Getting Started in Coaching
This is a Sports New Zealand publication designed for new coaches.
The TGFU approach to coaching is nothing new. Using games to teach players the skills and tactics. Situational learning is used in most educational institutions so why not apply it on the hockey field.
Dennis Slade has published a book on the subject. Available at Bennetts at Massey University for about $50 or online
6-a-side positional play
This document sets out a pattern of play that we think will benefit both intermediate and secondary teams playing in the new 6-a-side competitions.
Basic 11-a-side Positional Play
This is an up to date resource that explains some basic positional concepts for the modern game. This resource was produced by Bryce Collins from North Harbour Hockey.
(Please ignore any competition and rules on these files as they may be incorrect for current season formats)
Year 7/8 drills
Year 5/6 drills
Precepts of Hockey
This is a document detailing the ages and stages of a hockey players development.
This is a document detailing a hockey specific warm up.
Nutrition for Hockey
Waikato Hockey document on nutrition Hockey Nutrition.
Links to Hockey Resources
Please check back for more information.
Hockey New Zealand Coach Development Framework
Hockey New Zealand has developed a new Coach Development Framework that is based on continuous improvement through increasing effective coaching skills, knowledge and understanding.