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USA Field Hockey
is the national governing body
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for field hockey
Field Hockey, or Hockey, is a team sport in which a team of players attempts to score goals by hitting, pushing or flicking a ball into an opposing team's goal using sticks...
in the United States
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. USA Field Hockey is a member organization of the United States Olympic Committee
The United States Olympic Committee is a non-profit organization that serves as the National Olympic Committee and National Paralympic Committee for the United States and coordinates the relationship between the United States Anti-Doping Agency and the World Anti-Doping Agency and various...
and the International Hockey Federation
The International Field Hockey Federation is the global governing body of field hockey...
. The USA Field Hockey Association is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado
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. It was founded in 1922.
The organization is responsible for the United States men's national field hockey team
The United States men's national field hockey team represents the United States in the international field hockey competitions. The men's team isn't as widely known within the country as the women's team....
and the United States women's national field hockey team
The United States women's national field hockey team represents the United States in the international field hockey competitions. The women's team, coached by Australia's Lee Bodimeade since 2005, made its first international appearance at the 1983 Women's Hockey World Cup in Kuala Lumpur,...
The United States Field Hockey Association (USFHA) was founded in 1922, to govern women's field hockey in the United States. Six years later, in 1928, the Field Hockey Association of America (FHAA) was founded, to govern men's field hockey in the U.S.
In April 1993, the USFHA and FHAA merged, to form the United States Field Hockey Association (USFHA).