Community Field Hockey is the entry point for most as they are introduced to the sport of Field Hockey. Athletes at this stage could be under 12 years of age and are developing fundamental movement skills, and learning fundamental field hockey techniques and team play, or they could be adult recreational players in the active for life stage of LTAD.
Community Coaches could be parent volunteers, teachers, or any player (over 16yrs) that may have limited coaching experience and are interested in learning “how to coach.”
Field Hockey Canada’s Community Coaching Pathway includes mandatory SafeSport requirements as well as the following training modules:
The FHC pathway includes two eLearning modules focused on both multi-sport and sport-specific coach development.
eLearning modules can be completed at the convenience of the coach, progress can be saved and returned to at a later date if necessary. Coaches will need to create a NCCP Locker Account to complete the training.
The FIH recognizes Field Hockey Canada and NCCP trained Community Coaches with equivalent FIH Level 1 Certification
FIH certification is a designation with the International Field Hockey Federation and recognizable around the world. More information about how Level 1 or Community coaching fits into the international coaching pathway can be found at this link