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Cusick's long-standing involvement with USFHA takes another step forward.
Head Field Hockey Coach Kate Cusick recently completed USA Field Hockey's Level 2 Coaching Certification on May 12 at Millersville University.
USFHA's Coaching Education & Learning Program provides coaches at all levels the opportunities and resources of "The USA Way", the framework that guides the philosophy and training exercises of USA Field Hockey. The Coach Education Program, which includes three instructional coaching clinics among other offerings, is aligned with the philosophy of the American Development Model and promotes the best teaching and learning principles for age and stage appropriate development.
“It was an incredible opportunity to learn technical and tactical skills from top-level coaches," says Cusick. "The opportunity to share and collaborate on our coaching philosophies and approaches has been invaluable.”
The training was led by Phil Edwards, Technical Director for the Rutgers University field hockey program and formerly US National Team Coaching Director, along with Victor Brady, Bryn Mawr College’s head field hockey coach. Coach Cusick was joined by nine other high school field hockey coaches from across the US.
“I’m looking forward to implementing what I learned this spring," says Cusick, "and completing the Level 3 training program before the end of the year.”
In addition to her coaching duties at St. Andrew's, Cusick is the head coach in the Region 7 Nexus program, which trains the top players from Delaware and Maryland, including U16 and U19 National Team Members. Her involvement with USFHA dates back to her playing days in the late 1990s and then as a coach for the program at Duke University in 2008.
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