|8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||Collegiate Assistant Coach Pre-Convention Workshop (application required by November 1)|
|9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||NFHCA Committee Meetings & Conference Meetings|
|9:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.||Registration & Check-In|
|12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.||Newcomer’s Panel (for first-time attendees)|
|1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.||General Membership Meeting & Welcome Address (All)|
|2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.||Keynote Speaker sponsored by The LineUp – ‘Effectively Coaching Gen Z: Updates from the Field’ with Betsy Butterick|
|3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.||Snack BREAK with Exhibitors|
|3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.||Collegiate Membership Meeting (All Divisions)|
|Scholastic & Club Membership Speaker Session – USA Field Hockey Updates with Pam Stuper & Liz Tchou|
|5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.||Welcome Reception sponsored by AstroTurf|
|7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.||Registration|
|7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.||Breakfast & Power Hour Exhibitor Demos Breakfast|
|8:30 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.||Collegiate Membership Meeting (All Divisions) – ‘Annual Scouting Report for Coaches’ with Sam Ekstrand|
|Scholastic & Club Speaker Session – ‘Victory Mindset’ with Janet Dickey|
|9:20 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.||BREAK|
|9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.||Coaches for Coaches Roundtable (All) facilitated by the NFHCA Annual Convention Committee|
|11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.||BREAK|
|11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.||Coaches Appreciation & Awards Luncheon sponsored by FieldTurf|
|1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.||BREAK|
|1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.||Collegiate Membership Divisional Breakout Meetings|
|Scholastic & Club Speaker Session – ‘Leadership’ with Anne Parmenter & Roundtable Session|
|3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.||BREAK|
|3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.||Collegiate Membership Divisional Breakout Meetings|
|5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.||BREAK|
|6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.||Hall of Fame Cocktail Reception|
|7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.||Hall of Fame Awards Dinner sponsored by AstroTurf|
|7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.||One-Day Pass Registration|
|7:30 a.m. – 8:20 a.m.||Breakfast|
|Assistant Collegiate Coaches Panel Breakfast|
|8:30 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.||Collegiate Membership Meeting (All Divisions)|
|Scholastic & Club Speaker Session – ‘Creating Environments for Success – Setting Players Up to Excel’ with EVO Hockey|
|9:20 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.||BREAK|
|9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.||Ready2Coach Podium Sessions sponsored by Spiideo with Ready2Coach Co-Educators|
|‘Effective Decision Making – Winning the Numbers Up & Numbers Down Situation’ with Stef Fee, Olympian & Powerhouse Field Hockey Club|
|‘The Goalkeepers Guide to Decision-Making: Principles & Techniques to Build Confidence & Consistency’ with Emily Snowden, The Goalie Trainer|
|10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.||BREAK|
|11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.||Speaker Session A – ‘Practice Design for Tactical Solutions’ Panel with Katharine DeLorenzo, Sandy Miller, and Justine Sowry moderated by the NFHCA Sport Development Committee|
|Speaker Session B – ‘ It All Starts with the Coach’ with EVO Hockey|
|12:15 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.||Lunch @ Boombah Sports Complex|
|1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.||USA Field Hockey On-Field Ready2Coach Session with Grant Fulton, Director of Junior High Performance, USA Field Hockey|
|1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.||Ready2Coach On-Field Session Session sponsored by Spiideo at Boombah Sports Complex with Stef Fee, Emily Snowden, and Jarred Martin|
|3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.||SNACK BREAK|
|4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.||Winter Escape Showcase|
|8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.||Uncommitted Showcase & Ready2Play Skills Clinic – Winter Escape Showcase @ Boombah Sports Complex|
|8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.||Winter Escape Showcase @ Boombah Sports Complex|
|8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.||Shot Stopper & Shooter Showcase – Winter Escape Showcase @ Boombah Sports Complex|
|8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.||Winter Escape Showcase @ Boombah Sports Complex|
Event schedule subject to change.
Collegiate Assistant Coach Workshop
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 10, 2024
Designed for collegiate assistant coaches across all divisions, this four-hour workshop 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 & Coaching Identity
- Defining your Communication Goals & Style
- Cultivating Culture
- Managing Personal Growth & Well-Being
The workshop will be facilitated by retired Trinity College Head Coach Anne Parmenter, former Yale Head Coach Pam Stuper, former Ball State Head Coach Stephanie Bernthal, and communications expert and former coach Betsy Butterick.
- Registration Requirements: Limited to 28 participants. Interested coaches must submit an application. Applicants will be notified by November 10, 2023 of their admission to the workshop. Only NFHCA members may apply.
- Application Deadline: November 1, 2023
- Cost: $49 for selected coaches
Hall of Fame Reception
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., Thursday, January 11, 2024
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 reception and dinner.
- Registration Requirements: Tickets are complimentary for NFHCA Annual Convention attendees — guest tickets are available for purchase.
- Cost: Single guest tickets are $79
- Dress: Business casual or cocktail attire. No jeans please.
Legal Counsel Office Hours
By appointment throughout event.
NFHCA Annual Convention attendees with legal questions, contracts to review, job-related issues or concerns are welcome to sign up for a 30-minute meeting with Samantha Ekstrand, the NFHCA’s legal counsel and an attorney who advises coaches.
- Registration Requirements: Attendees must sign up for a time slot. Sign up will be available closer to the event.
USA Field Hockey Level 2 Certification
8:30 a.m. — 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 9, 2024
Join USA Field Hockey to earn your Level 2 Coach Education certification.
- Registration Requirements: Attendees must register through USA Field Hockey
Winter Escape Showcase
4:00 p.m. — 10:00 p.m., Friday, January 12, 2024 @ Boombah Sports Complex
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Saturday, January 13, 2024 & 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Sunday, January 14, 2023
Evaluate student-athletes from over 100 clubs at one of the largest recruiting showcases of the year!
- Uncommitted Showcase, Skills Clinic, Shot Stopper and Shooter Showcases
Learn more and be sure to stick around through the weekend for the NFHCA Winter Escape Showcase!
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