Betsy Butterick, “The Coaches’ Coach” and communication specialist, will join the exciting slate of leaders who will present at the National Field Hockey Coaches Association’s (NFHCA) 2021 Virtual Coaches’ Caucus.

Betsy will lead “Relating to Today’s Student-Athlete: Effectively Coaching Gen Z.”

Born during or after 1996, the young people we are coaching have never known life without the internet. This “iGen” has been dubbed the first, true-digital natives, and most learned to operate some form of technology before they could form complete sentences. Today’s coaches cite challenges with their student-athlete’s short-attention spans, inability to accept criticism (even if it’s constructive), and an almost constant need for reassurance and validation.

Betsy’s session is designed to be a toolkit for coaches to better understand Generation Z and allow them to coach more effectively. Participants will learn facts about our nation’s youngest generation and leave with options to better communicate and connect with Gen Z.

Betsy Butterick

As a former coach with experience in Division I, Division II, Division III, and the WNBA, Betsy utilizes her unique background to help individuals who are ready to improve and teams of all kinds — from the locker room to the boardroom.

As “The Coaches’ Coach,” Betsy helps coaches do what they’ve yet to do, so they can become who they’ve yet to be. As a communication specialist, Betsy assists individuals in all facets of communication while developing the connective skills to build relationship and sustain success.

Professional, playful, and with a talent for people-centric design, Betsy offers an experiential approach toward learning and development.

2021 Virtual Coaches’ Caucus

The Virtual Coaches’ Caucus (VCC) is slated to be a dynamic, online gathering of NFHCA members and field hockey coaches. The VCC will incorporate NFHCA business meetings, educational sessions, a variety of speakers, awards ceremonies, and opportunities for attendees to connect with their field hockey colleagues.

The VCC will take place between January 5 — 10, 2021, with professional development components mainly taking place on January 9 and 10. Registration will open in September.