lancaster, Pa. | Thursday, December 7, 2017 - Saturday, December 9, 2017

Each year, USA Field Hockey invites coaches with a Level 2 Certification or higher to attend our annual National Coaches Forum (NCF) at Spooky Nook Sports in Lancaster, Pa. in December. This event is targeted primarily to high level coaches who are interested in networking with and learning from the U.S. Men's and Women's National Team coaches and training staff.

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.

2017 National Coaches Forums Skeleton Schedule:

Thursday, December 7
National Goalkeeping Coaches Forum
To register, you must have a USA Field Hockey Level 1 Certification or higher to attend.

USA Field Hockey presents a newly adopted professional development opportunity that will provide a platform for the conversation surrounding the development of goalkeepers of all levels. Program content will be delivered through a combination of practical on-field demonstrations and classroom-based workshops that include:

  • Coaching the technical aspects of goalkeeping
  • Effective practice design for developing goalkeepers
  • 'Putting it all together' - coaching and managing goalkeepers in a team setting

8:00 a.m. - Registration
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Session (lunch included)

FREE HUDL/Sportscode Gamebreaker Workshop | Click Here to Register
For beginner, intermediate and advanced users - free for National Goalkeeping Coaches and National Coaches Forum Registrants

Come prepared with your MacBooks and questions! The night before the National Coaches Forum starts, Phil Edwards, USWNT Assistant and U-21 USWNT Head Coach, and Chris Leazier, Hudl Representative, will run a FREE Hudl/Sportcode Gamebreaker training session. There will be two workshops, one for beginner/intermediate users and another for intermediate/advanced users.

Get the answers to your software questions and insight into how you can systematically analyze your team and opponents!

Attendance is FREE for National Goalkeeping Coaches and National Coaches Forum registrants. Space is limited. Drinks will be provided and feel free to bring your favorite snacks.

Hudl/Sportscode Gamebreaker - Basic Workshop - For beginners to intermediate users
5:45 p.m. - Registration
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Session

Edwards and Leazier will walk attendees through video and performance analysis setup, starting with the basics of setting up your video capture in order to get the best picture possible through code window design to in-game statistics and video to post-game analysis. For this basic session, you don't need to have any deep knowledge of Hudl/Sportscode Gamebreaker software.

Hudl/Sportscode Gamebreaker - Advanced Workshop - For intermediate to advanced users
7:15 p.m. - Registration
7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Session

Participants will take editing to the next level by addressing scripting, flagging and other product features. 

Friday, December 8
National Coaches Forum - Day 1
For Level 2 certified or higher coaches, the NCF will include presentations from Craig Parnham, USA Field Hockey's Director of Coach Education and Learning, Janneke Schopman, USWNT Head Coach, and Rutger Wiese, USMNT Head Coach. There will also be a special guest presenter, Alan Olive, Director of 1 High Performance Coaching and one of the leading practitioners and consultants for various Olympic sports. 

8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - Registration
9:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m. - Sessions (Dome & Classroom)
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Coaches Social

Saturday, December 9
National Coaches Forum - Day 2
8:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Session

Pricing Options:

Single Day Registration:

  • National Goalkeeping Coaches Forum (Thursday, December 7 Only - for Level 1 certified and higher): $125.00
  • National Coaches Forum (Friday, December 8 and Saturday, December 9 Only - for Level 2 certified and higher): $235.00

Multi-Day Registration - Full Package Discount - $325.00

  • National Goalkeeping Coaches Forum (Thursday, December 7)
  • National Coaches Forum (Friday, December 8 and Saturday, December 9)


Please email Liz Tchou, USA Field Hockey's Senior Manager of Coach Education, at with any questions.

USA Field Hockey reminds all members that the Team USA Mobile Coach Application provides added tools and resources to use from your smartphone or desktop.

Click here to view the Mobile Coach App.

You will need to register by using your membership number while adding in your own login and password.