Upcoming Coaching / Umpiring Courses

Thursday, 4th of February 2016
Upcoming Coaching / Umpiring Courses Upcoming Coaching / Umpiring Courses

A handful of hockey-related courses are available to club members in the upcoming months including hockey coaching and umpiring.


Introduction to Hockey Coaching

Hurricane Sports are delivering the new England Hockey “Introduction to Hockey Coaching Workshop” (the revised level 1 coaching course) on on Saturday the 23rd April 2016 at the Lindum Sports Association.

This workshop is designed for coaches that:

  • Support delivery at a England Hockey affiliated Hockey Club.
  • Simply want to help out as a parent / helper and require the basic information.
  • Are not expected to coach independently.

The cost of the course is £80 per person though the club will pay if there is a commitment to coaching within the club

The course has a maximum attendance capacity of 20 and this will be based on first come first serve. For more details see Hurricane Sports’ website.

UPDATE [8th of February]: Following a popular response to this course, nine more places have been made available. Book now to avoid disappointment.


England Hockey Sessional Coaching Course

There is an England Hockey UKCC (United Kingdom Coaching Certificate) course in Cambridge on the 24th of April / 1st of May.

See England Hockey’s website for booking details.


Umpire Development with GB Coaches

The GB colleges squad will be using the Lindum for their initial training camp on Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th February 2016.

On Monday they will be playing against Lincolnshire at 7pm and there is an opportunity, for anyone interested in becoming an umpire developer for Lindum Hockey Club, to attend a free session for this game.

The role of the developer is to be a “coach” for club umpires and helping them improve their performances through highlighting small changes that can be made to help them enjoy the games more, as well as get more decisions right, manage discipline issues, etc. The Course consists of the following aspects:

The online Rules test (done prior to the course) covers the following aspects:

  • What makes a good umpire developer?
  • Match day responsibilities
  • Recognising good umpiring
  • Giving effective feedback
  • Using the feedback form

Anyone interested should contact Gary Johnson.

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