Technical Skills Workshop and Goal Scoring Workshop to be Hosted in Ann Arbor, Mich.

April 16, 2018, 4:02 p.m. (ET)

As the game of field hockey evolves, so do the skills required to play. USA Field Hockey is pleased to announce a Technical Skills and Goal Scoring Workshop to be led by Craig Parnham, USA Field Hockey's Director of Coach Education and Learning and Ryan Langford, University of Michigan Assistant Coach, USA Field Hockey trained Coach Educator and Atlanta Olympian. These three-hour workshops will be held at the University of Michigan on Friday, May 18 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Technical Skills Workshop) and 5:00-8:00 p.m. (Goal Scoring Workshop). Separate registrations have been created so you can sign up for one or both workshops. These workshops are the perfect opportunity to focus on how to teach the technical skills and goal scoring (all on field), in preparation for the upcoming season while networking with fellow coaches. Coaches of all levels are welcome and will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Workshop participants will receive certificates of participation that will stay current as long as your Coach Membership remains active. This is the first of USA Field Hockey’s new “Workshop Series,” which will become part of the Coach Education Pathway. USA Field Hockey is committed to providing coaches with ongoing quality Coach Education that is accessible, affordable and that includes best practices to deliver a player-centered and positive development experience. 

 

Technical Skills Workshop

Friday, May 18, 2018
Session: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

University of Michigan - Ocker Field
1000 South State St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

CLICK HERE
TO REGISTER

Technical skills workshop instruction will include hands-on teaching of the basic grips, detecting and correcting errors, ball control, passing and receiving, forehand and backhand skills, aerials, and more. Following the skill instruction, games and exercises will be set-up to apply what’s been learned. New and experienced head and assistant coaches of youth, club, high school and collegiate athletes will be well-prepared to take their athletes and teams to the next level. 

Goal Scoring Workshop

Friday, May 18, 2018
Session: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

University of Michigan - Ocker Field
1000 South State St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

CLICK HERE
TO REGISTER

The Goal Scoring workshop will identify and teach the key skills required to help coaches develop effective goal scorers. The workshop will include a variety of specific game related individual skills as well as providing practice examples that will highlight some of the tactical considerations and decisions teams and individuals are presented with in the attacking circle.  

Technical instruction will include different types of shooting techniques, positioning around the goal, rebounding skills, and much more. New and experienced head and assistant coaches of youth, club, high school and collegiate athletes will be well-prepared to take their athletes and teams to the next level. 

Coach Educators for Technical Skills and Goal Scoring Workshops:


Craig Parnham | USA Field Hockey's Director of Coach Education & Learning

Parnham is a five-time Olympian. He played in both the Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004 Olympic Games for Great Britain, coached Great Britain in the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Olympic Games, and the United States in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. In total, Parnham has coached professionally for more than 20 years and is a qualified Level 4 Coach. He holds a post-graduate diploma in Elite Coaching Practice.








Ryan Langford | University of Michigan Assistant Coach, USA Field Hockey Trained Coach Educator

Ryan Langford is in his ninth season as an assistant coach for the University of Michigan field hockey program. A long-time fixture on the U.S. Men's National Team, Langford has more than 20 years of experience as an assistant coach at the NCAA Division I level.

A seven-year member of the U.S. Men's National Team (1994-99, 2001-03), Langford boasted 26 international caps. As team captain, he contributed to the team's fifth-place showing at the 1999 Pan-American Games and, in 2001, was part of a team that qualified for the World Cup. Langford also played for the U.S. Men's National Indoor Team for five seasons (1997, 2001-03, 2005), participating in the 2002 Indoor Pan American Cup and the 2003 Indoor Hockey World Cup.

A native of Camarillo, California, Langford graduated from the Appalachian State University in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in geography, specializing in geographic information systems.

Langford currently holds a USA Field Hockey Level III Coaching Certification. Last December, he took part in the first ever Coach Educator Training and FIH Level 2 Course during the 2017 Pan American Cups. He currently serves on the USA Field Hockey Athletes Advisory Committee.

If you are not a member, please join today to receive discounted prices and take full advantage of all the membership benefits, including access to the Team USA Mobile Coach App that houses coaching videos, along with USOC and TrueSport resources, FHLife Magazine, and much more. 

Please check the USA Field Hockey website under COACHING CLINICS, or click here for a list of workshops, Level 1’s and 2’s. If you would like to attend one of these offerings, but do not see one listed in your area, please contact coaching@usafieldhockey.com.