Junior High Performance Staff Announces Assistant Coaches for U-16 & U-18 USWNT
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Following the appointment of the head coaches of both the U.S. U-16 and U-18 Women’s National Teams, USA Field Hockey’s women’s Junior High Performance (JHP) staff is pleased to announce the assistance coaches for each team.
“Our head coaches, assistant coaches and their support staff will put together the best possible development environment for both groups of athletes to thrive,” said Grant Fulton, USA Field Hockey’s Director of Junior High Performance. “We are very fortunate that across all our JHP programming that we have a fantastic group of coaches and support staff who are willing to volunteer their time to support the next generation of the U.S. Women’s National Team.”
The U.S. U-16 and U-18 Women’s National Team Selection Camp will take place December 1 to 3 in Charlotte, N.C., and then the named squads will meet in February and March 2024, as they prepare for international tours.
With Tamara Durante at the helm of the U-16 squad, the team will be adding seven volunteer assistant coaches. Ange Bradley, Alan Good, Hannah Prince and Scott Tupper will be added to the staff as assistant coaches. Will Byrne will be an assistant coach as well as the team videographer. Maddy Sposito and Barb Weinberg will be assistant coaches specializing in goalkeeping.
For the U-18 squad, assisting head coach Mark Egner will be volunteers Stacey Bean, Manuel Garcia Nieto, Ali Johnstone, Jamie Montgomery and Jordan McKee. Additionally, Will Holt will be an assistant coach and the team videographer. Nina Klein and Cheri Schulz will round out the eight additions as two assistant coaches specializing in goalkeeping. Stacey Bean will lead the squad at the December training camp, with Egner heading to Santiago, Chile with the U-21 USWNT for the 2023 FIH Hockey Women’s Junior World Cup.
All 15 volunteers are current coaches at Division I colleges and will bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the JPH staff.