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An intensive two-day course designed for ambitious coaches who want to give themselves the best chance of furthering their careers.

This course provides you with:

  • Solid knowledge and different perspectives
  • A challenging and interactive two-day course working alongside with some of the best coaches and players around
  • Cosmopolitan mix of module presenters who create an infectious and highly stimulating environment that allows for sharing of ideas to benefit all

It runs alongside our players courses for promising hockey players aged 8 – 11, 12 – 15 and 16 – 18 years of age.

Duration of Course

2 Days

Course Overview

  • The Investec Hockey Academy employs specialists in hockey and athletic-specific conditioning, individual and team skills, mental toughness, nutrition and injury prevention. You will learn from and interact with these experts during the course
  • You will interact with coaches and players, applying learned skills and techniques, and taking part in discussions and asking questions
  • Framework to identify talent, increase your positional knowledge, analyse performance and design a strategy and game plan
  • You will observe and interact with positional specialists in one-on-one and mini unit situations with players on the High Performance and Advanced Players’ course.
  • You will also focus on the areas of coaching you wish to develop further

Course Outline

  • Planning a season
  •  Match play and game philosophy
  •  Preparing a game plan
  • Half-time talks
  • Individual skills
  • Goal scoring
  • Goal setting
  • Defence
  • Out letting
  • Hockey structure and patterns
  • Technical and tactical skills
  • Mental toughness
  • Recovery regimes – theory and practical
  • Injury prevention and treatment
  • Nutrition