Coach Development Overview

Coach Development Overview

What's happening in 2020

Throughout 2020 Canterbury Hockey will provide three main development opportunities for coaches at all levels in the hockey community. The first is via Hockey New Zealand's online coaching course, which participants can complete anywhere, at any time and at no cost. For more information on this, please CLICK HERE


The second is through one of the following practical coaching workshops: SMALL STICKS 6 a-side, SMALL STICKS 11 a-side, YOUTH/SECONDARY or OPEN GRADE. These workshops will be presented at various venues and times during the lead up to and throughout the early part of the season. All workshops align to Hockey NZ’s coach development framework and Canterbury Hockey's coach endorsement and are focused on guidelines around the fundamental coaching skills required at each level. Each workshop will look slightly different depending on the groups knowledge, interests and requests. For more information on our upcoming practical coaching workshops, please CLICK HERE


The third development opportunity is through Canterbury Hockey's coaching forums. Canterbury Hockey run a number of these throughout the year, with a range of presenters covering various topics and catering for junior, secondary/youth or open grade coaches. For more information on our coaching forums, please CLICK HERE


What's a Canterbury Hockey Coach Endorsement?

Canterbury Hockey coach endorsements replace the accreditation system which has been delivered throughout the past 3 years. The purpose of the endorsement is to recognise coaches for their dedication and efforts to improve as coaches and remove the formal perception of an accreditation. The endorsement will be given to anyone who has completed both the Hockey NZ online coaching course and any Canterbury Hockey practical coaching workshop. Other coaching courses such as the FIH Level One Coaching Course are considered appropriate practical sessions and will contribute towards an endorsement.



All coaching endorsements will be linked to coaches SportLomo account and will lasts for two years. They can be renewed at any time by participating in any Canterbury Hockey coach development opportunity (workshop, forum etc.) or the equivalent from an external sporting provider. Becoming a Canterbury Hockey endorsed coach not only shows your dedication to help develop both your coaching skill set and your athletes but it also supports your club who will have yearly targets with Canterbury Hockey linked to coach education.


Canterbury Hockey's Coaching Circle (Coach Support Group)

Canterbury Hockey is pleased to continue its coaching support group called Canterbury Hockey's Coaching Circle. The aim of this group is to create a communication platform for coaches in Canterbury who are keen to further develop their coaching and stay in touch with what is happening in the local, national and international scene. This group will be supported through exposure to practical resources, coaching theory, game analysis and a platform to communicate with other coaches in the group. The main form of communication will be through a private Facebook page. If you are interested in joining the Coaching Circle please CLICK HERE and request to join the Facebook page.


Coaching Resources

For a range of coaching resources please head to our Coaching Resources - CLICK HERE.


For more information or questions about Canterbury Hockey's coaching development courses and opportunities, please contact Ben Owers


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