Qualifications Courses

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.

Upcoming Courses

Venue: Dromore
Date: 24th June 2023

Venue: Playball
Date: 20th August 2023

Venue: Coleraine
Date: 10th September 2023


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.

Upcoming Courses
Venue: Dromore
Course dates: 
Sunday 8th October (9.00am-5.00pm)
Sunday 15th October (9.00am-5.00pm)
Sunday 22nd October Safeguarding course (9.00am-12.00 noon), Assessments (12.00-4.00pm)


Level Two Coaching Course

The Level 2 Coaching Course is designed for people coaching teams who wish to advance their coaching skills and knowledge. The course prepares coaches to develop skills over a series of sessions through the development of game based practices.

The course is aimed at people who are coaching club and school teams and includes a higher level of technical development than the Level 1 course as well as the introduction of core tactics. Candidates MUST have completed Hockey Ireland Level 1 Coaching Course or show evidence of completing a similar award in another country.



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