NOTE: Field Hockey Canada is working with International Hockey Federation (FIH) and the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) to create a new Competition Development pathway. The new pathway will be submitted in July, 2023 to the CAC for approval. Please check back mid August for full details.
Coaches who work with performance development athletes over the age of 16 in the club system, within hockey development programs or academies, Provincial Teams or other teams traveling outside of Canada to play should be Competition Development Certified Coaches. At this stage, athletes are developing game skills and strategy, they are developing proficiency or working toward excellence in technical, tactical, physical and mental performance areas.
Competition Development Coaches should be experienced club or provincial coaches, post-secondary coaches, or former national athletes with a good understanding of coaching.
Field Hockey Canada’s Competition Development Coaching Pathway is facilitated by the NSO. The following training steps are required to become a certified coach. Further information is available here.
Field Hockey Canada’s Competition Development Cohort Program is available to support coaches through the requirements of the coaching pathway at this level. Applications for this program will be announced publicly in June/July annually.
Coaches will need to create a NCCP Locker Account to complete the training.