LIVE Online Field Hockey Coaching..the story so far

Vital Hockey has been born in middle of the COVID-19 Pandemic, starting March 2020

Initially, Virtual Hockey, it was an idea to pass the time in quarantine and try to stay fit. However we quickly realized that what we had created was a huge addition to our hockey lives whether we were stuck at home or not.

We could workout anywhere we wanted, our skills were improving really really fast, the sessions were physically tough but super fun and we got to see our teammates twice a week!

And so we decided to open this up to players all over the country, and hopefully the world....Virtual has become Vital.

A tough situation opened our eyes to the huge possibilities of training together online and we're never looking back.....this is just the beginning!

Log on and join, have lots of fun
But be aware, there's much more to come ;-)

Coach Adam

Founding coach Adam Falla leading a live online field hockey coaching session.

Founding Coach: Adam Falla

Based in Austin, TX and also a Founding Coach at LoneStar Field Hockey.

One of the US Mens Masters Coaches at the Exin World Cup in Teresa, Spain 2018. Originally from the UK where he coached at University of Leicester.

Previously an executive at IMG Sports as a commercial agent, representing iconic sports organizations including: The Wimbledon Championships & The Masters.

Currently a member of the US Men's O40 Masters Squad.

Advisor: Shiv Jagday

Former USA and Canada National Team Head Coach, Shiv has coached at all levels developing young athletes into Olympians.

During his tenure he coached Canada to its first ever Pan Am Games gold medal defeating Argentina in the final, who had previously never lost a Pan Am match!

In addition he coached Canada to the Olympic Games and the 1986 World Cup where they defeated the reigning Olympic Champions, Pakistan.

Shiv has developed some of this continents greatest hockey talents. He will be using his technical knowledge to ensure Vital Hockey's drills and skill development are at the cutting edge of the game today. He will also consult on future online tactical products.

You can find more of Shiv's instruction and hockey philosophy at:

Check out his YouTube Channel: 9 Steps to Develop an Elite Youth Player

Technical Coach: Clarence Janelle

Coach Clarence Jennelle has coached young athletes for over 22 years. He co-founded X-Calibur, one of the most successful youth field hockey clubs in the US. Clarence was also a Varsity Coach at Owen J Roberts High School and in his time with the Wild Cats, he led the team to three back-to-back league championships, two district championships and a state semifinal.

He has also been involved in the Futures program which is the US national developmental pipeline, as an Lvl1 & Lvl2 coach, a site director,  a selector for regional and national tournaments, and has coached 12 national futures championship teams.

The highlights of his playing career were being an alternate for the 1996 Olympics and on the US Masters’ O50 World Cup team that took 5th place in 2012. In 2015 he made the journey from Pennsylvania to Texas to help grow and develop the sport of Field Hockey in the Lone Star State.  Clarence joined Lone Star Field Hockey as Head Coach in Dallas in August 2018.

GK Specialist: Kristen O'Rouke

Kristen O'Rourke (KO) is an elite Goalkeeping coach with experience of developing young players from junior club right through to international level.

KO played and was Captain at JMU and won 3 CAA conference championships (D1) while there. Since then she has coached at Univ. of Richmond and Davidson College before spending the last 5 years specializing in Goalkeeping coaching at Yale.

In addition she has worked as a Site Director and Elite Futures Coach for USA Field Hockey, as well as being a selector.

We are delighted to have KO on the Vital team where she will develop our Goalkeeping syllabus, classes and all GK resources.

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