Develop your coaching – IHA Stepping Stones courses


Stepping Stones Schedule Announced for Autumn 2010
Stepping Stones courses provide continuous development to Irish hockey coaches and aim to bridge the gap between the different levels on the coaching pathway. The IHA is delighted to announce the timetable for Stepping Stones Courses for Autumn 2010.

1st December: 7pm to 10pm – Dublin.
Courses: Introduction to Tactics & Movement off the Ball.
Each course is 90 minutes in length with 2 courses run per night. Stepping Stones are open to coaches of all levels and qualifications. All of the courses listed above are appropriate to coaches up to Level 2. Course information is below. All bookings will be taken online, simply click on IHA Development Centre for full details and the booking form.

Introduction to Tactics
This course introduces keys areas of tactical play in hockey and how these can be developed at club and school level. The primary areas of focus will be pressing, outletting and counter attacking. These areas will be presented in both a practical and theoretical context. Extensive video footage will be used to demonstrate the use of tactics in game play. Essentially, this course will provide top tips as to how a tactical approach can be introduced to club or school players.

Movement off the Ball
This workshop covers an area which is too often lacking in players and teams at club and school level. The fundamental concepts of movement are explained and how movement can be combined to have effective unit and team strategies. As this is an ‘off the ball’ skill it can easily and quickly be of benefit to any team. The workshop demonstrates strategies for introducing it to young players including video footage.

Developing Vertical Hockey
Paul Revington will introduce his approach to developing fast and direct hockey. The area covers moving with the ball, passing and receiving techniques for dynamic forward play. Video footage is a key component of this course with team play from all over the world examined. This course was also delivered at Hooked 2010.

Individual Circle Defence and Defending the Baseline
With the introduction of the autopass, individual defence has become an increasingly important area to cover. Key components of 1 v 1 defence will be introduced during the course and how that can be extending to determine unit understanding and defending the baseline and circle areas of the pitch. This course was also delivered at Hooked 2010.

The cost of attendance at both courses is €25. All bookings will be taken online, simply click on IHA Development Centre for full details and the booking form.

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