February 2012

February 7: Helen Buchanan

  • Tar Heel Monthly tells the stories that aren’t necessarily being told in the news
  • Having a passion for sports is what employers want to hear
  • Having connections and being able to collaborate and speak will get you very far
    • Met Kevin Best and began working for Carolina Athletic communications
    • Covered baseball and ran stats to Adams Lucas
    • He remembered her and 2 weeks before graduation asked her to work for him
  •  Important to have versatility
    • Important skills to pick up in today’s sports world
      • Eloquent writer
      • Ability to learn quickly/adapt to a fast pace environment
      • Graphics/video skills
  • Being a woman in the sport industry is hard but it’s getting easier because the respect is increasing

February 22: Karen Shelton

History of Field Hockey

  • Considered the mother of all stick and ball sports
    • 2000 B.C.
    • One of the first acceptable sports for women to play
      • Constance Applebee
        • Brought Filed hockey to the US
          • 1901 Harvard
          • Was the 2nd largest team sport in the world at one point in time (after soccer)

Carolina Field Hockey Milestones

  • 1981: hired as head coach
    • Was on the national team and says she didn’t really want the job
      • Wanted to be an assistant coach because she still wanted to play on the national team
      • Don’t be too quick to turn down job opportunities
      • 1984 Olympic Bronze medalist
      • Was a part time temporary coach for at least 3 years
        • Saw what she could build; wasn’t for the position
        • ACC championships
          • 83,84,85, 86, 87, 88, 89
          • 1st championship in 1989
          • ACC Titles in 90s
          • NCAA 3peat 95, 96, 97
          • 1998 Henry Stadium Dedicated
          • NCAA title 2007
          • Tar Heels in the 2008 Olympics
            • 6 of 16 members from UNC
            • 5 of the 11 starters from UNC
            • NCAA title 2009

Success Factors

  • Recruiting
    • Is accelerated
      • athletes commit sooner
  • Talent identification
  • Seek heart, passion, and character
  • Sell the University
  • Staffing
    • Grant Fulton
      • 1996 Olympian
      • South African
  • Guy Cathro
    • From Scotland
  • Jarrett Alston
  • Culture of Excellence
    • The Carolina Way
    • Hard, smart, and together
    • Time Management
      • Only invest time in what will have the most return/most important to the team
  • Fundamental skills
  • Tactics/strategies
  • Fitness/strength and conditioning
  • Video analysis
  • Nutrition
  • Leadership
  • Team building/fun
  • Sport psychology
  • Adaptability
    • Rules of the game
    • Technology
    • Facilities
    • Title IX
    • Personnel
    • Leadership
      • How we teach
        • Meeting-short and sharp
        • Visual learners-lots of demonstrations
        • Repeat, repeat, repeat- (in different ways)
        • Customize instruction

Leadership

  • Power of persuasion
  • Passion and attitudes
  • Core values
  • Clarity of the mission
  • Inclusion and morale

Carolina Field Hockey Camps

  • Side business
    • Marketing
    • Customer service
    • Quality control
    • Staffing

Recommendations & Tips

  • Surround yourself with great people
  • Have a vision, be organized, and have passion
  • Adapt to change
  • Lead by example
  • Good personal habits
  • Have some fun

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