Can you talk about transitioning from Division III to Division I and your experiences at the club and high school levels?
I am so grateful for my background and experience because I have such an appreciation for what coaches across all groups are going through. Coaching is coaching. I think the best thing that all of us can do as coaches is collaborate with one another. Call your peers and ask questions, watch other teams train, borrow ideas, and continue to grow. I would gladly talk to any coach about any technical or tactical parts of the game!
What is the biggest thing you feel like you have to teach your players that they might not already know?
How to hit the ball properly. Kidding...(kinda)!
Honestly, I want to teach them that life is going to throw many challenges their way. Women are confronted with an unrealistic expectation in our society — be beautiful and fit, work full-time and be an amazing parent, etc., etc. While I like to rise to that challenge every day, I also know I can’t do it alone. As we read in our team-assigned book recently, you need your wolf pack. Find your pack, lean on them, and lift them up. That’s what being a part of a team is all about.