As coaches we believe in the power of coaching to help individuals, groups & teams achieve their goals & reach new (perhaps previously unimagined) levels of performance.
…who is coaching the coach?
For your coaching journey
Path Coaching Company was founded in 2022 with the mission of providing curious sports coaches with the level of 1-on-1, personalized support they need, when they need it.
Award winning coach support
An experienced coach and coach developer, Path Coaching Company founder, Phil Edwards was recognized as the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee Coach Educator of the Year 2021 for his work supporting coaches across the United States.
“I have had the pleasure of working with Phil for a number of years. I have always admired his ability to identify specific actionable tips and strategies that help coaches broaden their self-awareness and develop their coaching skills.”
High Performance Director, USA Field Hockey
“Path's Coach2Coach program helped me through one of the more unique seasons in my career. I had someone to share with those questions, doubts, successes, and all the ebbs and flows of a season. I can more clearly define my coaching philosophy and I have more tools to implement it than before I was enrolled in this program. Phil's expertise and ability to communicate and pull out your best shines in this program.”
Women’s Lacrosse Head Coach, Keene State College
“I absolutely loved working with Phil; every time we met I learned something new or another way to communicate existing knowledge. I appreciated that our work together evolved each time we met and we were able to specifically target the areas that I wanted to grow in as a coach”
Margaret McConnell Shaffer
Field Hockey Head Coach, SUNY Geneseo
“What I loved about working with Phil is he doesn’t allow me to be lazy. I am not in information receive mode for “free candy.” Through his use of effective questioning techniques, he makes me think deeply about my own challenges and inquiries and propose solutions, thereby, developing me personally and professionally simultaneously.”
Field Hockey Volunteer Assistant Coach, Harvard University
“I found my Path experience particularly helpful with seeing the forest through the trees. I am very analytically minded and often get deep into the details. My goal with Path was to spend time at the 10,000 foot level looking down at my program and developing a top-down plan. Phil did an excellent job at guiding me through the process of creating a nested plan to fit the needs of my program.”
Field Hockey Head Coach, Pine Richland HS
Built on the premise that great coaching drives great athletic experience and performance, Path Coaching Company was founded in 2022 by award winning coach developer, Phil Edwards to give coaches access to a level of coaching support previously only reserved for a select few.
A former Team USA coach & current technical director for Rutgers University Field Hockey, Phil has 20 years of coaching & coach development experience working across all levels of sport in the USA, UK & South Africa.
Phil is passionate about sport, coaching and the role of coaches in bringing about positive change in individuals and teams while helping them achieve their goals. Coaching is a complex business but if pressed for a definition of coaching he’d likely go with “raising awareness & responsibility to unlock potential & maximize performance” (Sir John Whitmore). In practice this is best summed up in the words of cricket coach, Paddy Upton:
“I help you discover your own best solution”
Phil holds a masters degree in Sport Science from Nottingham Trent University along with a Postgraduate Diploma in Elite Performance (Sport) from Dublin City University.
As a coach developer with USA Field Hockey, Phil was recognized as the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee Coach Educator of the Year in 2021.
If you are working with Path, you are working with Phil.