USA Field Hockey Extends Asics Sponsorship

December 4, 2012

ASICS America Corporation and USA Field Hockey today announced the extension of a long-standing partnership agreement.

ASICS remains the Official Exclusive Sponsor of footwear, pills apparel and accessories through 2016. In 2009, symptoms ASICS became the largest corporate sponsor in USA Field Hockey history.

Over the past four years, field hockey has had a solid growth in participation. At the collegiate level, over 270 NCAA institutions run field hockey programs. On the international stage the U.S. Women’s Team had back-to-back appearances at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games while the U.S. Men’s Team recently advanced to the second round of a major international tournament.

“ASICS has been a great supporter in helping grow our National Teams over the last four years and we are excited to be continuing this partnership,” said Steve Locke, Executive Director of USA Field Hockey. “We share a vision to excel on the international stage and are proud to have our Men’s and Women’s National Teams outfitted and equipped in ASICS as we build to Rio 2016. ASICS will also be supporting our continued initiatives to grow the sport from the grassroots to the elite level.”

“We’ve had many successes in the past several years working with USA Field Hockey and are thrilled to be supporting them for another four years.  We are confident our ground breaking performance apparel and footwear will help the team continue to exceed its goals now and leading into Rio 2016,” said Laura Greatbanks, ASICS Marketing Manager.

As an official outfitter of the National Teams, ASICS designed the U.S. Women’s Olympic Field Hockey Team’s uniform which was ranked No. 4 on NBC Olympics list of the best dressed American teams at the 2012 Olympic Games.

In addition, ASICS has supplied apparel for USA Field Hockey Olympic Development events including the U.S. Men’s and Women’s Junior National Teams, National Futures Championship and Women’s National Championship.