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
“MAYHEM means to me having a family to lean on for everyone. Being around players who strive to get better by pushing their peers.”
“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.”
“I want it to be an escape for other players to channel the negative energy or stress in their lives, as well as passion for the game, onto the field just as the coaches at Mayhem have helped me do during my transition back to field hockey. The Mayhem community is so positive and supportive in every aspect of its management and players, and I am so honored to be a part of the leadership council.”
“A “Mayhem Leader” is someone who holds various qualities, including the ability to communicate and guide others, and to be passionate towards the task at hand.”