COVID-19 Resources

From the NFHCA

“In these unprecedented times, there has never been a more important moment for the field hockey community to come together as one. I am encouraged and excited by the creativity and adaptability that coaches are showing during this pandemic — showing that even in difficult circumstances, they continue to put student-athletes first and keep our sport front-of-mind.

The NFHCA is committed to supporting all of our coaches through this uncertain moment and is working hard to ensure that we will be putting our best foot forward when we take the field again.”

Anne Parmenter, NFHCA President

NFHCA COVID-19 Updates

  • Club Player of the Month nominations have been suspended until further notice.
  • All Open Collegiate Practice Day planning has been put on hold.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will I be able to renew my NFHCA membership?

The opening of the NFHCA member drive has been delayed until June 1, 2020. Any and all updates regarding memberships will be communicated directly as soon as any decisions regarding timeline and structure have been made.

Will we be playing in the fall?

Coaches at all playing levels should be having dialogue with their peers and administrators about their institution’s and conference’s thought processes regarding the impact of COVID-19.

Decisions about a return to competition will be made by the NCAA and state high school athletic associations, these decisions will be influenced by federal, state, and local guidelines as well as guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

What is the current status on recruiting?

This is a fluid topic. Answers will vary by NCAA Division and by institution — there is no one-size-fits-all model. Prospective student-athletes and coaches should continue to monitor rulings from the NCAA (resources which are linked on this page) and act with the health and well-being of PSAs and coaches in mind.

For PSAs: The NFHCA encourages the use of video as a recruiting tool and will work on providing additional educational resources in the near future.

For college coaches: The NCAA will set this path — keep an open line of communication between you and your administration and conference offices.

How can we hold trainings and competition safely?

Federal, state, and local governments as well as the NCAA and high school state athletic associations will guide these decisions, and when return-to-play is allowed, will offer guidance.

In the meantime, the FIHNFHS, and USOPC have provided helpful resources about returning to play and important steps to consider.

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