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Level 1 Instructional Clinic - In-Person - Part 2 - U of Louisville KY

 Level 1 Instructional Clinic - In-Person - Part 2 - U of Louisville KY

In conjunction with the NFHCA Ready2Coach Clinics
Date/Time:Saturday, June 24, 2023 (1:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Organizer:USA Field Hockey

Camp/Clinic Details


12:45 am - Registration 

1:00-5:00 pm - Sessions 

USA Field Hockey’s Level 1 Instructional Coaching Clinic - Part 2, is a 4 hour offering and will be held at the University of Louisville's Trager Stadium, on Saturday, June 24 from 1:00-5:00 pm following the NFHCA Ready2Coach Clinic from 9:00-12:00 pm. This Level 1 will be led by University of Louisville, Head Coach, Justine Sowry and her staff. This Level 1 is specifically designed for individuals with a basic knowledge and understanding of the game of field hockey. Individuals who are brand new to the sport are welcome to attend, but may find it difficult as the course covers a broad range of topics in a short period of time. This Level 1 clinic is the perfect opportunity for professional development and local networking. 

Level 1 Requirements: The Level 1 Online Coaching Course and Instructional Coaching Clinic Program is specifically designed for individuals that already possess a basic knowledge and understanding of the game of field hockey.

  1. All must first register and complete Part 1: Level 1 Online Coaching Course, then register and complete Part 2: Level 1 Instructional Coaching Clinic in order to receive a full Level 1 Certification. There are two separate registrations. 
  2. In order for a Level 1 Certification to remain active and to take advantage of special USA Field Hockey Member pricing, all registrants must be registered as a current and active Coach Member of USA Field Hockey.
  3. To get the most out of the Level 1 Instructional Coaching Clinic, USA Field Hockey requires that all registrants bring completed tasks from the Level 1 Online Coaching Course to the in-person Level 1 Instructional Coaching Clinic for self-reflection and review.
  4. Once registered, an automated email will be received with the link to access the Level 1 Online Coaching Course.

The Level 1 Instructional Coaching Clinic will cover the following topics: 

On-Field Learning & Application 

  • Fundamental Skills of Field Hockey - Grip Management - Observation - Error Detection & Correction of the Skills 
  • Apply the GROW Model - line of questioning and CHANGE IT - How to make an exercise easier or harder depending on your goals
  • Designing Fun and Effective Training Sessions  - How to set up a Game Zone and Skill Zone Exercises - Small-sided games - Why game first? TGfU concepts
  • Identify - Implement Goals - How to reinforce behaviors


  • Member Price: $65 (*Note: Please bring your own lunch)
  • Non-Member Price: $85 (includes one-day membership)  

If you are not a member, please join today to receive special member pricing and take full advantage of all the membership benefits, including coaching tools and resources, a membership to ExpertVoice, and much more. 

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

Participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis and space is limited.

Level 1 Requirements:

Coaches interested in working in USA Field Hockey's Nexus Program must have a Level 1 Certification and a current USA Field Hockey Coach Membership to be eligible to apply. 

Location & Contact Information

Facility  University of Louisville - Trager Stadium
Floyd St. - Next To McDonald's
Louisville, KY  40292
Head Instructor  Justine Sowry
Phone  910-599-8222
Last Updated: 6/24/2024 10:56:08 AM MT