Focus for club coaches

Don’t miss out on our new style junior development days!

Sessions for ages 7-14 to be run on Tuesdays: 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th August, 10am – 15.30pm. These sessions are aimed at all levels.    13482797_1754905728055615_7802468567624952758_oSessions for ages 13-17 to be run on Wednesdays, 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st August, 10am-15.30pm. These sessions are aimed at advanced players, JDC level or above. 13575729_1754904988055689_1933699440355998711_o

To book on to the camps please email

For further information please contact David Miles (Director of Coaching)

JimEastA big thank you to those ladies last night who were kind enough to listen to my pleas for more ladies to help out with coaching. As I said last night, the only qualification is the willingness to help. If you feel you lack the coaching skills, we can give you those. If you feel you lack the hockey knowledge, we can help you with that too. There are a range of roles within the very broad title of assistant coach which can accommodate all ranges of ability, experience or knowledge.

If you are enthusiastic, everything else is easy. All willing assistants will be welcomed with open arms.

To get involved, email me at

Thanks again !

As you may know, I’m working towards my level 2 coaching qualification. I need to submit some third party feedback in order to complete my portfolio.

I would therefore be most grateful if you would offer your opinions on my skills (or lack thereof) as a coach. Feel free to comment negatively or positively on my style and manner, the way I run the sessions, whether you liked agreed with or understood the content. You could comment on whether you thought it was appropriate to the level of hockey you are playing, too easy or too challenging.

All observations on these or any other aspects of coaching will be most welcome for me. I would love to hear your ideas on how I could make the sessions better, or more enjoyable.

Although this season I have been mainly coaching the men, I also welcome thoughts from the ladies I coached last season, or anyone I have ever coached!

In order to leave a comment, click the link at the bottom of this post. Please remember that this may be viewed by our junior members and choose your words accordingly !

Thanks in advance

Jim East

Below is copied from the Hampshire Website

Level 1 Umpire course – Southampton University on Sunday 10th October
The autumn umpiring course will be held at Southampton University, Wide Lane Sports Grounds, SO50 5PE, from 10 am to 5 pm on Sunday 10th October 2010. The morning session will cover core rules and umpiring skills, and includes a video, and session on the pitch. The afternoon session runs through the rest of the rule book and finishes with a written test.

Candidates must umpire at least 3 practice games in the months following the course, and then umpire one game watched by an assessor. To obtain the Level 1 Umpire award, candidates must pass the assessment within 2 years of passing the exam.

Clubs should use the pre-season to identify suitable candidates, and apply in good time using the application form on the Web Handbook and Dowloads page (click on ‘… More’ below). The form asks about umpiring experience, since the course can seem difficult for candidates who do not already umpire. The latter should try umpiring a few games, and then take the Portsmouth course in January, or leave it until April when there will be a course in Northeast Hampshire.

Clubs or potential candidates are welcome to call or email the Umpire Development Manager (see Committees page for contact details) with any questions.

Chris Horton
Umpire Development ManagerEntry Form

Dates 9th to the 13th August

Please complete a form: Universal application form

England Hockey – if anybody is interested I suggest you contact them direct. It may be possible to subsidise  you if you are willing to commit to supporting the junior section on Sunday Mornings!!

Hampshire Foundation Skills Poster

Hampshire Foundation 2010- Application Form



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