The FIH Academy are running many online workshops / courses at the moment; covering all topics from complete courses to workshops on different aspects of coaching and also umpiring. They are run by experienced tutors and it’s an opportunity to link in with coaches from around the world; creating a good learning environment as there is lots of interaction.
There is project in England called ‘Boing’. It is funded by Sport England as a research project but open to all including those who live in Ireland. It is a resource of an online course and 120 ‘PlayGames’ to help develop Physical Literacy for children in a fun game based manner. Danny Newcombe is one of the creators and tutors is a well regarded hockey coach with Hockey Wales currently. They are great games for warm ups etc, very fun and energising, which will help develop children’s physical literacy at the same time, which is so important for lifelong physical activity. For more information on courses, see here.
Included in the 5 pdf attachments, you will find the full text from Intro, Coaching Philosophy to age appropriate games and exercises for 7-14 year-olds.
It is an ideal ‘Coaching Plan’ for junior hockey programmes to use. Horst Wein (RIP) was a world renowned hockey coach (Germany / Spain men’s national teams) and also football coach (FC Barcelona and many other clubs) and his ideas have been implemented across the world of youth hockey and children’s sport in general. The Intro chapters are very inspiring and Horst uses a ‘Games Based Approach’.
Avoca Hockey Club is very sorry to hear about the passing of Edward Sarratt, brother of Geoff and David, and Uncle to Philip and Andrew.
The Sarratt Family have a long association with the Club. Edward’s father Allen. D. Sarratt was Club President 1963-73.
Edward attended Avoca School, where he gained caps for Leinster Schoolboys and Leinster U23s.
Always a great supporter of the Club he will be sadly missed. Our condolences to the extended Sarratt family.