Barbara Becker has dedicated her life to coaching young athletes in the sport of field hockey. A four-year varsity field hockey player for the undefeated Glenelg High School team from 1976-1980, she was the top scoring center forward for the team. Over those years, she accrued many honors from MVP offensive player on her undefeated Glenelg team, captain positions, scholar-athlete awards, game balls, county top scorer, a state championship, multiple recognitions as Baltimore Sun Athlete of the Week, All-county teams, named captain of All-County team senior year, and made the All-Metro team.
A graduate of Loyola College, she chose studying pre-med and regretfully abandoned her hopes to continue playing in college. However, she returned to the sport to train others with the same passion she had as a player.
She started her coaching career developing young local players in the Cockeysville Rec Council program, and eventually found a love of indoor club in 2004. She started and coached the Saint Paul’s School for Girls Gators Club team, then went on to coach for Team Baltimore and Greene Turtle.
She went undefeated as the head JV coach for Dulaney High School in 2009 and continued coaching there until 2011. Wanting to further develop the Baltimore County’s top players, she started TNT in 2010 and has been training collegiate bound players ever since.
She is USFHA Level II accredited and has been involved and coaching for USFHA Futures program for the last 7 years. After working years for both the U16 and U19 level at the Johns Hopkins University site, she was asked to head the U14 Region 7H site at Garrison Forest School. She has coached at USFHA programs like StickStarzs, events like Regional Rumble, and coached and evaluated at Regional and National Futures Tournaments.
Over the last decade she has led her teams to qualify and compete at the National Indoor Tournaments, National Hockey Festival, Disney Showcase, Shooting Stars, Winter Escape, and many more, where she has helped to showcase the area’s top talent. Her team members have gone on to play in all levels of collegiate competition.
Her goal is to identify high end players, promote field hockey in Maryland, and help high level athletes achieve their goal of playing on the collegiate level.
Barbara was an ACE certified fitness trainer for Brick Bodies for over 23 years, as well as a certified Les Mills Body training systems instructor for yoga, kick boxing, step, spinning, and weight training. She tries to incorporate this knowledge base in to her training so her athletes start building a healthy lifestyle that hopefully lasts them a lifetime.