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ABOUT US


Welcome to Rob Short Coaching, home of the #1 high-performance field hockey academy in Canada (RSCA). 

The mission of Rob Short Coaching is to build and instill confidence, develop professionalism, and practice every day excellence through high-performance sport , whether through private coaching or as part of the group academy.

At Rob Short Coaching, we know that confidence is not something one can just ‘get’ or ‘lose’ instantaneously. It is something that is gained through hard work and time spent practicing with intensity. At Rob Short Coaching, athletes will train in a high-performance setting to facilitate continual improvement with one simple expectation: that every athlete trains at their absolute best. Training at a consistently high level, with maximum effort,will not only build confidence and skill on the field, but it will instill confidence, and develop professionalism and excellence, for everyday life.

Our coaching staff is a small group of hand-picked individuals who are leaders in the sport, and who love teaching and mentoring. Our coaches are dedicated to providing the best instruction and assessment, as well as serving as everyday role models and mentors.

 

In addition to world-class on-field coaching, we will provide access to a top physiotherapist who will provide physiological training and testing that is consistent with national teams, universities and colleges, to ensure that Rob Short Coaching athletes are best prepared, and safe, for every test they meet.

 

Rob Short Coaching is about providing athletes with a professional environment and superior guidance  to maximize their potential, both on and off the field.

Since RSCA inception in 2013 the academy has continuously helped athletes acquire scholarships in US NCAA colleges and in the USports Canadian University systems. The ultimate dream of seeing RSCA athletes play for Canada is also being realized with a number of RSCA athletes currently representing the country.

Rob Short Coaching also offers a number of travel opportunities both international and domestic. Please contact us for more information in the contact section below. Athletes do not have to be a active member of the RSCA in order to be considered for selection.

 

FALL ACADEMY for 2021s

About:

At Rob Short Coaching, athletes will train in a high-performance setting to facilitate continual improvement with one simple expectation: that every athlete trains at their absolute best. Training at a consistently high level, with maximum effort, will not only build confidence and skill on the field, but it will instill confidence, and develop professionalism and excellence, for everyday life.

Academy Details:

– 20 training sessions in the RSCA intensive high performance academy program for athletes graduating in the year 2021

– Full RSC coaching staff  (minimum of 5 coaches/trainers at each session but up to 6)

– All coaches are either Olympians, ex-Internationals, ex-college/university or ex-professional players)

– Athletes will be monitored at each session by a qualified physiotherapist or trainer.

– Physical program will be conducted for the first 30 minutes of most of our sessions w/ qualified trainer (injury prevention, movement, agility, flexibility, speed and strength training).

- All athletes will be supported in their U Sports (Canada) and NCAA (USA) recruiting goals by RSCA's 'Head of Recruiting' Rob Short.

- NEW!! Athletes will be provided with video files/footage to re-enforce training feedback

– Continuous in-training interactive feedback

Academy Dates/Times:
The Fall Academy will run from September 8 to November 22, 2020.  The times and schedule listed below are subject to change.


1. Tuesday 08 Sep 2020: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ UBC

2. Sunday 20 Sep 2020: 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM @ UBC

3. Tuesday 22 Sep 2020: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ UBC

4. Sunday 27 Sep 2020: 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM @ UBC

5. Tuesday 29 Sep 2020: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ UBC

6. Saturday 3 Oct 2020: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ UBC

7. Sunday 4 Oct 2020: 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM @ UBC

8. Tuesday 06 Oct 2020:  8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ UBC

9. Sunday 18 Oct 2020: 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM @ UBC

10. Tuesday 20 Oct 2020: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ UBC

11. Sunday 25 Oct 2020: 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM @ UBC

12. Tuesday 27 Oct 2020: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ UBC

13. Sunday 1 Nov 2020: 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM @ UBC

14. Tuesday 03 Nov 2020: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ UBC

15. Sunday 8 Nov 2020: 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM @ UBC

16. Sunday 15 Nov 2020: 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM @ UBC

17. Tuesday 17 Nov 2020: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ UBC

18. Sunday 22 Nov 2020: 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM @ UBC

19. Tuesday 24 Nov 2020: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ UBC
20. Sunday 29 Nov 2020: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ UBC

*Please note this season if in the off chance we have a weather cancellation we will run an online skills and fitness session to replace the cancelled field session

Academy Selection:
This terms' selection process is different than our past programs due to the unusual times we are experiencing.

