Level 2 Instructional Coaching Clinic - Amherst, Mass.

Jun 12, 2019 - Jun 13, 2019 | Coaching Course | Amherst, MA, USA



Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - Thursday, June 13, 2019

University of Massachusetts, Amherst
1 Stadium Drive
Amherst, MA 01003

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:

Stacey Bean | USA Field Hockey Trained Coach Educator

Bean has coached within the USA Field Hockey system for many years. She has experience working with a variety teams at the National Futures Championship andserved as a head coach for the Regional Junior High-Performance Program. She was named head coach of Virginia Commonwealth University in 2017. Before that, Bean spent nine years as the head coach at Saint Francis University (2008-16), the University of Rhode Island (2002-07) and University of New Brunswick (1995-00).

In 2016, Bean was the recipient of the inaugural USA Field Hockey Humanitarian of the Year Award. She earned her bachelor's degree in physical and health education at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, graduating with honors. She has been a Level 3 certified field hockey coach since 1994, graduated from the NCAA Women's Coaching Academy in 2005 and completed the NCAA Women's Coaching Academy Dimension 2 Program in 2010.

Barbara Weinberg | USA Field Hockey Trained Coach Educator

Weinberg is a trained coach educator having already run a Goalkeeping Workshop as well as a Level 1 Instructional Clinic in 2018. She was a member of the U.S. Women’s National Team from 2005-10, making 19 international appearances in that span. She also served as the alternate goalkeeper for USA at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

In 2016, she became head field hockey coach of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, the ninth in program history. Previously, Weinberg served as Wake Forest’s associate head coach and recruiting coordinator from 2014-16, as well as assistant coaching stops at American University (2013-14), the University of Maryland (2010-13) and the University of Iowa (2008).

A 2005 graduate of the University of Iowa, Weinberg was a two-time All-American, three-time All-Big Ten performer and two-year team captain for the Hawkeyes (2000-04). She was also a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection and the team's Big Ten Sportsmanship Award recipient in 2004. She started all four of her seasons in the cage for Iowa as the Hawkeyes totaled 46 victories during her tenure.

Amy Fowler | USA Field Hockey Trained Coach Educator

Fowler is actively involved with USA Field Hockey having coached in developmental programs the past several years, including the Futures Program, Futures Development Invitational Camp, a Futures Elite tour to Holland in 2003 and National Futures Championship selector, in addition to coaching within the High Performance Training Center in New England.  
She is a graduate of the NCAA Women's Coaches Academy and Dimension 2 program. Fowler was named president of the National Field Hockey Coaches Association in 2005 and began her second term as president in January 2008. 
Fowler will begin her 20th season as the head coach of the Dartmouth field hockey program in the fall of 2019.

A 1993 graduate of Iowa, Fowler was a three-time (1990-92) All-America sweeper for the Hawkeyes. She was honored as all-region and first team All-Big Ten three times (1990-92) and was named the 1992 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year.
A native of Voorhees, N.J., Fowler holds a bachelor's degree from Iowa in exercise science with an emphasis in athletic training.

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