Meet Summit Speaker Phil Edwards Highlighting the Coach Education Track

Dec. 30, 2017, 10:34 a.m. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - December 28, 2017 USA Field Hockey is pleased to announce that Phil Edwards, U.S. Women's National Team Assistant Coach and U-21 USWNT Head Coach, will be presenting in the Coach Education track at the inaugural USA Field Hockey Summit, presented by AstroTurf, in Baltimore, Md. One of Edwards' primary roles with the USWNT is working with and developing the goalkeepers. The topic he will cover is Developing the Next Generation of Goalkeepers, where he will examines the coaching skills required to help young goalkeepers develop and succeed in the modern game. Session highlights include strategies on how to manage, develop and challenge multiple goalkeepers during team practice.

Phil Edwards
U.S. Women's National Team Assistant Coach & U-21 USWNT Head Coach

Edwards joined the U.S. Women's National Team coaching staff in February 2017. He has served as the Junior High-Performance Goalkeeping Coach for the U.S. U-17, U-19 and U-21 National Teams. In 2013, he was the assistant coach for the U.S. Men’s National Team program. Two years later, he acted as the performance analyst for the senior men’s and women’s national teams at the Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada.


Previously, Edwards was in the collegiate sports system as the assistant coach for Boston College from 2015 to 2016, as well as the associate/interim head coach of Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind. In these role, he generated student-athlete development framework, supporting performance analysis and a video feedback system.


As an athlete himself, Edwards was part of England’s U-18 National Squad in 2000 and went on to represent Loughborough University on the pitch while majoring in BEng Materials Engineering. 

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