Athletic Background and Qualifications


Andrea Altenkirch, Raleigh, NC, 919-943-7894 

Trainer Qualifications


Sport Discipline


License Issue Date


Issuing Institutions

Coach Since



Field Hockey


Issued: 11/04/2004

USA Field Hockey Futures Level I

German National Sports Federation, German Trainer Academy, Sports Federation  State of Rheinland-Pfalz

USA Field Hockey 2009


April 2003




Issued: 01/05/2005


German National Sports Federation, German Trainer Academy, German National Baseball and Softball Association


Aug 2003

The certification process is comprehensive and includes training in general sports related subjects including training and conditioning principles, health and nutrition, sports safety, body functioning, anatomy, sports organization management, as well as sport specific training. 

Coaching Experience

  • Youth Field Hockey League, regional level Rheinhessen, Germany;  coach for TSG Heidesheim, my local club which also includes current and former players at the German 1st Division level.  Coaching mentor and certifier is Heiner Dopp, of the Bad Dürkheim Club, who was the captain of Germany’s 2 time Silver Medal Olympic Team.
  • Triangle Field Hockey independent business in cooperation with Raleigh Parks & Rec, Town of Cary since 2009, offering courses and camps for youth
  • Owner/Manager/Coach of AmericanKidsSports, running Baseball Camps in the Summers to introduce the game to local German and German-American youth and build skills.  Cooperation with local sports and recreation organizations, including Mainz Athletics Baseball Club, IBM-Club of Mainz, TSG Heidesheim, TSV Wackernheim.  Employees included international players of Germany, England, Australia.  Coaching mentor and certifier is Georg Apfelbaum.
  • Youth development programs for Minor League Baseball and Softball Club, Mainz Athletics
  • Assistant Coach, Town of Cary Softball Leagues since 2013