Coach Education

Field Hockey BC (FHBC) is committed to helping our coaches continually expand their existing knowledge and experience.  FHBC offers tailored formal coach education through the adoption and delivery of two pathway options open to all standards of coach.

For Club Community Coaches who may be volunteering to assist and doing so for short seasonal programs, FHBC offers the Provincial Coach Education (PCE) Pathway. This pathway prioritizes technical and tactical building blocks for field hockey development, consists of easily accessible short modular courses, and is offered free of charge through FHBC. For more information on the PCE Pathway click here For more information on PCE Modular Courses click here

For Coaches wishing to invest in their coaching professional development and attain formal certification as a coach, Field Hockey BC and Field Hockey Canada offer the Coaching Association of Canada’s National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP).  These coaching courses are accredited by the NCCP and upon completion of a course, coaches are submitted into the Coaching Association of Canada’s central database which FHBC administrate for field hockey coaches in BC. Please follow these links for more information about the NCCP  and to see a list of certification courses offered through FHBC.

In order to make coach education efficient and optimize its effectiveness, our Coach Education pathways are aligned to all pillars of FHBC’s Long Term Field Hockey Development system.  This system is structured using the framework of Sport for Life’s Long Term Athlete Development plan, using stages of athletic development as the framework around which the core content of coaching courses is structured.

In addition to formal PCE/NCCP Coach Education opportunities, we also offer ongoing, informal educational opportunities, mentorship and professional development support for all coaches working within our Regional and Provincial programs. All coaches working within our programs are highly skilled and experienced coaches. All of them are qualified coaches.

For coaches wishing to working within the system and support the best BC athletes, please check out our opportunities and the Coaching Rates, which are linked to qualification and experience.

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