Coaching Development Opportunities

Coaching Development Opportunities


Coaches plan magazine is a FREE online digital publication produced by the Coaching Association of Canada and Coaches of Canada, and is full of coaching resources, coach profiles, and coach ideas to spark creativity in your own coaching practice. The latest edition of Coaches plan features:

  • 15 ways to give great feedback
  • Profiles on Olympic medallist turned coach Nicolas Gill and Olympic coach Carla Nicholls
  • A discussion on the evolution of hockey gear
  • Coping strategies for athletes dealing with pressure
  • Sport nutrition tips that will improve athlete performance
  • And, MUCH more!

Click here to read the latest issue, and share this great resource with your coaching network!

CAC- eLearning

CAC has developed MAKING HEAD WAY a new eLearning module to help coaches gain knowledge about concussions.  The module is free for a limited time so please forward the information below to all of those that may be interested.

The module covers the following topics:

  • What to do to prevent concussions
  • How to recognize the signs and symptoms of a concussion
  • What to do when you suspect an athlete has a concussion
  • Hot to ensure athletes return to play safely

The module takes 60-90 minutes to complete and coaches will receive credit for completion on their coaching transcript in the Locker.

To begin, you require a CC#. If you have never taken an NCCP course and need a CC# please register with The Locker


Coaching Course:

This fall/winter FHA will be running High Performance outdoor skills sessions in two different phases, September – early October and Nov-Feb.  The focus of these sessions will be on technique of basic skills, ball possession, shooting, defensive skills, and small games.  More information and athlete registration can be found on the FHA website.

During each of the skills sessions there will also be a FREE coaching “course”, open coaches at all levels.  Each practice will have a theme/skill(s)that will be the focus for the practice.  Coaches will meet 30minutes prior to the actual practice to discuss the theme, breakdown drills, go over key points and progression for the practice.  They will then be expected to coach and help run the drills throughout the session with individual coaching feedback.

A variety of skills will be covered during the 5 weeks;

Passing/receiving- breaking down the push, sweep, and hit.
Defensive skills- individual defense, marking, zone defense.
Ball control- stick skills, ball possession.
Utility skills- aerial balls, drag flick, corner skills.
Offensive Skills- on/off ball movement, deflections, shooting.

This is a great opportunity for coaches to learn specific skills/drills to work on with their own teams, breakdown of basic skills, share ideas and experience to keep field hockey in Calgary on the up and up.

Phase one runs Monday nights at UofC turf September 9, 16,23,30 and October 7th from 7:00-9:00pm (for coaches).   Email to register.