Learn the Importance of Culture & How to Build it in USA Field Hockey's Coaches Corner Video

March 06, 2018, 4:01 p.m. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - March 6, 2018 - This week’s USA Field Hockey Coaches Corner video is "In Conversation with Meghan Dawson." Dawson is the head coach of Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. In this 2.5-minute clip, Dawson provides coaches with a few simple characteristics she would like her team to possess while sharing her views on “The Importance of Team Culture and How to Build it.” Throughout the video, Dawson emphasizes the importance of building the team’s identity by establishing trust and respecting each other’s differences. Her coaching philosophy shines through in this video and her perspective will be helpful to coaches of all levels. Don’t miss this video!

Find the latest Coaches Corner video, "In Conversation with Meghan Dawson,” and more on the Team USA Mobile Coach App.


USA Field Hockey’s Coaches Corner is a video platform providing free information to coach members to assist with ideas and inspiration throughout the year. These short videos will be housed on Team USA Mobile Coach App. All content will align with, and support, the United States Olympic Committee’s (USOC) best principles, with new videos being added on a regular basis. For general information, register for the Team USA Mobile Coach App, click here.


Coaches Corner will cover various topics of interest, including:

  • Board Talks – Learn specific drills and exercises respected coaches use with their teams. Coaches will explain the drill/exercise, show how to set it up and provide useful tips on how to change it to keep it fresh and applicable for athletes across all levels.
  • In Conversation With – Be motivated by coaches as they reflect on the experiences and philosophies that have shaped their lives and careers.
  • Top Tips – Receive quick, pointed advice on relevant topics and issues to inspire and encourage learning and reflection.
  • Training Pays Off – Coaches and players work hard to improve. There is no better feeling than when the hours of training pay off in competition. These videos will capture the essence of practice paying off, successful execution under game pressure. 


USA Field Hockey Coach Members can access the Team USA Mobile Coach App by following the directions by clicking here.


For more general information that is housed within the app, please click here.