USA Field Hockey

Foundations Course

The Foundations Course is an entry level offering, delivered by USA Field Hockey Coach Educators, for individuals with little to no field hockey experience. It is an interactive course that will get participants moving and playing the sport and is suitable for groups of all sizes.

The Foundations Course mission is to introduce the basics of field hockey and provide the tools to teach, coach and play the sport with enthusiasm and confidence in a safe, fun and engaging way. 

If you have any questions, please reach out to USA Field Hockey's Sport Development Team at

Thank you for your interest in field hockey! We look forward to working with you.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • School Districts (commonly used as a physical education professional development day)
  • Multi-Sport Organizations
  • Physical Educators
  • Parents
  • Volunteers
Foundations Courses are set up upon request. USA Field Hockey frequently receives requests from school administrators to host a Foundations Course as part of a physical education professional development day.

Interested in hosting a course in your area? 

Click here to submit a Foundations Course Request Form.

*Please note that Foundations Courses must be planned out at least six weeks in advance.
The Foundations Course is free!

The course host is responsible for securing a facility and eager participants. A gym, turf or grass field are all acceptable facilities to host a foundations course. In addition, a projector and screen are needed for parts of the course. USA Field Hockey can provide equipment if none (or not enough) is available.


The course host is responsible for providing the following:

  • Facility (gym, turf or grass)
  • Projector and screen
  • Sticks*
  • Balls*
  • Pinnies*
  • Cones*

*USA Field Hockey can provide equipment if absolutely necessary