We have recently released a new field hockey DVD titled 100 Conditioning Drills for Field Hockey. Robert Rose, President of Sport Specific Consulting and True Athlete Performance, provides workout plans for pre-season, in-season, and off-season. This is great guide to to get your field hockey players in shape and finish the match strong!
The top-seeded Maryland field hockey team, coached by Missy Meharg, Tjerk Van Herwaarden, and Marybeth Freeman, advanced to its second consecutive NCAA national championship game with a victory over #4 Princeton. The 2008 NCAA champions are 23-0 and are looking for their seventh national title when they meet North Carolina on Sunday.
The following programs / coaches are ranked in the Top 20 of the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Poll released on 11/3/2009:
1. Maryland (Coached by Missy Meharg, Tjerk Van Herwaarden, and Marybeth Freeman)
2. North Carolina
14. Duke (Coached by Beth Bozman)
20. Old Dominion (Coached by Elizabeth Anders)
Tracey Griesbaum is the Head Field Hockey Coach at the University of Iowa. Griesbaum has compiled more than 100 career wins and has guided the Hawkeyes to Back-to-Back-to-Back Big Ten Tournament Championships (’06, ’07, ’08)! The Hawkeyes were a National Semifinalist in 2008 and ranked #8 in goals per game (3.30). Griesbaum has also coached the USA Under-21 and Under-23 National Teams.
We have recently released four new field hockey DVDs featuring Tjerk Van Herwaarden! Van Herwaarden is the Technical Director at the University of Maryland – the 2008 NCAA Field Hockey Champions! Van Herwaarden’s technical expertise earned him a Level III coaching certification, the highest accreditation by the USFHA, in the fall of 2007. He is one of only five coaches in the United States to have reached Level III status and has been given the recommendation to complete an International FIH Coaching Course.