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Belinda Heltzel Director of CPFH

Coach Belinda played Division II field hockey for Bloomsburg University. During her time at BloomU Belinda was a 3 year starter and helped her team win 4 straight DII NCAA Championships. Since playing at Bloom Belinda has been a PIAA official for 14 years in the Harrisburg Chapter of FH Officials and the MidPenn Assignor. In 2012 Belinda started Central Penn Mini Sticks, which has been a very successful program that has expanded to included the Central PA Youth Field Hockey League and now CPFH. Coach Belinda has been coaching youth and elite field hockey for 6 years and has help guide teams to claim multiple championships. Coach Belinda also currently plays on an open division team "Threat Level Midnight".

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Curtis Sherk

Coach Curtis has been a PIAA official since 1991. He started his coaching experience with Dickinson College in 1992 until 1997. In 1992 he began coaching the Marojoka Field Hockey Club in Bethlem, PA and was an assistant coach until 2000. Coach Curtis then held the position of head coach for Boiling Springs HS for a year. He has been playing field hockey since 1985 when he began playing for the Central Penn Field Hockey League. 1987-2008 he played in the National Hockey Festival Mixed Teams Division. He was a 2 time National Indoor Mens Club Champion. He participated as a member of a practice team against the US National Womens Teams 1992-1996. In 2013 he played on the National Mens over 50 team for the European Open in Ireland. Coach Curtis continues to play in open leagues on team "Threat Level Midnight".

Tabi Kleese

Coach Tabi, in high school, earned the Eat, Sleep, and Dream field hockey award from her teammates. From the time she first picked up a field hockey stick she was in love with the sport. She has a love and passion for the sport and loves to see girls develop that same love and passionof the sport. She loves being able to inspire, empower, and build confidence in her players and develop them into strong leaders and positive and encouraging teammates. Coach Tabi is thankful and blessed to be able to coach at CP and is looking forward to coaching, molding, and mentoring all of the amazing athletes at CP!


Julie Reibsane

Played field hockey for 7 years through middle school and high school, playing forward, mid field & defense. Varsity starter for 3 years at Wilson Area High School. Also was involved with the Bandfront for 4 years in High School and Captain during senior year. Went to Lock Haven University where I was in the Guard with the Lock Haven University Band and graduated with a BA in psychology. Received my Master’s degree in Social Work from Widener University. I have worked with children in the mental health field for 15 years before moving to the Lebanon VA medical center as an outpatient therapist. Began coaching softball in 2014 with the Tower City Dynamite and continued coaching with the Camp Hill Girls Softball League since 2015. Dedicated coach with the Camp Hill Field Hockey Club since 2015. Began coaching with Central Penn in 2015 with the U10 teams. Ihave received my Level 1 & Level 2 Field Hockey coaching certification with USA Field Hockey.

Brooke Forbes

Brooke Forbes graduated from Northern York County High School where she received varsity letters all four years and player of the year honors in her division her senior year. She continued her academic and field hockey career at Shippensburg University where she won two national championships alongside her teammates her junior and senior year. During her time at Shippensburg, she was also awarded All-PSAC honors and Second Team All-American honors her junior and senior years. In addition, she was awarded the team Most Valuable Player her senior year and the recipient of the Amanda Strous Scholarship for her senior season. Brooke graduated from Shippensburg in May of 2018 and is a kindergarten teacher. She has been involved with coaching for Central Penn Ministicks since 2014, her senior year of high school.

Carrie Guarente

Carrie Guarente began her field hockey career at Greenwood High School and then continued playing at Lock Haven University from 1995-1998 where she was apart of a DII NCAA National Championship team and was co-captain her senior year. Carrie earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education with a minor in Psychology from LHU. Later, she earned her Math Certification and Principal Certification. She currently teaches 7th-11th grade math and math support at Greenwood Middle/High School. In addition to teaching, Carrie has been the assistant varsity and middle school coach at Greenwood for 16 years. One of the highlights of her coaching career was winning the PIAA-A State Championship in 2017. She continues to try to grow the game, with the help of her amazing players, by running a winter clinic and a summer camp for girls attending Greenwood Elementary. Carrie holds a Level II Coaching Certification from USA Field Hockey. Coach G's goals are to share her love of the game and to empower her players to be strong leaders and encouraging teammates



Kayla Brathwaite

Coach Kayla hails from the conspicuously alluring island of Trinidad and Tobago. She was part of the Trinidad and Tobago National team for several years. She then accepted a dual athletic scholarship to participate on the Field Hockey Division I and Track and Field Division II teams at Lock Haven University where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Education with a minor in psychology. She is committed toexcellence, performs well under pressure, and harbors a fundamental belief that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. She is a courteous, outgoing, motivated team player, with considerable playing experience with a strong interest in youth development, ambition, integrity, inspiration, and focus .

Kayla's experience and skill set are well aligned with the role and competencies of coaching at CPFH. In her experience to date, she has discovered that we are what we repeatedly do. She postulates that consistency of high-level performance in any pursuit is unearthed by repetition and mastery of the fundamentals. Attention to detail, deliberate practice and perseverance in elite sporting environments are skills which have immeasurable value in discovering and extracting excellence.

Taylin Lehman

Coach Taylin currently lives in Sunbury, Pa., with her husband, 2 cats and dog. In high school she played at Lower Dauphin, where they were State Champs her Freshman and Sophomore year.  She recently graduated with a B.S. in Biology from Saint Francis University, where she was a 4 year starter at left back.

Taylin is now working towards getting her master's in Wildlife Conservation and Management online from Unity College. She is very excited to start her coaching career with CPFH and is excited to spread her love for hockey with everyone!




Kevin Bramble

Coach Kevin started playing Field Hockey at age 11 at Southend High School for Boys in Essex, England. Kevin found his love of sports during his time there representing the school in cross country, cricket, rugby and track and field along with field hockey at school, club,  county and divisional levels, winning many tournaments along the way.

After graduating Kevin was commissioned into the Royal Navy as a helicopter navigator. During his 12 years of service Kevin played for and captained the Royal Navy and Combined Services teams and various club teams as a defender and midfielder. When not on the field Kevin was teaching survival skills to aircrew students and instructing on the training squadron, teaching helicopter navigator students.

After moving to the USA, Kevin played for Rye mens team in NYC and coached his daughters soccer teams in CT. Since moving to PA he has been involved as a volunteer coach for the York Suburban High School team and when not acting as his daughter’s taxi you may encounter him if you fly Southwest Airlines out of Baltimore as he is a captain on the Boing 737.


Shannon Minnich 

 Coach Shannon's collegiate career was spent at Lock Haven University. As a 3 year starter, Shannon was named 1st team All-American (2000 & 2001), 1st team All-PSAC (Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference, 2000 & 2001), PSAC Championship MVP (2000 & 2001), Eastern College Athletic Conference Division II Field Hockey Player of the Year (2001), PSAC Player of the Year (2001). Shannon finished her career sixth on Lock Haven’s all-time scoring chart. She currently holds University records for: career goals, points per season, goals per season, assists per season and career points. Shannon assisted the Lady Eagles in winning 3 PSAC Championships (1998, 2000 & 2001) and 1 NCAA National Championship (2000). Shannon is pictured here in her USA uniform at the 2018 Exin Master's World Cup in Terrassa, Spain. Shannon assisted her team in placing 5th in the world at the event



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