Coaching Courses. Nearby. ish…

England Hockey have confirmed that they have 2 different coaching courses organised and available for booking, details as below:

Introduction to Hockey Coaching Course
Venue: Lichfield HC, Lichfield Sports Club, Eastern Avenue, Lichfield WS13 7SQ
Date: Sunday 17 July 2016
Times: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Deadline date to book onto this course – 7th July 2016

The Introduction to Hockey Coaching Workshop has been developed for potential coaches with limited experience of hockey coaching. It would be suitable for parent helpers, school teachers, young leaders and coaches with backgrounds in other sports.

This workshop will develop coaches to coach hockey with confidence ensuring that the sessions delivered are safe, suitable and inspiring for the players coached.

To attend coaches must be 16 years of age or older at the time of the workshop.

UKCC England Hockey Sessional Coach Course
Venue: Loughborough University, Epinal Way, Loughborough LE11 3TU
Dates: Monday 15th and Sunday 21st August 2016
Times: 15th – 9.00am – 6.00pm, 21st – 9.00am – 5.00pm

Deadline date to book onto this course – 25th July 2016

The UKCC England Hockey Sessional Coach Course is available for those who coach hockey sessions to children or adults through Back 2 Hockey, After School Clubs, Summer Camps, Adult Club Participation. Coaches may also find this course beneficial if they are supporting sessions in a Hockey programme (ie Club Team, JDC, JAC, School Team). To attend this course you must be at least 18 years of age, be able to provide evidence of the need for this qualification linked to current or future coaching roles, e.g. you will be leading hockey sessions independently, have experience of delivering relevant hockey sessions over the previous 12 months and have attended a minimum of 1 workshop from the Great Britain Coaching Club Programme over the last 24 months (Introduction to Hockey Coaching, Engaging Games For Children, Coaching For Club Players, Engaging Games For Children, Coaching For Talent or Integrating GKs are accepted)

They are also currently looking to organise a Sessional Course in Birmingham and once these details are finalised they will let us know.

To book on either of the above courses please visit

Coaching Club at Highfields Hockey Centre on Friday 24th October – Limited spaces still available‏

There is an Integrating Goalkeepers Coaching Club Workshop running on Friday 24th October from 19.00-22.00 at Highfields Hockey Centre, Nottingham:

Being delivered by Grahame Mansell-Grace (aka Panda) who is a Lead Talent Development Coach for Goalkeeping within England Hockey

3 hours practical based out on the pitch

Will help coaches to use practical examples to bring match play scenarios to life on a regular basis and to develop practical ideas on how to integrate goalkeepers more easily into activities.

Coaches will leave with a pack of resource cards specific to integrating goalkeepers andvideo resources of match play and practice scenarios to support them back in their club setting.

To book a place please fill in the attached Booking Form and return to 

GB Coaching Club Booking Form

#morebetterhappier…..GB Coaching Club Programme has launched

Booking has now opened for the brand new Great Britain Coaching Club Programme. The programme will be delivered in a variety of ways to ensure it is flexible and accessible to your needs. It will also provide you with the time to reflect on your own coaching practice and to network with other coaches.

Initially there are five workshops available in the Great Britain Coaching Club Programme, please click on the link below for more information on each workshop including dates and venues:

1.     Engaging Games For Children 

2.     Integrating Goalkeepers

3.      Coaching for Club Players

4.      Coaching for Talent

5.      Engaging Sessions for Adults

Each workshop has a charge of £40 and for this you will experience:

  • Cutting edge practical resources
  • Access to the best workforce
  • Delivery in high quality venues at England Hockey approved centres

These development opportunities are available for all coaches, whether currently qualified or looking to enter the coaching pathway.

So, do you think you inspire players? Do players leave your session with that ‘buzz’ and can’t wait to come back week in week out, come rain or shine? Whether you are a coach of children, participation or talented players, these development opportunities will provide you with the tools to add to your coaching toolkit and support you to inspire more, better and happier players!

Why wait ….Click here for a full list of dates and venues and how to apply.

Places will be filled on a first come first serve basis so please book early to avoid disappointment.

For more information please contact

L1 Coaching Course – Mansfield Woodhouse

There are still a few places left on the Level 1 coaching course taking place at Manor Complex at the end of the month.

The link to register is below;

England Hockey – Find a Course

Dates are 27th April, 4th & 11th May, 9:30am – 5 pm on each day.

There is some funding attached to this course for people coaching in a Nottinghamshire club, the exact amount is unknown until numbers are finalised, but it is likely to be in the region of £20 – £30 per person.

These courses only come to Nottinghamshire once every 2-3 years so this is a great opportunity for people to attend a course without having to travel too far.

Club/Coach Education Workshops: Jan-Apr 2014‏

The Club and Coach Education workshops for Nottinghamshire (January – April 2014) are now available to view and book on to.

You can book on via the coaching website where you will just need to quickly register for free (or login if already registered!) and then book and pay onto a workshop of your choice.

Most workshops are £20 however a couple of the new courses are just £10 so please check when booking.

Please pass this information on to your club committees, coaches and volunteers. It is important to have many members of clubs having the knowledge and experience of some key areas such as Safeguarding and First Aid.

L1 Coaching Course at Manor Sports Centre – HURRY CLOSING DATE SOON!

Please see attached an application form for a Hockey Level One Coaching Course which is running at Manor Sports Centre in Mansfield – please circulate this around your club and to anyone you know who might be interested in attending. Please note, candidates must be aged 16 on the 1st day of the course to attend.

Application forms need to be sent to Elaina Leithead, England Hockey, The Hockey Pavilion, Loughborough University, Ashby Road, Loughborough, LE11 3TU (along with the consent form if under 18) or email to

The Nottinghamshire Hockey Development Group has secured a small amount of funding to financially assist people who attend this particular course and who are coaching in clubs within Nottinghamshire. I have negotiated with England Hockey to exclusively open this course to Nottinghamshire clubs until Friday 6th September – please note after this date the course will be open to anyone across the country. Due to this, and along with England Hockey now having an online payment system for coaching courses, candidates are required to inform Elaina of the contact details of the person making the £160 payment so she can telephone them and take the payment over the phone.

Once booked on the course, The Nottinghamshire Hockey Development Group will be informed of the names of the candidates and on completion of the course, those candidates will be reimbursed some funds – the amount of funding per person will not be confirmed until we know how many complete the course but it will be a minimum of £20.

If you have any queries regarding the course, please contact Elaina directly on 01509 228676 or email

Consent Form
Manor SC L1 Application Form

2013 England Hockey Young Coach Programme

Applications have recently reopened for young coaches to join the 2013 England Hockey Young Coach Programme.

If you could please distribute the following information to any aspiring coaches aged between 16 and 21 within your clubs and regions.

It is a great opportunity for young coaches to learn and develop. Not only do they receive an £80 bursary to put towards their coach development, they also receive mentor support and a timetable of close Continuous Professional Development opportunities and courses specifically designed for them.

Please see the following link for more information and how to apply: