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Field Hockey Clinics- Instruction & Sport Psychology Specialists


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?
Since early 2018, our DAAN POLDERS FIELD HOCKEY ACADEMY is headquartered in Fayetteville, NC but we travel throughout the country. Please contact us for more information: dpolders@hotmail.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.
Until the Fall of 2017, Polders was the Director of Field Hockey and Varsity Head Coach at Villa Maria Academy in Malvern, Pa.
Villa Maria Academy recently won the 2017 Pennsylvania State Championship after earlier in the season to be crowned as the District 1 Champions and the Catholic League Champions.
Currently, Polders is the Head Field Hockey Coach for the USA U17 Womens National Team.

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

Click here for the article in The Inquirer.



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:


click here for the Villa Maria registration form and brochure

June 25- 28, 2018, Villa Maria Academy Field Hockey Middle School Camp in Malvern, PA. Four days with individualized and professional instruction on turf by International and Villa Maria Coach Daan Polders while also training the mental side with a professional Sport Psychologist. Players and goal keepers of all levels from (future) 3rd - 9th grades are welcome. Never played before? No problem, join us and try it out with us. Location: turf field at Villa Maria Academy High School. Mark the dates and registration is open. It fills quickly!

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For more information:
Phone: 336-407-3167

NEWS & UPDATES:                                

April 2018: Polders was named US Field Hockey U17 National Team Head Coach

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

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