Coach Education


2024 FHBC Coach Conference

February 9-11, 2024

Field Hockey BC is excited to announce the official reinstatement of an in-person BC Coach Conference for 2024. Hosted at SFU in Burnaby and in collaboration with multi-sport partners, FHBC is delighted to present Field Hockey speakers and presenters from Canada, Belgium, the UK, and the USA in what promises to be both an informative and inspirational weekend. Added to this is the multi-sport opportunity to take in and hear from speakers and presenters across a number of sports representing both individual and team sport environments.

And not forgetting formalized education through the National Coach Certification Program (NCCP), FHBC is also including the opportunity to attend the practical NCCP Field Hockey Competition Introduction module, as well as the multi-sport NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) module.

The BC Coach Conference is taking place over the weekend February 9-11, 2024. Field Hockey BC encourages all member clubs, community leagues, and community associations to support the 2024 BC Coach Conference in advocating for this opportunity within your respective coaching ranks. With a theme this year “embracing coaching at all levels”, there should be a positive learning experience for all in attendance.

The Conference website can be accessed here:


NCCP Coach Education (January – February 2024)

Field Hockey BC is pleased to be offering NCCP coaching courses in conjunction with the 2024 Coaching Conference. Courses that are crucial to both the Community and Competition-Introduction stream will be held on Sunday February 11th: 

  • NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) – required for coaches to complete their Community Coaching Pathway 
  • FHC Competition-Introduction Course – sport-specific course required for coaches pursuing Competition-Introduction Certification 

Coaches are encouraged to take advantage of these courses to continue to enhance their coaching experience. Furthermore, with mandatory minimum coaching standards on the horizon, this is a great opportunity for coaches to position themselves to meet those requirements. 


NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) 

This workshop provides a comprehensive introduction to the Fundamental Movement Skills and the core-competencies of the NCCP, with the help of significant hands-on activities.  

 Sunday February 11, 9am – 1:30pm at SFU 

 Cost: FREE for FHBC registered participants; $73.50 for all other coaches 

This course is a required component of the Community Coach Context. To see what other courses are required, please visit:

Registration for this course can be found here: .  

FHC Competition-Introduction Course 

The FHC Competition-Introduction course focuses on learning the game, practice planning and the basic analysis of performance. Coaches that wish to take this course, must first take the following pre-requisite multi-sport modules: NCCP Emergency Action Plan, NCCP Planning a Practice, NCCP Teaching & Learning.   

Dates/Times  Modules   Location 
Saturday, January 27, 6:30-9:00pm  Module 1: Getting Started (Online)    Zoom 
Monday, January 29, 6:30-9:30pm  Module 2: Technical & Tactical Skills (Online)   Zoom 
Saturday, February 3, 6:30-8:30pm  Module 3: Goalkeeping (Online)   Zoom 
Monday, February 5, 6:30-9:00pm  Module 4: Designing Small Sided Games (Online)   Zoom 
Sunday, February 11, 9am – 1pm  Module 5: On-field Skills & Small-Sided Games (In-Person)   SFU 

 Cost: $150 

*Free for all Provincial Coaches (Contact FHBC for Promo Code)

Registration for this course can be found here: 

Deadline to register: Sunday, January 21st  

For more information on the Competition-Introduction pathway, please visit:  

For questions about your coach education, including where to find a course, please contact   


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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.