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.
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.
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
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