At Lichfield Hockey Club we have a number of coaches working across all of our team. The club has a policy of encouraging members to become qualified hockey coaches by paying either some or all of the costs of this qualification in exchange for a period of coaching within the club, this has meant that we have a large number of qualified coaches keen to help across all levels.
For members wishing to get involved with our coaching set up please contact a captain or committee member who will help get the information you need.
England Hockey provide further support and information about becoming and developing as a coach via their website.
How do I do my Level 1 in Coaching Hockey?
England Hockeys coaching philosophy and pathway has changed quite dramatically in the last few years. There are lots of different options for you to access, many of which are currently running online so easier for coaches to access.
GB Hockey has also recently launched a new digital document, which aims to bring the coaching offer and different development opportunities to life
England Hockey no longer run a Level 1 but have a number of online workshops that give people the knowledge and skills to deliver fun, safe and engaging hockey sessions
- Intro to Hockey Coaching – great for those first starting out on their coaching journey, either coaching juniors or seniors
- Engaging Games For Children – recommended if you coach junior players
- Coaching For Club Players – recommended if you coach senior players
- Practice Design – focuses on both senior and juniors and how to plan and deliver fun and engaging sessions linked to the different principles of the game.
Following on from this there are then workshops focused on the principles of the game – so Attacking/Defending/Goalscoring and GKs.
Finally, there is also the Sessional and Coach Courses if you would like to lead sessions independently. However, you would need to attend one of the workshops above first to ensure you meet the pre-requisites for this.
All dates and sessions can be found here https://hockeyhub.englandhockey.co.uk/events
The Hockey Hub
The Hockey Hub is a one-stop shop for hockey deliverers where they can access the most current information around courses, learning and development. The Hockey Hub is aimed at supporting all hockey deliverers throughout the game.
No matter if you coach in junior, club or talent setting there is something for everyone, providing online resources on player, environment, and game. Coaches can access information and book onto courses and workshops hosted by our coach developers. Coaches can also purchase and access their coach membership benefits and view their certificates in their profiles.
For some parts of the Hockey Hub you require a log-in but do not worry it is free to sign up.