PAHF News Pan American Hockey Federation News Tue, 25 Jun 2019 02:13:19 America/New_York Copyright PAHF PAHF News Chile promotes social inclusion through hockey Removing all barriers to participation is the aim of a project being launched by the Chilean Hockey Federation in conjunction with <B>Olympic Day on 23 June</B>. Mon, 17 Jun 2019 11:40:28 America/New_York All thoughts turn to Japan The three PAHF women’s teams of Chile, Uruguay and Mexico will be getting an early taste of what life could be like if they were to qualify for next year’s Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, when they will be competing in the FIH Series Finals in Hiroshima, Japan. A fourth PAHF team, Canada, will be contesting the equivalent event in Valencia, Spain, hoping to emulate the Canada men’s team who finished top of the podium in Malaysia at the first of three men’s FIH Series Finals events. Thu, 30 May 2019 13:33:43 America/New_York Helpful meeting for PAHF President in Cuba PAHF President, Alberto "Coco" Budeisky, was received by the Cuban authorities and the Cuban Olympic Committee. Thu, 16 May 2019 14:43:14 America/New_York Ambition burns bright for Federico and Hugo Federico Garcia (URU) and Hugo Romero (PAR) are two umpires who are hungry for success. They have both been gradually moving up the ladder of international umpiring and have their eyes on the ultimate prize – Olympic and World Cup hockey. Thu, 09 May 2019 09:45:32 America/New_York For the love of the game What does it take to be an elite hockey player? Obviously technical ability, tactical intelligence and a good level of fitness are vital components of any good hockey player’s DNA, but there are other, very important qualities that are the difference between mediocrity and excellence. Tue, 07 May 2019 07:28:51 America/New_York Heroes in the making at the FIH Series Finals While 2020 is the big year in terms of the Olympic Games, it is 2019 that sees hopes and dreams realized or shattered. This is when qualification happens and, for international teams across the world, the next few months are “make or break”. The qualification route starts with the FIH Series Finals, before moving to the continental championships – in the case of PAHF, the Pan American Games – and Olympic qualifying events later in the year. Thu, 18 Apr 2019 19:11:47 America/New_York Off the pitch but still in the game Transitioning from sport to another career is a tricky business for athletes. After all, if you have been an elite athlete until you are in your late twenties or early thirties, that will have been your sole focus for more than half your life – certainly all your adult life.So how do athletes find, enter and make a success in a second career? Mon, 15 Apr 2019 15:46:18 America/New_York Beach hockey debut in 1st National Championship in Vargas state, Venezuela Last weekend the Venezuelan Hockey Federation held the I National Beach Hockey Championship, Vargas 2019. The event had 11 precise teams between the male and female of Barinas, Yaracuy, Trujillo, Aragua and the host team, Vargas states. Wed, 10 Apr 2019 20:55:37 America/New_York Level 3 Coaching Course - Lima (Peru), 7-11 August 2019 We invite all National Associations (NA) and Continental Federations (CF) to propose their Coaches to this course, to be run during the Pan American Games. Successful candidates may get an FIH Academy Level 3 Coach certificate. Excellent candidates may get also a Recommendation to FIH Academy High Performance Coaching course Tue, 26 Mar 2019 18:37:53 America/New_York A new era: Lima 2019 officially delivers to the Peruvian Hockey Federation the new pitch for the Pan American Games In the most important milestone in the history of Peruvian hockey, the Organizing Committee of Lima 2019 delivered this morning to the Peruvian Hockey Federation the two official courts of this sport, where the matches of the Pan American Games will take place. Sun, 24 Mar 2019 14:01:11 America/New_York