Virtual Coaches' Caucus

January 5 — 10, 2021

The Virtual Coaches’ Caucus (VCC) is slated to be a dynamic, interactive, online gathering of NFHCA members and field hockey coaches. The VCC will incorporate NFHCA business meetings, educational sessions, a variety of speakers, and opportunities for attendees to connect with their field hockey colleagues at all levels of play.

Proposed Schedule

  • NFHCA Sponsor Spots
  • NFHCA Collegiate Membership Meetings
  • NFHCA Divisional Breakout Meetings

Programming Tracks

  • Collegiate
  • NFHCA Sponsor Spots
  • NFHCA Collegiate Membership Meetings
  • NFHCA Divisional Breakout Meetings

Programming Tracks

  • Collegiate
  • NFHCA Sponsor Spots
  • NFHCA Collegiate Membership Meetings
  • NFHCA Divisional Breakout Meetings

Programming Tracks

  • Collegiate

Day off for attendees!

  • NFHCA General Membership Meeting
  • Keynote Speakers — Victoria Farris and Jen Fry, “Leading with an Anti-Racist Lens”
  • NFHCA High School and Club Breakout Meetings
  • NFHCA Ready2Coach Session sponsored by AstroTurf®

Programming Tracks

  • Collegiate
  • High School
  • Club
  • Affiliate/Individual
  • NFHCA High School and Club Breakout Meetings
  • Featured Speaker — Betsy Butterick, “Relating to Today’s Student-Athlete: Effectively Coaching Gen Z”
  • Featured Speaker — Meghan Stocks, “Comfortable to Act” 
  • Featured Speaker — Dana Suchow, “How to Coach a Body-Confident Team”
  • Featured Speaker — Dr. Andrea Wieland, “Courage to Lead” sponsored by Keith Waldman, Optimal Performance Associates
  • NFHCA Ready2Coach Session sponsored by AstroTurf®

Programming Tracks

  • Collegiate
  • High School
  • Club
  • Affiliate/Individual

Event Registration

Collegiate Bundle

$125 for program coaching staff

January 5 — 10, 2021

Only fully paid 2020-2021 NFHCA members can register to attend the VCC.

Register.

High School and Club Bundle

$75 for program coaching staff

January 9 — 10, 2021

Only fully paid 2020-2021 NFHCA members can register to attend the VCC.

Register.

Individual

$50 for individual, affiliate member registration

January 9 — 10, 2021

Individual registrations are only open to fully paid affiliate members (friends of the game, umpires, administrators, lifetime members, junior high coaches).

Register.

Frequently Asked Registration Questions

Who can register?

Only paid, current 2020-2021 NFHCA members can register for the Virtual Coaches’ Caucus.

Assistant coach members included in a collegiate assistant coach bundle or high school program bundle are considered fully paid members

To check your status, visit nfhca.org/members and click on “Payments” under “Account Information.”

Do you have a mail-in form?

Yes! You can download the mailable registration form here.

Mail your completed registration form with a check payable to the NFHCA to: NFHCA, 200 Woodbury Court, Wexford, PA 15090

How do I bundle?

Only ONE member of a collegiate, high school, and club staff should register and pay for their program’s bundle.

At checkout, coaches will be prompted to enter the names and email addresses of the other coaches on their staff who would also like to attend the VCC. Before the event, all registered coaches will be given access to the VCC’s Digital Hub.

I have more questions!

We have answers!

Email outreach@nfhca.org — we’re happy to help.

Speakers and Presenters

Victoria Farris

Victoria Farris

Keynote Speaker

Founder, Farris Consulting

Presentation, Leading with an Anti-Racist Lens

Jen Fry

Jen Fry

Keynote Speaker

Owner/CEO, JenFryTalks, LLC

Presentation, Leading with an Anti-Racist Lens

Betsy Butterick

Betsy Butterick

Featured Speaker

The Coaches’ Coach and Communication Specialist

Presentation: Relating to Today’s Student-Athlete: Effectively Coaching Gen Z

Dr. Michael Genovese

Dr. Michael Genovese

Featured Speaker

Chief Medical Officer, Acadia Healthcare

Presentation, Healthy Mind and Body

Meghan Stocks

Meghan Stocks

Featured Speaker presented by Keith Waldman – OPA

Founder and Director, So Field Hockey

Presentation: Comfortable to Act

Dana Suchow

Dana Suchow

Featured Speaker

Award-Winning Speaker, Educator and Coach

Presentation, How to Coach a Body-Confident Team

Dr. Andrea Wieland

Dr. Andrea Wieland

Featured Speaker

Associate Athletic Director, University of Pennsylvania

Presentation, Courage to Lead

Kah Yangni

Kah Yangni

Featured Artist

Illustrator and Muralist

Virtual Art Installation

Sarah Catlin

Sarah Catlin

Ready2Coach Presenter

Director of Recruitment, Varsity Head Field Hockey and Lacrosse Coach, Cushing Academy

Session: When You Can’t Cut Players

Jenny Everett

Jenny Everett

Ready2Coach Presenter

Co-Founder, HUSEL

Session: Principles, Tactics, and Techniques to Maximize Play

Ross Gilham-Jones

Ross Gilham-Jones

Ready2Coach Presenter

Founder, Leap Hockey

Session: Simple Drills/Exceptional Skills

Kristen O'Rourke

Kristen O'Rourke

Ready2Coach Presenter

Assistant Coach, Yale University

Session: Scenario-Based Game Day Primer for Goalkeepers

Ian Wagge

Ian Wagge

Ready2Coach Presenter

Coach, Maine Elite

Session: Coaching to Play Minimal Touch Hockey — The Clock Drill

News and Announcements

Get to know our Ready2Coach presenters

Get to know our Ready2Coach presenters

The National Field Hockey Coaches Association is excited to share the list of presenters for this year’s Ready2Coach series sponsored by AstroTurf.

What you need to know about the Virtual Coaches’ Caucus

What you need to know about the Virtual Coaches’ Caucus

This year the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) will be hosting the Virtual Coaches’ Caucus (VCC) a dynamic, interactive, online gathering of NFHCA members and field hockey coaches.What is it? The VCC will combine NFHCA business meetings and...

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Virtual installation custom created for the NFHCA by artist, Kah Yangni.