Coaching and Development



2016 Coach workshop information



Footwork 4 Hockey - Coach Workshop          16th March 6.30pm – 7.30pm
Hockey is a game that requires efficent footwork to execute skills and eliminate players. This workshop is a MUST for all aspiring coaches who want to get the best out of their athletes. This is an outdoor session that will take place during one of the WHA Academy sessions.
Guest Presenter: Barrie Jennings

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

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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