Virtual Coaches' Caucus

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The Virtual Coaches’ Caucus (VCC) was a dynamic, interactive, online gathering of NFHCA members and field hockey coaches over the week of January 5 — 10, 2021. The VCC incorporated NFHCA business meetings, educational sessions, and a variety of speakers.

The recording package from the VCC is now available for purchase ($75). The keynote presentation, six featured presentations, and nine Ready2Coach sessions sponsored by AstroTurf® are included!

VCC Recordings

$75

Included: Keynote presentation by Dr. Victoria Farris and Jen Fry, six featured presentations, and nine Ready2Coach sessions sponsored by AstroTurf®.

Speakers and Presenters

Victoria Farris

Victoria Farris

Keynote Speaker

Founder, Farris Consulting

Presentation: Leading with an Anti-Racist Lens

Jen Fry

Jen Fry

Keynote Speaker

Owner/CEO, JenFryTalks, LLC

Presentation: Leading with an Anti-Racist Lens

Betsy Butterick

Betsy Butterick

Featured Speaker

The Coaches’ Coach and Communication Specialist

Presentation: Relating to Today’s Student-Athlete: Effectively Coaching Gen Z

Samantha Ekstrand

Samantha Ekstrand

Featured Speaker

Legal Counsel, NFHCA

Presentation: Coaching During COVID

Dr. Michael Genovese

Dr. Michael Genovese

Featured Speaker

Chief Medical Officer, Acadia Healthcare

Presentation: Healthy Mind and Body

Meghan Stocks

Meghan Stocks

Featured Speaker presented by Keith Waldman – OPA

Founder and Director, So Field Hockey

Presentation: Comfortable to Act

Dana Suchow

Dana Suchow

Featured Speaker

Award-Winning Speaker, Educator and Coach

Presentation: How to Coach a Body-Confident Team

Dr. Andrea Wieland

Dr. Andrea Wieland

Featured Speaker

Associate Athletic Director, University of Pennsylvania

Presentation: Courage to Lead

Kah Yangni

Kah Yangni

Featured Artist

Illustrator and Muralist

Virtual Art Installation

Sarah Catlin

Sarah Catlin

Ready2Coach Presenter

Director of Recruitment, Varsity Head Field Hockey and Lacrosse Coach, Cushing Academy

Session: When You Can’t Cut Players

Katie DeSandis

Katie DeSandis

Ready2Coach Presenter

Head Coach, Columbia University

Session: Skills Development through SSG — How to Actually Do It

Jenny Everett

Jenny Everett

Ready2Coach Presenter

Co-Founder, HUSEL

Session: Principles, Tactics, and Techniques to Maximize Play

Ross Gilham-Jones

Ross Gilham-Jones

Ready2Coach Presenter

Founder, Leap Hockey

Session: Simple Drills/Exceptional Skills

Ashley Hoffman

Ashley Hoffman

Ready2Coach Presenter

Athlete, USA Women’s National Team; Co-Founder, Become Uncommon

Session: Principles of Play — Tactical Development

Jackie Kintzer Briggs

Jackie Kintzer Briggs

Ready2Coach Presenter

Assistant Coach, Wake Forest University

Session: Preparing Elite Goalkeepers for a High-Performance Environment

Amanda Magadan

Amanda Magadan

Ready2Coach Presenter

Athlete, USA Women’s National Team; Co-Founder, Become Uncommon

Session: Principles of Play — Tactical Development

Julia Mauro

Julia Mauro

Ready2Coach Presenter

Head Coach, Bridgewater State University

Session: Essential Steps to Increase Student-Athlete Learning

Lauren Moyer

Lauren Moyer

Ready2Coach Presenter

Athlete, USA Women’s National Team; Co-Founder, Become Uncommon

Session: Principles of Play — Tactical Development

Kristen O'Rourke

Kristen O'Rourke

Ready2Coach Presenter

Assistant Coach, Yale University

Session: Scenario-Based Game Day Primer for Goalkeepers

Ian Wagge

Ian Wagge

Ready2Coach Presenter

Coach, Maine Elite

Session: Coaching to Play Minimal Touch Hockey — The Clock Drill

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