 

Phase one: Automatic selection for current RSCA athletes ---> Our Spring Academy was cancelled after 5 sessions so all athletes that have re-registered from the spring are not placed into the selection pool and guaranteed a place in the Fall Academy. 

Phase two: Selection process for new athletes ---> We have limited spots available in our 2021 age bracket so we will be accepting athlete registrations on a first come first served basis. Each athlete will have 2 sessions to pass our selection criteria. If an athlete is not selected, all money will be refunded minus the two sessions.

 

Phase three: If athletes from Phase two are not selected the next athlete on the wait-list will be called to attend the next two sessions. We will continue this process till we finalize our 32 athlete roster.  Clothing for Phase two and three athletes will only be handed out once selected.

 

Please refer to the Academy Selection details listed below. All athletes are expected to attend the first two selection sessions.

Academy Athlete Selection Criteria:

1.       High level of technical and tactical awareness.
2.       Passion for and commitment to the sport.
3.       Open to feedback with a desire to learn and develop as an elite field hockey player.
4.       Physical fitness and ability.

At Rob Short Coaching we expect that players bring character of their own, while also contributing to team atmosphere, practising excellence and demonstrating professional behaviour on and off the field.

RSCA is designed to facilitate a positive inter-athlete experience while providing a variety of coaches to ensure adequate attention is paid to individual athlete development.​

Academy Cost:   $1625.00 +gst

***Please note if you choose to withdraw after registration but prior the selection sessions you will be refunded the full amount minus a non-refundable deposit of $500.00.

***If an athlete is not selected after the selection sessions, the athlete will be refunded the full registration amount minus a $195.00 +gst selection 

***RSCA does not pro-rate fees/sessions and registration fees are non-refundable after the academy commences (this includes injury, schedule conflicts or any other reason).

There is an additional $325.00 + gst/pst clothing package fee which only NEW athletes will need to purchase.  This will be charged once athlete is selected.

The RSCA Clothing Package includes:

- RSCA Rain Jacket

- RSCA Training Zip-up Hoodie

- RSCA Training Shirt

- RSCA Training Shorts

- RSCA Training Socks

Registration Steps:
*Please pay close attention to the instructions below as we cannot facilitate athlete registrations.  Incomplete registrations will be voided.

1) Online Registration Form: *all current registrants from the spring will have completed this already.
Complete the RSCA Registration form – RSCA 2020 Registration Form

2) Waiver & Indemnity Agreement:

Download and complete the following Waiver & Indemnity Agreement.  Please return completed agreement to rob<@>robshortcoaching.com. (for larger scanned files we recommend using wetransfer or maildrop)

3) Participation Agreement:

Download and complete the following Participant Agreement.  Please return completed agreement to rob<@>robshortcoaching.com. (for larger scanned files we recommend using wetransfer or maildrop)

4) Questionnaire and Attestation form:

Download and complete the following Questionnaire and Attestation form. Please return completed agreement to rob<@>robshortcoaching.com. (for larger scanned files we recommend using wetransfer or maildrop)

5) Payment:

–> for all CURRENT registered RSCA athletes from the previous 2020 Spring Academy please process the following payment: $1206.25 (program fees minus already paid $500 deposit) via e-transfer to rob<at>robshortcoaching.com

–> for NEW RSCA athletes NOT from 2020 Spring Academy (Clothing will be purchased once athlete is selected) please process the following payment

$1706.25 (program fees only) via e-transfer to rob<at>robshortcoaching.com

FALL ACADEMY for 2022s

About:

At Rob Short Coaching, athletes will train in a high-performance setting to facilitate continual improvement with one simple expectation: that every athlete trains at their absolute best. Training at a consistently high level, with maximum effort, will not only build confidence and skill on the field, but it will instill confidence, and develop professionalism and excellence, for everyday life.

