Level 1 Instructional Coaching Clinic - Dedham, Mass.

Apr 13, 2019 - Apr 13, 2019 | Coaching Course | Dedham, MA, USA


Saturday, April 13, 2019

Northeastern University Dedham Field
390 Common Street
Dedham, MA 02115

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 and 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  

Instructor for this Level 1 Instructional Coaching Clinic:

Cheryl Murtagh | USA Field Hockey Trained Coach Educator

Murtagh is a USA Field Hockey trained Coach Educator who recently attending coach educator trainings offered by USA Field Hockey in 2017 and 2018. She was the head coach at Northeastern University for more 30 years recently turning over the reigns over to Shelly Morris following the 2017 season. She holds a USA Field Hockey Level 3 Certificate from USA Field Hockey. Murtagh has already run several successful Level 1 Instructional Coaching Clinics over the past couple of years. In the early 2000’s, Murtagh was heavily involved inthe USA Field Hockey High Performance Program,coaching both the U-19 and U-21 Junior National Teams.

Shelly Morris | USA Field Hockey Trained Coach Educator

Morris was officially named head coach of the Northeastern Huskies in February, 2018, following the retirement of Murtagh. A 1994 graduate of Northeastern, Morris boasts an excellent career as both a player and coach in the field hockey profession. The former Husky has been a head coach for 13 seasons at both Stonehill College and Ohio University. During her time at the helm of the two programs, she collected an outstanding record of 167-109 and led both to an NCAA Tournament appearance.

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.

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