Great Britain Advanced Coach Programme

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The Background...

GB Hockey 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 the Advanced Coach Programme was developed as an amazing two year bespoke 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.

The ACP is now entering its 5th year and with over 50 coaches having graduated from our first two cohorts, with more to come this summer!

How do I apply?

Applications for the 2020 cohort are now open. Please click here to complete the online application form.

The application deadline is Friday 1st May at 5pm

All candidates will be contacted by Friday 5th June 2020

Full payment of £1400 to be received by England Hockey by Friday 26th June

Please note the first compulsory workshop session will take place at the annual ACP Conference on Sunday 2nd August at Lilleshall National Sports Centre

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