 

Academy Details:

– 20 training sessions in the RSCA intensive high performance academy program for athletes graduating in the year 2022

– Full RSC coaching staff  (minimum of 5 coaches/trainers at each session but up to 6)

– All coaches are either Olympians, ex-Internationals, ex-college/university or ex-professional players

– Athletes will be monitored at each session by a qualified physiotherapist or trainer.

– Physical program will be conducted for the first 30 minutes of most of our sessions w/ qualified trainer (injury prevention, movement, agility, flexibility, speed and strength training).

- All athletes will be supported in their U sSports (Canada) and NCAA (USA) recruiting goals by RSCA's 'Head of Recruiting' Rob Short.

- NEW!! Athletes will be provided with video files/footage to re-enforce training feedback.

– Continuous in-training interactive feedback

Academy Dates/Times:
The Fall Academy will run from September 13 to November 22, 2020.  The times and schedule listed below are subject to change.


1. Sunday 20 Sep 2020: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ UBC

2. Tuesday 22 Sep 2020: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ UBC

3. Sunday 27 Sep 2020: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ UBC

4. Thursday 1 Oct 2020: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ UBC

5. Saturday 3 Oct 2020: 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ UBC

6. Sunday 4 Oct 2020: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ UBC

7. Thursday 8 Oct 2020: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ UBC

8. Tuesday 13 Oct 2020: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ UBC

9. Sunday 18 Oct 2020: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ UBC

10. Thursday 22 Oct 2020: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ UBC

11. Sunday 25 Oct 2020: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ UBC

12. Thursday 29 Oct 2020: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ UBC

13. Sunday 1 Nov 2020: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ UBC

14. Thursday 5 Nov 2020: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ UBC

15. Sunday 8 Nov 2020: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ UBC

16. Tuesday 10 Nov 2020: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ UBC

17. Sunday 15 Nov 2020: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ UBC

18. Thursday 19 Nov 2020: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ UBC

19. Sunday 22 Nov 2020: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ UBC
20. Sunday 29 Nov 2020: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ UBC

*Please note this season if in the off chance we have a weather cancellation we will run an online skills and fitness session to replace the cancelled field session

Academy Selection:
This terms' selection process is different than our past programs due to the unusual times we are experiencing.

 

Phase one: Automatic selection for current RSCA athletes ---> Our Spring Academy was cancelled after 5 sessions so all athletes that have re-registered from the spring are not placed into the selection pool and guaranteed a place in the Fall Academy. 

Phase two: Selection process for new athletes ---> We have limited spots available in our 2022 age bracket so we will be accepting athlete registrations on a first come first served basis. Each athlete will have 2 sessions to pass our selection criteria. If an athlete is not selected, all money will be refunded minus the two sessions.

 

Phase three: If athletes from Phase two are not selected the next athlete on the wait-list will be called to attend the next two sessions. We will continue this process till we finalize our 32 athlete roster.  Clothing for Phase two and three athletes will only be handed out once selected.

 

Please refer to the Academy Selection details listed below. All athletes are expected to attend the first two selection sessions.

Academy Athlete Selection Criteria:

1.       High level of technical and tactical awareness.
2.       Passion for and commitment to the sport.
3.       Open to feedback with a desire to learn and develop as an elite field hockey player.
4.       Physical fitness and ability.

At Rob Short Coaching we expect that players bring character of their own, while also contributing to team atmosphere, practising excellence and demonstrating professional behaviour on and off the field.

RSCA is designed to facilitate a positive inter-athlete experience while providing a variety of coaches to ensure adequate attention is paid to individual athlete development.​

Academy Cost:   $1625.00 +gst

***Please note if you choose to withdraw after registration but prior the selection sessions you will be refunded the full amount minus a non-refundable deposit of $500.00.

