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The NFHCA is here to support and celebrate you on your coaching journey.  Our programs and events offer year-round professional growth, leadership development, awards, recognition, and networking opportunities for coaches at all levels.

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NFHCA Membership Options

Are you a current NFHCA member? Login to the NFHCA Member Portal to renew your membership.  Go to “Account” and select “Membership.”

2024-2025 NFHCA Member Pricing

Individual Head CoachIndividual Assistant CoachInstitutional Membership*Other
Club$100$50$300 value for $200
Division I$300$125$800 value for $475
Division II$250$100$650 value for $375
Division III$250$100$650 value for $375
Scholastic**$100$50$300 value for $200
All 2023-2024 memberships will expire on June 30, 2024. All 2024-2025 memberships officially begin on July 1, 2024 and can be renewed beginning on May 1 through September 30.
* An institutional membership includes one head coach and up to four assistant/associate coach or staff memberships (five total)!
** Scholastic coaches include elementary and secondary school coaches, varsity and junior varsity levels.
*** Affiliate members include former coach in the United States, international coach, athletic administrator, conference administrator, umpire, business representative, friend of the sport, recreational coach.


Coaches must establish a NFHCA membership by September 30 annually to participate in NFHCA student-athlete award programs. To maintain the integrity of our student-athlete nomination and award programs, there is a “dead period” for head collegiate and head scholastic coaches to join the NFHCA between October 1 – March 1. Assistant coaches, club coaches, and affiliates are still eligible to join the NFHCA during this time.

Need a signed NFHCA W-9 for your school?  Download here.

Are you a current NFHCA member? Login to the NFHCA Member Portal by the annual deadline to renew your membership.

Need An Invoice?

Complete the online membership application or renewal. Upon checkout, select “Check” for payment type and an invoice will be auto-generated and sent to your email.

Download signed W9 here.



Find answers to all of your membership questions on our FAQ page.

No More Paper Forms

The online membership system generates invoices by selecting “Check” for payment. An invoice will be auto-generated and sent to your email after selecting “Check” on the checkout page. There’s no need for paper forms – and we don’t have them!

Membership FAQs


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.


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.


What is the difference between an individual membership and an institutional membership?

An individual membership provides an NFHCA membership to one single coach.

An institutional membership provides up to five coaches or staff members from the same educational institution or organization with individual NFHCA memberships at a discounted rate.

Sport Development

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.’
What is the difference between an active membership and an affiliate membership?

Active members are those actively coaching at the collegiate, high school, and club levels. Active coaches can nominate student-athletes for awards, can vote in group elections, and can vote at official NFHCA meetings.

Affiliate members are those interested in field hockey and who support the mission of the NFHCA, but are not actively coaching at the collegiate, high school, and club level. Affiliate members can only nominate for NFHCA awards (Hall of Fame, Lifetime Achievement, Junior Hockey Award), but cannot nominate student-athletes for awards. Affiliate members can lend their voice to motions at official NFHCA meetings, but they cannot vote.

To learn more about the differences in membership, review our bylaws.

How do I edit staff members within my Institutional Membership?

If you are the primary account holder for your Institutional Membership, you can edit your staff members from your member portal by logging in and selecting the “My Account” dropdown menu. After selecting “Employee Accounts” you will be able to edit your Institutional Account and add or remove staff members.

Where is the High School Coach membership?

Since the adoption of our new bylaws, high school coaches are now referred to as “Scholastic Coaches.”

Scholastic members include elementary and secondary coaches at the junior varsity and varsity levels.

What happened to the Lifetime membership?

The Lifetime membership option was eliminated with the creation of the new NFHCA bylaws. Those interested in supporting the NFHCA and who are interested in the sport of field hockey, should register as an affiliate member.

To learn more about the differences in membership, review our bylaws.

I was just hired as my institution’s field hockey coach — how do I join?


Email to see if your institution is already a member. If it is, we can transfer your institution’s membership to you — this is an important step so that we can communicate directly with you regarding award nominations, deadlines, and other group-specific information.

I am no longer working at the institution affiliated with my membership, am I still an NFHCA member?

Active memberships reside with the institution, not the individual. If you are no longer working at the institution that your membership was created with, you are no longer an NFHCA member.

We encourage you to join the NFHCA as an affiliate member so you can stay involved in the NFHCA and connected with our community.