Mayhem Leadership Program

The Mayhem Leadership program is designed to give select high school athletes the opportunity to shadow and assist the Mayhem coaching staff in order to learn key skills needed to teach and motivate young athletes.   Leaders will be taught to be self-assured when speaking in public, to have empathy and social attentiveness when athletes are struggling to learn, and how to deliver persuasive instruction in appealing ways to a specific (young) audience, and finally, how to be endlessly positive despite daunting tasks at hand.  Mayhem leaders will assist Mayhem coaches in the U10, U12 & U14 Spring Training & Travel Team programs by demonstrating and instructing skills in group and individual settings, coaching scrimmages, refereeing, interacting and giving direction to athletes and parents, and being pro-active in handling administrative and equipment needs.  Leaders will be included in coaching staff discussions regarding daily operations and will be given an evaluation of their leadership skills at the end of the season.

Mayhem is proud to hire leaders who have successfully completed the program and have gone on to compete at the collegiate level to join the Alumni Coaching Staff.

Student Athlete Leaders

Aubrey Kilgore

“As a goalie, I feel like it is important for me to know my team and communicate with them. I always have to be prepared for any shot or play that might come my way. Getting feedback from coaches is an important part of the game, so I hope to help other girls develop their skills the way I have at Mayhem and be a role model to them throughout the process.”

Eliza Vander

“I love giving back to this club because it has helped me a lot through the years and I hope that it can do the same for other girls. I’m always hoping to improve my leadership skills and I think this program will help enormously.”

Emma Kerr

“Mayhem means a lot to me and I feel very lucky to have been part of the club for five years. I have loved playing field hockey and meeting so many girls during my years with Mayhem. All of my coaches have been great and I have learned many skills that have helped to improve my play.”

Emma Maher

“I am excited to have the opportunity to be on the Mayhem Leadership Program where I can help advance girl’s knowledge of the sport and show them the love and passion I have for the Mayhem family on and off the field.”

Lexi Patterson

“Mayhem means to me a second family. At Mayhem, I am happy to play and work with the amazing players and coaches. I could not be more thankful for all Mayhem has done for me. I also really like helping the coaches and getting to work with the younger players. I hope to gain experience from helping coaches so I can coach when I’m older.”

Lily Wolfe

“I always have a sense of belonging and I’ve had the privilege of meeting many, many inspirational players and coaches along the way. Working with a younger group of players will only allow me to expand my Mayhem family and hopefully inspire someone else.”

Madeline Bogle

“I would like to be a Mayhem Leader because Mayhem does not just mean field hockey to me, it also means family and forever friendships. Mayhem means a community of people who all enjoy the same thing and who have some of the same goals. I want to work with the younger athletes to help them reach these goals and have fun while they do it.”

Molly Romano

“I am so glad that I am a part of this outstanding community, and it means so much to me that I am able to lead and inspire the future stars of Mayhem.”

Rylie McGrath

“I love helping others, I love field hockey and I love the Mayhem organization. I’d like to be a part of Mayhem’s leadership program for these reasons and many more but most of all because it’s a great way for me to give back, and continue to learn and grow as a player and a person.”

Colleen McLafferty

“Mayhem provides a space that I use to express myself and forget about the stress in my life. I remember when I was younger, I really enjoyed having a leader on our team. I hope to connect with the players as both a coach and a person and act as a positive influence for them.”

Lily Choe

To me Mayhem is an outlet where I can focus on the sport that I love. I think it would be really exciting to help encourage other girls in their gameplay and stick skills. If I were a leader I would hope to build on skills in public speaking, directing/teaching younger girls, and learning more about the sport in general.” 

Alex De Cain

“Mayhem means so much to me because it gives me a positive, yet challenging environment to play the sport I love with so many of my best friends.  Just like past Mayhem leaders that have coached me, I would lead by example and teach the girls how to be confident and believe in themselves. It would be great for the younger girls that are just starting their field hockey journey to see our u16 and u19 teams achieving great things, which would hopefully motivate them to work hard so that they can also achieve great things as they get older.”

Ella Toll

“When I think of Mayhem, I think of the opportunities the club has provided me.  Opportunities to make amazing friends and to play in a positive and fun environment that still emphasizes hard work. Being a leader would allow me to pass on to young Mayhem players the same skills and understanding of the game that I was taught through the club. I will encourage the players to have fun as they continue to work hard and support their teammates.”

Annie Carson

Caitlin Keough

“Immediately when I joined the club this year, I recognized Mayhem’s positive and uplifting coaches and atmosphere. Mayhem coaches provide me with positive feedback and instill motivation that helps me further improve my game. I had supportive seniors during my high school season last year, some of which played for Mayhem, and hope to be just as approachable and helpful to the younger players as they were to me.”

Claire McMichael

“One of the best things about Mayhem are the people and the coaches who have always given their time freely to help me become a better player and teammate. I want to emulate them by encouraging younger players to have fun and learn new and exciting skills. I believe I would be good at this because I have a huge love for the game. I also hope this program will help me grow into a better field hockey player as it will allow me to gain experience from a coaching perspective, under the guidance of Mayhem’s amazing coaches that make the club what it is.”

Caroline Kirkpatrick

“Throughout my time as a player with Mayhem I have fluctuated both in my intensity of play as well as my ability to take and seek feedback on my performance both on and off ball.  Given the chance for growth and maturity I can reflect back now and see the importance  of setting oneself up for a “growth mentality” as early as possible.”

Sydney Wright

“Mayhem has been a part of my life for about 5 years now, and it has slowly become an escape.  When you do well with a sport, especially for a while, there’s a certain time when you have to give back to it.  I think it’s a great opportunity to coach other goalies, and maybe teach them my style of play. Also, when you coach other people, it can help you refine your own skills.”

Isabella Guarnacca

“’Being a part of this program means a lot because I can help players to become the best field hockey player they can be. I love helping people when they need a question asked or need an example of the drillOne thing I am looking to get out of this is becoming better at interpreting words onto the field.”