Resources For Coaches

Your Role as Coach

What Capital Hockey need from our youth coaches
Developing your coaching philosophy
Developing a development approach to coaching
Coaching for different learning styles
Helping coaches to think like a kid for great outcomes
Coach self evaluation tool
SPARC Getting started in coaching booklet
American Coaching Academy – Coaching your own child booklet 

Health and Safety

The most important job at hockey is to keep our young players safe.  This job requires a team effort with the club, coaches, team managers, parents and umpires all working together to promote and sustain a safe environment.

For more information about the key health and safety please click here to go through to our club health and safety information designed for everyone involved in keeping our kids safe.  Health and Safety info for coaches, managers and umpires

Overarching coaching plans and frameworks

Essentials on hockey safety for coaches and umpires
6 aside coaching resource: objectives, rules, team formations and substitutions etc
For further details of the different grades and age-specific rules, see here

Session plan exemplars for coaches

Small Sticks Session and Training Sample Plans: applicable to all grades
Senior session plans from SportPlan are available here

Coaching templates

Coaching session plan template
Player position rotation sheet template – 30mins
Getting to know your athlete questionnaire template

Coaching Skills

Goal Keeping
Agility Team & GK Drills
Penalty Corners
Full Press 11-Aside
Goal Scoring
Outletting 11-Aside
American Coaching Academy Team Building Booklet

Videos to assist coaches in teaching best practice technique for hockey skills

Stick length information for coaches to guide parents and players
Running with the ball
Forestick trap
Drag left to right
Drag right to left
Eliminating a player
Stationary pushing
Reverse steal left side 
Right side steal
Tackover tackle
Corner Push Out
Corner Trap

Resources for coaches when working with the parents of their players

Coach information on managing the parent-coach partnership
American Coaching Academy – partnering with parents booklet
Information for parents: supporting children in sport 
YouTube clip on sideline behaviour from parents 

Athlete Development Information

Guidelines for athlete development, training hours and late specialisation in sport
Supporting kids to develop in sport: a resource for coaches and parents
Athlete development research
Sport NZ Balance is Better Booklet
Sport NZ Talent Plan

Additional Useful Resources