2022 NFHCA Annual Convention

Connect with your field hockey community.


Orlando Marriott Lake Mary

1501 International Parkway

Lake Mary, Florida


The NFHCA Annual Convention is where field hockey coaches gather yearly to connect, learn, and grow. Never been before? Learn more.

Registration Details

You must be a current NFHCA member to attend the NFHCA Annual Convention.

Not a member? Become one today.


Priority Registration: August 15, 2021 – October 15, 2021

  • $300 — Collegiate Head Coach
  • $275 — All other NFHCA members

General Registration: October 16, 2021 — December 15, 2021

  • $330 — All NFHCA members

Late Registration: December 16, 2021 — January 11, 2022

  • $375 — All NFHCA members
Hotel Information and Room Block

The 2022 NFHCA Annual Convention takes place at the Orlando Marriott Lake Mary.

NFHCA member rate: $154 a night (+7% sales tax, 23% service fee)

Member rates apply to bookings from January 10 — 17, 2022.

Last day to book with the NFHCA discounted rate is December 20, 2021!

Make your reservation in the NFHCA room block today!

Health and Safety Guidelines

Together, our goal is to deliver a safe and engaging experience and environment for all attendees. As we approach the in-person event scheduled for January 11-13, 2022 in Lake Mary, Florida, the NFHCA will seek guidance from local, state, and national public health experts on implementing the necessary safety recommendations and/or requirements to ensure the health and safety of all attendees, staff, and the local community. In full adherence to CDC guidelines, the NFHCA and the Marriott Lake Mary hotel are making your health and safety a priority.

Learn more about the Orlando Marriott Lake Mary’s COVID-19 guidelines.

Check back here as the 2022 NFHCA Annual Convention approaches for further updates.


2022 NFHCA Annual Convention registration includes:

  • Admission to NFHCA Annual Convention
  • Seat at NFHCA Coaches Appreciation Luncheon sponsored by FieldTurf®
  • Admission to Ready2Coach Clinics
  • Seat at NFHCA Awards Dinner sponsored by AstroTurf®
  • Event Gift
  • Access to Event App
  • Copy of Annual Convention Packet
  • Access to on-site vendors
  • Scheduled food and beverage
  • Hotel member rate
Refund Policy

In the event the NFHCA Annual Convention in January 2022 is cancelled due to forces outside our control, such as a natural disaster or federally or state mandated COVID-19 related reasons, a virtual version of the NFHCA Annual Convention will be conducted through an online virtual platform. The NFHCA will make every effort to provide attendees with comparable value.

If an NFHCA virtual event cannot be coordinated by February 1, 2022 for any reason, a full registration refund, will be provided within two weeks of the communicated cancellation date, minus a processing fee of $15.

If you need to cancel your registration to the Annual Convention because you, your partner, or someone in your household tests positive for COVID-19, you will receive a full refund of all registration fees paid, minus a processing fee of $15 within two weeks of your refund request. You can also transfer your registration to another person for a $15 processing fee, payable by the recipient of the transferred registration, no later than January 2, 2022. All COVID-19 related refund and transfer requests should be emailed to cate.clark@nfhca.org. No attendee transfer requests will be granted after January 2, 2022. No refunds will be provided for non-COVID-19 related circumstances. Consideration for rolling your registration fees to the 2023 Annual Convention will only be given for serious extenuating circumstances, determined on a case-by-case basis.  All requests should be sent to cate.clark@nfhca.org.

If you cannot attend the Annual Convention for any reason, note that the NFHCA does not have the authority to cancel your hotel reservations. Please be sure to cancel your Marriott Lake Mary hotel reservations so you don’t incur unnecessary charges. Thank you for your understanding as we navigate together, the uncertainty of a global pandemic.

More Information

Divot Golf Classic

Meet us on the green for the first annual NFHCA Divot Golf Classic! Registration for this 18-hole shotgun scramble includes an NFHCA-branded golfball, lunch, and more!

January 11, 2022

$100 per player


The 2022 NFHCA Annual Convention provides the perfect venue to engage with hundreds of field hockey coaches from all over the country. 

