NFHCA: 2015 Harrow Sports / NFHCA Preseason Workshop

Thursday, August 14

Harrow Sports / NFHCA Preseason Workshop

Connecticut College - New London, Connecticut

Sunday, August 23, 2015

8 am - 5 pm

Prepare yourself for the 2015 season!

Attend the Harrow Sports / NFHCA Preseason Workshop and learn from some of the best clinicians in the sport.  Attendees will leave with new skills and new drills to bring back to your team.  Don’t miss out!

Register TODAY!

Click on the link posted below to access the NFHCA's online registration system and to pay your registration feewith a credit card.  The NFHCA accepts Visa and Mastercard.

2015 Harrow Sports / NFHCA Preseason Workshop Online Registration

Prefer to pay with a check?  Download the form below and mail it, along with your check made payable to NFHCA, to the NFHCA Office. 

2015 Harrow Sports / NFHCA Preseason Workshop Registration Form (pdf)

Refund Policy:

No refunds will be offered after July 31 (Connecticut College).  Included in the registration fee is a $25 nonrefundable processing fee. 

Coaches must be 2015-16 members to qualify for the Member Registration Fee.


Connecticut College

Chrissy Needham - Head Coach – Connecticut College, Bobbi Moran - Head Coach – Loomis Chaffee School,

Patti Klecha-Porter - Head Coach - Wesleyan University, Chris Pothier - Assistant Coach - College of the Holy Cross,

Tina McDavitt Mattera - Head Coach - Tufts University, Katie Jones - Head Coach - Bay Path University

Workshop Itinerary

8:00-8:45 am

Registration / Welcome

8:45-9:00 am

Introduction, Clinic Overview and Vendor Welcome

9:00-9:45 am


Proper formation is the foundation of any team.  Clinicians will review different formations as well as why and how to switch from one formation to another.  Attendees will leave understanding the player’s role in each formation.

9:45-10:30 am

Building on the Basics

Solid fundamentals are the foundation of great players. Clinicians will start with the basics. Attendees will learn the proper way to hold the stick, the correct placement of the ball in relation to the body, how to pass and hit with accuracy, and how to receive the ball with control.

10:30-11:15 am

Attack and Defensive Penalty Corners

What are the strengths of your top players? Attendees will learn how to use their team’s strengths and weaknesses to their advantage in penalty corner situations.  Clinicians will show you attacking options that are based on defensive structures while also discussing the importance of defensive positioning.  Learn how to teach the basic corner skills including insertion, stick stops and primary and secondary shooting options.

11:15 AM-12:00 PM

Beyond the X’s & O’s: Building Team Chemistry & Mental Toughness

This “hands-on” clinic will focus on specific activities and discussions that will promote team camaraderie, team communication, team support, and playing field hockey with more confidence.

12:00-1:00 PM

Lunch with the Clinicians and Vendors

The price of lunch is included in the registration fee.

1:00-1:45 PM

Scoring Tactics

One of the best sounds in field hockey is the sound of the ball hitting the backboard of the goal!  Attendees will learn the basics of shooting including: angles, deflections, rebounds and more. Clinicians will also cover how to develop a plan to move the ball into the dangerous scoring areas of the circle.

1:45-2:30 PM

Goalkeeping Fundamentals

Clinicians will review key goalkeeping principles such as angles and footwork while also covering basic technical points such as kicking, lunging and diving.  Attendees will take home numerous drills that you can hand to your players! 

2:30-3:15 PM

Defensive Positioning and Decision Making

A defender’s job is to keep the ball away from the goal and prevent the opposing attackers from passing and receiving. Clinicians will review the role of the defender as well as teach defensive positioning and smart decision making in the critical scoring area.

3:15-4:00 PM

Update on the New High School Rules for the 2015 Season

Be the FIRST to learn the rule changes that will go into effect for the fall season.  Clinicians will review all of the rule changes as specified by the National Federation of State High School Associations.

4:00- 5:00 PM

Recruiting Panel and Q & A Session

**Times are subject to change

 Space is Limited - Register TODAY!!