“The best way to predict the future is to create it” – Peter Drucker (Austrian-born teacher and author)

We believe that school coaches are integral to the future growth and standard of SA hockey and look forward to working together with dynamic, passionate school coaches at our upcoming courses in Ballito (6-7 October), Potchefstroom (13-14 October) and Stellenbosch (19-20 October) to create a bright future for South African hockey.

Not only will this raise the standard of coaching by giving school level coaches like you the opportunity to broaden your horizons to pursue professional positions, but will produce better all-round players as well.

You can look forward to working with our team of star-studded coached at our upcoming courses which include sports scientist Maryke Eloff, and renowned sports physiotherapist Ruan Fourie, SA hockey players Sulette Damons, Ilse Davids, Jethro Eustice, Jacinta Jubb, Louise de Jager, Jonty Robertson and Keegan Robertson to name a few, as well as SA national coach Mark Hopkins, and provincial coach Sihle Ntuli.

“We would like to see more in-depth education of the coaches as they will have a quicker and greater impact on the players throughout the country, especially at a junior level, as this is where good habits are implemented and can be sustainable,” explains former SA Women’s Under-21 and Investec Hockey Academy coach, Lindsey Wright.

Our Advanced Coaches Course will provide valuable information on:

  • Planning a season
  • Match play and game philosophy
  • Preparing a game plan
  • Half-time talks
  • Individual skills
  • Goal scoring
  • Goal setting
  • Defense
  • Out letting tactics and drills
  • Hockey structure and patterns
  • Technical and tactical skills
  • Mental toughness
  • Recovery regimes – theory and practical
  • Injury prevention and treatment
  • Nutrition

At our coaches’ courses you will learn from and interact with hockey experts who specialise in hockey and athletic-specific conditioning, individual and team skills, mental toughness, nutrition and injury prevention.

If you want an opportunity to work with hockey coaching icons from all over the country, be sure to join one of our upcoming courses by filling in the form on our website or contact Bernadine Miller on (031) 940 5565 or Bernadine@investecacademy.com for more information.