NFHCA renews partnership with AstroTurf®

Aug 11, 2023 | 2023-2024, News

GENEVA, N.Y. – The National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) is excited to continue their longstanding partnership with the inventor of synthetic turf, AstroTurf®.

“AstroTurf® is thrilled to renew our partnership with the NFHCA,” said AstroTurf’s Director of Field Hockey, Melissa Vassalotti Twist. “We have a longstanding history of innovation and leadership in the hockey world and who we chose to partner with is of great importance to achieving our goals. The NFHCA is an organization that mirrors our passion and commitment to growing and supporting the sport of field hockey.”

“We are committed to working with the hockey community to provide programs with the best fields globally, while continuing to work diligently on product development, sustainability for our sport, and accessibility for our products” added Twist. “We look forward to sharing updates and developments with the association throughout the year.”

As an Official Partner of the NFHCA, AstroTurf® will continue to sponsor the NFHCA’s email newsletter, The Scoop, which deposits a collection of important information and resources into NFHCA-member inboxes on a regular basis. As part of their 2023-2025 partnership, AstroTurf® is an Official Sponsor of the NFHCA Annual Convention in 2024 and 2025.

“We are extremely pleased that Astroturf’s continued partnership with the NFHCA has been extended for two more years,” noted NFHCA Executive Director, Cate Clark. “We are thrilled to continue this collaborative partnership with one of the leading global innovators in synthetic surface technology.”

AstroTurf® is one of the most iconic brands in American sports. Field hockey was first played on AstroTurf® at the 1976 Montreal Olympics — since then, AstroTurf® has continued to evolve their synthetic turf to provide fast-playing, non-directional, uniform products that are demanded by programs across the world. AstroTurf® is also committed to growing the game of field hockey and providing access to more high-quality pitches at all levels of the sport.

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 association is to champion, strengthen, and celebrate field hockey coaches and the game. The NFHCA strives to be the organization that every field hockey coach looks to for the resources to grow in the game and the inspiration to stay in the game.