Field Hockey Coach Switches to Softball

Field Hockey Coach Switches to Softball

In an exciting turn of events, Foxcroft Academy’s Field Hockey coach Stephanie Smith has made the smooth transition from field hockey to softball, and will be directing the Ponies’ Softball Season this Spring for the first time ever, after four seasons topping the field hockey charts.

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Excellent Track Record

Whilst Smith is more than familiar with a variety of coaching methods required for field hockey, including a vast range of field hockey drills, can her coaching talents stretch to excel her new team as she has done previously?

Smith was a three-sport star at Foxcroft, and played Field Hockey, Basketball and Softball, earning her a place in Foxcroft Academy Athletic Hall of Fame in 2011. She has a great track record in coaching, as her former team broke the regular-season record and went on to win the state Class C Championship back in 2013. Her existing extensive sporting knowledge combined with her experience in coaching is expected to assist her in leading the Ponies to glory during their next season.

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‘A Smooth Transition’

Athletic director Tim Smith referred to Stephanie as the ‘winningest coach’ he’d ever come across, and was confident in Smith’s abilities and potential. He went on to say that whilst some minor adjustments were made in order to accommodate Smith’s schedule, including pushing training times back to allow for Smith to finish work before training, the transition has gone smoothly.

‘We’re Getting There’

When asked what she thought about the change, Smith admitted she’d done some research on how to coach the sport of softball, claiming she’d made ‘just as many’ mistakes as the kids she was coaching. She maintained the team were getting there, though, and emphasised how positive she felt about the transition.

Of course, Smith is one of many who are coaching out of their comfort zones, and for that reason training aids such as https://www.sportplan.net/drills/Hockey/ are particularly crucial in coming up with handy drills and training regimes to get any coaches started. Smith’s team are happy with her progress, however, and claimed she has been doing a ‘great job’.

Smith maintained that whilst she was keen to lead the Ponies to victory by adjusting their strategic play, her main priority was ensuring that everyone was able to take part and have fun. Stay tuned to see how they do this season!a

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