Level 1 & Level 2 Instructional Coaching Clinics to be Held in Conjunction with USA Field Hockey Summit in Baltimore, Md.

Level 1 Instructional Coaching Clinic

Friday, March 16, 2018
Registration: 8:30 a.m. | Sessions: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (UA House) | 3:00 p.m. – 5 p.m. (Lord Baltimore Hotel)

UA House at Fayette (Living Classrooms)1101 E. Fayette Street
Baltimore, Md. 21202

Lord Baltimore Hotel
20 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

USA Field Hockey’s Level 1 Instructional Clinic is an 8-hour offering and will be held at the UA House and Lord Baltimore Hotel in Baltimore, Md. on Friday, March, from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. This Level 1 is specifically designed for individuals with a basic knowledge and understanding of the game of field hockey. Individuals who are brand new to the sport are welcome to attend, but may find it difficult as the course covers a broad range of topics in a short period of time. This Level 1 clinic is the perfect opportunity for professional development and local networking.

The Level 1 Instructional Coaching Clinic will cover the following topics:

Classroom Presentations and Discussions

Importance of Coaching Philosophy Coaching as a Profession – How to Coach Principles Learning & Age-Appropriate Development Principles Introduction to “Teaching Games for Understanding”

On-Field Learning & Application

Basic Rules & Field Set-Up Fundamental Skills of Field Hockey – Grip Management Introduction to Attack and Defense Principles – Small Games The Basics of Goalkeeping Designing Fun and Effective Training Sessions

PRICING:

Member Price: $95 (*Note: lunch is provided) Non-Member Price: $145 (includes one-day membership)

If you are not a member, please join today to receive this discounted price and take full advantage of all the membership benefits, including coaching tools and resources, FH Life Magazine, and much more.

Please check the USA Field Hockey website COACHING CLINICS for a list of Level 1 Instructional Coaching Clinics. If you would like to attend a Level 1, but do not see one listed in your area, please contact coaching@usafieldhockey.com.

Participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis and space is limited.

Upon completion of the course, all participants will receive their Level 1 Coaching Certification. This certification will remain valid as long as your USA Field Hockey Coach Membership remains current. Certification will lapse without a current membership. Coaches interested in working in USA Field Hockey’s Futures Program must have a Level 1 Certification and a current USA Field Hockey Coach Membership to be eligible to apply.

Coach Educator of this Level 1 Instructional Coaching Clinic:

Katie Bam | Maryland University Assistant Coach | Level 1 Head Coach Educator

Katie was named to the U.S. Women’s National Team at the age of 16, making her one of the youngest ever to make the team, and earned more than 200 international caps in her career. She is a two-time Olympian, having competed in the London 2012 and the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. She played an integral role in Team USA’s rise in world rankings over the past decade, helping the team to achieve No. 5 in the FIH Hero World Rankings 2016 and a fourth-place finish in the Rabobank World Cup in 2014. Bam led USA to gold in the 2011 and 2015 Pan American Games, 2014 Champions Challenge in Scotland and 2013 FIH Hockey World League Round 2 Tournament in Brazil.

Bam played for the Terrapins from 2007 through 2010, leading them to the 2008 and 2010 NCAA Division I National Championships, as well as three Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) titles. She was also named ACC Player of the Year all four years and won the Honda Sports Award as the nation’s top player twice.

Bam’s finished her career at Maryland with 99 goals, 108 assists and 306 points. She registered 32 goals, 34 assists for 98 points in her senior season, which still stand as program records. In 2010, she was named Sportswoman of the Year by the Woman’s Sports Foundation, an award previously won by Mia Hamm and Venus and Serena Williams. Bam attended the FIH Level 2 course in August 2017 and attended the inaugural USA Field Hockey Coach Educator Training in 2017.

Marvin Bam | Maryland University Assistant Coach | Level 1 Head Coach Educator

Marvin has more than 20 years of experience as a player and coach. In 2017, he served as an assistant at Harvard University and helped the Crimson to its first Ivy League title since 2004. He served as an assistant coach at Millersville in 2015 and 2016, guiding the Marauders to a 38-6 record during that span, as well as two NCAA quarterfinal appearances and an NCAA Division II National Championship in 2014. Millersville players were honored with nine All-American honors in that span. Prior to his stint at Millersville, Bam served as an assistant coach and technical director at Maryland from 2012-13. On an international level, he has been an assistant coach for the U.S. U-19 Women’s National Team since July 2017.

Bam served as head coach at Cheltenham Ladies College in England for four years prior to moving to the United States. On a club level, Marvin is the master coach and co-founder of K16 Field Hockey. He is a certified Level 2 coach in the United States and the United Kingdom.