***If an athlete is not selected after the selection sessions, the athlete will be refunded the full registration amount minus a $195.00 +gst selection 

***RSCA does not pro-rate fees/sessions and registration fees are non-refundable after the academy commences (this includes injury, schedule conflicts or any other reason).

There is an additional $325.00 + gst/pst clothing package fee which only NEW athletes will need to purchase.  This will be charged once athlete is selected.

The RSCA Clothing Package includes:

- RSCA Rain Jacket

- RSCA Training Zip-up Hoodie

- RSCA Training Shirt

- RSCA Training Shorts

- RSCA Training Socks

Registration Steps:
*Please pay close attention to the instructions below as we cannot facilitate athlete registrations.  Incomplete registrations will be voided.

1) Online Registration Form: *all current registrants from the spring will have completed this already.
Complete the RSCA Registration form – RSCA 2020 Registration Form

2) Waiver & Indemnity Agreement:

Download and complete the following Waiver & Indemnity Agreement.  Please return completed agreement to rob<@>robshortcoaching.com. (for larger scanned files we recommend using wetransfer or maildrop)

3) Participation Agreement:

Download and complete the following Participant Agreement.  Please return completed agreement to rob<@>robshortcoaching.com. (for larger scanned files we recommend using wetransfer or maildrop)

4) Questionnaire and Attestation form:

Download and complete the following Questionnaire and Attestation form. Please return completed agreement to rob<@>robshortcoaching.com. (for larger scanned files we recommend using wetransfer or maildrop)

5) Payment:

–> for all CURRENT registered RSCA athletes from the previous 2020 Spring Academy please process the following payment: $1206.25 (program fees minus already paid $500 deposit) via e-transfer to rob<at>robshortcoaching.com

–> for NEW RSCA athletes NOT from 2020 Spring Academy (Clothing will be purchased once athlete is selected) please process the following payment

$1706.25 (program fees only) via e-transfer to rob<at>robshortcoaching.com

 
 

FALL ACADEMY for 2023 + 2024s

About:
At Rob Short Coaching, athletes will train in a high-performance setting to facilitate continual improvement with one simple expectation: that every athlete trains at their absolute best. Training at a consistently high level, with maximum effort, will not only build confidence and skill on the field, but it will instill confidence, and develop professionalism and excellence, for everyday life.

 

Academy Details:

– 20 training sessions in the RSCA intensive high performance academy program for athletes graduating in the years 2023 and 2024

– Full RSC coaching staff  (minimum of 5 coaches/trainers at each session but up to 6)

– All coaches are either Olympians, ex-Internationals, ex-college/university or ex-professional players)

– Athletes will be monitored at each session by a qualified physiotherapist or trainer.

– Physical program will be conducted for the first 30 minutes of most of our sessions w/ qualified trainer (injury prevention, movement, agility, flexibility, speed and strength training).

- All athletes will be supported in their U Sports (Canada) and NCAA (USA) recruiting goals by RSCA's 'Head of Recruiting' Rob Short.

- NEW!! Athletes will be provided with video files/footage to re-enforce training feedback.

– Continuous in-training interactive feedback

Academy Dates/Times:
The Fall Academy will run from September 8 to November 22, 2020.  The times and schedule listed below are subject to change.


1. Tuesday 08 Sep 2020: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ UBC

2. Sunday 20 Sep 2020: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ UBC

3. Sunday 27 Sep 2020: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ UBC

4. Tuesday 29 Sep 2020: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ UBC

5. Saturday 3 Oct 2020: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ UBC

6. Sunday 4 Oct 2020: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ UBC

7. Tuesday 06 Oct 2020: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ UBC

8. Tuesday 13 Oct 2020: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ UBC

9. Sunday 18 Oct 2020: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ UBC

10. Tuesday 20 Oct 2020: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ UBC

11. Sunday 25 Oct 2020: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ UBC

12. Tuesday 27 Oct 2020: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ UBC

13. Sunday 1 Nov 2020: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ UBC

14. Tuesday 03 Nov 2020: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ UBC

15. Sunday 8 Nov 2020: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ UBC

16. Tuesday 10 Nov 2020: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ UBC

17. Sunday 15 Nov 2020:  5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ UBC

18. Tuesday 17 Nov 2020: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ UBC

19. Sunday 22 Nov 2020: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ UBC

20. Tuesday 24 Nov 2020: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ UBC

*Please note this season if in the off chance we have a weather cancellation we will run an online skills and fitness session to replace the cancelled field session

