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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How do I apply?
Applications for the 2018 are now open! Click here to download the form.
Please note - your application will need to be accompanied by a short 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. You will also need to provide the names of two people who know you in a hockey context and are willing to provide references. 

The application deadline for the 2018 cohort is Monday 16th April 2018. 

Successful candidates will be informed by 7th May 2018.

Full payment of £1400 will need to be received by England Hockey by 1 June 2018.

The first workshop session will take place on Tuesday 24 July 2018 at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre.

For any other questions please email