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".
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".
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!
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 ForbesBrooke 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 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
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Danielle Baumgardner played for PA Mavericks while in HS and achieved her FH Varsity Letters all 4 years while at Northern York HS. After graduation she played for Univ of MD and was a four-year letter winner playing midfield for UMD. Coach Danielle has club experience coaching for Freedom and the MD Futures site while in MD and then coaching with AIM field hockey and she also was the St. Louis Level 1 Futures Site Head Coach when she moved to St. Louis. Coach Danielle began her work at SLU as the assistant coach in 2014, and in 2016 was moved to the Head Coach position of SLU, where she made an immediate positive impact to the program. Coach Danielle brings high-level knowledge of the game to our athletes, but even more importantly she brings a passion and positive attitude that helps create the environment that we continue to provide all our teams.
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.
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!