Our Coaches Course runs alongside our Advanced Players Course, providing a first-hand experience to watch, learn from and interact with experts in hockey and athletic-specific conditioning, individual and team skills, mental toughness, nutrition and injury prevention during the course. We also offer coaches the opportunity to stay up-to-date with the latest international coaching techniques, to watch professional coaches working with players, and to create a forum where coaches can share their successful techniques with each other.


Upcoming course dates:

Johannesburg: 9 – 10 June, St Peters College

Pretoria: 22 – 23 September, St Mary’s School

Potchefstroom: 13 – 14 October, North West University

Stellenbosch: 19 – 20 October, Bloemhof School



Coaches can expect sessions that touch on the following:

  • 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


Our course coaches are all current and former, national players and coaches who have plenty of insight into what it takes to get noticed and improve your game. They all have one thing in common – a passion for developing future hockey stars and growing the sport.


Although our coaches are never the same from course to course, some of our regular coaches include: Shelley Russell, Kelly Madsen, Lindsey Wright, Sheldon Rostron, Sanani Mangisa, Tsoanelo Pholo and Fabian Gregory.


Get a taste of what the world of coaching is about and make your mark on the development of the future of SA Hockey by joining one of our upcoming courses. It couldn’t be simpler to register, just fill in your details on our website ( we will get back to you with more details.