Ali Johnstone to Lead Level 1 Instructional Coaching Clinic on June 1

May 13, 2019, 9:53 a.m. (ET)

Level 1 Instructional Coaching Clinic

Saturday, June 1, 2019
Registration: 8:30 a.m. | Session: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Ohio University
Pruitt Field
South Shafer Rd.
Athens, Ohio 45701



USA Field Hockey’s Level 1 Instructional Coaching Clinic is an 8-hour offering and will be held at Ohio University on Saturday, June 1 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET. 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. 

Participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis and space is limited.

Upon completion of the course, all participants will receive their Level 1 Coaching Certification. This certification will remain valid as long as your USA Field Hockey Coach Membership remains current. Certification will lapse without a current membership. Coaches interested in working in USA Field Hockey's Futures Program must have a Level 1 Certification and a current USA Field Hockey Coach Membership to be eligible to apply.

Instructor for this Level 1 Instructional Coaching Clinic:

Ali Johnstone | USA Field Hockey Trained Coach Educator

Johnstone is a trained USA Field Hockey Coach Educator who has been heavily involved with USA Field Hockey over the years as a Futures Program coach, a Regional and National Futures tournament selector and a Junior High Performance Program volunteer coach. In 2017, she was invited and participated in the International Hockey Federation (FIH) Level 2 course in Manheim, Pa. and continues to be a positive ambassador of the sport. 

Johnstone became the 11th head coach of the Ohio University field hockey program in 2017, her alma mater. As an athlete, she still holds the career record for assists and ranks third in all-time points and fourth in career goals. She is one of the most decorated players in program history, whose accolades include the 2001 Female Student-Athlete of the Year and is a member of the university’s hall of fame.

Please check the USA Field Hockey website COACHING CLINICS for a list of Level 1 Instructional Coaching Clinics. If you would like to attend a Level 1, but do not see one listed in your area, please contact

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