Academy Selection:
This terms' selection process is different than our past programs due to the unusual times we are experiencing.

 

Phase one: Automatic selection for current RSCA athletes ---> Our Spring Academy was cancelled after 5 sessions so all athletes that have re-registered from the spring are not placed into the selection pool and guaranteed a place in the Fall Academy. 

Phase two: Selection process for new athletes ---> We have limited spots available in our 2023/24 age bracket so we will be accepting athlete registrations on a first come first served basis. Each athlete will have 2 sessions to pass our selection criteria. If an athlete is not selected, all money will be refunded minus the two sessions.

 

Phase three: If athletes from Phase two are not selected the next athlete on the wait-list will be called to attend the next two sessions. We will continue this process till we finalize our 32 athlete roster.  Clothing for Phase two and three athletes will only be handed out once selected.

 

Please refer to the Academy Selection details listed below. All athletes are expected to attend the first two selection sessions.

Academy Athlete Selection Criteria:

1.       High level of technical and tactical awareness.
2.       Passion for and commitment to the sport.
3.       Open to feedback with a desire to learn and develop as an elite field hockey player.
4.       Physical fitness and ability.

At Rob Short Coaching we expect that players bring character of their own, while also contributing to team atmosphere, practising excellence and demonstrating professional behaviour on and off the field.

RSCA is designed to facilitate a positive inter-athlete experience while providing a variety of coaches to ensure adequate attention is paid to individual athlete development.​

Academy Cost:   $1625.00 +gst

***Please note if you choose to withdraw after registration but prior the selection sessions you will be refunded the full amount minus a non-refundable deposit of $500.00.

***If an athlete is not selected after the selection sessions, the athlete will be refunded the full registration amount minus a $195.00 +gst selection 

***RSCA does not pro-rate fees/sessions and registration fees are non-refundable after the academy commences (this includes injury, schedule conflicts or any other reason).

There is an additional $325.00 + gst/pst clothing package fee which only NEW athletes will need to purchase.  This will be charged and given to athlete once selection is made.

The RSCA Clothing Package includes:

- RSCA Rain Jacket

- RSCA Training Zip-up Hoodie

- RSCA Training Shirt

- RSCA Training Shorts

- RSCA Training Socks

Registration Steps:
*Please pay close attention to the instructions below as we cannot facilitate athlete registrations.  Incomplete registrations will be voided.

1) Online Registration Form: *all current registrants from the spring will have completed this already.
Complete the RSCA Registration form – RSCA 2020 Registration Form

2) Waiver & Indemnity Agreement:

Download and complete the following Waiver & Indemnity Agreement.  Please return completed agreement to rob<@>robshortcoaching.com. (for larger scanned files we recommend using wetransfer or maildrop)

3) Participation Agreement:

Download and complete the following Participant Agreement.  Please return completed agreement to rob<@>robshortcoaching.com. (for larger scanned files we recommend using wetransfer or maildrop)

4) Questionnaire and Attestation form:

Download and complete the following Questionnaire and Attestation form. Please return completed agreement to rob<@>robshortcoaching.com. (for larger scanned files we recommend using wetransfer or maildrop)

5) Payment:

–> for all CURRENT registered RSCA athletes from the previous 2020 Spring Academy please process the following payment: $1206.25 (program fees minus already paid $500 deposit) via e-transfer to rob<at>robshortcoaching.com

–> for NEW RSCA athletes NOT from 2020 Spring Academy (Clothing will be purchased once athlete is selected) please process the following payment

$1706.25 (program fees only) via e-transfer to rob<at>robshortcoaching.com

 

COACHING STAFF

Rob Short

Head Coach

Rob Short is a former Canadian Men’s National Field Hockey team member; professional field hockey player in The Netherlands; and founder of Rob Short Coaching Academy (RSCA). He understands the dedication it takes to be the absolute best.