January 11 — 13, 2022

$765 per vendor

Winter Escape Showcase

Following the NFHCA Annual Convention, stay to recruit or compete at the NFHCA Winter Escape Showcase.

January 14 – 16, 2022

Speaker Lineup

Becky Burleigh

Becky Burleigh

Keynote Speaker

Interim Head Coach, Orlando Pride

Presentation: What Drives Winning — Creating a Positive Team Environment

Betsy Butterick

Betsy Butterick

Featured Speaker

The Coaches’ Coach and Communication Specialist

Presentation: Small Shifts, BIG Impact

Samantha Ekstrand

Samantha Ekstrand

Featured Speaker

Legal Counsel, NFHCA

Presentation: 2021 Scouting Report

Celia Slater

Celia Slater

Featured Speaker

CEO and Chief Visionary of True North Sports

Presentation: How to Build Team Trust — It All Starts with You!

Valerie Lohr

Valerie Lohr

Featured Speaker

Director of Student Well-Being and Head Coach, Saint Mary’s Hall

Presentation: Ownership and Accountability

Sport Development Panelists

Chrissy Lewis Summers

Chrissy Lewis Summers

Panel Moderator

Founder and Owner, Beyond Sticks LLC

More coming soon!

Ready2Coach Clinicians

Coming soon!

Tentative Schedule

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

NFHCA Board of Directors Meeting

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

NFHCA Standing Committee Meetings

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Vendor Set Up

12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

NFHCA Divots Golf Classic

Join us on the green for the first annual NFHCA Divots Golf Classic! The classic is a shotgun scramble — registration includes 18 holes, lunch, an NFHCA-branded golf ball, and more! Visit the Divots Golf Classic page for more information.

Signature Sponsor: AstroTurf®

Registered Golfers Only

5:00 p.m.  – 7:00 p.m.

Event Registration

5:30 p.m. — 8:30 p.m.

We’re Back! Social sponsored by AstroTurf®

After you check in, catch up with your colleagues!

7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Attendee Breakfast

Event Registration

Newcomer’s Breakfast

First time to the NFHCA Annual Convention? Join us for a special breakfast where you’ll learn more about the event.

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

NFHCA General Membership Meeting

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Keynote Speaker

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

NFHCA Group Breakout Meetings

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

NFHCA Coaches Appreciation Luncheon sponsored by FieldTurf®

1:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

NFHCA Group Breakout Meetings

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Featured Speaker

Choose from two featured speakers.

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Featured Speaker

Choose from three featured speakers.

6:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.

Happy Hour

7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m..


8:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

NFHCA Group Breakout Meetings

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Featured Speaker

1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Ready2Coach On-Field Clinic

Meet us on the fields of the Boombah Sports Complex for this four-part clinic.

6:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

NFHCA Awards Dinner Pre-Event Reception

Open to All NFHCA Annual Convention Attendees and Registered Guests

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

NFHCA Awards Dinner sponsored by AstroTurf®

Open to All NFHCA Annual Convention Attendees and Registered Guests



What to expect from the NFHCA Annual Convention.



The NFHCA Annual Convention is one of the few events each year where member coaches from all levels are together in a room and it’s a great opportunity to learn more about your colleagues and get to know people who coach at different levels. This is your chance to talk to your coaching hero (!) or connect with coaches you only ever see on the opposite sideline.

On-Field Clinic

The Ready2Coach sessions are on-field presentations at an outdoor sports complex. Attendees rotate to presenters who address different segments of the game and provide fresh ideas to implement in your team’s training.


The event is, by and large, a professional development event where coaches discuss business as it relates to the NFHCA and by extension the sport of field hockey in the United States.

It is at the Annual Convention where NFHCA members review and vote on operational items like the organization’s budget, committee reports.

Awards Dinner

The Awards Dinner sponsored by AstroTurf is the culminating event of the Annual Convention and of the field hockey season. It is where the NFHCA recognizes coaches with a variety of awards.


The Annual Convention is a great place to meet field hockey-related vendors whose products and services are tailored to meet your needs as a coach. There are typically 25 or more vendors in attendance.

Scholarship Opportunities

The NFHCA provides scholarship opportunities to the NFHCA Annual Convention every year.

Application information will be sent directly to NFHCA member coaches in the fall.