Community Coach Context


The Community Coach Context is designed for coaches working at the community level. This may include volunteer coaches that are new to the sport (i.e. a parent coaching their child’s team) or former athletes that need to learn how to coach. This context is most appropriate for coaches of athletes under 12 or recreational teams of all ages that will be learning the basics of hockey.

The following courses are required to achieve Trained status:


NCCP Coach Initiation in Sport

This eLearning course introduces new or experienced coaches to the foundational skills of coaching, such as long-term athlete development, ethics, coaching motivation, and athlete safety and wellness. It also teaches the key coaching concepts and educational tools that are the foundation of the NCCP.

This eLearning course takes about 60 minutes to complete: https://thelocker.coach.ca/onlinelearning#CIS-E

Cost: $15     (For current FHBC Registered Participants, cost of this course will be covered until August 31, 2024.  Contact katie@fieldhockeybritishcolumbia.com for a coupon code to access the course for free)

Note: This course is a pre-requisite for the FHC Community Coaching course.


FHC: Community Coaching

The FHC Community eLearning module which will introduce you to what it means to be a coach in field hockey and how to plan a session that supports the best practices of coaching and your own personal coaching philosophies.  By the end of the module, you will have the essential knowledge you need to develop athletes in sport and physical activities.

This eLearning course takes about 2 hours to complete: https://thelocker.coach.ca/onlinelearning#FH-CC-E

Cost: $50    (For current FHBC Registered Participants, cost of this course will be covered until August 31, 2024.  Contact katie@fieldhockeybritishcolumbia.com with your course receipt to be reimbursed)


NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills

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.

This in-person course is offered by viaSport BC and their coach education partners. Please visit https://www.viasport.ca/coaching/nccp-course-calendar for opportunities.

Cost: $50 – $70  (For current FHBC Registered Participants, cost of this course will be covered until August 31, 2024.  Contact katie@fieldhockeybritishcolumbia.com with your course receipt to be reimbursed)


Once the above courses + the Safe Sport requirements are complete, the coach will be a Trained Community Coach.