NFHCA Annual Convention, Lake Mary, Florida, January 14 to the 16, 2020

Connect with your community.

The NFHCA Annual Convention is where field hockey coaches gather yearly to discuss, connect, and learn. 

 Hotel Information | Ready2Coach | Vendors | Awards Dinner | NFHCA Winter Escape Showcase | Schedule


Registration Information


Full Event Member Fee Non-Member Fee
Register before October 31, 2019 $249 $299
Register between November 1 and December 15, 2019 $299 $349
Register after December 15, 2019 or onsite $349 $399


Ready2Coach powered by Longstreth: On-field Clinic


WES Coach Fee*

Ready2Coach powered by Longstreth: On-field Clinic ONLY $100 $75

*The WES Coach Fee applies to coaches bringing a team to participate in the 2020 Winter Escape Showcase

Refund Policy: A $25 nonrefundable processing fee is included in all registration fees. No refunds will be issued after December 1, 2019.


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Register by Mail

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

Annual Convention Scholarships

The NFHCA is offering 12 scholarships for the 2020 NFHCA Annual Convention.

Two (2) scholarships will cover registration fees and a three night hotel stay, 10 scholarships will cover 2020 NFHCA Annual Convention registration fees only. 

Interested coaches will be required to complete and submit the applications by November 13, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. EST. Candidates must show financial need as well as a genuine interest in attending the Annual Convention and expanding their role within the association. A given applicant may only receive an Annual Convention Scholarship one time during their coaching career. Non-NFHCA members are welcome to apply, but will be expected to establish an NFHCA membership before the 2020 NFHCA Annual Convention.

All scholarship applications will be reviewed by a small committee comprised of current NFHCA Executive Board members. Applicants will be notified via email as to the status of their applications prior to the Thanksgiving holiday and selected candidates will have five days to accept or decline the scholarship.

Apply for a Scholarship

The following 12 coaches have been selected as scholarship recipients:

  • Marielle Cavallaro, varsity head coach, Delaware Valley High School
  • Marissa Shaw, assistant coach, Stonehill College
  • Lauren Brooks Scorza, assistant coach, University of Rochester
  • Maria Ceretta, head coach, Saint Francis University
  • Kayla Fromal, assistant coach, The College of Wooster
  • Margaret Maclean, assistant coach, Allegheny College,
  • Dominique Masters, assistant coach, University of California, Davis
  • Karen Nell, head coach, University of St. Joseph
  • Morgan O'Donohue (Lizotte), head coach, Mercy College
  • Dena Polverari, varsity head coach, Smith Academy
  • Molly Saunders, U16 coach, Maine Styx Field Hockey Club
  • Noelani Schulmeyer, assistant coach, Washington and Lee University


Hotel Information



Orlando Marriott Lake Mary

1501 International Pkwy

Lake Mary, Florida

Room Block Information

Attendee Rate: $150 per night

Rate Available: January 12–20, 2020

Last day to book: December 23, 2019 


Overflow Room Block Information

There are LIMITED rooms available at the Residence Inn by Marriott Orlando Lake Mary.

Attendee Rate: $158 per night

Rate Available: January 13-16, 2020

Last day to book: January 6, 2020


Alternate Accommodations

Attendees are welcome to book a room at any nearby hotel.


Session Information

Ready2Coach powered by Longstreth

Thursday, January 16, 2020

1:30 p.m. — 4:45 p.m.

The Ready2Coach powered by Longstreth sessions are on-field presentations at the Boombah Sports Complex. Presenters will address different segments of the game and provide you with fresh ideas to implement in your team's training.

New this year, coaches may register to attend the Ready2Coach powered by Longstreth on-field clinics for $100.

Club coaches attending the Winter Escape Showcase with their team will receive $25 off their Ready2Coach registration.

Ready2Coach Stations:

  • Advanced Elimination Skills: Matt Taylor
  • Attacking with Purpose: Nicola Pitticas
  • Defense, Defense, Defense: Pam Stuper, Jess Barnett
  • Goalkeeping: David Williamson

Learn more about the Ready2Coach presenters.


Vendor Information

Event Information

We expect 300-350 college, high school, junior high school, and club coaches from across the United States to attend this year’s event. 

Vendors will be permitted to set up their booths during the late morning hours on Tuesday, January 14. Vendor booths will remain open through the conclusion of the NFHCA Awards Dinner sponsored by AstroTurf on Thursday, January 16. Please note that the majority of the activities scheduled for the afternoon of Thursday, January 16 will be held off-site at an outdoor facility. Vendor space will not be available at the outdoor facility.

Booth information, pricing, and additional details are outlined in the Vendor Application.

Vendor Application

If you are interested in attending the 2020 NFHCA Annual Convention as a vendor, please complete the agreement and return it to the NFHCA Office. Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Download the Vendor Application


Please contact NFHCA Executive Director, Jenn Goodrich (


NFHCA Awards Dinner sponsored by AstroTurf

Event Information

Date: Thursday, January 16, 2020

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Orlando Marriott Lake Mary

The AstroTurf Pregame, a pre-event cocktail reception, will begin at 6:30 p.m. 

Attire for the NFHCA Awards Dinner sponsored by AstroTurf is business casual.


Register by Mail

Admission to the NFHCA Awards Dinner sponsored by AstroTurf is included with 2020 NFHCA Annual Convention registration, the dinner-only registration is only for guests not attending the Annual Convention.

Dinner-only registrations are due by December 30, 2019.


NFHCA Winter Escape Showcase

Event Information

Dates: January 17–19, 2020

Location: Boombah Sports Complex at Seminole County, Sanford, Florida

Participant Information

College Coach Information

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