The first step to becoming a hockey coach is to identify a course that meets your requirements and step onto the Hockey Wales pathway. When under way, you will be given opportunities to enhance your skills and coaching knowledge.

AVAILABLE COURSES

  1. 4689 Leadership in Hockey
  2. Introduction to Hockey Coaching
  3. UKCC Sessional Coach
  4. UKCC Coach
  5. GB Advanced Coach Programme
  6. GB Coaching Club Programme
  7. Community Chest Funding

This course is an introductory coaching course for 4689 hockey (a conditioned game for introducing hockey).  The course is suitable for students, teachers and coaches of all levels. The course is flexible and can be designed around the needs of the learner. For example, for teachers, the course can be tailored around the national Curriculum and the 4689 resource that supports this.

Role: Applicable to all Coaching Levels
Duration: 6-hours (Those with little or no hockey experience)
3-hours (Those with existing coaching experience)

Cost: £40

Contact your local Club Development Officer for further information or to book onto the next available course.

The Introduction to Hockey Coaching workshop has been developed for potential coaches with limited experience of hockey coaching. It is suitable for parent helpers, school teachers, young leaders and coaches with backgrounds in other sports.

This workshop will develop you to coach hockey with confidence ensuring that the sessions you take are safe, suitable and inspiring for the players you coach.  
 
Coaches will gain practical ideas on how to deliver fun, exciting and dynamic games to facilitate effective learning environments and understanding that THE GAME IS THE TEACHER, THE PITCH IS THE CLASSROOM, THE COACH IS THE FACILITATOR.
For more information about this workshop please click here.
What experience do I need?
Coaches must be 16 years of age or older at the time of the workshop.
Prior to booking, all coaches must have completed as a minimum the Hockey Wales Online Safeguarding and Protecting Young People in Hockey Course within the last three years. The face-to-face workshops that you can find here are also accepted.
How to Book
The cost to book on is £75 for members and £90 for non members.
For more information and how to purchase coaches membership please click here.
To book a place please contact Lee Ible
Please note – you must be aged 16 or over to attend this workshop.

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for those who coach hockey sessions to children or adults through Back 2 Hockey, After School Clubs, Summer Camps, Adult Club Participation. Coaches may also find this course beneficial if they are supporting sessions in a Hockey programme (i.e. Club Team, 360, Regional, School Team).

On successful completion of the course, e-portfolio and assessment coaches will have the skills and experience necessary to be able to deliver hockey sessions independently.

We also recommend all coaches hold a relevant First Aid and Safeguarding certificate, DBS and appropriate insurance cover.

What experience do I need?

To attend this course you must be at least 18 years of age and be able to provide evidence of both the need for this qualification linked to current or future coaching roles, and experience of delivering relevant hockey sessions over the previous 12 months.

You must also have attended a minimum of 1 workshop from the Great Britain Coaching Club Programme over the last 24 months

How long is it and how am I assessed?

The face-to-face element of this course is 2 days in length, learners will also be expected to complete some home study tasks prior to these contact days and following on from the course.

Learners will complete one practical assessment that will take place as part of the 2 day course.

The home study element will include an e-portfolio which comprises additional reading, e-assessment and a few written tasks.

The course must be completed within 18 months of the course start date and it is the coach’s responsibility to ensure their assessment and e-portfolio are completed by this date.

How much does it cost?

£249

For further information or to book onto the next available course contact Coach Developer Lee Ible

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for people who are the regular coach of a hockey programme (i.e. Club Team or School Team over a season, Regional or 360).

On successful completion of the course, e-portfolio and assessment, coaches will have the skills and experience necessary to be able to coach independently and plan and deliver linked and progressive sessions.

We also recommend that all coaches hold a relevant First Aid and Safeguarding certificate, DBS and appropriate insurance cover.

If you are unsure if this is the right course for you please click here to see the other options available as part of the Hockey Coaching Pathway.

What experience do I need?

To attend this course you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Able to provide evidence of the need for this qualification linked to current or future coaching roles
  • Able to provide evidence of both delivering relevant hockey coaching sessions/programmes over the past 2 years and most recent informal/formal learning relevant to the role
  • Hold a UKCC Level 1 Hockey Qualification, a Teaching Qualification of provide evidence of being a practicing and qualified UKCC Level 1 Coach in another sport in a comparable environment e.g. team sport/invasion game.  Certification and witness testimony may be necessary.
  • Attended 6 hours of Hockey CPD in the past 2 years

How long is it and how am I assessed?

The face-to-face element of this course is 3 days in length, learners will also be expected to complete some home study tasks prior to these contact days and following on from the course.

The home study element will include an e-portfolio which comprises additional reading, e-assessment and a few written tasks. Learners will also be required to complete a further six hours of practical coaching following on from the 3 day course and prior to their practical assessment, some of which should be mentored.

Learners will complete one practical assessment with children that will take place as part of an assessment day after the 3 day course.

The course must be completed within 18 months of the course start date and it is the coach’s responsibility to ensure their assessment and e-portfolio are completed by this date.

How much does it cost?

£399

For further information or to book onto the next available course contact Coach Developer Lee Ible

GB Hockey has evolved their coaching offer based on significant research and feedback from coaches. This has led to a move away from a hierarchical qualifications based system to one that is player centred and learning led.

From our research we know that the formal learning “courses” are not the preferred method of learning for many and that coaches feel that these traditional approaches have limited impact on their coaching practice. Our coaches have told us that they like to learn through communities of practice, peer interaction, mentoring, observation (informal learning) and environment specific workshops.Therefore we have developed this amazing two year coach development programme that will move coaches’ delivery from good to great and will support them to inspire more, better and happier players in their chosen coaching environment.

For more information click here or download the Prospectus.

How will it be delivered?

The programme will be delivered in a variety of ways, from practical delivery to e-learning; to ensure this programme is flexible and accessible to your needs. It will also provide you with the time to reflect on your own coaching practice and to network with other coaches.

 

What opportunities are available to me?

Initially there are five workshops available in the Great Britain Coaching Club Programme, please follow this link to see more.

Each workshop has a charge of £40 and for this you will experience:

  • Cutting edge practical resources
  • Access to the best workforce

These development opportunities are available for all coaches aged 16 and over, whether currently qualified or looking to enter the coaching pathway.

Community Chest funding to the sum of £1,500 per annum is available to clubs looking to support their members through coaching qualifications. For further information on community chest and what can be funded, check out the Community Chest resource in Club Life