USA Field Hockey Release
STORRS, Conn. – USA Field Hockey will be hosting a Level 2 Instructional Coaching Clinic at the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex on June 3-4, with UConn associate head coach Paul Caddy serving as one of three instructors for the course.
Attendees will receive a Level 2 Instructional Coaching Certificate, and with their USA Field Hockey Coach membership, will become eligible to coach in USA Field Hockey programs – including Futures and Junior High Performance.
Caddy, along with Craig Parnham, head coach of the U.S. Women’s National Team, and Kelly Doton, head coach of Boston College, will cover the topics of classroom presentations and on-field learning.
In addition, UConn head coach Nancy Stevens will serve as the guest coach educator for the clinic and will present about coaching philosophy to everyone in attendance.
Participants will be taught how to develop coaching philosophies, how to collaborate with others to provide solutions to strategic challenges, and how to plan effective practice sessions that help players acquire the proper skills.
Registration is at 8:30 a.m. (ET) on Saturday, June 3, while the daylong session runs from 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. On Sunday, June 4, it runs from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (ET).
Caddy, having just completed his 16th season on the UConn staff, has ties to the USA Field Hockey program as a high performance coach who has assisted the U-16 Women’s National Team.
In the spring of 2013, Caddy served as a USA Field Hockey assistant coach during Team USA’s tour to New Zealand. He is also a member of the New England regional training squad coaching staff to enhance the USA Field Hockey pipeline.
Caddy’s primary focuses are defense and player and team development for the Huskies, including technical and tactical advancements. Under his guidance, UConn allowed just 1.22 goals per game in 2016 – the fourth-lowest total in all of Division I.