Goalkeeping Workshop and Goal Scoring Workshop to be Hosted in Cincinnati, Ohio

May 14, 2018, 8:59 a.m. (ET)

As the game of field hockey evolves, so do the skills required to play. USA Field Hockey is pleased to announce a Goalkeeping Workshop led by Jon O'Haire, Junior U.S. Men's National Team Goalkeeping Specialist, as well as a Goal Scoring Workshop led by Keli Puzo, two-time Olympian and FH Life Club Owner, and Inako Puzo, Miami University of Ohio Head Coach. These three-hour workshops will be held at Summit Country Day School on Sunday, June 10 from 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Goalkeeping Workshop) and 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 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. 

 

Goalkeeping Workshop

Sunday, June 10, 2018
Session: 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Summit Country Day School
2161 Grandin Road
Cincinnati, OH 45208

CLICK HERE
TO REGISTER


USA Field Hockey has added a Goalkeeping Workshop to the new workshop series. The Coach Education Program recognizes that teaching goalkeeping and developing and managing goalkeepers is a common challenge. This three-hour workshop will help coaches teach the correct goalkeeping skills and provide suggestions on working with multiple goalkeepers in a team setting. New and experienced coaches of youth, club, high school and collegiate athletes are welcome.


Goal Scoring Workshop

Sunday, June 10, 2018
Session: 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 

Summit Country Day School
2161 Grandin Road
Cincinnati, OH 45208

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:


Jon O'Haire | Junior USMNT Goalkeeping Specialist

Actively involved in the U.S. Men's and Women's National Teams from 1997-2005, Jon O’Haire worked with a range of goalkeepers from both programs in a number of settings. He served as an assistant coach of the USMNT at the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Canada and 2003 Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He was recognized as the 2003 USA Field Hockey National Coach of the Year for his work with the goalkeepers on both teams. He was an assistant coach to the U.S. U-21 Women's National Team at the Junior Pan American Championship in Bridgetown, Barbados, which qualified the squad for the 2001 Hockey Junior World Cup in Buenos Aires, Argentina. 

O'Haire’s coaching resume includes a number of roles at the United States collegiate level and includes positions at American University, University of Maryland, University of Michigan, Penn State University, The Ohio State University and Miami University of Ohio. A 2012 move took him to Christchurch, New Zealand, and while there he served as a community hockey manager at Canterbury Hockey Association and goalkeeper specialist coach with the Canterbury Regional High Performance Center. O’Haire also worked with New Zealand's U-21 Men’s goalkeepers in their lead up to the Junior World Cup in 2016 and most recently at the Future New Zealand Goalkeeper Camp for men and women in 2017.

His involvement with hockey started in 1981 as a club player in New York with the Greenwich Field Hockey Club. In 1982, he was first selected to the U.S. Men's National Team as a goalkeeper. O'Haire played in 54 international outdoor test matches from 1983-1995 and played on three Pan American Games teams, winning bronze medals with USA in 1987 and 1995. Domestically, he participated in eight U.S. Olympic Festivals, claiming four gold and three silver medals. O'Haire also represented USA internationally in a number of indoor tournaments. He continues to play at the club level and with a variety of tournament teams. O'Haire and his wife, Beth, reside in Columbus, Ohio.


Keli Puzo | Two-Time Olympian & FH Life Club Owner

Keli Smith Puzo, FH Life Club Team Owner/Coaching Director, is an internationally known player with more than 10 years of experience on the U.S. Women’s National Team. While representing her country, Puzo played in the London 2012 Olympic Games and Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, two World Cups and three Pan American Games. She was also a National Champion and All-American at the University of Maryland.

In addition to being one of the country's most decorated players, Puzo has found time to accumulate over 5-years of coaching at the Division I level. She has worked with a variety of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I programs, such as American University, Georgetown University, Miami University of Ohio and the University of Virginia. After finishing the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, Puzo played professionally in Spain for Real Club de Polo de Barcelona. Outside of international and Division I field hockey, Puzo starred on MTV's MADE where she worked with a high school group with little experience and helped "make" them into a field hockey team. She also was a Futures Regional Head Coach in Richmond, Va. and currently in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Puzo retired from the U.S. Women’s National Team in 2012 after playing in nearly 200 international matches. In March 2018, she was inductee into the USA Field Hockey Hall of Fame. She continues to support USA Field Hockey’s quest to provide better and improved tools and resources for all coaches from the grassroots level up to High Performance.


Inako Puzo | Miami University of Ohio Head Coach

Inako Puzo is currently the field hockey head coach at Miami University of Ohio. Puzo also spent two seasons as the associate head coach at the University of Virginia, where he helped lead the Cavaliers to the NCAA Semifinals in 2009 and 2010.

Prior to his time at Virginia, Puzo was the head coach of CD Terrassa, which plays in the Honor Spanish Division, the top division in Spain and one of the top men's field hockey leagues in the world. He also was an assistant coach at The Ohio State University from 2001-07, helping lead the Buckeyes to two Big Ten Championships (2001 and 2006) and three appearances in the NCAA Tournament (2001, 2005 and 2006). He began his collegiate coaching career at American University, where he was an assistant from 1997-99.

Outside of the college game, Puzo has been involved with the United States Field Hockey Association's High-Performance Developmental Program for the past three years. He coordinated the Mid-Atlantic Junior High-Performance team in 2010 and 2011. He led the team to a Futures Elite Championship in 2012.

Puzo was a 21-year member of the Venezuelan National Team (1988-2008). He earned over 150 caps playing in international competition and served as the team's captain during the 1992 Junior Pan Ammerican Games, the 2000 World Cup Qualifier and the 2006 Central American Games. He served as the Venezuelan National Federation's technical director of both the men's and women's teams from 1996-97 and from 1999-01.

Puzo earned his bachelor's degree in international relations from the University Central de Venezuela in 1992. He earned his master's degree in human resources from ESERP in Barcelona, Spain in 2009. Puzo and his wife, Keli, a two-time United States Field Hockey Olympian (2008 and 2012), have two sons, Xavi and Ian.

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