COVID19 UPDATE:

Following advice from the HSE, all courses have been postponed until the end of June. The situation with regard to courses scheduled for August and September 2020 will be reviewed in mid June. 

Hockey Ireland Level 1 Coaching Course

Hockey Ireland Level 1 Coaching Course is the second step on the Coaching Pathway. Level 1 is designed for people looking to lead group sessions. The course is delivered on the basis that attendees are coaching a range of age groups, from young children to adults focusing mainly on Phases 2 and 3 of HookedforLife. Play-Practice-Play is the common methodology covered of the course as the vast majority of the coaches will deliver sessions in a game like environment using this key concept.

At the end of this course a successful candidate should be able to deliver a session to a group of players containing the following elements:

  • Fun
  • Safety
  • Use of the Play-Practice-Play coaching method
  • Technical correction and improvement
  • Planning and organisation
  • Clear and concise instructions
  • Impart up to date and accurate knowledge
  • Progression within the session
  • Creation of a ‘game-like’ environment
  • Inclusion of players with disabilities

The Level 1 Coaching Course is 2 and a half days in duration. The first two days are pitch-based practical sessions and the last day consists of the observed session. In order to pass the Level 1 Course, you must attend all contact days and successfully complete the observed session.

There are a number of requirements for coaches that wish to attend the Level 1 Coaching Course:

  • Coaches must be 18 years or older
  • Coaches MUST have attended the Safeguarding 1 – Child Welfare & Protection In Sport Course (ROI) OR Safeguarding Children and Young People in Sport Certificate (NI) before they can attend the Level 1 Coaching Course. Proof of attendance is sought as part of the application process.
  • Coaches must have attended the Fundamentals of Coaching Hockey Course.

Please note that there is a minimum waiting period of three months between completing your Fundamentals Certificate and taking part in a Level 1 coaching course.

Irish legislation now requires that anyone carrying out activities involving regular contact with Under-18s and vulnerable adults be Garda vetted through their National Governing Body. Hockey Ireland provides this service for hockey clubs and branches. Click here for relevant information on vetting.

The cost of the Level 1 Coaching Course is €140.

Book and pay online here

DATES:

Date Venue  Times Deadline
for Application
Cost
17th – 19th April 2020 Pembroke Wanderers Hockey Club, Dublin 17th April – 18.00 – 22.00
18th, 19th April – 09.00 – 17.00
COURSE POSTPONED €140
21st – 23rd August 2020 Corinthian Hockey Club, Dublin 21st August – 18.00 – 22.00
22nd, 23rd August 09.00 – 17.00
COURSE FULL €140
21st – 23rd August 2020 Midleton College, Cork 21st August – 18.00 – 22.00
22nd, 23rd August 09.00 – 17.00
14th August 2020 €140
24th, 26th, 28th, 30th August 2020 Monkstown Hockey Club, Dublin 24th August -19.00 – 21.00 Online session
26th, 28th August 18.00 – 22.00
30th August – 09.30 – 16.30
COURSE FULL €140
11th – 13th September 2020 Botanic Hockey Club, Dublin 11th September- 18.00 – 22.00
12th, 13th September- 09.00 – 17.00
4th September 2020 €140

The above dates are provisional and are completely dependent on sufficient numbers.  We reserve the right to change dates as the need arises.

If you are based in Ulster, please see the Ulster Hockey Union’s coaching course schedule here: https://ulsterhockey.com/get-involved/coaching/qualifications-cpd-courses/

It is a required element that all participants complete the Fundamentals of Coaching Hockey and the Safeguarding 1 – Child Welfare & Protection In Sport Course prior to coming onto the Level 1.  This course can be found on your Local Sports Partnership’s website.

Please note links to Safeguarding 1 courses in locations close to the Level 1 courses:

Dublin:

– 13th July 2020 – http://sdcsp.ie/events/

– 14th July 2020 – https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/safeguarding-1-workshop-14th-july-2020-tickets-86673720431

– 13th Aug 2020 – https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/safeguarding-1-workshop-13th-august-2020-tickets-86673886929

– 12th Aug 2020 – http://sdcsp.ie/events/

– 14th Sept 2020 – http://sdcsp.ie/events/

– 16th Sept 2020 – https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/safeguarding-1-workshop-16th-september-2020-tickets-86674759539

– 15th Oct 2020 – https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/safeguarding-1-workshop-15th-october-2020-tickets-86673983217

– 9th Nov 2020 – http://sdcsp.ie/events/

– 10th Nov 2020 – https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/safeguarding-1-workshop-10th-november-2020-tickets-86675118613

– 2nd Dec 2020 – https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/safeguarding-1-workshop-2nd-december-2020-tickets-86674077499

Limerick:

– 17th Sept 2020 – https://www.limericksports.ie/what-we-do/courses

– 23rd Sept 2020 – https://www.limericksports.ie/what-we-do/courses

– 22nd Oct 2020 – https://www.limericksports.ie/what-we-do/courses

– 28th Oct 2020 – https://www.limericksports.ie/what-we-do/courses

– 19th Nov 2020 – https://www.limericksports.ie/what-we-do/courses

– 25th Nov 2020 – https://www.limericksports.ie/what-we-do/courses

Cork:

– 22nd July 2020 – https://www.corksports.ie/index.cfm/page/codeofethics2

– 5th Aug 2020 – https://www.corksports.ie/index.cfm/page/codeofethics2

– 19th Aug 2020 – https://www.corksports.ie/index.cfm/page/codeofethics2

– 9th Sept 2020 – https://www.corksports.ie/index.cfm/page/codeofethics2

-23rd Sept 2020 – https://www.corksports.ie/index.cfm/page/codeofethics2

– 7th Oct 2020 – https://www.corksports.ie/index.cfm/page/codeofethics2

– 21st Oct 2020 – https://www.corksports.ie/index.cfm/page/codeofethics2

– 4th Nov 2020 – https://www.corksports.ie/index.cfm/page/codeofethics2

-18th Nov 2020 – https://www.corksports.ie/index.cfm/page/codeofethics2

– 2nd Dec 2020 – https://www.corksports.ie/index.cfm/page/codeofethics2

– 16th Dec 2020 – https://www.corksports.ie/index.cfm/page/codeofethics2

You can also book and pay online here