PISCATAWAY, N.J. (August 31, 2011) –Rutgers field hockey head coach, Liz Tchou has announced the addition of Roland Peekel to her coaching staff. Peekel brings international experience with him as both a coach and a player to an already elite staff.
“We are extremely excited to have Roland become a part of our field hockey staff,” Tchou said.“His technical expertise will immediately help our players improve their skill sets, from simple receiving and passing, to the drag-flick and lift. More importantly, his overall knowledge and love ofthe game of field hockey will permeate throughout the program as we are blessed to have another staff member that will help our program reach the next level.”
Prior to arriving “On the Banks,” Peekel began his coaching stint in the United States in 2009 with Total Dutch Field Hockey, in Somerset, N.J. Peekel covered an array of tasks, including individual training sessions, formulating skills classes curriculum, managing the club website and serving as the Club Manager.
Before coming to the states Peekel spent two years with Hockey Club Vlissingen as the field hockey coordinator. In addition to coaching athletes ages 10-26, the Dordrecht, Netherlands native was responsible for the Youth Development Plan, as well as hosting and chairing the monthly meetings for trainers. Peekel spent two years playing for the club on the men’s team as a center midfielder.
In 2008 Peekel became the president of Roland Peekel Hockey Training. The company provided professional Field Hockey Clinics for children aged 10-18, all of which was coordinated and implemented by Peekel himself.
In 1997 Peekel began his coaching career as a volunteer with Hockey Club Zevenbergen, where he spent 10 seasons assisting with a variety of age groups. Peekel spent 14 seasons playing with the Zevenbergen as a forward and a midfielder.
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