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Do you have inspired and effective people within your Club? People who make playing hockey possible: coaches, umpires, organisers, captains and anyone who does anything to help the club run. As with playing habits, volunteering habits are also changing with increasing amounts of sporadic or adhoc volunteering that make it a constant challenge for clubs to continue to increase what they do. 

Are your members & volunteers up to date with their training?  Now could be the time to encourage completion of appropriate training. 

Sign up to HockeyHub using this link to take advantage of free resources and online training opportunities for coaches, umpires and teachers. 

Coach & Umpire Development 
The HockeyHub Coaching Pathway information signposts you to the correct development opportunities for your coaches.  

Check how well you know the rules of hockey by completing the free online rules test; watch the video clips and make your umpiring decision – if you’re not already an umpire you may be pleasantly surprised and enthused to book onto an online course.

In response to the Covid-19 lockdown, we have enhanced our programme of courses and workshops for delivery online.  Your players, coaches and umpires can currently book onto online Coaching & Umpiring Workshops & Courses to learn new coaching & umpiring skills for next season in the comfort of their own homes. Examples of online delivery include Engaging Games for Children, Introduction to Hockey Coaching, Sessional Coach course, Level 1 Umpire Course,  ‘How to Build Confidence as a New Umpire’ and ‘How to effectively communicate with players’.  There’s something for all levels of coach and umpire.

England Hockey’s Safeguarding Young People Policy and Guidance documents, can be found using this link.  Here you will also find information regarding our adults at risk policy, who should complete safeguarding training and DBS checks, best practice examples and templates:  

The best practices include social media guidance and current COVID-19 guidance on the use of applications that allow young people to communicate by live video links. 

We are currently offering a buy one get one free offer on the England Hockey basic online safeguarding course on Hockey Hub (usually £10) from Monday 1st June until Monday 31st August.

In order to access this offer a club/individual will need to purchase a voucher through your Hockey Hub account (e.g. for the value of £10). Our team will then double the value of this voucher and generate a code (so £10 voucher becomes £20) which the individuals then use to purchase the course. The course can be found here.

Safeguarding workshops are usually delivered face to face but at the present time this is no longer practical. UK Coaching has created an online classroom to temporarily replace the existing three-hour Safeguarding & Protecting Children workshop.  Booking can be made using this link. 

If you have previously attended a Workshop and need to renew, the refresher course is already available online via this link.  

Don’t forget, if the club role requires a basic awareness of safeguarding e.g. parent helpers, umpires, team captains, the England Hockey online safeguarding course can be accessed on the HockeyHub here. You may also want to signpost your volunteers to the Inclusion & Diversity Basic Awareness online training found under the same safeguarding heading. 

Additional information, resources and website links supporting your members’ welfare during this unprecedented time can be found on the following websites: 

Feeling anxious or overwhelmed is completely understandable at a time like this, especially if you are struggling with mental health or are concerned about someone with a physical illness. Our mental and emotional health resource vault is full of advice on issues that may be worrying young people.

We must look after ourselves, and others. But some people are particularly at risk during these trying times. It’s important that we help where we can. But it’s also vital that we remain aware of certain safeguarding risks.

We’ve put together this short collection of essential information, tips, and resources. We’ll be sure to update this page as necessary, and we’ll also be producing more resources of our own in the coming days.

Infectious disease outbreaks, like the current coronavirus (COVID-19), can be scary and can affect our mental health. While it is important to stay informed, there are also many things we can do to support and manage our wellbeing during such times.

If the current news on coronavirus (COVID-19) is making you feel anxious, concerned or stressed, here are some things you can do.
  • Talk to someone about how you’re feeling
  • Arm yourself with the facts
  • Know what you can do
  • Don’t overexpose yourself to the news
  • Plan your time
  • Find things that help you feel calm
  • Dealing with self-isolation

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting all our lives. Things are changing fast, and many of us are worrying about what it all means for ourselves and for our loved ones. Those of us already living with mental health problems are facing extra challenges too. 
Here you'll find reliable information and tips to help you cope during this time. 

How can we best support children and young people with their worries and anxiety: Recommended Resources
These links from trusted sources have been grouped by age category to make it easier for you to find age-appropriate information for your child/ the child you’re supporting.
You know your child/ the child you are supporting best so please use these groupings flexibly.