Coach Hockey

Coach Hockey

Coaching is about engaging and developing people, extending well beyond the traditional view of focusing on the relationship between a coach and player. Hockey NZ defines coaching “as people coaching people” to capture the engagement and development of the coaching process; those working with officials and or players, coach developers, team or individual coaching.

The Hockey NZ Coaching Plan is being developed to provide clear direction for coaching and guide the support and development of a sustainable coaching system.

The long-term approach to coaching enables the creation of a strong foundation to nurture a culture of continuous learning to allow solutions to emerge as opposed to being established from the onset.

Aligning with best practice principles, Hockey NZ has engaged with Sport NZ, coaching experts, and the hockey community to support the leadership and development of the plan. The plan is being developed in alignment with the Hockey NZ 2020 Strategy, High Performance Sport New Zealand Coaching Plan and Sport New Zealand Community Coaching Plan.

  

Our Coaching Vision: The Right Coaches, with the Right People, at the Right Time

The Purpose of Coaching Plan: A National Coaching Direction. This will provide clear direction for coaching and guide the support and development of a sustainable coaching system.

Our Coaching Core Beliefs:  

We believe great coaches;

  • Develop people
  • Are continuous learners
  • Build meaningful relationships
  • Are effective communicators
  • Understand the game
  • Are leaders

Our coaching beliefs will guide our actions and behaviours.

Our Game Plans: 

The cornerstones of building our coaching system;

  • Leadership
  • Innovation and Learning
  • Connect and Collaborate

Our game plans will create environments that develop great coaches.

Our Priorities: 

  • Coach Developer: Primary delivery mechanism for Coach Development
  • Coaching Framework: The what and how coach education is structured
  • Technology: Developing the systems and structures to share, connect, and develop
  • Resource Development: Creating the resources to support the Coach Developer and Coaching Framework