Open Collegiate Practice Day 2019

August 23 — 25, 2019 and August 30 — September 2, 2019

16 States. 43 Hosts. 121 Sessions.

 

Open Collegiate Practice Day (OCPD) is an opportunity for members of the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) to connect and learn from each other. During OCPD, participating colleges open their practices to high school and club coaches. This event is designed for NFHCA members — if you are not an NFHCA member, but would like to participate, visit our membership page to join today.

Registration

 

Changes or Cancellation

In the event that a practice is cancelled due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances we will post updates on our Twitter feed (@NFHCA).

Available Sessions

Host sites are listed alphabetically by state.  

California
Host Institution Session Date Session Session Time Directions Additional Comments
Stanford University
Friday, August 23
1 8:00 a.m. — 11:00 a.m.
Join the Stanford staff on Friday, August 23 for a training session with the team. Watch a Stanford scrimmage on Saturday, August 24 from 11-1pm.
2 2:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 24 3 11:00 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.
University of California, Berkeley
Friday, August 23
1 9:00 a.m. — 11:00 a.m.
Practice times are subject to change. Confirm in advance.
2 3:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 24
3 9:00 a.m. — 11:00 a.m.
4 3:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.
University of California, Davis
Friday, August 23
1 8:00 a.m. — 11:00 a.m.
Please RSVP so we can be prepared to provide materials! We welcome ALL coaching levels to attend!
2 2:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.
Friday, August 30
3 8:00 a.m. — 11:00 a.m.
Connecticut
Host Institution Session Date Session Session Time Directions Additional Comments
Connecticut College
Sunday, August 25 1 4:00 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.  
Eastern Connecticut State University Friday, August 23 1 9:00 a.m. — 11:00 a.m. 1 Mansfield City Road, Mansfield, CT

1 mile from the main campus in the Mansfield Complex
The turf field is inside the track.
Quinnipiac University
Friday, August 23 1 11:45 a.m. — 2:30 p.m.
For GPS coordinates use: 475 Mount Carmel Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518 Make a right onto Hogan Road. Proceed to the first stop sign and go straight past the alumni house on your left. The Field Hockey Stadium is on your left. Parking is available further down Hogan Road on your left, or back in the North Lot by the Athletic Center.
We look forward to hosting you at Quinnipiac!
Saturday, August 24
2 8:00 a.m. — 11:00 a.m.
3 4:00 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 25 4 9:30 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.
University of Connecticut
Friday, August 23
1 10:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.
George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex, Storrs, CT, 06269
Please contact Cheri Schulz personal cell at 860-328-0927 if attending a session, to confirm actual session times as the options did not fully cover the practice times we will be on the turf and in case there is any change due to weather or other unforeseen changes between now and the actual scheduled practice
2 7:00 p.m. — 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 25
3 10:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.
4 7:00 p.m. — 8:00 p.m.
Illinois
Host Institution Session Date Session Session Time Directions Additional Comments
Northwestern University Friday, August 23 1 8:00 a.m. — 11:00 a.m. 2255 Campus Dr. Evanston, IL 60208

