For the third consecutive year, USA Field Hockey will bring its National Hockey Festival back to International Polo Club. If you live Wellington you won’t want to miss the National Field Hockey Festival. In addition to the Event Program, check out what else is happening at Festival this year:
Stop by the USA Field Hockey Tent
Prize drawings galore! Stop by the USA Field Hockey Tent for the Penn Monto Ball Pull. Draw for multiple level prizes, including entry into the grand prize drawing. Looking for up-to-date tournament scores on site? Have questions about the event program? Swing by for all your answers.
Free Umpire Clinic
Taking place on Wednesday, November 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET at the Holiday Inn Palm Beach Airport Conference Center. Don’t miss your chance to grow and network with umpires from all across the country and beyond before the tournament officially gets underway. This clinic will feature topics such as new positioning concepts, game management, teamwork, signaling and more.
College Information Night with NCSA
Curious about the college recruitment process? Make sure to keep Wednesday evening, November 21 open from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET for the College Information Night, hosted by Next College Student-Athlete, at the Hilton Palm Beach Airport. This educational seminar on the college recruitment process is available to any and all student-athletes and interested parents.
All participating goalkeepers at Festival are invited to show off their talents in the Goalkeeper Showcases Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23. USA Field Hockey will work with the schedule and athletes to provide the best possible showcase opportunity for all registered goalkeepers. Spots are a first-come, first-serve basis and all sessions will be recorded by Touchline Video.
College & Club Coach Exhibition Game
A tradition you don't want to miss! Watch coaches participate in the College and Club Coach Exhibition Game. This game is set to take place on the stadium Field 11 following the conclusion of tournament play on Friday, November 23, starting at 3:15 p.m. ET. Registration is free, and includes a colored shirt to be used as a uniform.
Level 2 Instructional Coaches Clinic
Coaches, don’t miss your chance to take advantage of a professional development opportunity at The Pavilion at the International Polo Club! A Level 2 Instructional Coaching Clinic is available Sunday, November 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Monday, November 26 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This 14-hour offering led by Craig Parnham, USA Field Hockey's Director of Coach Education and Learning, will expand on several Level 1 topics and challenges participants to better define and evaluate their individual coaching philosophies.
Coaching Technical Skills Workshop
In addition to the Level 2 Instructional Coaching Clinic, USA Field Hockey is pleased to announce a Coaching Technical Skills Workshop that will be run on Sunday, November 25. As the game of field hockey evolves, so do the skills required to play. This workshop led by USA Field Hockey trained coach educator and Bryant University's head coach, Joppe de Vries, is the perfect opportunity to focus on the correct teaching of the key technical skills necessary to succeed in preparation for the upcoming season. It’s also a great way to network and collaborate with fellow coaches. Coaches of all levels are welcome and will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Coaching Goalkeeping Workshop
Don't miss this second workshop by USA Field Hockey before you leave Festival! Take part in the Goalkeeping Workshop on Sunday, November 25 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Teaching goalkeeping and developing and managing goalkeepers is a common challenge. This three-hour workshop, also led by de Vries, will help coaches teach the correct goalkeeping skills and provide suggestions on working with multiple goalkeepers in a team setting.