The Coach Education and Mentorship Program is a Field Hockey BC initiative that is aimed at improving the knowledge base and on field delivery of our talented and dedicated coaches across the province. First delivered in the fall of 2006 he program targets U12-U16 Club Coaches as this is the point at which our athletes lay the foundations for a skills base that will serve them throughout their field hockey careers. It is also a useful professional development opportunity for High School, Regional, and Provincial Coaches to update their skills and get up to speed on more effective technical and tactical delivery to their athletes.
The rationale behind the program includes:
Effectively disseminating the knowledge base of our National Coaches and other Experts
Making efficient use of existing knowledge
Generating discussion and advancing ideas and theories
Addressing systemic weaknesses
Targeted education for a sustainable impact
For the Club Coach the program is based on enhancing their technical, theoretical and tactical education:
This will involve the delivery of 4 standardized workshops that address key areas of development within our coaching community. They will be hosted by clubs participating in the program and will run for 1.5-2 hrs each. These will ideally be delivered leading up to the Junior Club Season so that the lessons learned can be incorporated into coaching delivery through the season itself. The workshops were developed by our FHBC coach education panel.
Workshop topics include:
Long Term Athlete Development
Coaching Approach and Practice Planning
- Basic Tactics
The Coach Education and Mentorship Package is a $1500 value and as an introductory program and through a generous grant from the Golden Oldies/ VIT fund we are able to offer it to interested clubs for only $100.
The obligations of the Club will include:
Promoting the program
Hosting and administration of workshops
User fee ($100)
Any additional questions or concerns about the program can be directed to:
Technical Head Coach – FHBC