Coaches, Managers & Umpires
All teams have coaches & managers appointed to them.
The Committee puts a lot of effort into recruiting coaches who know how to motivate kids and get them to work as a team.
Our 6-aside teams are coached by skilled, motivated parents; or young up-and-coming youth hockey players – most of whom are in Wellington representative teams.
Our 11-aside teams are coached by highly skilled current hockey players, or parents who have played hockey to a very high level (e.g. past regional representatives or Black Sticks).
Every year we need parents to help with coaching and managing teams, and umpiring. These are rewarding roles and are fully supported by the Committee. We provide all the gear you need and can help with training. Please contact us directly or tick the box on your child’s registration form.
Further information and resources for Coaches, Managers and Umpires:
Coaching Courses & Resources
- Wellington Hockey Resource – Coaching 6-aside Hockey Skills and Drills
- Hockey New Zealand Small Sticks Skills Coaching Guide (for beginners)
- Wellington Hockey Resource – Coaching 11-aside Hockey – Skills and Drills
- Upskill Hockey Coaching Notes (aimed at intermediate)
- Wellington Hockey Resource – Small Sticks Coaching Techniques
- Wellington Hockey Resource – Coaching Penalty Corners
- Wellington Hockey Resource – Coaching Goal Keepers
- Free Hockey New Zealand online coaching course
- Wellington Hockey Resource – Keep it Safe! Techniques to reduce risk to players
This year we have moved training to the National Hockey Stadium. Please refer to the Games, Practices & Venues page for training days and information.
Coach and Manager roles and responsibilities
- Guidelines for Harbour City Junior Hockey Coaches and Managers
- Wellington Hockey Resource – Creating a Coaching Philosophy
- Wellington Hockey Resource – Parent Coach Partnership
- Wellington Hockey Resource – Adopting a Positive Parenting Role in your Child’s Sport
- Wellington Hockey Association Coach Development: http://wellingtonhockey.org.nz/Community/Coaching