BROCKPORT, N.Y. — The National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) is thrilled to announce that Becky Burleigh will deliver the keynote speech on the second day of the 2022 NFHCA Annual Convention.

Burleigh, the former head women’s soccer coach at the University of Florida and current interim head coach for the Orlando Pride, will present “What Drives Winning: Creating a Positive Team Environment” on Wednesday, January 12.

Across 31 years in coaching, Burleigh has collected two NAIA national championships, an NCAA Division I National Championship, and 14 Southeastern Conference (SEC) titles. She has coached over 30 All-Americans and over 50 All-SEC players — all through an established positive team atmosphere. She will take the stage at the 2022 NFHCA Annual Convention to discuss strategies for creating and maintaining a positive team culture throughout a long coaching career.

Becky Burleigh

Becky Burleigh is the former head women’s soccer coach at the University of Florida and the current interim head coach for the Orlando Pride, Orlando’s National Women’s Soccer League team.

Burleigh led the Gator program for 26 years and compiled a 513-160-46 career record, including an NCAA Division I Championship, two NCAA College Cup appearances, 14 Southeastern Conference (SEC) titles and 22 NCAA Championship berths. She was also named NCSAA/Adidas and College Soccer National Coach of the Year in 1998 following the Gators’ title run and is a four-time SEC Coach of the Year. Before joining UF, Burleigh led Berry College to two NAIA Championships over five seasons. She is the only female Division I coach in NCAA women’s soccer history with over 500 career wins. Burleigh finished her 31-season coaching career eighth in winning percentage and fourth in wins.

She has coached some of the biggest names in women’s soccer, including former United States Women’s National Team stars Abby Wambach and Heather Mitts, as well as current Pride players Erika Tymrak, Meggie Dougherty Howard, Marta, Alex Morgan, Sydney Leroux, Ashlyn Harris, Ali Krieger, and Ali Riley.

2022 NFHCA Annual Convention

The 2022 NFHCA Annual Convention incorporates NFHCA business meetings, on-field educational sessions, a variety of speakers, the NFHCA Awards Dinner sponsored by AstroTurf, and multiple opportunities for attendees to connect with their colleagues. The NFHCA Annual Convention is where coaches from all levels gather yearly to connect, learn, and grow.

The Annual Convention is held in conjunction with the NFHCA Winter Escape Showcase — a holistic recruiting experience — and the NFHCA Divot Golf Classic.

The 2022 NFHCA Annual Convention will take place between January 11 — 13, 2022 at the Orlando Marriott Lake Mary in Lake Mary, Florida. NFHCA members can register online. 

2022 NFHCA Annual Convention

2022 NFHCA Divot Golf Classic

2022 NFHCA Winter Escape Showcase