Coach

For anyone looking to get guidance, information and support in the recruitment and development of coaches and volunteers

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Whether it is introducing someone to the game for the first time, working with a club side or engaging with the performance environment across Great Britain, the coach is a critical factor in determining the quality of a player’s experience.

What is a great hockey coach?

Great hockey coaches can be defined by four key characteristics

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Self – Coaches who know themselves and why they coach, striving to continually develop and improve

Player - Coaches who build effective and sustainable relationships, with and around the player, to support their wants and needs. 

Environment - Coaches who are architects of environments that optimise learning, where players feel valued and actively participate in their own development.

Game - Coaches who develop their knowledge and understanding of hockey appropriate to the participant need.

For more information on these characteristics and how to effectively recruit and develop great coaches please follow the links below