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Watching The Field Hockey World Cup

07.16.2018

The Men's FIFA Soccer World Cup just finished, but another exciting World Cup event featuring the U.S. Women’s National Field Hockey team is about to begin. The Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup starts on July 21 and concludes on August 5.

Janneke Schopman, the USWNT Head Coach, is an advocate of youth coaches watching the World Cup with their players, both girls and boys. It can be inspiring to see the sport played at the highest level, and with the fall school field hockey season approaching, this is the perfect opportunity to tune in, enjoy and learn! Field hockey is one of the most popular sports in the world and it continues to grow in the United States. It is an Olympic sport for men and women.

Coach Schopman suggests that coaches host team watch parties, where they can point out skills and strategies to their players. Coaches can also have youth players watch World Cup stars who play the same position and ask the youth players what they learned from those stars. 

Click here for the full World Cup Schedule

  • Saturday, July 21: USA vs. Ireland, 1:00 p.m. ET
  • Wednesday, July 25: USA vs. England, 3:00 p.m. ET
  • Sunday, July 29: USA vs. India, 12:00 p.m. ET

All games of the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup can be live streamed on Bleacher Report Live in the United States. For the first time in the event’s history, fans from every single participating nation will be able to tune in to the action in London.

Click here to see the full team roster

Click here to access the live stream


Want to learn the basics about the sport of field hockey or find a club near you?

Click here to access the Field Hockey 101 document or head to usafieldhockey.com.

 

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