YES COACH: The Warwick girls hockey team listens to coach Alan Balfour during a break in play.
YES COACH: The Warwick girls hockey team listens to coach Alan Balfour during a break in play. Contributed

Coaching course to bring fresh flock of talent

HOCKEY: Break into the world of hockey coaching at the Warwick Hockey Association's level one coaching course.

For a full day Sunday, March 19, all members of the community with an interest in the game are welcome to take part in the training program.

Warwick Hockey coaching coordinator Angela Groves said she had participated in the course twice, and said the theory component only took a couple of hours and the full-day course was a great experience.

"It's open to anyone who is interested,” she said.

"Teachers can receive recognition of prior learning for doing the course and then take the skills back to their school.

"And we always need volunteers and parents who can step in on a day of hockey games.”

The course is designed to train in the basic concepts of coaching, including group management and organisation, conducting modified games and activities and safety and enjoyment.

Anyone who wishes to take part is not required to have prerequisites in training or coaching.

"We received grant funding to put on the course, and everyone who registers is asked to pay $40,” Groves said.

"But because of the grant, we're hoping to reimburse everyone with their money.”

The day starts at 8.30am on Sunday, March 19 and is expected to run until 4pm.

"It's not that hard at all to take part in, and we'd really like volunteers and parents who can, to have that level one in coaching,” Groves said.

Fore more information and to register, go to www.warwickhockeyassoc .com.au or email warwick juniorhockey@hotmail.com.

The theory component of the course can be started at www.hockey.org.au /level1coach.



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