Rob was the assistant coach with the National Men's Team when they succesffully qualifed for the 2020 Olympic Games.

 

Rob earned 343 caps playing for Canada.  He was Captain of the NationalTteam from 2001 to 2008 and retired in 2013. He represented Canada in the following competitions: 2009 member of the World’s XI; a two-time Olympian (Sydney 2000 and Beijing 2008); two World Cups (1998, 2010); five Pan Am Games; and four Commonwealth Games.  He played professional field hockey in the Netherlands for 14 years; Captain of HGC (Euro Hockey League Champions 2010/2011) and named Most Valuable Player in the European Hockey League (EHL) 2011.

 

During his professional career in The Netherlands, he also worked as a coach/trainer for the ABN-AMRO Hockey Academy and for the HGC women’s first team in the Dutch Overgangsklasse Hockey Competition. He holds a Masters Degree in International Coaching from the Johan Cruyff Institute of Sport in Amsterdam.

Paul Bundy

Tactical/Skills/Tech Coach

Bio coming soon...

Mark Pearson

Offensive Specialist Coach

Mark is a current member of the Men's National Team and is arguably the most dangerous field goal goal-scorer in the country.

Mark played professionally in Germany being crowned German Champions with Club an Der Alster. Mark also played professionally in the FIH Hockey India League.

He has played in 2 Olympics, 2 World Cups, 3 Commonwealth Games and many Pan American events. With the Men's Team having qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Mark continues his Olympic preparation training.

Mark brings an attacking element to  the RSCA coaching team which is a huge benefit to our young athletes.

Bindi Kullar

Defensive Specialist Coach

Bindi Kullar was a member of the Canadian Men’s National Field Hockey team playing in two Olympics (Sydney 2000 and Beijing 2008); two World Cups; three Pan American games and two Commonwealth Games.

Bindi was an all-star athlete throughout high-school and earned accolades as one of BC’s best high-school american football and basketball athletes.  Field Hockey Canada was very happy that field hockey became the primary sport of choice for Bindi's post-secondary school athletic career.

As a coach, Bindi is a defensive specialist.  Bindi also coaches his eldest son's team at India Field Hockey Club in Surrey, BC.

Antoni Kindler

Head of Goalkeeping

Antoni Kindler is a world-class goalkeeper who has played for Canada in more than 75 matches. Antoni was selected to represent Canada in 2008 vs USA and since then has played in Commonwealth Games, Pan American Games and a World Cup.

Antoni is a graduate of the University of British Columbia where he played for the Thunderbirds. Kindler has played club hockey for West Vancouver FHC and Canterbury HC in England and now plays for the West Vancouver Millionaires.

Antoni is passionate about his country and the sport which makes him the perfect RSCA goalkeeper coach as his enthusiasm to push youth keepers with dreams of playing for Canada is unmatched.

Matthew Sarmento

Offensive Specialist Coach

Matthew Sarmento is a current member of the Men’s National Field Hockey team who competed at the 2016 Olympics, 2018 World Cup & Commonwealth Games, and has earned 3 Pan American Silver medals. 

As a fast, attacking, dynamic forward Matthew has played over 115 games for Canada in addition to playing professionally in Germany and Belgium.

 

With the Men's team having qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Matthew has his eye on the prize and continues to work hard in his Olympic preparation training. 

Matthew's passion for coaching high performance athletes shows in the energy and the positive attitude that he brings to the pitch.  

