Frequently Asked Questions

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What is my password?

If you are a current member, login with your email address and reset your password by selecting “Forgot Password” from the login screen.

Help! My old login information isn’t working.

In April 2022 the NFHCA transitioned to a new membership management platform. If you are a current member, you can login with your email address, but may need to reset your password. You can do so by selecting “Forgot Password” from the login screen.

How do I post a job?

NFHCA members can login to the NFHCA member portal and select “Post & Manage Jobs” from the Job Board dropdown menu.

Non-members can pay to post a job on the NFHCA Job Board by selecting the “Non-Members: Post a Job” button. The fee is $50 for 30 days of publication.

How do I post to the Scheduling Board?

Login to the NFHCA member portal and select “workspaces” in the menu. Select your division’s board under “Scheduling Boards” and post a discussion topic with the details of your game or scrimmage request.

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Memberships

How do I join the NFHCA?

Visit our join page for membership registration forms.

I am a current member, how do I renew?

Login to the NFHCA Member Portal to renew. After you have logged in, click on the "My Account" tab and select "Memberships" to submit your renewal and payment.

How much does an NFHCA membership cost?

Review the pricing table on our join page to review options by member group.

What do I get with an NFHCA membership?

See our member benefits page for a full list of benefits.

My institution requires I pay by check — how can I join by mail?

Please fill out the online membership application in its entirety, then on the payment page of the application, select "check" under payment options, then select "process payment." A downloadable PDF invoice will be generated on the next screen and will also be sent to the email address entered on your application.

Mail a check for the full amount of membership, made out to the NFHCA, and a copy of the invoice to:

NFHCA, P.O. Box 49098, Colorado Springs, CO 80949

As a head coach, can I join anytime throughout the year?

To maintain the integrity of our student-athlete nomination and award programs, there is a "dead period" for head collegiate and head scholastic coaches to join the NFHCA between October 1 – March 1. Assistant coaches, club coaches, and affiliates are still eligible to join the NFHCA during this time.

Memberships are established on a calendar year from July 1 to June 30, not on the anniversary date of membership.

What is an Institutional Membership?

The NFHCA is now offering Institutional Memberships at every group level.

An institutional membership provides up to four coaches from the same educational institution or organization with individual NFHCA memberships at a discounted rate.

How do I edit staff members within my Institutional Membership?

If you are the primary account holder for your Institutional Membership, you can edit your staff members from your member portal by logging in and selecting the “My Account” dropdown menu. After selecting “Employee Accounts” you will be able to edit your Institutional Account and add or remove staff members.

What is the difference between an active membership and an affiliate membership?

Active members are those actively coaching at the collegiate, high school, and club levels. Active coaches can nominate student-athletes for awards, can vote in group elections, and can vote at official NFHCA meetings.

Affiliate members are those interested in field hockey and who support the mission of the NFHCA, but are not actively coaching at the collegiate, high school, and club level. Affiliate members can only nominate for NFHCA awards (Hall of Fame, Lifetime Achievement, Junior Hockey Award), but cannot nominate student-athletes for awards. Affiliate members can lend their voice to motions at official NFHCA meetings, but they cannot vote.

To learn more about the differences in membership, review our bylaws.

I was just hired as my institution’s field hockey coach — how do I join?

Congratulations!

Email outreach@nfhca.org to see if your institution is already a member. If it is, we can transfer your institution’s membership to you — this is an important step so that we can communicate directly with you regarding award nominations, deadlines, and other group-specific information.

I am no longer working at the institution affiliated with my membership, am I still an NFHCA member?

Active memberships reside with the institution, not the individual. If you are no longer working at the institution that your membership was created with, you are no longer an NFHCA member.

We encourage you to join the NFHCA as an affiliate member so you can stay involved in the NFHCA and connected with our community.

Where is the High School Coach membership?

Since the adoption of our new bylaws, high school coaches are now referred to as “Scholastic Coaches.”

Scholastic members include elementary and secondary coaches at the junior varsity and varsity levels.

Review the scholastic membership options here.

What happened to the Lifetime membership?

The Lifetime membership option was eliminated with the creation of the new NFHCA bylaws. Those interested in supporting the NFHCA and who are interested in the sport of field hockey, should register as an affiliate member.

To learn more about the differences in membership, review our bylaws.

Awards

Who is eligible to nominate student-athletes for awards?

An institution must have a current head coach membership in order to be eligible to nominate student-athletes for awards.

All 2022-2023 memberships must be established by September 30, 2022.

What are the deadlines for 2022-2023 awards?

Find all relevant deadlines on our Nomination Calendar page.

How do I nominate a student-athlete for the NFHCA's High School All-Region/All-American award program?

Visit the nomination calendar for important and relevant dates.

Forms will be available to current members in their member portal during open dates.

How do I nominate a student-athlete for the NFHCA's national academic awards?

An institution must have a current head coach membership in order to be eligible to nominate student-athletes for ALL awards. All 2022-2023 memberships must be established by September 30, 2022.

Visit the nomination calendar for important and relevant dates.

Forms will be available to current members on their member portal during open dates. Student-athletes who meet the nominating criteria will be recognized with the appropriate academic award (National Academic Squad, Scholar of Distinction, National Scholar-Athlete).

Other Questions

My SID has questions about the NFHCA — what do I tell them?

Direct your program’s Sport Information Director to our SID Help page for answers to all of their questions.

If your SID is new to your program, be sure they email outreach@nfhca.org so that they can be added to our SID contact list.