NFHCA Launches Prestigious Awards to Honor Exceptional Coaches

Jan 25, 2024 | 2023-2024, News

GENEVA, N.Y. — The National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) is thrilled to announce the introduction of three new prestigious awards, Club Coaching Staff of the Year, NFHCA Coaching Impact Award, and NFHCA Under 30. These awards, approved by the NFHCA Board of Directors, aim to recognize outstanding coaching achievements and contributions within the field hockey community.

The Club Coaching Staff of the Year award recognizes the collaborative efforts of coaching staff within club field hockey teams. This accolade celebrates the collective excellence, strategic vision, and positive influence of coaching teams in developing and nurturing talent at the club level.

The NFHCA Coaching Impact Award recognizes a club or scholastic coach member who has made a significant, positive impact on players, teams, and the field hockey community, beyond the pitch. This award celebrates not only a talented coach but also their leadership and positive mentorship on players’ personal growth. These honorees foster and instill strength of character, leaving a lifelong impact on the lives of those they coach.

The NFHCA Under 30 award acknowledges the exceptional accomplishments of coaches who are under 30 years old and have demonstrated outstanding leadership, innovation, and impact within the field of field hockey coaching. This award is a testament to the dedication and passion exhibited by young coaches who are shaping the future of the sport.

Lauren Cornthwaite, Chair of the NFHCA Awards Committee, shared her enthusiasm for the new awards, stating, “I am excited to see the unveiling of these three awards! They will provide another opportunity to recognize dynamic, dedicated leadership in our sport. The awards will celebrate individual and collective accomplishments and continue to inspire coaches to be their best.”

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The National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) is a nonprofit organization serving field hockey coaches and supporters of the game from across the United States. The mission of the organization is to champion, strengthen, and celebrate field hockey coaches and the game. The NFHCA strives to cultivate and recognize the professional contributions of its membership and to foster and promote the growth of the sport. The NFHCA is responsible for providing a recognizable presence and voice in regard to legislation affecting the sport as well as interscholastic and intercollegiate programs.