Coach Development

The Canterbury Hockey Association aims to offer a wide range of development opportunities to coaches in the hockey community. Various programs are run throughout the year to give everyone the chance to get involved and work on the art of coaching.

Online Coaching Course:

All coaches are invited to register for and complete Hockey New Zealand's online coaching course. This new component is great for all coaches no matter how much experience you have. Based around developing a range of coaching skills and knowledge, this interactive platform provides you with coaching theory, extensive hockey specific content, practical resources and questions to test your understanding while you take your coaching to the next level.

All coaches will need to register online by following the instructions and selecting the appropriate module for the space you are coaching in:

-Fun Sticks & Mini Sticks coaches: Small Sticks 5-8

-Kiwi Sticks & Kwik Sticks coaches: Small Sticks 9-12

-Secondary school teams coaches: Youth

-Premier secondary school teams & Open Grade coaches: Club 

Please also set your association to ‘Canterbury’ in your profile settings.

Once you complete your final answer, it requires you to submit this to a ‘Tutor’. When you get to this please select ‘Ben Owers’ as your tutor so that your answer can be assessed and feedback can be supplied.

To register for this online coaching course please CLICK HERE.

Canterbury Hockey's Coaching Circle:

Canterbury Hockey is excited to launch its new coaching support group called 'Canterbury Hockey's Coaching Circle'. The aim of this group is to create a community for coaches in Canterbury who are keen to improve and take their coaching to the next level. This group will be supported through exposure to practical resources, coaching theory, any relevant coaching content and a platform to communicate with other coaches in the group. The main form of communication will be through a private Facebook group and email.

The purpose of this group is to provide coaches with a platform to exchange ideas and resources as well as receive updates from Canterbury Hockey.  Overall this group will be given the opportunity to develop further as coaches and increase the communication between themselves and Canterbury Hockey.

If you are interested in joining the 'Circle' please follow this link and register online:


Practical Coaching Courses:

In line with Hockey New Zealand's online coaching course, Canterbury Hockey deliver practical based coach development sessions targeting the various age groups listed above. In order to be recognized as a qualified hockey coach by Canterbury Hockey, attending one practical course is a minimum requirement after the completion of the online component. 

To find out more information about Canterbury Hockey's practical coaching courses, please email:

Coaching Resources:

Please CLICK HERE for Hockey NZ's drills and downloads page.