Online Coaching Courses

Hockey NZ Online Coaching Course:

All coaches are invited to register for and complete Hockey New Zealand's online coaching course. This online 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.


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

  • Fun Sticks & Mini Sticks coaches: Small Sticks 5-8
  • Kiwi Sticks & Kwik Sticks coaches: Small Sticks 9-12
  • Secondary school or club platinum team coaches: Youth
  • Premier secondary school & open grade team coaches: Club 

Please then 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.

FIH Hockey Academy - Start Coaching: 

The FIH, in partnership with World Academy of Sport, is initiating a series of educational programmes under the banner of  'FIH Hockey Academy'.

The aim of the FIH Hockey Academy is to provide a simplified education structure and resource for nations and continents to be able to develop coaches, officials and managers from grass roots through to a high performance / international level. All nations will have the opportunity to access the programme pathway at an appropriate level.

For more information about FIH's Hockey Academy and their online Start Coaching Course, please CLICK HERE.

Sport New Zealand - Online Coaching Courses:

A good way to start to learn about coaching is to complete the following interactive, introductory modules that are hosted on the Greater Auckland Coaching Unit (GACU) website:

  • Get started in coaching - includes tips on the role of the coach, communication and how to run a practice session.
  • Safety Net - includes ideas on how to create a safe environment for the kids (or adults) you coach.