NFHCA: 2014 Harrow Sports / NFHCA Preseason Workshop


Saturday, August 9, 2014 * 8 am – 5 pm *

RPI * Troy, New York

Prepare yourself for the 2014 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. 

Clinicians: Jill Reeve - Brown University, Kelly Harchetts - Union College,

Bridget LaNoir – RPI, Allan Law - Syracuse University, Kara Zappone - Siena College


8:00-8:45 AM

Registration / Welcome

8:45-9:00 AM

Introduction, Clinic Overview and Vendor Welcome

9:00-9:45 AM

Pressing, Trapping and Double Teaming into a Counter Attack  

Presented by:  Jill Reeve – Brown University

Teaching good double-teaming skills are essential for a good press. Clinicians will review positioning, footwork and the importance of good communication when forming a double team. Attendees will learn how to use the double team to trap and press opponents.

9:45-10:30 AM

Building on the Basics

Presented by:  Allan Law – Syracuse University

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

Transition Defense

Presented by:  Jill Reeve – Brown University

The ability to quickly transition from offense to defense is critical for a field hockey team to succeed. How should your team respond when an up field player loses the ball? Clinicians will review what it takes to get into position in order to repossess the ball.

11:15 AM-12:00 PM

Attacking Patterns

Presented by:  Kara Zappone – Siena College

While you can’t predict the twists and turns that every field hockey game brings, the team can and should run through patterns of play at a game like pace to simulate live playing conditions. Clinicians will review different attacking patterns that will prepare teams for game like situations.

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

Receiving with Vision – The 360 Degree Player

Presented by:  Kelly Harchetts – Union College

This session will help you to improve your players' vision relative to receiving with mobility and a positive first touch. Receiving under pressure, receiving in open or closed positions, and receiving on the move will be points of emphasis presented during this session.

1:45-2:30 PM

Goalkeeping Fundamentals

Presented by:  Kelly Harchetts – Union College

The key to this year’s championship season is the goalkeeper! Key principles such as angles and footwork along with the basic technical points such as kicking, lunging and diving will be covered. Attendees will take home numerous drills that you can hand to your players!

2:30-3:15 PM

Coaching Using Small Sided Games

Presented by:  Bridget LaNoir- RPI

Learn how to use small sided games to teach field hockey skills and tactics. Attendees will learn how to utilize small sided games to maximize participation when working with large squads.

3:15-4:00 PM

Update on the New High School Rules for the 2014 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


To register online use the link below:


 2014 Preseason Workshop Online Registration Form

 To register by mail download the registration form below:

 2014 Preseason Workshop Registration Form (pdf)


Questions? Please contact the NFHCA Office at