Walter Athletics Center/Lakeside Field
We will be leaving for Iowa around noon but we will have an hour practice and then a team meeting/film session. We’d be happy to host any coaches that want to join.
Kentucky
Host Institution Session Date Session Session Time Directions Additional Comments
University of Louisville
Friday, August 23 1 8:00 a.m. — 10:00 a.m.
1:00 p.m. scrimmages on both Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday, August 24
2 8:00 a.m. — 10:00 a.m.
3 1:00 p.m. — 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 25 4 12:00 p.m. — 3:00 p.m.
Maine
Host Institution Session Date Session Session Time Directions Additional Comments
University of Southern Maine Friday, August 23 1 6:00 p.m. — 8:00 p.m. To field USM Field Hockey would welcome you and your staff for a fun evening practice to share and demonstrate our favorite drills and techniques. Feel free to bring a pop up chair and note pad to take notes or just walk around and ask questions. (or if you are up to it, jump right in and join us :))
Maryland/DC
Host Institution Session Date Session Session Time Directions Additional Comments
Catholic University Friday, August 23 1 11:00 a.m. — 1:00 p.m. To field Practice will be on the Stadium Turf, rain or shine. We'll provide a copy of the practice plan and coaches can be on the field.
Johns Hopkins University Friday, August 23 1 9:00 a.m. — 11:00 a.m. We will be practicing on the baseball field, which is adjacent to University Parkway. Call or text me with any questions/needs, (901) 233-3323.
Frostburg State University Saturday, August 24 1 11:00 a.m. — 1:00 p.m. To Bobcat Stadium Park in the lower parking lot right next to the stadium. Please arrive at Bobcat Stadium at least 20-15 minutes prior to our practice time. The coaching staff will be there to greet you on the field with copies of the practice plan.
Massachusetts
Host Institution Session Date Session Session Time Directions Additional Comments
Anna Maria College Friday, August 23 1 1:00 p.m. — 2:00 p.m. www.annamaria.edu; Field is on the right when pulling onto campus.  
Babson College
Friday, August 23
1 3:00 p.m. — 5:30 p.m.  
Saturday, August 24
2 8:30 a.m. — 10:30 a.m.
3 3:00 p.m. — 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 1 4 1:00 p.m. — 3:00 p.m.
Monday, September 2 5 2:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.
Boston College
Friday, August 23
1 9:00 a.m. — 11:00 a.m.
885 Centre St, Newton, MA
Please email if you plan on attending to provide practice plan (dotonk@bc.edu).
2 4:00 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 24 3 9:00 a.m. — 11:00 a.m.
Michigan
Host Institution Session Date Session Session Time Directions Additional Comments
Michigan State University
Friday, August 23
1 9:00 a.m. — 11:00 a.m.
In GPS select – Spartan Stadium, Lot 79W. There is parking in the South stadium parking lot (it is a pay by plate lot)
Any coaches who plan on attending please contact Becky Stiles – stilesbe@ath.msu.edu so we know you are attending and we introduce ourselves and go over the session before we start!
University of Michigan
Friday, August 23
1 8:00 a.m. — 11:00 a.m.
1540 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Our afternoon session on Aug. 23 will be more of a walk through session (not as intense).
2 3:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.
Missouri
Host Institution Session Date Session Session Time Directions Additional Comments
Saint Louis University
Friday, August 23
1 9:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.  
2 7:00 p.m. — 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 24
3 9:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.
4 7:00 p.m. — 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 25 5 12:00 p.m. — 3:00 p.m.
New Hampshire
Host Institution Session Date Session Session Time Directions Additional Comments
New England College
Saturday, August 24
1 10:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.  
2 4:00 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 25
3 10:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.
4 4:00 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.
Saint Anselm College
Friday, August 23 1 1:00 p.m. — 3:00 p.m.
Please feel free to come down onto the field so you can see/hear and ask questions during breaks!
Saturday, August 24 2 1:00 p.m. — 3:00 p.m.
Southern New Hampshire University
Friday, August 30
1 9:00 a.m. — 11:00 a.m.
Larkin Field: 2500 N River Rd. Manchester, NH 03106
Let's touch base early that week, as we may only have ONE of those two hours blocks, rather than both depending on how our bodies feel/weather, etc.
2 3:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.
New Jersey
Host Institution Session Date Session Session Time Directions Additional Comments
Montclair State University
Saturday, August 24
1 11:00 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.
Please park in the Red Hawk Parking Garage. Sprague Field is next to the parking garage.
 
Saturday's second session is a scrimmages versus FDU, anyone is welcome to watch!
2

4:00 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.

(Scrimmage vs. FDU)

Friday, August 30 3 11:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.
Princeton University
Saturday, August 24 1 9:00 a.m. — 11:00 a.m.    
Sunday, August 25 2 3:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.
Monday, September 2 3 9:00 a.m. — 11:00 a.m.
New York
Host Institution Session Date Session Session Time Directions Additional Comments
Columbia University
Saturday, August 24
1 10:00 a.m. — 11:00 a.m.
Baker Field Complex
 
