Coach Hockey

If you are interested in coaching at primary, intermediate, secondary or club level please email the OHA Development Officer on to express your interest. There are always schools and clubs looking for volunteer coaches at all levels so no matter what your level of experience, we would love to hear from you. 

Coaching Workshops for 2019 

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Yr 5&6 New Coaches Click Here

Yr 7&8 Click Here

Secondary School Click Here

Otago Hockey is excited to announce coaching workshops catering for our local coaches. We want to up-skill all our coaches, from first-time coaches through to experienced coaches.

These will be enjoyable sessions, designed to ensure you have the tools and confidence to enjoy your coaching while at the same time adding real value to players of all age and stage!

This is an exciting opportunity for the development of our most precious volunteer - the hockey coach.  We cater for all levels!!

Club Coaches 

Working on team play and pressing. Discovering new tactics and working with the old ones to get the best out of your team

Dates; 11th March, 18th March and 25th March Monday's 6 pm-7: 30 pm  

New coaches:

Coach Development course aimed at those new to hockey coaching, for parents who have never played hockey before or players taking their first step into coaching. This will cover basic skill development and player management, with a good array of training ideas.

Dates; 8th April, 15th April and 29th April - Monday's 6pm-7: 30 pm 

Year 7 & 8 

Coaching Development for the next stage in the coaching pathway. 6 side tactics and further skill development. Further  your training ideas 

Dates; 9th April, 16th April and 30th April -Tuesday's 6 pm-7:30 pm 

Secondary School 

Covering elements of secondary school hockey- basic skills to understanding pressing and out letting concepts

Dates; 10th April, 17th April and 24th April - Wednesday 6 pm -7:30 pm   

Coaches Mentor Programme

A coaches mentoring structure that is helping upskill a large number of coaches in the Otago region has been developed. If you would like to be involved in this programme as either a mentor or a mentee, please contact Julia on her email address today! This programme has limited spaces and must be applied for. 

Coaches Forums
Open forums for all coaches help at the Alexander McMillan Hockey Centre four times during every season. These forums cover a range of topics relevant to coaching and also changes to hockey locally, nationally and internationally. Each forum will include a guest speaker as well as the opportunity to mingle and have a drink with others in the Otago region interested in coaching. For information on the next forum and when it will be held, please email Julia on

Hockey New Zealand also provide Online Coaching Modules for all coaches personal development, these include:
Quick Start - Your Coaching
Safety Net - The Coaches Responsibilities 
Coaches Resource - Hockey Drills