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Junior Coaching

Are you age 13 years or over?

Are you interested in getting coaching experience?

Can you use your skills to inspire and mentor our youngest players?

We have a comprehensive Junior Coach program for Spring League and we would love to have you involved! 

Our Junior Coaches work closely with parent coaches to coach and manage a Spring League team.  Parent coaches welcome your assistance to teach their players the fundamentals of field hockey and to share your love of the sport.  We will provide you with all the support you need to gain confidence and have a rewarding experience.

For more information and to register your interest, check out the role description on the right and then sign up to our Junior Coach database.


SPRING LEAGUE - JUNIOR COACH CLINICS

All junior coaching clinics are at Rutledge field in change room D.  Sessions will go ahead in all weather conditions so please dress appropriately. Please bring your stick, mouth guards and shin guards. 

The clinics are from 4-5pm and junior coaches should arrive at 3:50pm.

  • March 10
  • March 11
  • March 12
  • March 31
  • April 1
  • April 2

You may attend any of the dates above. If you have registered for a different date don't worry. You do not need to notify us of the change of date. 


Junior Coaching - Ensuring your success!

Being a Junior Coach is very rewarding – you play a key role in inspiring young players and sharing your love of the sport.  Not to mention that you are a valuable asset to our parent coaches, many of whom do not have much experience of field hockey and so will look to you to demonstrate your skills.  But with these rewards also brings responsibilities. Here are some suggestions to ensure that you are successful in your role:

  • When you are matched with a team, email the coaches and managers to introduce yourself and exchange contact information
     
  • Make sure that you are receiving the weekly practice plan. If you haven’t received it, contact your coach to remind them to forward it on
     
  • Arrive at the team practice early so that you can connect with the coach and ensure that you understand what your role is during the practice.  Feel free to make suggestions about how you might be able to help by leading a warm up or demonstrating a skill
     
  • Be familiar with the key policies and procedures for coaching
  • Treat your junior coaching like a job - make sure that your coach and manager know your schedule and your availability. If you are sick or have a conflict, don’t forget to let them know well in advance that you won’t be at practice
     
  • Help your coach look after the equipment assigned to the team.  Collect in all the balls, cones and pinnies after practice and ensure that they are safely stowed for the next time.
     
  • When in doubt, ask questions! This is a great opportunity to improve your game and learn how to coach – and if you don’t understand why or what is happening or how you can best support the team, ask your coach.  They are there to help you as much as you help them.

We are here to support you.  If you have any issues or concerns please contact us anytime at jrcoach@wvfhc.com