Coaches Corner

Reinvesting in Hockey - 50% IHA Training Course contribution

As agreed at the 2013 AGM we will meet half of the cost of the following IHA courses

  • Stepping Stones Phase 1, 2 and 3 (€30 contribution)
  • Introduction to Hockey Coaching - Volunteers (€25 contribution)
  • Introduction to Hockey Coaching - Teachers (€25 contribution)
  • IHA Level 1 Coaching Course (€62.50 contribution)

To find out more about these courses visit the IHA website We have set aside €500 which is available on a first come first served basis, limited to one contribution per school. To book email ei.yekcoh|gnihcaoc#ei.yekcoh|gnihcaoc and copy moc.liamg|stluseryekcoh#moc.liamg|stluseryekcoh

Volunteer Recruitment Techniques

Volunteers are the lifeblood of our sport. Without them there would be no players, no matches and no leagues. They are undoubtedly invaluable resources for our sport. Some clubs have been very successful in recruiting parents and players to take roles and push forward the development of their club. Other sports are very successful at recruiting parents in particular to take volunteer roles. So, there must be various techniques and actions that can be used which have been successful. The Development committee are keen to draw up a list of ideas or approaches that have been successful. Even ideas that did not bear fruit are valuable to know. We are asking clubs to write up their thoughts on this topic and forward them to moc.liamg|sdik4yekcohnilbud#moc.liamg|sdik4yekcohnilbud Any club that participates will receive the document that we produce.

Hooked for Life

The IHA Hooked for life Small Sided Game Delivery guidelines can be downloaded here
Phase 1 2nd and 3rd Class (U9) Fun 4's
Phase 2 4th and 5th Class (U11) Super 6's
phase 3 6th Class and 1st Year (U13) Extreme 8's

Coaching Drills

  • Details of the Irish Hockey Association's "Hooked on Fun" training programme for 6-9 year olds can be found here: Hooked on Fun
  • You can download a copy of part 1 and part 2 of Notes for coaching young Players

Coaching Video's

Videos of the IHA's Core Skills can be found here:
Moving with the ball
Block Tackle
Jab Tackle

and Core Goalkeeping Skills Can be found here:

Coaches Code of Conduct

The LHA document is available to download.
A sample Coaches Code of Conduct can be downloaded here

IHA Coaching Clinics

Details of specialist Coaching Clinics provided by a licenced Development Officer are in this document and can be arranged by contacting:
Sue Haslam
Eastern Development Officer
Irish Hockey Association
Belfield, D 4
Ph: +353 1 7163266

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