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An introduction to Hockey Coaching and Umpiring

With Dr Hannah MacLeod MBE

This is a course for teachers with little recent experience of the game, or who are going to be teaching or coaching hockey for the first time.  The game has changed significantly in recent years, with new skills and strategies to accommodate rule changes.  These will be carefully introduced and explained to ensure that novice coaches are confident that their session content is contemporary and stimulating.  Basic rules and approaches to umpiring the game in school - at a range of abilities and ages - will be presented to equip teachers with the ability to officiate school matches.

  • Coaching
  • Introducing and developing core skills
  • Pushing, slapping and hitting
  • Individual and team defence
  • Developing set piece skills: Long Corner and Self Pass
  • Basic penalty corner strategies
  • Small sided games for skill development
  • Playing formations  
  • Umpiring
  • Basic rules for the school game
  • Creating and applying advantage
  • Communication: whistle, signal and voice
  • Umpiring the self pass
  • New rules at the Long Corner
  • Understanding the Penalty Corner


1 place £185 2 places £309 4 places £499

Course runs 10.00am – 3.30pm. Price includes lunch, refreshments and notes. Excludes VAT.


Dr Hannah Macleod MBE
Dr Hannah MacLeod MBE

Hannah MacLeod is a double Olympic Medallist, winning Gold in Rio in 2016, following Bronze at London 2012. She also won a European Championships Gold Medal. She won more than 100 international caps and is now coach of England Under 21. She achieved a PhD, and was awarded the MBE for services to Hockey.


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