Hockey Australia’s coach training programs will operate within the Australian Sports Commission’s National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS). 

The Coach Training Program structure is focused on delivering programs with quality presenters/assessors, resources and ongoing professional development.

These training programs will see a shift in the focus towards developing practical coaching skills and self-development and therefore better trained coaches to meet the demands of the game.

Hockey Australia together with our State and Territory Associations recognise that quality coaching has a significant influence upon players and their hockey experience, hence the recommendation for all coaches to be accredited at an appropriate level.

 

To register for a coach course:

 

  1. Click on the course name below. You may have to 'register' an account.
  2. (for Level 1 and above) pay the $50 fee via PayPal - bank accounts and credit cards accepted.
  3. You will then have access to the course to learn at your own pace.
  4. When you are ready, complete the quiz and the practical assessment, then upload the practical assessment for review.

 

The Community Coach Training Program is designed to train coaches in the basic concepts of coaching including group management and organisation; conducting modified games and activities; safety and enjoyment.

It is an enjoyable and straightforward training program involving an online learning session, an applied learning quiz and a practical evaluation. The program is directed towards teachers, parents and other new coaches who are involved in Hook in2Hockey and modified versions of the game.

The Community Coach training program can be accessed as an educational resource for currently accredited individuals, as well as being a training requirement for those wishing to obtain their Community Coach Accreditation.

The Level 1 Coach Training Program is designed to train coaches in the fundamental concepts of coaching including group management and organisation, developing effective training sessions, performing the role of match day coach and ensuring the safety and enjoyment of players.

It is an enjoyable and convenient training program involving an online learning session, an applied learning quiz, a 1 day practical course and a practical evaluation. The program is directed towards teachers, parents, players and coaches who are involved in coaching modified versions of the game or beginner level club hockey.

The Level 1 Coach training program can be accessed as an educational resource for currently accredited individuals, as well as being a training requirement for those wishing to obtain their Level 1 Coach Accreditation.

Note: there is a registration fee of $50 to complete the Level 1 Coach program, payable via PayPal.

The Level 2 Coach Program is designed to train coaches in the essential concepts of coaching including planning and conducting training sessions; match day role; hockey skills and tactics; playing styles and structures; junior development; communication; risk management and ethical responsibilities.

It is a comprehensive training program involving seminars, pre and post seminar requirements and a practical assessment. The program is directed towards coaches involved in the higher levels of club/ school or representative hockey.

The Practical Assessment requires the coach to attend a 2 day practical session course as well as demonstrate the competencies outlined on the Practical Competency Checklist during a maximum of two training sessions and two hockey matches. Evidence of competencies needs to be shown at the higher levels of club/ school or representative Australian hockey as a minimum.

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To gain a Level 2 Coach accreditation you must be able to demonstrate the required competencies.

Note: there is a registration fee of $50 to complete the Level 2 Coach program, payable via PayPal.

The Advanced course is designed to provide in depth information on a broader range of topics related to the preparation of players and teams. The information is equally relaxant to coaches of U13 teams as it is for coaches of AHL teams. 

Coaches can only register to participate in an Advanced course when their State/Territory notifies that a course is to be conducted and after "expressions of interest" are called by their State/Territory for an  Advanced course that is to be conducted within their State/Territory.