Hockey Coaches Achieve Highest Coaching Award

At the end of November Karen Brown, Bobby Crutchley and Craig Parnham completed the first UKCC Level  4 Coach award which is also a Post Graduate Diploma in Elite Coaching Practice.

The course has taken 2 years to complete and has been worked in and around the high performance input of tournaments and training.

Craig Parnham - coaching

Craig Parnham. "Not only was the level 4 rewarding, it was also very challenging. I feel the two year journey has developed my theoretical knowledge giving me a deeper understanding of the issues presented to elite coaches and teams. The opportunity to work and learn alongside coaches from a broad range of sports encouraged me to challenge my own coaching practice and seek out new ideas."

Karen Brown - coaching

Karen Brown. “The course allowed me to take a step back from the day job and review how and why I coach the way I do from both a practical and theoretical perspective, together with having the opportunity to spend time with coaches from other sports and observing and discussing coaching with them has also been hugely beneficial.”

Bobby Crutchley - Coach

Bobby Crutchley. “The combination of sharing anecdotal experiences and challenging presumptions, with those on the programme, along with the necessary analysis of relevant research has had a significant impact on my coaching practice.”

David Faulkner Great Britain Performance Director “we are delighted with the development of the Level 4 award as it is enhancing the holistic development of our Performance coaches and in turn is impacting on our Performance programmes”

The coaches should graduate in December but with the Men’s squad in New Zealand for the Champions Trophy and the Women’s squad in San Diego on training they have opted to receive their graduation next year.