White outline of field hockey player on an orange circle. In blue text: NFHCA Annual Convention, Lake Mary, FL, January 15-17, 2019.   

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Featured Speakers

 Headshot of David Passmore.

David Passmore

“Effectively Coaching Small-Sided Games”

“Reflective Practice”

Reflective practice will give you the tools to analyze yourself and your thoughts to inform and improve training sessions.

David Passmore works with the Hockey Ireland's Senior Women squad who just finished a historic run to the gold medal game of the 2018 FIH World Cup where they finished second and is the head coach of the Irish U23 and U21 teams. Passmore has coached field hockey at every level, from elite international men’s and women’s teams to youth national squads in both Ireland and Great Britain. Passmore has a professional doctorate in elite performance from the University of Central Lancashire and a master’s degree in Sports Coaching. He is currently an associate professor of coaching science at Dublin City University

Read more about David Passmore.

 Headshot of Tracy Warren.

Tracy Warren

“The Business of Being a Coach”

Addressing issues related to university, NCAA and school investigations in the coaching arena. She also will educate attendees on taking charge of their contract negotiations.

Attorney Tracy Warren, a shareholder at Buchalter law firm, represents both national and international clients in employment matters involving single plaintiff and class action defense. She advises, counsels, trains and litigates in areas including NCAA bylaw compliance and other matters of legal compliance. Warren also serves as outside counsel to the National Association of Sports Commissions and Women Leaders in College Sports.

Read more about Tracy Warren.


Registration Information


Register online by clicking here.

Register by mail — download the registration form and print. Once completed, mail with payment to:


3352 E. Virgil Drive

Gilbert, AZ 85298

Checks and money orders should be made out to "NFHCA".


Registration Deadline Member Price

Non-Member Price

Register by November 30, 2018

$249 $299
Register between December 1-31, 2018 $299


Register after December 31, 2018 or onsite

$349 $399

*schedule is subject to change 

NFHCA Awards Dinner-Only Registration

Register by mail — download this form and mail with payment to:


3352 E. Virgil Drive

Gilbert, AZ 85298

Checks and money orders should be made out to "NFHCA".

*Admission to the NFHCA Awards Dinner sponsored by AstroTurf is included with 2019 NFHCA Annual Convention registration, the dinner-only registration is only for guests not attending the Annual Convention.

Hotel Information

Orlando Marriott Lake Mary

1501 International Pkwy

Lake Mary, FL 32746

Rate: $150 per night (rate available from January 15 – 21, 2019)

Click here to reserve your room today.

*Reservations must be made by December 24, 2018 to receive the NFHCA rate.  Orlando Marriott Lake Mary will release any unreserved rooms within our block after December 24, 2018.

Session Information


The Ready2Coach sessions are on the field and in the sun (fingers crossed!). Coaches will address different segments of the game and provide you with fresh ideas to implement in your team's training.

There are four Ready2Coach sessions available to choose from, there will be four, 50-minute rotations.

Moderated Panels

A moderator will pose questions and prompt discussions between panelists and the audience.

High School/Club Speaker

These speakers' presentations are tailored specifically to our high school and club coach attendees.