- The coach must be on time to practice and games.
- Practice should be organised with a target for each session.
- The coach should have skills to be worked on and maybe drills
- The coach must be able to teach - Eg explaining a new skill
and then showing them how.
- The coach must be able to motivate players - especially the
younger ones. Often in this sport the young teams end up playing
experienced teams and being beaten. The young teams need to realise
that winning isn't everything so they do not become demoralised.
- The coach should be able to pump up the team before a big
game. (Not that important.)
- Players need to feel good about themselves - the coach should
set achievable goals.
- The coach should be his or her self.
- Must have the respect of the team.
- The coach should be a friend yet someone of higher authority
- someone you don't get cheeky to.
- The coach must be committed.
- The coach must be disciplined and bring it into his team's
- If players in the team are not disciplined, then some sort
- The main aim of a school hockey coach should be to install
the basics of the game - getting players to understand the basics
- I believe the coach should make sure individuals should be
- to turn both ways
- pass the puck
- receive the puck
Before moving on.
- Team oriented moves such as drawing the man and passing are
- When teaching skills the coach should explain when to use
- Tactics should emphasise team play rather than individual
- The coach should decide on an easy formation that people understand.
- The coach should emphasise positioning in the formation.
- It is very important that the coach understand the skills,
tactics and formation.
Another important skill for a coach to have is to be able to analyse
an individual to see what is going wrong. For example if a person
is flicking the puck and it keeps going to the right, the coach
should be able to work out why.
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