DEVELOPMENT AND HIGH PERFORMANCE COACHING
Development coaching is meant to be the coaching of players and teams of players in early stages of their hockey career. They may be young hockey players or older players who begin to play hockey at a later age. The education of coaching young players is an important aspect of the FIH Coach Development accreditation. Development coaching also includes the training of coaches in developing hockey countries in general.
High Performance coaching
High Performance coaching is meant to be coaching of players and teams that consist of skilled players, playing at the highest junior or senior level in developing hockey countries or at a high junior and senior level in developed hockey countries.
Upon the completion of each Final Coaching Course, the respective Course Conductors will assess the participants in the course and submit their recommendations for FIH Coach or FIH Coach Grade 1 to the Chairperson of the Development and Coaching Committee. After due consideration of those recommendations the Development and Coaching Committee will submit its recommendations to the FIH Executive Board who will finalise the appointment of the accredited FIH Coaches. Appointment of FIH Master Coaches may also be included in the recommendations of the Final Course Conductors and in the nominations from the Development and Coaching Committee to the FIH Executive Board.
Coaches with extraordinary hockey knowledge and of exceptional international reputation, who have not participated in an FIH Final Coaching Course, can also be considered by the Development and Coaching Committee for nomination as FIH Master Coach, provided that they have made a substantial and fruitful contribution to one or more FIH Coaching Courses. The Chairman of the Development and Coaching Committee will consult current FIH Master Coaches about potential nominations for an appointment as FIH Master Coach of such candidates.
Course Conductors will be appointed by the Development and Coaching Committee from the list of the three levels of accredited FIH Coaches according to their ability to conduct:
FIH Coaching Courses – High Performance and Development
FIH Final Coaching Courses – High Performance and Development
Olympic Solidarity Coaching Courses in developing hockey countries
Olympic Solidarity Coaching Courses in developed hockey countries
Conductors are selected and appointed for each individual course, taking into account the relevant specific requirements for that course.
To recognise individuals who have not been recommended and/or nominated for appointment as FIH Coach in on of the three categories, but who did complete a Coaching Course or Final Coaching Course to enrich their own knowledge.
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