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Coach the Coaches

Welcome to AK Hockey’s new coaching initiative, where we combine online resources and practical learning opportunities for our hockey community.

In 2021 the Club Lead Coach programme saw lead coaches deliver sessions to junior programmes at AUHC, WDHC, AISC, MEHC, with sessions cancelled due to COVID at HPHC, SHC and SDHC.
Coaches at Club, Rep and School level will receive a fantastic professional development opportunity in the period Oct- Dec with invitations to attend and observe coaching sessions designed and conducted by Shane McLeod, Belgium’s Gold Medal Wining Coach.

The online coaching portal is an invaluable resource developed by Hockey NZ for all New Zealand Associations as a tool for developing coaches.
There are four coaching courses available according to which age group you are coaching:

–  Small Sticks 5-8 years
–  Small Sticks 9-12 years
–  Youth Hockey
–  Club Hockey

We encourage all new and current coaches to work their way through the modules and use the available resources.

AK Hockey will provide set dates for practical sessions, details will be available on the website.
If clubs have groups of 12 or more, AK Hockey will come to the club and facilitate the practical session.

Click here for a general overview and guidelines to help you complete the Online Coaching Course.

Click here to Login to the Online Coaching Course.

These courses are free to AK Hockey members and we encourage all coaches with or without experience to use the portal and its resources, as this is our Coaching Hub.

AKH proudly acknowledge the support of our Partners