Great Britain Advanced Coach Programme

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GB Hockey has evolved their coaching offer based on significant research and feedback from coaches. This has led to a move away from a hierarchical qualifications based system to one that is player centred and learning led. 

From our research we know that the formal learning “courses” are not the preferred method of learning for many and that coaches feel that these traditional approaches have limited impact on their coaching practice. Our coaches have told us that they like to learn through communities of practice, peer interaction, mentoring, observation (informal learning) and environment specific workshops.

Therefore we have developed this amazing two year coach development programme that will move coaches’ delivery from good to great and will support them to inspire more, better and happier players in their chosen coaching environment.

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Who is this for?

Central Dates for the 2016 Cohort

How do I apply?

Applications for the 2017 cohort are open. 

Click HERE to download the application form. 

This application must be accompanied by a short video. 

Please send us a video no longer than one minute in length, explaining why you want to be part of the Advanced Coach Programme. Applications without a video will not be accepted.

The application deadline for the 2017 cohort is 31st March 2017 at 5pm

Successful candidates will be informed by 10th April 2017 at 5pm

Full payment of £1400 to be received by England Hockey by 25th May 2017

The first workshop session will take place on Sunday 25th June 2017 at Lee Valley