Level 1 Instructional Coaching Clinic - Athens, Ohio

Jul 13, 2019 - Jul 13, 2019 | Coaching Course | Athens, OH, USA


Saturday, July 13, 2019

Ohio University - Pruitt Field
1 Ohio University
Athens, Ohio 45701

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:

Ali Johnstone | USA Field Hockey Trained Coach Educator

Johnstone is a trained USA Field Hockey Coach Educator who has been heavily involved with USA Field Hockey over the years as a Futures Program coach, a Regional and National Futures tournament selector and a Junior High Performance Program volunteer coach. In 2017, she was invited and participated in the International Hockey Federation (FIH) Level 2 course in Manheim, Pa. and continues to be a positive ambassador of the sport. 
Johnstone became the 11th head coach of the Ohio University field hockey program in 2017, her alma mater. As an athlete, she still holds the career record for assists and ranks third in all-time points and fourth in career goals. She is one of the most decorated players in program history, whose accolades include the 2001 Female Student-Athlete of the Year and is a member of the university’s hall of fame.

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.