Get involved in the NFHCA by serving on one of our committees!
NFHCA Committees are comprised of members who contribute to the mission of the NFHCA and the quality of our programs. Serving on a committee is an excellent way to represent the perspective of the coaching community, guide the association in key areas, and give back to the sport of field hockey.
NFHCA Standing Committees are permanent and fall into two categories. Selection committees review nominations for various NFHCA awards and collectively select award recipients. Program committees provide input and contribute to particular initiatives and member programming in various areas. Each committee is led by a Chair or Co-Chairs whose primary responsibilities are to provide leadership and direction for the committee’s charge, facilitate committee meetings, and maintain communication of the committee’s work with NFHCA staff and leadership.
Learn more about our committees below.
Standing Selection Committees
Oversees the process by which the NFHCA All-Region and All-American selections are made and announced at the collegiate and high school levels. This includes the comprehensive review of all nominations and the selection of deserving student-athletes with adherence to the NFHCA selection guidelines.
Oversees the selection of select NFHCA awards and recognition programs and provides recommendations regarding certain awards criteria. The Awards Committee also assists with the coordination and execution of the celebration and recognition events for award honorees in collaboration with NFHCA staff.
Collegiate Senior Team
Facilitates the selection of the NFHCA Collegiate Senior Team. The Senior Team Committee also provides recommendations for the recognition and celebration of these honorees in collaboration with NFHCA staff.
Hall of Fame
Facilitates the selection of the NFHCA Hall of Fame, Lifetime Achievement, and Junior Hockey Award recipients. The Hall of Fame Committee also assists in the planning and execution of the celebration for these honorees, in collaboration with NFHCA staff.
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Standing Program Committees
Black Coaches Council
Serves and supports the coaches of color in our association.
Oversees the interpretation and amending of the NFHCA Bylaws.
Assists the NFHCA staff with convention planning, content, speakers and event execution. The Convention Committee also provides on-site assistance throughout the convention and provides post-convention feedback to NFHCA staff.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Enhances education and awareness, creates opportunity, facilitates growth and support for racial and ethnic minority groups, LGBTQ+ coaches, and NFHCA members with disabilities.
Meets by collegiate division as subcommittees. Each subcommittee facilitates discussion of NCAA issues, sport playing rules, and submits legislative proposals on behalf of membership and with collaboration and approval from NFHCA leadership. The DI, DII, and DIII Board Representatives serve as liaisons for their respective divisional committees.
A diverse committee with two members from each membership group and collegiate division as well as a member from the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee and Black Coaches Council. The Nominating Committee serves to solicit nominations for the Board of Directors elections, review committee interest forms to fill committee vacancies, and select eligible members to serve on the various NFHCA committees. Committee vacancies are filled with a focus on creating a balanced, diverse, and inclusive committee rosters. The Nominating Committee is appointed by the Executive Committee and approved by the Board of Directors.
Serves the scholastic membership group of the NFHCA and facilitates communication across regions with NFHCA leadership. This committee engages and supports the scholastic membership community, identifies opportunities to enhance the scholastic membership experience, and collaborates with NFHS and other governing bodies for the betterment of the sport and membership.
Promotes retention and growth of the sport at all levels. Specifically:
- Scholastic level - identifying regions where field hockey is not sponsored, approaching districts and sports organizations to begin sponsorship.
- Collegiate level - identifying conferences, addressing reasons to add, risk assessment of program elimination, addressing obstacles to adding or retaining the sport
- USA Field Hockey - collaborate with NFHCA leadership and the national governing body on initiatives to 'grow the game.'
Ad Hoc Committees
Task Forces & Ad Hoc Committees
Special task forces or ad hoc committees may be created, as the need arises, to carry out specific tasks or initiatives, apart from the work of any Standing Committee. A majority vote of the Executive Committee is needed to form and disband ad hoc task forces and committees. These are generally temporary in nature and their assembly can range in time from months to a few years, depending on the task at hand.
Committee Terms, Composition, & Purpose
Each standing committee has a charter that outlines their terms of service, member composition, and primary purpose. Also included in the charter are each committees’ key responsibilities and scope of authority. Committee charters are kept on file with the NFHCA and made available to current committee members during their service.