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National Prep Schools Hockey Coaching Conference

With Crista Cullen MBE, Rio Gold Medallist


Masterclass courses are suitable for teachers and coaches of able players and school and representative teams

This event is designed for all coaches delivering the game in the prep sector from ages 10 to 13. It aims to help teachers establish a sound foundation of the most contemporary skills and strategies. The approach will be informed by the elite game, but interpreted to make it appropriate for pre-teenage players. The technical and tactical dimensions of the 7-a-side game will be considered, together with thoughts on team and culture building within prep school Hockey.


  • Theory Session One: A philosophy of coaching the game to 10-13 year olds
  • Practical session One: Practices to develop individuals skills
  • Practical session Two: Tactical theme
  • Theory Session Two: The Role of the Goalkeeper (with John Hurst)
  • Practical Session Three: Coaching GK skills
  • Practical Session Four: Defending and attacking the short corner


Conference runs from 10.00am - 3.30pm. Included lunch, refreshments and notes.

Price: 1 place £179, 2 places £299, 3 places £409, 4 places £499. (price excludes VAT)


Crista Cullen MBE

Crista Cullen is one of the leading GB Women’s Hockey players of her generation. In her 13 year international career she won 171 caps, which culminated in a Gold Medal at the Rio Olympics, having won Bronze in 2012 in London. Additionally, she won a silver medal in the Champions trophy, and bronze in Commonwealth Games and European Championship. She was named in the World Star XI, was GB Hockey Athlete of the Year and UK Hockey Player of the Year. In January 2017, she was awarded the MBE for services to Hockey.


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