Steve Wagner

Field Hockey coach

Blayze Coach Steve Wagner
Blayze Coach Steve Wagner
Blayze Coach Steve Wagner

Olympian with USA Men's National Field Hockey Team

2x Bronze Medalist in Pan American Games

USA Athlete of the Year for field hockey in 1989


  • Based in Philadelphia, PA
  • 20 years coaching experience
  • 3 Blayze members coached

About Steve

Founder and Director, Goalkeeping 1-On-1, LLC was the goalkeeper for the 1996 USA Olympic Team. Currently the premier trainer of college bound goalies. Highlights of Steve’s background include USA Olympic Team Member, Men’s Field Hockey, 1996. Men’s Field Hockey National Team Member 10 years, retired 8/05/96. Men’s Field Hockey Athlete of the Year, 1989. Trained for two years at the Olympic training center in San Diego in preparation for the Olympics (1994-1996). Tours and Tournaments; most significant include the Pan American Games (two bronze medals, 1991 and 1995), Intercontinental Cup (1989), Atlanta Challenge (1995 and 1996), World University Games (1990) and representation of the western hemisphere in a five continents all-star tournament in Malaysia (1990). Member of the 2002 USA Indoor Field Hockey Team. Pan American silver medalist (2002); qualified for 2003 World Cup. Coaching Experience Field Hockey Goalie Coach, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ. March 2004 to June 2008. For Division I team. United States Field Hockey Association Futures Regional Head Coach, Pennsylvania site. December 2004 to present. Coach high school aged goalkeepers consistent with expectations of international field hockey. Head Field Hockey Coach, Friends Select School, Philadelphia, PA. Sept 2003 to Nov 2003. Head coach for girls’ high school and middle school. Field Hockey Goalie Coach, Drexel University. March 2003 to Sept 2003. For Division I team, develop goalie specific drills and exercises, and coach general defensive and offensive strategies. Field Hockey Goalie Specialist, Champion’s Edge Field Hockey Camps. June 2003 to 2010. Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Minnesota Lynx WNBA Team. June 1999 to May 2002. Goalie Coach and Selector, National Men’s Field Hockey Team. 1997 to 1998. Coach for the Futures Field Hockey program. Assistant Field Hockey Coach, James Madison University. August 1993 to April 1994. Harrisonburg, VA. Assistant Field Hockey Coach, Temple University. August 1990 to April 1991. Philadelphia, PA. Duties included specific work with the goaltenders and general coaching.

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Common Questions

  • What skill level players do you coach?

    I coach all levels, from beginners to Elite level goalies.

  • Will working with you conflict with my child's teams coach?

    Working with me does not conflict with your club or school coach, but I may have a slightly different approach to skill execution and decision making. I would be more than happy to communicate with your club or school coach if this becomes an issue.

  • My child is trying to make the team, can you help them ahead of tryouts?

    Definitely! But it's best to work with me a few weeks before the tryouts or event so your child has a chance to practice what they learned. This way when they get to tryouts, they've developed some muscle memory and can just play the best they can on that day.

  • Are you able to help my child during off-seasons and during season or is one better than the other?

    I'm able to help your child all year long and can take advantage of my coaching whenever they need feedback.

  • My child wants to get recruited to play in college, can you help them with this?

    Yes, not only do I have personal experience with my child's recruiting process, but have been helping my clients for 15 years get recruited as well.

  • My child struggles to translate practice to improved gameplay. Can you help them with improving actual in-game play?

    Yes, I specialize in developing the proper skills and the understanding of when, how, and why to use them during game play.