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The Mental Performance Promises Challenge

The Mental Performance Promises Challenge

By Julie Munson, Head Coach at Southern New Hampshire UniversityNow that we have finally made it to May of 2022, I am going to take you back to fall 2019. Everything was going so well for me, professionally and personally. The program I started at Southern New...

Moving Past “Stuck”

Moving Past “Stuck”

By Stephanie Bernthal, Beyond Sport Coaching, LLCOn December 28, 2020, I had shoulder surgery to repair a tear and some cartilage issues. Let me walk you through how a very normal experience in our sporting world (addressing a physical injury) ignited some...

Eight Tips to Rest and Restore Your Well-Being

Eight Tips to Rest and Restore Your Well-Being

By NFHCA member, Bobbi MoranWhen I was a kid looking for the answer to a question my mother would ask, “What does your gut tell you? Go with your gut.” Thinking back, I am incredibly grateful for learning this technique as a child. A gut check requires that we turn...

A Look at the History of Women’s Field Hockey

A Look at the History of Women’s Field Hockey

The Lock Haven University field hockey team poses before the first AIAW field hockey championship in 1972.By the NFHCA DEI CommitteeAs Women’s History Month comes to a close, it is only fitting to take a look back on the history of field hockey in the United States...

I am Black History: A Reflection

I am Black History: A Reflection

By the NFHCA's Black Coaches CouncilForgotten. Twenty-two months ago, I thought the world was ending. Twenty months ago, I watched a police officer willfully murder a Black man in public. Twenty months ago, it became national news, that a young Black man was shot and...

Dispelling Name, Image, Likeness Myths (NIL)

Dispelling Name, Image, Likeness Myths (NIL)

By Michelle Meyer, Founder NIL Network & Contributing AuthorWe are now in the fifth month of Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL), and most of the coaches I speak to are still hesitant to embrace the change. Every single coach expresses wanting to help and protect...

1000 Wins and a Lifetime of Impact

1000 Wins and a Lifetime of Impact

​A Legend and League of her Own Coach Sue Butz-Stavin is a field hockey legend. Her leadership, career, and success at Emmaus High School have generated an impact that will be felt throughout the Lehigh Valley for generations to come. Sue has led the Emmaus field...

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