2023 NFHCA Annual Convention

January 11–13, 2023 | Lake Mary, Florida

Event Schedule

This schedule is tentative and subject to change. Featured speaker and Ready2Coach session titles and workshop descriptions will be available soon!

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. USA Field Hockey Level 2 Certification at Boombah Sports Complex
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Divot Golf Classic sponsored by AstroTurf at Wekiva Golf Club
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. NFHCA Committee Meetings & Conference Meetings
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Collegiate Assistant Coach Pre-Convention Workshop
2:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Registration
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Collegiate Membership Meeting
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Welcome Reception
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Exhibitor Social Hour & Information Session sponsored by ScoreBreak

Events in bold are new to the NFHCA Annual Convention.


6:45 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Registration
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast & First-Timer’s Breakfast
8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. General Membership Meeting
9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.. Keynote Coffee Conversation with Julie Foudy & Marlene Bjornsrud sponsored by The LineUP
10:30 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. Collegiate Membership Divisional Breakout Meetings & Scholastic/Club Breakout Meeting
12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Coach Appreciation & Awards Luncheon sponsored by FieldTurf
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Collegiate Membership Divisional Breakout Meetings & Scholastic/Club Speaker
3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Collegiate Membership Divisional Breakout Meetings & Scholastic/Club Speaker
4:30 p.m. – 5:20 p.m. Featured Speakers
5:30 p.m. – 6:20 p.m. Featured Speaker
6:30 p.m. – 7:20 p.m. Fireside Chat – “The Present and Future of Field Hockey in the U.S.

Events in bold are new to the NFHCA Annual Convention.


7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. One-Day Pass Registration
7:30 a.m. – 8:20 a.m. Breakfast & Assistant Coach Panel “What I Wish I Knew”
8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Collegiate Membership Meeting & Scholastic/Club Speaker Meghan Stocks
9:20 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Featured Speakers
10:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. Ready2Coach Podium Presentation with Caroline Nelson-Nichols & Jackie Briggs sponsored by Echo1612
11:20 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Closing Remarks
11:30 a.m. Grab & Go Lunch
12:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Ready2Coach On-Field Session Stations at Boombah Sports Complex
6:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. NFHCA Hall of Fame Reception Cocktails
7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. NFHCA Hall of Fame Reception & Dinner sponsored by AstroTurf

Events in bold are new to the NFHCA Annual Convention.

Affiliate Events

Divot Golf Classic

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 11, 2022

Wekiva Golf Club, 4100 Wekiva Club Court, Longwood, Florida 32779 (21 minutes from the Orlando Marriott Lake Mary!)

Join us for the second-annual Divot Golf Classic! The Classic has a shotgun start and a scramble format on an 18-hole course. All skill levels are encouraged to attend.

Additional Information

  • Registration Requirements: Annual Convention attendees may purchase an add-on to participate. Single golfer registration is included in the Lifetime Legends event passes.
  • Clubs: One set of clubs per cart of two players is permitted. Don’t want to travel with your clubs? You can ship them in advance through Ship Sticks.
  • Cost: $100 for a single golfer, $400 for a foursome
Golf Details
Golfer registration includes:

  • 18 holes
  • Greens fees & cart fees
  • Scorecards
  • Lunch


Collegiate Assistant Coach Workshop

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 11, 2022

Designed for collegiate assistant coaches across all divisions, this three-hour seminar will cover essential off-the-field topics to optimize your career path. This professional development workshop will emphasize your leadership journey as an assistant or associate collegiate coach. Some of the key topics covered will include:

  • Developing your Personal Vision & Values & Own Coaching Identity
  • Professionalism & Emotional Intelligence
  • Cultivating Culture
  • Positioning Yourself for Career Transitions  
  • And more…

The workshop will be led by NFHCA executive director, Cate Clark, Hall of Fame tennis coach and former WeCOACH executive director, Marlene Bjornsrud, and other leaders.

Additional Information

  • Registration Requirements: Limited to 34 participants. Interested coaches must submit an application. Applicants will be notified by November 18, 2022 of their admission to the workshop. Only NFHCA members may apply.
  • Application Deadline: November 7, 2022
  • Cost: $29 for selected coaches

Hall of Fame Reception

6:15 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Friday, January 13, 2022

The NFHCA Hall of Fame Reception is the culminating event of the NFHCA Annual Convention — it is where we honor our Hall of Fame inductees and Lifetime Achievement Award winners. The reception includes a pre-event cocktail hour and dinner.

Additional Information

  • Registration Requirements: Tickets are complimentary for NFHCA Annual Convention attendees — guest tickets are available for purchase.
  • Cost: Single guest tickets are $75, 10-seat table is available for $850
  • Dress: Business casual

USA Field Hockey Level 2 Certification

8:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Join USA Field Hockey to earn your Level 2 Coach Education certification.

Additional Information

Thank you to our event sponsors!

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