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Field Hockey Clinics- Instruction & Sport Psychology Specialists

FIELD HOCKEY GEEK

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We are specialists and experienced coaches in:
- Field Hockey
- Sport Psychology
- Leadership, Teambuilding & Development
- Assistance with the recruiting process: Getting coaches to notice you

 
As a former international coach and coach of two very successful Division I programs, Daan Polders has now shifted his attention to developing talent in non-college players through his FIELD HOCKEY ACADEMY. Daan organizes clinics and individual or small group lessons for every level and every age group.
Daan's experience has taught him that a great athlete needs to be both physically and mentally tough. As such, his business also offers Sport Psychology (i.e. mental training) services. 
As a whole, the focus of all clinics and sessions is on personal attention and quality in order to improve your performance and help you better enjoy the sport.
In addition to physical, skill, and mental training, this program also offers assistance with regard to the college recruiting process. If you (or your parents) need help understanding or navigating the recruiting process, Daan can assist with the following: (a) what can you expect during your college search, (b) the "do's" and "don't do's", and any addition questions you have.
Where can you find us?
Our FIELD HOCKEY ACADEMY is headquartered in West Chester, PA but we travel throughout the country. Please contact us for more information: coach@fieldhockeygeek.com

In November 2013, Polders returned from Denver, CO. For the past three months, Polders has worked as the Director of Field Hockey at Colorado Academy, a private school. Besides coaching the Varsity team, Polders managed the program, the other teams and coaches, organized clinics and developed field hockey programs for 6th graders.
 
Besides being the co-Director for Horizon Field Hockey Club, Polders is also the Director of Field Hockey and Varsity Head Field Hockey Coach at Villa Maria Academy in Malvern, Pa. Villa Maria Aacdemy recently won the 2014 Pennsylvania State Championship after earlier in the season to be crowned as the District 1 Champions and the Catholic League Champions.
 
 


'On board: New coach returns Villa to PIAA final'

Click here for the article in The Inquirer.

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Colorado Academy's Daan Polders sweep 2013 Coach of the Year award.

Polders returned to PA after managing all the aspects of the field hockey program at Colorado Academy and coaching the Varsity team for their 2nd year. Under Polders' guidance, the Varsity team won their 2nd consecutive State Championship, 2nd consecutive Conference Championship and have been undefeated (35-0) in the last two seasons.


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Field Hockey Academy Schedule:

Fall 2014: more clinics/ programs will be available through Horizon FHC. For more information visit www.horizonfhc.com. Daan Polders will start with a new indoor turf program in January 2015 for Elite U16 and U19 players. This is not for beginners and will prepare players for Disney or the next level. Limited space only. 
 
 

August 4-7, 2014: Haverford High School Pre-season Camp for all Haverford players who would like to learn and to play. For more information, brochure and registration please go to PA Field Hockey Academy in our menu. SOLD OUT
 

July 23- 24 & 25 at Lower Dauphin MS, PA. We offer 3 days of field hockey from 9am-12n. You can sign up for one, two or three session. Read more in the menu at 'Pa Field Hockey Academy'.- SOLD OUT

June 23-26, 2014 Villa Maria Academy Field Hockey Camp in Malvern, PA. Four days with individualized and professional instruction by International Coach Daan Polders while also training the mental side with a professional Sport Psychologist. Players and goal keepers of all levels from 3rd to 12 grade are welcome. Never played before? No problem, join us and try it out with us.
 
For more information see 'PA Field Hockey Academy' or go to 'Summer Camps' and download the brochure and registration form.- SOLD OUT

April, 2014 Middle School Clinics
in West Chester, PA: 3 skills sessions in a small group to get you ready for the outdoor season. Inside and on turf. Limited availability and full = full! For more information go to PA Field Hockey Academy.
 
 

April 2014, High School Clinics
in West Chester, PA: 3 skills sessions in a small group to get you ready for the outdoor season. Inside and on turf. Limited availability and full = full! For more information go to PA Field Hockey Academy.

May 29, 2014 International Field Hockey Showcase in Utrecht, The Netherlands. For European players who would love to play and study in the USA. During this day, participants can showcase their talents, will receive all the necessary information while former "USA" students will share their experiences. For college coaches who are looking for international talent it is a great venue for recruiting. For more information contact us or visit http://www.ustudy.eu/          SOLD OUT

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February & March Middle School Clinics in West Chester, PA: 5 skills sessions in a small group to get you ready for the outdoor season. Inside and on turf. Limited availability and full = full! For more information go to PA Field Hockey Academy. SOLD OUT

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For more information:
Phone: 336-407-3167


NEWS & UPDATES:                                

November: Coach Polders won the 2014 Pennsylvania State Championship with Villa Maria Academy. Earlier they won already the District 1 Championship and the Catholic League Championship.

May: Polders running the International Showcase in The Netherlands prior to the start of the World Cup field hockey.

Coach Polders running the international Showcase.
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April: Horizon Welcomes New Co-Director Daan Polders. Horizon field hockey is extremely excited to announce the addition of Coach Daan Polders as co-director of the club and program director.
 

Click here to read the full story on the Horizon FHC web site

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February 10: Coach Daan Polders has been nominated for Positive Coaching Alliance's Double-Goal Coach Award® 2014 sponsored by MaxPreps! 

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