Leadership Award in

Hockey Coaching

The Leadership Award in Hockey Coaching is the first step in to coaching hockey in Wales and is suitable for anyone aged 14+. The Award looks to build people’s confidence and leadership skills in a hockey environment.

Hockey Wales first launched the 4689 programme in 2012. Since then, many young leaders, parents, teachers, students and a vast array of club members have attended a course and delivered the 4689 experience. Due to advances in coaching, leadership, and the game of hockey itself, Hockey Wales have refreshed the course content to deliver an improved experience for hockey leaders and hockey participants of the future.

Courses are now being delivered across Wales!

Follow this link to find our courses coming up.


How to deliver fun and engaging hockey sessions

4689 game format

Physical Literacy

GB Coaching Philosophy including the 'Golden Thread'

How to use CHANGE IT and SMILES

Do you want a course organised in your area?

Get in contact with your local Club Development Officer!

North – Tom Little – tom.little@hockeywales.org.uk

Mid - Elliot Pottinger – Elliot.pottinger@hockeywales.org.uk

South West – Amanda Roberts – amanda.roberts@hockeywales.org.uk

South East – Gabby Doyle – gabriella.doyle@hockeywales.org.uk


Overview of the Leadership Award in Hockey Coaching

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