Level 2 Instructional Coaching Clinic - Old Dominion University

Dec 7, 2019 - Dec 8, 2019 | Coaching Course | Norfolk, VA, USA


Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 8, 2019 - 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Old Dominion University - L.R. Hill Sports Complex
4251 Powhatan Ave.
Norfolk, VA 23529

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  

Instructor for this Level 2 Instructional Coaching Clinic:

Mark Egner | USA Field Hockey Level 3 Coach Educator | College of William & Mary Associate Head Coach

Egner has led a number of USA Field Hockey Instructional Coaching Clinics. He has also served as a USA Field Hockey Futures coach, site director and selector. In addition, Egner attended the first-ever FIH Level 2 course in 2017. He is currently the associate head coach at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va., coordinating the Tribe defense, while also helping with all administrative and recruiting duties for W&M's nationally-recognized program.

Before W&M, Egner was an assistant coach for two years at Longwood University. Prior to coming across the pond to coach in the United States, he spent four years as a coach in his native Ireland. He was an assistant coach and video coordinator with the Irish Hockey Association's U-18 and Senior National teams in 2012, before becoming the head coach at the Fermoy Hockey Club. Egner also served as head and assistant coach of the U-18 women's program for the Munster Hockey Association in Munster, Ireland, selecting and training 18-20 athletes each year for the national team selection tournament.


Andrew Griffiths | USA Field Hockey Trained Coach Educator | Old Dominion University Head Coach

Andrew Griffiths completed his sixth year at the helm of the Old Dominion field hockey program in 2018 after being named the fifth head coach in school history in December 2012. 

From 2005-07, Griffiths served as the associated head coach at Boston College. He was also an assistant coach at the University of Maryland in 1998-99 and from 2001-04.

Internationally, Griffiths is well-known, having served as an assistant coach for the U.S. U-21 Women's National Team from 2004-11. He served as an assistant coach to the U.S. Women's National Team from 2003-04 and was a consultant to Canada's Men's National Team fort he Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. He currently holds a USA Field Hockey Level 3 Coaching Accreditation.

Griffiths played internationally as a members of the Canadian Men's National team, appearing in 214 international matches, including the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, as well as three Pan American Games and two World Cup competitions.

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

Please check the USA Field Hockey website COACHING CLINICS for a list of upcoming Level 2 Instructional Coaching Clinics. If you would like to attend a Level 2 Instructional Coaching Clinic but do not see one listed in your area, please contact coaching@usafieldhockey.com.