USA Field Hockey

USA Field Hockey

Men’s National Team Head Coach

USA Field Hockey - Director
Charlotte · NC
Player Operations: Coach - Elite Athlete Coach
The Men's National Team Head Coach is responsible for development and implementation of a comprehensive structure for USA Men’s Field Hockey that allows for improvement in the level of performance and development in the game for men and boys. The Head Coach develops and delivers programming to support an ever-strong male pathway for field hockey.
Duties & Responsibilities: 
  • Lead, inspire and motivate athletes, foster team cohesion, and create a winning culture within the national team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, manage, resource and monitor the implementation of all elements involving elite male performance and development. 
  • With the support of the High Performance Director will be responsible for planning annual programs for the senior men’s teams that is well communicated to all National Team coaches and athletes
  • Development of the overall regimen of hockey technique, tactical training, competition, and other training needs to include psychology, nutrition, medicine, science, technology and other performance enhancement tools as available, necessary, and appropriate. 
  • Responsible for evaluating, recruiting, and selecting the best players available to play on the US Men’s National Team in compliance with USA Field Hockey, FIH and US Olympic and Paralympic Committee guidelines for athlete selection.
  • Ensure regular cadence of connection to the senior national team as a group and individually.
  • When required liaise/work with Jr. Men’s National Teams (U21/U18’s) at camps and competition environments.
  • Liaise with staff of other USA National Teams (Indoor, Hockey 5’s) to ensure crossover athletes are well managed and there is clarity of expectations.  
  • Co-ordinate with U21 Staff to ensure principles and philosophies are aligned with MNT. 
  • Consult with Director of Junior High Performance to ensure common language, guiding principles and philosophies are consistent across junior and senior programs. 
  • Develop, with the High Performance Director, Team Manager and selected volunteers, annual and 4-year High Performance plans (including budget, staffing, competition, residency, facilities, and other resource acquisition) for presentation to the USA Field Hockey CEO and the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee to secure funding, and other support for the program. 
  • Represent USA Field Hockey at all times in a professional and personal manner that reflect positively upon the program, organization, and the United States of America. 
  • Represent USA Field Hockey nationally and internationally at conferences, seminars, the media, and any other occasions as requested. 

 Additional Responsibilities include: 
  • Reports to the High Performance Director
  • Provide quarterly reports as required to CEO and HPD
  • Represent USA Field Hockey’s male programs, champion the initiatives, be the organizational spokesperson for the male programming. 
  • Enlist support from members, staff, and volunteers. 
  • Monitor and, where appropriate, translate best practice from other sports and hockey in other countries. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Candidate to demonstrate:
  • High level of understanding of the USA field hockey landscape.
  • High level of expertise in all aspects of coaching international hockey.
  • High level understanding and experience of developing pathway/development programs.
  • Have the proven ability to develop and execute a high-performance program.
  • Have excellent communication skills, with ability to connect with stakeholders, staff and athlete groups.
  • Understanding and experience of Centralized Training Environments is desirable. 
  • Knowledge and experience of Athlete Development Pathways is desirable.

The Men's National Team Head Coach will be located in Charlotte, NC.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

Job Questions:

  1. Are you a U.S. Citizen?

  2. Are you eligible to work in the United States?