Ulster Hockey will be running a series of Coach Education and Umpire courses in the coming months.
Fundamentals of Coaching Hockey Course for Volunteers
This course is designed to be an introduction to hockey coaching for volunteers and parents. Whilst still paying heed to the skills required to be taught to beginners the course will also look at the delivery and organisation of a coaching session. The course specifically looks at the coaching needs of those with a limited background in hockey who may also require additional coaching skills to impart their knowledge.
The Fundamentals course is the first course in the hockey coaching pathway and is one of the requirements for candidates wishing to progress to Level 1 and onwards.
Venue: Playball, Belfast
Date: 28 April 2019
Date: 15 June 2019
Level One Coaching Course
The Hockey Ireland Level 1 Coaching Course is the second step on the Hockey Ireland Coaching Pathway. Whilst the Hockey Ireland’s Fundamentals Coaching Course qualifies coaches as Assistant Coaches, the Level 1 is designed for people looking to lead group sessions. The course is delivered on the basis that attendees are coaching a range of age groups, from young children to adults.
Dates: 18 May, 1, 8 June 2019
Safeguarding Children and Young People in Sport
By the end of the Safeguarding Children & Young People in Sport workshop participants will be able to:
1. understand the background to safeguarding children and young people in sport.
2. identify best practice procedures to safeguard children and young people in sport.
3. understand the different categories of child abuse.
4. identify the signs of poor practice or abuse.
5. act if poor practice or abuse is suspected.
Dates: 8 June 2019
National Umpires Rules Course
This course will give prospective umpires a solid grounding in the rules and regulations of field hockey.
Candidates will receive a certificate, Fox 40’ whistle, and laminated ‘areas of control’ coloured pocket card.
Umpiring is a great way to be involved in hockey. It gives you the opportunity to give something back to the sport you love, whilst also helping to widen participation in the sport. There are opportunities for everyone to umpire and whatever your aspirations, you will receive support from Ulster Hockey!
Venue: Newforge Country Club, Belfast
Dates: 8,9 May 2019