Coach Development


What's happening in 2019

In 2019 Canterbury Hockey is looking to provide three main development opportunities for coaches at all levels in the hockey community.

The first is via Hockey New Zealand's online coaching course, which all participants can complete anywhere, any time and at no cost. For more information, please CLICK HERE 

The second is through one of the following practical coaching accreditation workshops: SMALL STICKS 6 a-side, SMALL STICKS 11 a-side, SECONDARY / YOUTH and CLUB OPEN GRADE. These courses will be presented at various venues and times during both the lead up to and early parts of the season. For more information on our upcoming practical coaching workshops, please CLICK HERE

The third development opportunity is attending one of Canterbury Hockey's coaching forums or information evenings. Canterbury Hockey will to run a number of these throughout the year, with a range of presenters covering various topics catering for either Junior,Secondary/Youth or Open Grade coaches. For more information on our upcoming coaching forums and information evenings, please CLICK HERE


What's a Canterbury Hockey Accredited Coach?

Canterbury Hockey accredit coaches who have completed both Hockey NZ's online coaching course and a Canterbury Hockey practical coaching accreditation workshop. A coaching accreditation last for two years, but can be renewed by participating in any Canterbury Hockey coach development opportunity (workshop, forum etc.) or the equivalent from an external sporting provider such as Sport Canterbury. Becoming an accredited coach not only shows your dedication to help develop both your coaching skill set and your athletes but it also supports your club, who will have yearly targets with Canterbury Hockey linked to coach education.

Canterbury Hockey's Coaching Circle (Coach Support Group):

Canterbury Hockey is pleased to continue its coaching support group called 'Canterbury Hockey's Coaching Circle'. The aim of this group is to create a community for coaches in Canterbury who are keen to further develop their coaching and stay in touch with whats happening around the local, national and international hockey scenes. This group will be supported through exposure to practical resources, coaching theory, game analysis and a platform to communicate with others in the group. The main form of communication will be through a private Facebook group.

If you are interested in joining the 'Coaching Circle' please follow this link and join the Facebook page:

Coaching Resources:

For a range of coaching resources, please CLICK HERE to head to our 'Coaching Resource Page'.


For more information or questions about Canterbury Hockey's coaching development courses and opportunities, please email: