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Janneke Schopman is the Head Coach of the United States Women's National Field Hockey Team (@USAFieldHockey), and s a two-time Olympic medalist (2004 & 2008) with the Dutch National Team. She was previously the Assistant Coach for the U.S. Women's National Team from 2014-2017, until her promotion to Head Coach in 2017.

Schopman says the key to engaging your leaders and your athletes, in general, is by asking them questions that lead them to find the answer, rather than giving them the answer directly. According to Schopman, if you allow your athletes to discover what works best for them for a particular skill or role, it gives them confidence and a sense of ownership over their game.