Michael Mahood

Goalkeeping Trainer

Michael (Mike) Mahood is a former member of the Canadian Men’s National Field Hockey team and a two-time Olympian (Sydney 2000 and Beijing 2008);. He has played a the World Cup (Ultrect 1998); three Commonwealth Games; and three Pan Am Games (Pan American Elite team member). In 1999 he was named to the World XI as part of the FIH 75th Anniversary celebrations in Alexandria, Egypt.

Since retiring from the Canadian Men’s National Field Hockey team in 2008, Mike has spent a significant amount of time coaching the Canadian Women’s and Men’s National team goalkeepers; inclusive of coaching the Women’s Junior Canadian National Field Hockey team to a second place finish at the Junior Pan-American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico.

On the field, Mike was known for his aggressive style of play and intensity. As a coach, Mike is a big believer in being both a teacher and a motivator. Intensity and focus are paramount to success in high-level sport and are skills that he teaches from a technical, tactical and psychological perspective.

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Kelly Vanry

RSCA Manager

Kelly Vanry joined the RSCA team as Tour Manager in 2014 as her passion for high performance sport, positive energy, great organizational skills and love of teenagers made for a perfect fit. Why does Kelly love her job? She is energized and motivated by other people's excitement and that's what makes her one of the best managers in the sport. She genuinely wants to help each athlete reach their full potential. She wants to make a difference and she does.

 

Kelly’s love of travel, spirit of adventure and desire to have fun ensures that every trip is unique and memorable. Kelly also draws from her many experiences as the Tour Manager for the Canadian Men’s National Field Hockey Team to enhance the RSCA travel program.

 

The dynamic relationships she has with Rob Short and the rest of the RSCA coaching staff makes for what she calls “the secret sauce”... that intangible ingredient that makes the RSCA travel experience so exceptional and unique.

Richard Hildreth

Tactical Coach

Richard Hildreth, RSCA's newest member of the coaching staff, is a controlling midfielder who has played more than 175 games for Canada. This boasts him as one of the most experienced players on the current Team Canada roster. 

 

In recent years Richard has been playing in England while studying in London, but he has also played in Germany for the Berliner Hockey Club (BHC).

Richard is a UBC graduate who brings a studious approach to the game and to the athletes in RSCA. Another great addition to the Academy coaching staff.

Elliott Marsh

Head Physiotherapist

Elliott began playing field hockey at West Vancouver Field Hockey club at age 8. Elliott played varsity field hockey for UBC as well as playing for Canada.  

In 2012, Elliott moved on from international hockey to work as an Exercise Rehab Specialist in Vancouver. Elliott subsequently completed a Master’s of Kinesiology and Coaching Science at UBC in 2017. Elliott then moved to the UK to pursue a Master of Science in Physiotherapy at the University of East Anglia in Norwich. While abroad, Elliott played National league hockey for the Harleston Magpies Hockey Club.

Having now completed his physiotherapy degree Elliott is looking forward to working with our RSCA athletes. Elliott brings a unique combination of skills to the table, often combining aspects of physiological performance with high-level hockey knowledge.

'RETURN TO PLAY' PLAN (COVID19)

Rob Short Coaching (RSCA) cancelled the Spring Academy in March 2020.  We are now looking forward to starting up again this September with a safe and responsible 'Return to Play' plan in place. We have consulted websites, documentation and other resources and using the guidelines and recommendations we have prepared a comprehensive plan.

 

Please see below for a link to our Return-To-Play Plan, our Illness Policy and our Emergency Response Plan.  We are looking forward to a responsible and safe return to the fields with our athletes.  It is very important that everyone participating in  Rob Short Coaching Inc activities that we help each other stay healthy. Thank you in advance for taking this seriously, and most importantly staying safe.

Download here - Rob Short Coaching 'Return to Play' Plan

Download here - Rob Short Coaching Illness Policy

Download here - Rob Short Coaching Emergency Response Plan
 

Rob Short Coaching COVID19 Attestation Forms will be conducted online via TeamSnap's Health Check application each morning by every athlete attending the evening session.  Athletes will not be allowed to participate if they have not completed the form before arriving.

