Hockey New Zealand Documents and Guidelines

Coaching Templates

These templates are for all coaches for their use, to assist them with match preparation and game analysis. Please download any or all of the forms below.

Hockey Association/Club Development Resources

Sport New Zealand

Sport New Zealand's coaching overview

FIH Development Manual
An excellent guide for both clubs and Associations.


Recommended Hockey Modules - This document has been developed by Hockey New Zealand with input from the Regional Development Managers/CoachForce personnel and information from the FIH Club Development Manual.



Goalkeeping Booklet - Nicola Connell
Goalkeepers require specialised GK specific training in order to best develop.
This booklet is a culmination of all things Goalkeeping! An 'A to Z' of information for Goalkeepers of all ages, and a useful upskilling tool for coaches.
Includes GK specific small games, warm ups, drills and correct techniques.

Junior Coach Resources

Small Sticks Skills
A free booklet on basic skills for children under 12 compiled by Hockey New Zealands Coaching and Development Department.

Beginners Guide - Kevin Knapp
This diagram uses Sticky to explain the real basics of hockey in a simple way!
Great for beginners, people new to hockey - and supporters.

Small Sticks Games
Games for children under 12

Nutrition Booklet - Kirsty Yeoman
Nutrition is an important part of any hockey players preparation and recovery, and the importance of eating the right things should not be overlooked.
This booklet explains what is recommended intake, and nutritional goodness for athletes - even includes recipes! Ideal for any hockey player or team manager.


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