Coaching for Coaches 2017
This year we are working hard to ensure coaches get the help they need by offering some great courses.
Hockey NZ have created a great online course which anyone one can do with this you will need to attend one of your associations practical coaching sessions to receive your HNZ coaching qualification.
You can find the online course here: www.hockeynz.brackenlearning.com
Here are some of our upcoming practical coaching session:
Friday 24th March 6-7pm
Taken by Tory Dougherty and Mark Kake
How am I going to get the best out of the team I have? Skills and drills, training structure, preparing for a game, team talk and half time talk ideas.
Mini Sticks Wednesday 3rd May
Kiwi Sticks Wednesday 3rd May
Kwick Sticks Friday 5th May
This year these will be in line with the 1st week of competition. The first week draw will be made for teams to attend a skills and drills session with Otago coaches, teams coaches are expected to attend these with their teams and other coaches are welcome.
This is to help not only the players with some practise before their season starts but to give the coaches some help or even refresh what they might already know. This way we can ensure we have helped our coaches so they have the ability to take their teams through the season with ease.
High School (youth) Level:
Sunday 14th May 10am-11am
Taken by Mat Rooney and Ben Varkalis
Lets work together to improve the level of our high school teams! Skills and drills for the high school age groups as well as getting the best out of our players and how developing them so they can make the step up with ease.
How to coach a Goalie:
Sunday 9th April 10am-11am
A practical session with a goalie to show coaches what they should be looking for to help with goalies technique and also some easy drills and tips for your goalies.