2 4:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 25 3 10:00 a.m. — 11:00 a.m.
Friday, August 30
4 10:00 a.m. — 11:00 a.m.
5 3:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 31
6 10:00 a.m. — 11:00 a.m.
7 3:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.
Union College
Saturday, August 24
1 8:00 a.m. — 10:00 a.m.
Practice will be held on Frank Bailey Field.
2 1:00 p.m. — 2:00 p.m.
University of Rochester
Friday, August 23
1 9:00 a.m. — 11:00 a.m.
Fauver Stadium, University of Rochester
You are welcome to join us and I can provide our practice plan in advance if you email me to request one! (wendy.andreatta@rochester.edu)
2 2:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 24 3 11:00 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.
Vassar College
Friday, August 23
1 9:00 a.m — 11:00 a.m.
Open to visiting coaches walking/working alongside players during practices to see up close and ask questions at any time.
2 3:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 24 3 9:00 a.m — 11:00 a.m.
Friday, August 30 4 9:00 a.m — 11:00 a.m.
Ohio
Host Institution Session Date Session Session Time Directions Additional Comments
Kent State University
Friday, August 23 1 8:00 a.m. — 10:00 a.m.
Murphy-Mellis Field
You are welcome to join us and I can provide our practice plan in advance . Please email me if you plant to attend: kdesande@kent.edu. August 25 session is a scrimmage versus Slippery Rock — you are welcome to watch.
Sunday, August 25 2 1:00 p.m — 2:00 p.m.
Ohio State University
Friday, August 23 1 8:00 a.m. — 10:00 a.m.
Behind the Tennis Courts — please email me if you plan to attend (martin.3529@osu.edu).
Saturday, August 24 2 8:00 a.m. — 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, August 31 3 10:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 1 4 10:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.
The College of Wooster
Friday, August 23 1 6:00 p.m. — 8:00 p.m.
We practice at John P. Papp Stadium. Parking is available via visitor spots in the lot behind the stadium seating or in the overflow gravel lot on the south side of University behind the stadium.
Saturday, August 24 2 8:00 a.m. — 10:00 a.m.
Friday, August 30 3 4:00 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.
Pennsylvania
Host Institution Session Date Session Session Time Directions Additional Comments
Bryn Mawr College
Friday, August 23 1 10:30 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.  
Sunday, August 25
2 10:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.
3 4:00 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.
Drexel University
Friday, August 23
1 9:00 a.m. — 11:00 a.m.
We will provide the exact training schedule closer to the date. On Saturday we scrimmage LaSalle at 5pm - no training but coaches are welcome to attend the scrimmage.
2 3:00 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 24
3 9:00 a.m. — 11:00 a.m.
4 5:00 p.m. — 8:00 p.m.
Gwynedd-Mercy University
Friday, August 23 1 3:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.
Due to Orientation scheduling we will be training from 6-8a at Gwynedd Mercy Academy on Friday August 23rd, and on Saturday August 24th 6-8a at our field. Coaches are more than welcome to attend this early sessions as well. For the HS day, you will need to park at the HS and then walk to their turf. Directions for the HS are the same as to the University. Looking forward to hosting some coaches this year! Reach out with any questions
Saturday, August 24 2 6:00 p.m. — 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 25 3 9:00 a.m. — 10:00 a.m.
Monday, September 2 4 4:00 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.
Haverford College Friday, August 23 1 8:00 a.m. — 11:00 a.m. To field The turf is located behind the track and is the only field with stadium lights.
Lafayette College Friday, August 23 1 8:00 a.m. — 10:15 a.m.    
Lehigh University Sunday, August 25 1 9:00 a.m. — 11:00 a.m. To field 151 Goodman Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18015
University of Pennsylvania
Sunday, August 25 1 8:00 a.m. — 10:00 a.m.
There is a parking lot where the directions lead you pass our field, however it is paid parking with a kiosk that accepts credit cards only.
Saturday, August 31 2 9:30 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.
Ursinus College Saturday, August 24 1 2:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m. To field Our turf (Eleanor Frost Snell Alumnae Field) is located behind the Floy Lewis Bakes Center.
Virginia
Host Institution Session Date Session Session Time Directions Additional Comments
James Madison University
Friday, August 23
1 9:00 a.m. — 11:00 a.m.
Field hockey field is on east campus across from Rose Library.
Saturday is a scrimmage versus ODU — we would be happy to have you!
2 2:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.
3 7:00 p.m. — 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 24 4 12:00 p.m. — 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 25 5 8:00 a.m. — 9:00 a.m.
Randolph-Macon College
Friday, August 23 1 4:15 p.m. — 6:30 p.m.  
Saturday, August 24 2 8:00 a.m. — 10:00 a.m.
University of Richmond
Friday, August 23
1 8:00 a.m. — 10:00 a.m.
Please arrive five to ten minutes before the session so we can introduce ourselves and, if possible, integrate you into the training session!
2 3:00 p.m. — 4:30 p.m.