Workshops and Courses

Whether you want to start your coaching journey or are not yet sure if it’s for you then England Hockey offers a number of online workshops that give people the knowledge and skills to deliver fun, safe and engaging hockey sessions.

These workshops are the perfect place to start for those new to coaching.  You can do as many different workshops as you wish.  Completion of at least one workshop is also a pre-requisite for undertaking a formal coaching course and achieving a qualification.  The workshops are a stepping stone to both the Sessional and Coach Courses.

The workshops are:

Following on from this there are then workshops focused on the principles of the games – so Attacking/Defending/Goalscoring and Goalkeepers.

The Sessional Course and the Coach Course are both suitable for people leading independent sessions (Lead Coach).

Sessional Coach Course

Suitable for coaches who are leading independent sessions to a group of players.

Coach Course

Suitable for coaches who are leading up a section at a club and are responsible for the development of other coaches.  It includes extra learning related to linked session design and supporting other people involved in the delivery of your sessions.


All course and workshop dates and sessions can be found here

Advanced Coaches Programme (ACP)

The ACP is for any active coach who is genuinely keen to advance their coaching for the benefit of their players and the sport.  They must be committed to personal development, open to feedback, excited about learning and interested in applying the GB Coaching philosophy in their sessions.  It is delivered in a modular format with regards to the structured content, but there is also lots of unstructured content, and coaches on the programme are appointed a mentor to support and challenge them during the two years they are part of the programme.

The Advanced Coaching Programme (ACP) has an open entry process once a year, which usually takes applications around March/April and the submission requires an array of evidence to be submitted which is then assessed by the Great Britain Coaching team to then allocate an agreed number of places to a specific cohort of coaches.  Entry to a cohort is not possible outside of that application process.

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