Level 1 Instructional Coaching Clinic to be Hosted at College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass.

Oct. 25, 2017, 3:26 p.m. (ET)

Sunday, December 17, 2017
Registration: 8:30 a.m. | Session: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

College of the Holy Cross
1 College Street
Worcester, MA 01610


USA Field Hockey’s Level 1 Instructional Coaching Clinic is an 8-hour offering and will be held on Sunday, December 17, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 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.

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

Classroom Presentations and Discussions:

  • The Importance of Coaching Philosophy 
  • Coaching as a Profession: How to Coach Principles 
  • Learning & Age-Appropriate Development Principles
  • Introduction to “Teaching Games for Understanding”   

On-Field Learning & Application:

  • Basic Rules and Field Set Up 
  • Fundamental Skills of Field Hockey – Grip Management 
  • Introduction to Attack and Defense Principles – Small Games 
  • The Basics of Goalkeeping 
  • Designing Fun and Effective Training Sessions  


USA Field Hockey Member Price: $95
USA Field Hockey Non-Member Price: $145 (includes one-day membership)
* Lunch will be provided

If you are not a USA Field Hockey Member, please join today to receive this discounted pricing and take advantage of all membership benefits, including coaching tools and resources, free access to Team USA Mobile Coach App, FHLife Magazine, and much more.

A limited number of participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis, so register today!

Instructor for this Level 1 Instructional Coaching Clinic:

Lindsay Jackson | College of the Holly Cross Head Coach | Level 1 Coach Educator

Lindsay Jackson is in her second season as the head coach of College of the Holy Cross field hockey team. Jackson, who is the fifth head coach in program history, came to Holy Cross from Limestone College where she served as the head coach since 2008.

Jackson was responsible for building a very successful Limestone field hockey program in a short period of time. After a winless inaugural season, Jackson’s Limestone squad improved its win-loss record every year since. She guided Limestone to its first winning season in 2011 with an 11-6 overall record and increased the team’s win total to 13-5 in 2012.

Prior to her time at Limestone, where she also served as the senior women’s administrator since 2010, Jackson had previous coaching experience at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian College as an assistant women’s lacrosse coach for two seasons from 2007-2008. She also coached in USA Field Hockey’s Futures Program in the spring of 2012 and 2013.

Jackson attended Mercyhurst University, where she played both field hockey and lacrosse. She earned All-Academic accolades during every field hockey and lacrosse season and was named to the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coach Association (IWLCA) Division II Academic Honor Roll four times.

Jackson graduated from Mercyhurst in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in Hotel Restaurant and Institutional Management. She earned her master’s degree in Coaching Education from Ohio University in 2013.

Julie Munson | Southern New Hampshire University Head Coach | Level 1 Coach Educator

Julie Munson is the head field hockey coach at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) where she helped re-start the program in 2014.

Prior to starting the field hockey program at SNHU, Munson served as an assistant coach at Harvard University for three years and James Madison University for six seasons. She played collegiately at the University of New Hampshire as a goalkeeper.

Munson has helped coach within USA Field Hockey's Futures Program as both a goalkeeper coach and field player coach. She also was a selector for the Regional Futures Tournaments and National Futures Championship as well as coached teams at the National Futures Championship.

Click here to see a full list of upcoming Level 1 and Level 2 Instructional Coaching Clinic offerings.