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FIH International Indoor Coaching Course
20 Dec 2006 10:02

The FIH is very pleased to announce that in cooperation with the Osterreichischer Hockey Verband (OHB) the FIH Indoor High Performance Coaching Course will be held on the occasion of the Samsung Indoor World Cup in Vienna, Austria. The course will take place from the 12 February 18:30 until 17 February 2007 (Breakfast) in Vienna, Austria.

FIH Top Master Coach Ruediger Haenel, who is one of the most respected Indoor Hockey expert and two other FIH Master Coaches, will be the conductors and main presenters. Besides the main conductors other FIH Master Coaches and Head Coaches of World Top Teams will also make presentations.

All the conductors and presenters have impressive experience of international coaching and conducting Coaching Courses at top level around the world, other top Coaches will also be invited to participate in forum discussions. 

Candidates for participation in this FIH Indoor Coaching Course must be knowledgeable and experienced coaches in High Performance and Development Coaching with good understanding of English. (Please see below the general criteria for participation).

The FIH is convinced that this course will be an excellent opportunity for coaches from all over the world to gain knowledge and experience in an international exchange. It will be a learning experience as well as an opportunity to qualify in the FIH certification and accreditation system. 

The course will be held in accordance with the FIH Guidelines for the Organization of Coaching Courses and the Certification of Coaches. However the course will be of a special design, in order to fit the needs of all National Associations optimally. The new version of the Guidelines mentioned above is available at the FIH web site under the coaching section and is also available from your Association.  More copies can be obtained upon request from the FIH office in Lausanne.

Deserving participants can be recommended by the conductors after assessment of their performance and contribution during the course, for participation in a later FIH Final Coaching Seminar, where participants can further earn a nomination as FIH Coach or FIH Coach Grade l (Development or High Performance).

To be an FIH Coach is an official and honorable recognition for a coach and also makes him eligible as conductor and expert for courses and other assignments of the FIH and the Continental Hockey Federations and Olympic Solidarity programs.


Maximum number of participants:  25
A small number of observers will also be accommodated.

Participants' Qualification:

Coaches who will participate in this course must have good knowledge and experience in hockey coaching in high performance and development coaching. High Performance Coaching is the coaching of high level adult hockey players and preparing the teams at high level international competition. If you have a National Coaching certification system, they must hold the highest degree in their system.

Participants must also be able to transfer their new know-how to other coaches in their countries so that FIH can be sure that coaching standards can be improved by this ongoing effective learning and teaching process.

Participation Fee:

The participation fee, to be paid in advance, but after acceptance of the application and final registration (in January) by every participant and observers, is of 450 Euro. The participants get, at no additional charge, 5 nights lodging in double rooms, all meals from 12 February at 18:30 (dinner) until 17 February 2007 (Breakfast), entrance tickets for the Samsung Indoor World Cup for the duration of the Course, local transportation, refreshments during Course hours and an official FIH certificate of participation. There will be some arrangements for the participants if they wish to extend their stay at an extra cost. There will be no reimbursement in case of withdrawal. 


The course program will include:

  • Welcome dinner and introductory meeting
  • Lectures and practical coaching sessions, discussions, special presentations, contributions from participants
  • Match analysis of the Samsung Indoor World Cup, Vienna
  • Official closing dinner & presentation of certificates of participation.

Note: All participants will receive the complete course program after their final registration. They should bring their sports uniform and hockey sticks for practical sessions.

Application to participate is now open, National Hockey Associations affiliated with the FIH can apply for participation in the Vienna FIH Indoor Coaching course , for one or more of their coaches who meet the requirements mentioned above, by sending the application form to Tayyab Ikram , FIH Coaching Manager , please use one form for each coach) completely filled in and signed on behalf of the National Hockey Association and by the coach concerned  by fax (+41 21 641 0607) or E-mail: info@worldhockey.org to FIH office Lausanne, before 12 January 2007.

Please click here to download the application form


For the selection of the participants, FIH Development & Coaching Committee will look at the qualifications of the applicants, but will also make sure that as many countries as possible will have the opportunity to participate. The FIH will send registration invitations to selected participants before 16 January 2007. Those applicants who could not be selected will also receive a reply.

When sending in applications, National Associations shall give their order of priority, if they apply for more than one coach. The FIH will inform the National Associations before 16 January 2007 about the status of their coaches as some applications may, regretfully, not be accepted in case of a large number of applications being received.

We look forward to receive your applications before 12 January 2007.

Please give full information about the qualifications and experience of the coaches that you are proposing as well as their education and experience as a coach and return the application forms fully and in due time. Please make sure that application's details are legible (please print where possible) otherwise we will not be able to contact you.

Should you need further information, please contact Tayyab Ikram, FIH Coaching Manager at the FIH office, Lausanne, email tayy[email protected] or Dora Varga email: [email protected]

Please click here to download the application form

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