Competition – Introduction Context


The Competition – Introduction context is designed for coaches with 2+ years of experience coaching field hockey that are wanting to take the next step. This context is most appropriate for coaches of Club teams or a U15 Provincial team, that are introducing athletes to the skills of the game and to competitive hockey.

The courses below are required to achieve Trained status:

Note: all Field Hockey coaches in Canada also need to complete Field Hockey Canada’s Safe Sport requirements.


NCCP Emergency Action Plan

This short 15-minute eLearning module teaches coaches how to create and use an Emergency Action Plan (EAP) in order to respond calmly, quickly and effectively if a sport participant is seriously injured during practice or competition. This course is a pre-requisite for the NCCP Planning a Practice course.

Complete the eLearning module here: https://thelocker.coach.ca/onlinelearning#EAP-E

Cost: Free


NCCP Planning a Practice

This 5-hour course prepares coaches to plan safe and effective practices.

Course Delivery methods:

  • In-Person
  • Online Delivery
  • Home Study

Check viaSport.ca for course offerings.

Cost: $70 – $90

Note: This course needs to be taken prior to taking the FHC Competition – Introduction course.


NCCP Teaching & Learning

This 5-hour course helps coaches understand effective teaching methods, and prepares coaches to promote learning and self-esteem in their athletes.

Course Delivery methods:

  • In-Person
  • Online Delivery
  • Home Study

Check viaSport.ca for course offerings.

Cost: $70 – $90

Note: This course needs to be taken prior to taking the FHC Competition – Introduction course.


FHC Competition – Introduction Course

This Field Hockey specific course focuses on learning the game, practice planning and the basic analysis of performance.

Couse Delivery: Four 3-hour Online Delivery sessions followed by one 3-hour on-field session

Cost: $150-250

This course is hosted by Field Hockey BC. Course information will be posted here when registration is open.


NCCP Basic Mental Skills

In this 4-hour course, coaches will learn how to recognize and develop tools to help an athlete with goal setting, focus and anxiety control.

Course Delivery methods:

  • In-Person
  • Online Delivery
  • Home Study

Check viaSport.ca for course offerings.

Cost: $70 – $90


NCCP Design a Basic Sport Program

In this 5-hour course, coaches will learn how to build a program structure based on training and competitive opportunities.

Course Delivery methods:

  • In-Person
  • Online Delivery
  • Home Study

Check viaSport.ca for course offerings.

Cost: $70 – $90


NCCP Sport Nutrition

This course will teach coaches basic nutrition for athletes, as well as signs of dehydration and disordered eating.

This eLearning course takes about 1 hour to complete: https://thelocker.coach.ca/onlinelearning#SN-E

Cost: $20


Evaluation

To become Certified in the Competition-Introduction Context coaches need to successfully complete an evaluation, including a portfolio and on-field assessment.

Coaches must apply to Field Hockey BC to be evaluated.