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Ulster Hockey will be running a Level Two Coaching Course, starting January 2023.

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. All candidates MUST have a Safeguarding Child in Sport Course Certificate or equivalent, completed within the last 3 years.

The course is 4 days in duration and attendance at the whole course is essential. Candidates must also complete an assessment, which is also obligatory for the course being awarded.

The course reinforces the themes in the Level 1 as well as introducing the following themes:

Out letting and pressing principles
Circle entry and circle defence principles
Goal scoring skills
Midfield control and build-up principles
Advanced goalkeeping
Advanced penalty corner skills
Player/squad interaction
Introduction to physical development of players

Venue: Queens Sport, Upper Malone
Dates: 8th, 22nd January 12th February 12th March
Time: 9.00am-3.30pm
Cost: £300

If you are interested in attending this year’s Level 2, please email jonathan.mcmeekin@ulsterhockey.com  giving a detailed description of your coaching history including the teams and the level you have coached at as well as any other information that may be relevant to your application. As there are only 12 places on the course, priority will be given to coaches coaching at Senior Club Level or interprovincial level in Ulster.

Closing date for applications is 31st of October. Applicants will be informed shortly afterwards.

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