All participants will be required to fill in the following Questionnaire and Attestation Form for the first session only, with the remaining sessions being done online - RSCA Questionnaire and Attestation Form

 

Athletes will be required to fill in the following Participant Agreement prior to first academy session  - RSCA Participant Agreement (Athlete)
 

Athletes will be required to fill in a Waiver and Indemnity Agreement prior to the first academy session - RSCA Waiver and Indemnity Agreement

Coaches will be required to fill in the following Participant Agreement prior to first academy session  - RSCA Participant Agreement (Coach)

For more information on TeamSnap's Health Check App please go to the following link  - TeamSnap Health Check

We will continue to monitor and update based on the Provincial Health Organization recommendations.

Stay safe!

RSCA ALUMNI

2013

Katarina Angus - Brown, Leah Frome - Boston College, Sophie Jones - UBC, Steph Noorlander - Iowa/Canada, Sophie Plasteras - Iowa, Hailey Reeves - Princeton, Natalie Stewart - Northeastern, Lauren Taylor - Queen's, Ami Turner - Lafayette

2014

Lena Benwood - Vermont, Cassidy Bremner - Liberty, Ellen Colbourne - Lafayette, Simrin Dhillon - Rutger's, Nicole Dye - Queen's, Ashley Kristen - Duke, Emily Martin - UBC, Cailean Meredith - Drexel/UBC, Taylor Pearson - Indiana, Olivia Startup - Harvard, Hannah Tevergyak - Pacific

2015

Rudi Ballard - Guelph, Niki Best - UBC, Jenna Birch-Jones - Calgary, Rachel Bird - Lafayette, Nicole Godman - Toronto, Alycia Gray - York, Lauren Johnston - Princeton, Laura Maclachlan - Northeastern, Abbey Maclellan - Northeastern/UBC, Meghan Noorlander - Calgary, Sarah Pendreigh - Toronto, Jade Robertson - York, Kendra Sandhu - LeHigh, Sabrina Shein - Rutgers, Kristen Taylor - Lafayette, Sabrina Wong - Calgary

2016

Brianna Ricker - Maine/Canada, Nicky Bajus - New Hampshire, Stefanie Bigler - Monmouth, MIchelle Taylor - Monmouth, Rachel Spouge - Toronto, Hailey Szybunka - Stanford, Lauren Brewster - Northeastern, Makenna Crawford - Sacred Heart, Alex Mackay - Yale

2017

Hana Davis - Maine, Isabella Watson - Toronto, Madison Connell - Stanford, Natalie Dalton - Berkeley, Hanaa Punja - UBC, Bee Hollyer - Dartmouth, Sonya Sandhu - St Lawrence, Isabella Fraser - Canada, Kaitlin Chow - UBC, Kaileigh Chow - UBC, Rylee Pearson - Indiana

2018

Alissa Wong - Yale, Isabella Fraser - UBC, Alix Vanry - UBC, Kelsie Stephenson - Northeastern, Erin Dawson - Victoria, Hannah Schoenroth - Toronto, Lucia Plunkett - Toronto, Tessa Johnston - Victoria, Sasha Sander - Saint Louis, Emily Davis - Western

2019

Nina Watson - Syracuse, Tara Hamilton - Lafayette, Hannah Rumble - UBC, Nora Goddard-Despot - Providence, Gabrielle Lee - UBC, Cate Melechuk - Toronto, Eve Carrothers - Toronto

2020

Jamie Borthwick - Vermont, McKinley Kennedy - Toronto, Maddy Wong - Yale, Kristjana Walker - Maine, Calder Bryson - Queens, Bronwyn Bird - Dartmouth, Bronwyn Rees-Wiedemann - Colgate, Kaiden Stanley - Berkeley, Allison Kuzyk - Pennsylvania, Grace Delmotte - Wake Forest, Vera Bulowksi - Queen's, Kate Rogers - UBC, Mia Zurkovich - Toronto, Paige Sharpe - Waterloo

 
 
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