Coach Education

Coach Education

Hockey New Zealand is currently reviewing its Coaching Framework including formal coach education for coaches.

Currently coaches can access support through the HNZ Online Coaching Portal, Sport NZ Sport Tutor online learning tool, Association coach development opportunities, and Regional Sports Trust (RST) resources and opportunities.

Coaches are encouraged to contact their local association and RST to support their on-going development.

Hockey New Zealand Coaching Portal

Coaches can access free online coaching portal courses targeting Small Sticks, Youth and Club spaces.

If you are unfamiliar with the Online Coaching Portal, click here for the users guide.

All completed online courses are reviewed by the coaches local development officer that is selected at the completion of the online course.

Sport NZ SportsTutor

Sport New Zealand has developed a free online learning tool for the sports sector through Sport Tutor. Sport Tutor has been created to support, help and guide people working at any level of the sports sector, featuring e-learning modules, tutorials, templates, reference material, video, social learning environments and more.

Click here to sign up to this free online resource.

FIH Academy Coaching Courses

The FIH Hockey Academy has been developed by FIH to support the development of a global hockey workforce. This includes providing a range of programmes, resources and tools in four key areas: Play, Coach, Officiate and Manage.

The Coach area offers 4 levels of coach education supporting community through to high-performance coaches. Please click here to find further information about the FIH Hockey Academy.

Upcoming FIH Hockey Academy development opportunities will be shared below.

FIH Hockey Academy Level One Coaching Course – Stratford, Auckland & Christchurch

HNZ is excited to announce three opportunities for coaches to attend an FIH Hockey Academy Level One Coaching course in New Zealand. The FIH Hockey Academy Level 1 Coaching course provides coaches with an introduction to the knowledge and core competencies required to coach hockey to children and adults.  All school, club and association coaches are invited to register.

The first of the three opportunities is in Stratford, alongside the Men’s Olympic Qualifier against Korea, and the second and third alongside Hockey Pro League.

Stratford: FIH Level One Coaching Course

Sunday 3rd of November 8.30 am-1.30 pm, TET MultiSports Centre, Portia Street, Stratford

Cost: $60.00, this will include lunch and refreshments

Registration Link:

Following the completion of the course in Stratford, details for the Auckland course in February 2020 and Christchurch in March 2020 will be advertised.

Any questions regarding the courses advertised, please contact Nicole Youman,

Association Courses

Associations provide a range of coach development opportunities targeted to the needs of the local hockey community.

Contact your nearest association today to find out what is available for you.