According to USA Field Hockey’s website, the U.S. will be joined in California at the beginning of February by the international squads of Great Britain and New Zealand. The six week training block for Team USA will be capped with a series of matches against both teams with each of the three nations intending to play seven test matches. Great Britain is currently World Ranked No. 3 and New Zealand holds the No. 5 position. These two top seeds will provide stern opposition and valuable international test time for U.S. Head Coach Craig Parnham’s developing group of athletes.
Earlier in the year, USA Field Hockey had planned for a 4 Nations Tournament in February at the Home of Hockey in Lancaster, Pa., however, because of tremendous winter weather conditions on the East Coast the field production timeline had to be readjusted.
The Women’s National Team will compete in the Champions Challenge in Glasgow, Scotland from April 27th – May 4th. Later the same month Team USA will compete in 13th edition of the Women’s Hockey World Cup in The Hague, Netherlands from May 31st – June 14th. The U.S. has been placed in World Cup Pool B with Argentina, England, Germany, China and South Africa.
Full information for all matches involving USA, Great Britain and New Zealand in California to take place in February 2014 will be made available at www.usafieldhockey.com
USA Field Hockey is the national governing body for sport of field hockey in the United States and is based out of Colorado Springs, Colorado.
The mission of the United States Field Hockey Association is to:
Promote and grow the sport in the United States.
Enable United States athletes to achieve sustained competitive excellence in Olympic, Pan American Games, World Cup and other International competitions.
Provide programs and services for our members, supporters, affiliates and the interested public.
Be committed to excellence and the improvement of opportunities for both men and women in our sport, emphasizing participation and development opportunities for players, coaches, umpires and administrators.
Be committed to selecting and preparing teams to participate successfully in the Olympic Games, Pan American Games and identified international competitions.
?Strive to represent the United States and the sport of field hockey in an exemplary manner throughout the world, both in terms of competitive performance and in the overall quality of our programs and services to our members.