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Coaching Pathway

Field Hockey Canada’s Coaching Pathway prepares coaches from the grassroots, community levels to high-performance. An athlete-centered, coach led model ensures a holistic approach intended to serving the growth of the game.

The Field Hockey Canada / NCCP Coaching Pathway is aligned to FHC’s Long Term Field Hockey Development (LTFHD) Strategy.

The goal is an ‘athlete-centered, coach-led’ model, with the pathway serving both the community and performance streams of athlete development.

This flexible delivery model enables clubs, schools, provincial sport organizations and other community leaders to deliver courses which suit the particular needs of their own environment.

COACH TRAINING

Field Hockey Canada has developed programs for the following contexts:
  1. Community Coach (FUNdamentals Long Term Athlete Development Stage)
  2. Competition Introduction (Learn to Train and Train to Train Long Term Athlete Development Stages)
  3. Competition Development (Train to Compete)

COACHING PATHWAY

The following graphic illustrates the pathway for field hockey coaches in Canada:

Coach Pathway

For more information on the multi-sport modules (seen above in blue) visit the Coaching Association of Canada Multi-Sport training website.

COURSE DELIVERY

Community Sport and Competition Introduction courses are delivered by the individual provincial field hockey associations. For course schedules and contact information contact your provincial association.

The Competition Development course is delivered by Field Hockey Canada in association with the Coaching Association of Canada. A pilot course was successful conducted in Ontario in March 2016 and will be followed by a Western Canadian course in 2016.

Click here to access the Field Hockey Canada National Coaching Certification Program Operations Manual.