What is the Young Hockey Leaders Award?

The Young Hockey Leaders Award is a 5-hour long course that introduces young people, aged between 14 and 18, to volunteering in their hockey club. The aim of the programme is to enjoy all aspects of the sport of hockey rather than concentrating on playing only.

Currently the course is divided into 2 sections:

  1. Online regional workshop – 1 hour
  2. Regional Practical pitch session – 4 hours
The Young Hockey Leaders Award helps to pass on skills, top tips and most importantly confidence so that Young Leaders can get back out to their clubs in order to put their new found knowledge to use! In order to complete the award, each leader must attend the 2 modules and then go back to their club to complete 5 hours of contact time.  The cost of the course is €20 per participant. To book onto the courses please follow the link below:


We will continue to add dates and venues across Ireland in 2020, please keep your eyes peeled for this.

For any clubs who wish to hold a YHLA please get in touch with ruth.montgomery@hockey.ie 

How does my club take part?

Under normal circumstances there are two ways your club can take part:

  1. Organise a workshop at your club grounds: You need a minimum of 12 Young Leaders and Hockey Ireland will provide the tutor (classroom and pitch time required).
  2. Send your Youth Leaders to a centrally run course in your province. See below for upcoming courses. To book a place, please contact ruth.montgomery@hockey.ie
All clubs must provide details of a Young Leader Mentor who is the main contact between Hockey Ireland and the club. This person is also responsible for the ongoing development and deployment of Young Leaders within a club. For more details on this, click here.
To organise a course, please contact ruth.montgomery@hockey.ie