The Canterbury Hockey Association supports a coach development programme which provides the opportunity for coaches to attend courses and seminars and receive mentoring so as to become a better coach. Whether someone who is new to sport simply looking for some basic knowledge to coach a team of beginners through to highly experienced coaches wanting to enhance their existing skills and move into high performance based coaching, the framework set out below has something for all coaches.
The Coach Development Framework
Hockey New Zealand has developed a Coach Development Framework that is based on continuous improvement through increasing effective coaching skills, knowledge and understanding. The Small Sticks workshops replace the Kiwi & Getting Started courses and the Youth and Club workshops have been introduced to replace HNZ Level One course. The HNZ Level Two has been adjusted to introduce age group specific elite courses.
To stay 'current', a coach who has participated in a Small Sticks, Youth or Club workshop must attend at least one extension module delivered by The Canterburbury Hockey Association or other Regional Sports Trust per year.
Coach Development Workshops will be:
Objectives of Workshops
The workshops, mainly through practical examples, will provide information and techniques for coaches to feel confident to coach players from their chosen age group by:
The following diagram shows the current Hockey New Zealand Coach Development Framework.