August 6, 2019

Ohio State to Participate in NFHCA Open Collegiate Practice Days


COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State University Field Hockey  will be participating in the National Field Hockey Coaches Association’s Open Collegiate Practice Day (OCPD). Over the course of two weekends, collegiate field hockey programs from across the country will open their preseason practices to observation by fellow NFHCA members. This event is designed for NFHCA members at all levels to connect and learn from one another and is primarily intended for high school and club coach members, but any NFHCA member is welcome to join.

Ohio State Field Hockey will be hosting 5 sessions:

Friday August 23rd,  8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday August 24th, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Saturday August 31st, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Sunday Sept 1st, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Open practices will be held at Buckeye Varsity Field.  Any coach wishing to observe the session must be an NFHCA member and needs to preregister HERE. Coaches planning to attend can find facility information HERE and more information about the event, HERE.

Head Coach Jarred Martin on Ohio State’s participation:

“The NFHCA Open Practice opportunity is something Ohio State Field Hockey is happy to be a part of.  The ability to share ideas, drills, and strategies with other coaches who all share the love for the sport is something we welcome.

The Ohio Field Hockey Community is growing and has such a strong passion.  To be able to talk about hockey and connect with so many coaches will not only help our program individually, but the sport as a whole.”

On the NFHCA: The NFHCA is a nonprofit organization made up of over 1,600 field hockey coaches from across the United States. The NFHCA recognizes the accomplishments of student-athletes and coaches, connects the field hockey community, and cultivates the growth of the sport through education and conversation. Visit to become a member and learn more about the NFHCA.