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ABOUT 

LeadHer was founded based on a passion I have to impact young ladies in a powerful way.  Sports is a fantastic platform to teach life lessons and we want to start teaching these life lessons to kids at an earlier age and continue that training as they grow and develop.    They will receive quality hockey training, inspired by play at the international level, but they'll also have the opportunity to explore who they are and find ways to use their strengths and build up others to maximize the success of the team.  Life can be challenging even at a young age and through our sessions we want to equip these young ladies with tools that will help them navigate this pressure-filled society.  The objective is to introduce a character lesson each session.  That lesson will be reinforced throughout the hockey session.  We look forward to taking this journey with your daughter!  Please reach out if you have any questions.  

I am the director and founder of LeadHER.  I spent my childhood playing backyard sports with little adult-led structure and this helped me develop a self-driven passion for sports, which inspired me to continue playing and led to the path of coaching.  I studied and played at the University of Iowa for four years before traveling overseas to continue my hockey development in Argentina and Belgium.  After 3 years on the Junior and Senior National Team I found my passion in coaching.  I coached at the University of Virginia, the University of Iowa and most recently coached for 14 seasons at Princeton University where we won a National Championship in 2012 and had the privilege to coach and mentor many national team players and 3 Olympians.  I now work for the company my husband and I co-own, Zag Tours, which is a sports tour company that takes HS and University teams all over the world to engage in life-changing experiences through their sport.  I have four children, Bryce (16), Clara and Cayden (12) and Miah (9).  Clara and Miah both are participants in my LeadHER program and LOVE playing field hockey, softball and playing ALL backyard sports.   I look forward to mentoring your future hockey player and leader and taking this FUN journey together!

MELISA MECCAGE