Coaching and Development



2016 Coach workshop information

Season Planning - Coach Workshop 11th February 6.30pm – 7.30pm
This workshop will cover all aspects of season planning such as conducting trials, management team composition, build up games, Team talks, training sessions and game day schedules.  This is a theory session.


Player Management - Coach Workshop          18th February 6.30pm – 7.30pm
Completion of this workshop will give you the knowledge needed to be able to analyse a players commitments.  You will then be able to design a plan to manage that player’s workload that will provide maximum development without overloading the athlete. This is a theory session.

Please register by emailing Sam Brown  sam@waikatohockey.org.nz

Online Courses Available Now!!

Free Interactive Online Coaching Courses
Hockey New Zealand is pleased to announce the launch of two free interactive online coaching modules.  These modules can be accessed from the Hockey NZ website and each takes about 30 minutes to complete.  The two modules, which were developed by SPARC, are targeted at first time coaches.


Quick Start Your Coaching
This module gives tips and information on the basics of coaching such as the role or the coach, how to communicate effectively, and planning. Quick Start Module - Click Here

Safety Net - The Coach's Responsibilities
This module introduces coaches to the SPARC Code of Ethics as well as providing information on both how to stay safe as a coach, and how to protect your athletes.  Safety Net Module - Click Here