THAMES VALLEY COMMUNITY COACHING PROGRAMME - sponsored by NZ Hockey Foundation​​​​​​​

Suitable for new or existing coaches these coaching resources are tailor made for Thames Valley Hockey by Nicky Smith, one of the country's leading hockey coaches and former international hockey player. 

The programme consists of on line printable resources,  a "Go to Drills" booklet to take to the turf, workshops held at Thames Valley and video resources featuring Nicky, Daniel Scanlon, homegrown Black Stick and Thames Valley star (TV Star) Tarryn Davey plus players from Te Aroha.


COACHING RESOURCES


ONLINE 

  • Hockey Go To Drills  - Take this guide to the turf Click Here  (also available as a laminated printed booklet) email rdo@valleyhockey.org.nz to get yours
  • How to plan, structure and play  - A Junior 6 Aside Coaching Resource  Click Here


    VIDEOS 


    Coaching 101: A 5 part series of videos where Nicky, Tarryn (the TV Star) and Daniel demonstrate how to coach some fundamental skills featuring players from Te Aroha.

    Part 1 Holding a Stick

    Part 2. Dribbling the Ball 

    Part 3. Passing

    Part 4. Tackling 

    Part 5. Game Play



    ​​​​​​​WORKSHOPS

    We regularly run workshops for coaches.  Follow us on facebook to keep in touch.


    ​​​​​​​OTHER RESOURCES


    HOCKEY NZ SESSION PLANNING TEMPLATE




    HOCKEY NZ GOALKEEPING
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    OTHER BACKGROUND RESOURCES


    Introduction to Hockey - A Beginners Guide to Hockey Click Here

    Hockey New Zealand Primary Schools Small Sticks Skills - A Guide Click Here 


    Hockey New Zealand Coaches Resource HUB  https://hockeynz.brackenlearning.com/

    "Coaching Yarns"  https://www.facebook.com/Thriving-Kiwi-Coaches-112045876801995/

    Sport NZ - Balance is Better https://sportnz.org.nz/resources/balance-is-better-philosophy/

    Sport NZ - Five Tips for Coaches https://balanceisbetter.org.nz/five-tips-for-coaches-to-bring-a-balance-is-better-philosophy-into-their-coaching/

    Waikato Institute for leadership and Sports Studies - Community Resource Hub for coaches and clubs -https://sites.google.com/view/wilssonlinecommunity

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    Thames Valley Hockey Community Coaching Programme - Background
    Nicky Smith has developed the programme and  is one of our best coaches in New Zealand, a long standing friend of Thames Valley having been player/coach of the winning Thames Valley intercity team, coach of the gold medal Midlands womens NHL team and assistant to the Womens Black Sticks, plus as a Hockey player representing England Internationally.   She is a fabulous coach, incredibly approachable and has wealth of knowledge about Thames Valley. Nicky has worked with our neighbouring associations to develop a range of Coach Resources  and we thank them for their input and support.  With additional thanks to both Tarryn Davey and Daniel Scanlon who feature in the coaching videos - thanks for giving so much of your time to the players and coaches at Thames Valley Hockey.

    Programme Overview
    The Programme will be delivered at the turf with mentoring sessions, workshops and match day support plus on line via Webinars and Coaching resources.  Focus on Year 1,2, year 3,4 Year 5,6 Year 7,8 - 6 aside and 11 aside, Secondary.  Here are just some of the initiatives:
    • On line Webinars
    • Mentoring Sessions
    • Match day support  at turf
    • Continual On line support and Q& A
    • Access to mentor online throughout the season
    • Coaching Development resources 
    • Age and ability appropriate  - Tools, drills and game plans.
    • Creating rewarding fun, learning environments of all ages and capabilities
    • Training and Season Planning tools, team culture
    • Understanding  skills and drills and what they mean and when to use them
    • Game Day Plan, analysis and strategy 
    • Post Match – mental support and awareness, Physical recovery

    Supported by NZ Hockey Foundation.