Phil Rolfe (right) and Gary Millard discuss tactics.
Phil Rolfe (right) and Gary Millard discuss tactics. Gerard Walsh

Coaching a great thrill for Warwick hockey legend

Phil Rolfe has coached hockey at junior and senior level in Warwick for the past nine years and expects to be coaching again next year.

He has also coached at representative level and played masters hockey and describes his interest in coaching.

I LIKE coaching as it is a great thrill to see the kids improving and learning how to be part of a team sport.

For newcomers, it starts with showing them how to hold a stick and teaching them the rules of hockey.

It is very important for players to hold the stick property as that helps teach them how to control the ball and not put other players in danger around them.

Fellow Warwick player Troy March and myself are both left handers but we play as right hander.

There is no left-hand hockey.

A major factor in coaching is to ensure each player is enjoying the game.

We encourage players to reach their full potential in Warwick hockey.

While it is hard to individualise, Matt Eastwell is one player I have watched improve down the years. He recently played for Queensland schoolboys in New Zealand.

There will be plenty of opportunities for prospective new players at all levels and all ages next season in the Warwick Hockey Association.

More details in the Daily News in January.



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