A native of South Africa, Marvin represented his home country in the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, as well as at the 2002 and 2006 World Cups, African Cup Championship and Commonwealth Games. He has also played on various club teams in South Africa and in the United Kingdom. As a player, he earned 98 international caps, competing in more than 30 international tournaments.

Level 2 Instructional Clinic

Thursday, March 15, 2018
Registration: 8:30 a.m. | Session: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (UA House) | 3:00 p.m. – 5 p.m. (Lord Baltimore Hotel)

Friday, March 16, 2018
Session: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

UA House at Fayette (Living Classrooms)1101 E. Fayette Street
Baltimore, Md. 21202

Lord Baltimore Hotel
20 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

USA Field Hockey’s Level 2 Instructional Clinic is a 14-hour offering that will be held on Thursday, March 15 from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., and Friday, March 16 from, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the UA House and Lord Baltimore Hotel in Baltimore, Md. This course will expand on several of the topics covered in the Level 1 Clinic and will challenge participants to further define and evaluate their individual coaching philosophies, styles, techniques and encourage self-assessment. Additionally, coaches will work in groups to share best practices and receive peer feedback in a comfortable and encouraging environment.

The Level 2 Instructional Coaching Clinic will cover the following topics:

Classroom Presentations and Discussions

Developing Your Coaching Philosophy Teaching Games for Understanding & Guided Discovery/Learning Principles 11 v 11 Concepts/Formations Effective Session Planning Collaborating with Others to Provide Solutions to Strategic Challenges Participate in On-Field Group Presentations Covering Important Coaching Topics

On-Field Learning and Application

Participate in Group Presentations Covering Important Coaching Topics Apply “Teaching Games for Understanding” Principles that include Exercise Progressions Skill Acquisition – Error Detection and Correction Design Fun and Effective Training Sessions – Small Games

Pricing:
USA Field Hockey Member Price: $250

USA Field Hockey Non-Member Price: $325 (includes two-day membership)

*Note: Lunch is provided on Day 1

If you are not a USA Field Hockey Member, please join today to receive this discounted price while taking full advantage of all coach membership benefits, including coaching tools and resources, FHLife Magazine and much more.

Participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis and space is limited.

USA Field Hockey Level 2 Instructional Clinic attendees will receive a Level 2 Certificate of Participation and, with a USA Field Hockey Membership, will be eligible to coach in USA Field Hockey programs including becoming a head coach of Futures and Junior Olympic Games (application process). Participants will also be able to advance further as we continue to expand offerings within USA Field Hockey’s Coach Education Program.

Instructors of this Level 2 Instructional Coaching Clinic:

Craig Parnham | USA Field Hockey’s Director of Coach Education & Learning | Level 2 Head Instructor

Parnham was appointed to the role of head coach of the U.S. Women’s National Team in January 2013. Through his determined leadership, Parnham guided the team to their best Hero FIH Hero World Ranking in team history of No. 5 and propelled the international squad to a 5th place finish at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Parnham’s other noteworthy coachingaccomplishments includegold medals at the 2015 Pan American Games and 2014 Champions Challenge, and fourth place at the 2014 Rabobank World Cup. From the first day of his appointment, Parnham has been instrumental to USWNT’s successes.

In January 2017, Parnham stepped into a new role as USA Field Hockey’s Director of Coach Education and Learning. He is passionate about coach education and coaching as a profession. He believes that sustainable player pathways are underpinned by robustcoach education programs.

Parnham is a five-time Olympian. He played in both the Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004 Olympic Games for Great Britain, coached Great Britain in the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Olympic Games, and the United States in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. In total, Parnham has coached professionally for more than 20 years and is a qualified Level 4 Coach. He holds a post-graduate diploma in Elite Coaching Practice.

Jeremy Cook | Bucknell University Head Coach | Level 2 Head Instructor

Cook is currently the head coach at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa. He is a former member of the U.S. Men’s National Team and has been a head coach educator for USA Field Hockey’s Level 1 and Level 2 Instructional Coaching Clinics. Cook attended the FIH Level 2 course in August 2017 and attended the inaugural USA Field Hockey Coach Educator Training in 2017.

Cook has extensive international field hockey experience having served as a technical assistant with the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Teams. He also worked with the USWNT during the Pan American Games, Champions Challenge, Chile 4-Nations Tournament and Holland Tour leading up to the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Cook previously served as an assistant coach and administrative director at the Elite Performance Training Center in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and the Midwest region each summer since 2005. He is also an experienced Futures Coach. In the Summer of 2010, Cook served as head coach of the Pennsylvania Junior Team at the USA Field Hockey High Performance Championships and led the squad to the title.

Click here to see a full list of upcoming Level 1 and Level 2 Instructional Coaching Clinic offerings.

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