3STEP Field Hockey Hires Allan Law as National Coaching Director
October 3, 2022
3STEP Field Hockey has hired Allan Law as National Coaching Director, adding one of the sport’s most respected voices to its growing staff.
Law has more than 20 years of experience as a coach and educator, most recently as an assistant coach for the USA Under 21 Junior National team. Law previously spent eight seasons as the associate head coach at Syracuse University.
“We’re thrilled to have Allan Law join our staff in the National Coaching Director position to promote, support and develop our current and future partner clubs,” said 3STEP Field Hockey Vice President Ainslee Lamb.
“His experience and knowledge for the game speaks for itself. His passion to share and guide the professional growth of each of our partner club coaches is an asset that will quickly impact the experience and success of the athletes we serve.”
A native of Scotland, Law brings a wealth of high-performance expertise to 3STEP.
“We are excited for Allan to work directly with clubs throughout the 3STEP Field Hockey Vertical,” said Meg Bozek, 3STEP’s Director of Field Hockey Operations. “He will implement coaching best practices, elevate performance and serve as a resource for families.”
Here are four things you should know about him.
Law’s Coaching Experience Spans the Globe
Active with the USA Women’s Junior National Programs since 2019, Law has worked with both the U-16 and U-21 teams, assisting USA’s U-21 team to a bronze medal and World Cup qualification at the 2021 Pan-American Games. Law was also the Director of Hockey at St. Andrews University (2008-2013) and the head coach for the U-16 boys national team (2010-2013) in Scotland. He was named Scotland’s Men’s Coach of the Year in 2009.
Law Was an NCAA Champion At Syracuse
Law served as Syracuse’s associate head coach from 2013-2021. The Orange are a perennial power and were consistently a contender while Law was on staff, winning the national championship in 2015 and reaching the Final Four twice. Law coached 14 All-Americans, including Alyssa Manley, Syracuse’s first player to ever win the Honda Broderick Award in 2015.
He Was Quite the Player, Too
Law’s playing career spanned four clubs at both the indoor and outdoor level dating back to 1996, and also included stints with Scotland’s U-16, U-18 and senior national teams. Law spent 15 seasons with the Dundee Wanderers Hockey Club, leading the club to multiple indoor championships. Iain Lachlan, Law’s former Dundee and national team coach, told the Daily Orange that Law “was one of the best Scottish players of his generation.”
High Standards, Work Ethic Guide Law’s Process for Success
Law has a considerable track record in developing high-performance habits of teams and individuals. His principles of play on the field, and his approach to the player and coach development off the field, are guided by simplicity and self-reliance. Easily communicated goals and straight-forward coaching allow individuals—whether they are newcomers or Olympians—to develop and thrive.