Inframe : Dr. Stephen Harvey

USA Field Hockey is pleased to announce Dr. Stephen Harvey, associate professor in sports coaching at Ohio University, will presenting two on-field important topics at the 2019 USA Field Hockey, presented by AstroTurf.

Alongside USA Field Hockey’s Director of Coach Education and Learning Craig Parnham, Dr. Harvey will cover an “On-Field American Development Model Application” as well as “GAME ONE: Playing Small Sided Games to Reinforce Learning”. 

Summit will be held March 15-17 at the Lord Baltimore Hotel in Baltimore and will welcome administrators, coaches, umpires and sponsors for a weekend of education, networking, collaboration and fun.

Dr. Harvey is a former junior international field hockey coach and has worked with USA Field Hockey and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) in a coach development and education role.

Recently, he successfully completed international coach educator/developer qualification and was previously a coach educator with England Hockey, the National Governing Body of field hockey in England.

Dr. Harvey is also a licensed physical education teacher in England. His main research interest surrounds game-based approaches to teaching and coaching.

Dr. Harvey completed his Doctor of Philosophy degree at Oregon State University (2003-06). In 2016, he was honored as a research fellow by the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) America due to his extensive contributions to research in both physical education and sports coaching.

His main research interest surrounds game-based approaches to teaching and coaching. However, his work in coaching has additionally been focused on the systematic observation of coaching behavior and how coaching behavior is tied to coach biographies.

Dr. Harvey has maintained an interest in educational technology and co-developed an app (Axis Coaching) that a trained observer can use to investigate and record a coach’s behavior. Finally, Dr. Harvey’s interest in educational technology has led to him researching with and about teachers and coach’s social media use.

Register today to attend the 2019 USA Field Hockey Summit, presented by AstroTurf, by clicking here. The 2019 Summit schedule and list of presenters will be announced once finalized. If you would like additional information or assistance with registration, please contact Caitie Tornes, Senior Membership Manager, at


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