Coaching

Coaching is a rewarding experience. Whether you are a current or past player, a parent, teacher or hockey fan, anybody can get out on the pitch to help people learn new skills, have fun and achieve their potential.

Hockey Victoria is dedicated to supporting coaches through every step of the coaching pathway.  One of our key focuses is to ensure that adequately qualified coaches are practicing on appropriate teams, with a high focus on our junior sectors.

Through Hockey ED, the national accreditation program, we will provide you with all of the skills you need to be the best coach you can be.

Community Coach

The Community Coach training program is designed to train new coaches in the basic concepts of coaching including group management and organisation, conducting modified games, and activity safety and enjoyment.

The program is directed towards teachers, parents and other new coaches who are involved in Hookin2Hockey and modified versions of the game.

For a detailed guide on how to complete your Community Coach accreditation, please click here.

Level 1 Coach

The Level 1 Coach training program is designed to train coaches in the fundamental concepts of coaching, including the basic skills, group management and organisation, developing effective training sessions, performing the role of match-day coach, and ensuring the safety and enjoyment of players.

The program is directed towards teachers, parents, players and coaches who are involved in coaching modified versions of the game or beginner level club hockey.

Please click here for a detailed description of all the steps involved in gaining your Level 1 Coach accreditation.

Level 2 Coach

The Level 2 Coach program is designed to train coaches in the essential concepts of coaching, including planning and conducting training sessions, match-day role, advanced hockey skills and tactics, playing styles and structures, junior development, communication, risk management, and ethical responsibilities.

It is a comprehensive training program involving seminars, pre- and post-seminar requirements, and a practical assessment.

The program is directed towards coaches involved in the higher levels of club, school or representative hockey. Candidates for the Level 2 Coach qualification must hold a valid Level 1 Coach qualification.

Please click here for a detailed description of all the steps involved in gaining your Level 2 Coach accreditation.

Advanced Coach

The Advanced Coach training program is designed to train coaches in the advanced concepts of coaching including self-management skills, skill and tactical development, playing styles and structures, player and team analysis, sports science and communication skills.

It is an in depth and challenging training program involving presentations by experts, workshop activities, applied learning, self-development requirements and significant pre and post course work.

Candidates for the Advanced Coach qualification must hold a valid Level 2 Coach qualification or Recognition of Current Competency to Level 2 Coach level.

Hockey Victoria does not run Advanced Coaching Accreditations as they are conducted by Hockey Australia (HA), please email hockeyed@hockey.org.au, to inquire about upcoming Advanced Coaching Workshops.

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