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FIH High Performance Coaching Course
29 Mar 2005 13:51

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Applications are now invited for the FIH High Performance Coaching Course from 3-10 July this year in Rotterdam. The course will coincide with the men’s Rabobank Hockey Junior World Cup and feature seven of the world’s most respected coaches. 

Organised by the International Hockey Federation and the Royal Netherlands Hockey Bond (KNHB), the course will be conducted by FIH Master Coaches Maurits Hendricks and Tayyab Ikram. Hendriks is the current coach of the Spanish men’s team and was the gold medal-winning coach of the Netherlands men’s team at the 2000 Olympic Games. Ikram is the FIH Coaching Manager and is a former coach of the Pakistan men’s team and China. 

Arno den Hartog from Netherlands, member FIH Development and Coaching Committee Working Group Coaching and deputy director of KNHB will be the Course Director. 

Besides the course conductors, the following FIH Master Coaches will also make presentations:
·          Barry Dancer – Gold medal-winning coach of the Australian men’s team at the 2004 Olympic Games
·          Bernhard Peters – Gold medal-winning coach of German men’s team at the 2002 World Cup
·          Paul Lissek – Olympic gold medal-winning coach from Germany
·          Roelant Oltmans – Gold medal-winning coach of the Netherlands men’s team at the 1996 Olympic Games and current Dutch coach 
·          Marc Lammers – Silver medal-winning coach of the Netherlands women’s team at the 2004 Olympic Games 

All conductors and presenters have impressive coaching experience in the international arena. Other leading coaches will also be invited to participate in forum discussions. 

Candidates for participation in the FIH High Performance Coaching Course must be knowledgeable and experienced coaches in high performance coaching with good understanding of English.

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). 

The maximum number of participants is 26. A small number of observers will also be accommodated. 

Applicants must have good knowledge and experience in high performance coaching. High performance coaching is the coaching of high level adult hockey players and the preparation of these teams for international competition. Applicants must hold the highest level of coaching certification in their own country to be eligible for the course.

The participation fee, to be paid in advance but after registration (in April), is 450.00 Euro. Included in the course cost is seven nights accommodation in double rooms, all meals from Sunday, 3 July, at 6.30pm (dinner) to Sunday, 10 July, (breakfast), entrance tickets to the men’s Rabobank Hockey Junior 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 after 15 June, 2005. 

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 men’s Rabobank Hockey Junior World Cup
·          Official closing dinner and 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. 

National Hockey Associations affiliated with the FIH can apply for participation in the course for coaches who meet the requirements by sending an attached application by 25 April, 2005, to:
International Hockey Federation
Fax: +41 21 641 0607

Note: Please use one form for each applicant signed on behalf of the National Hockey Association and by applicant.

For the selection of participants, the FIH Development & Coaching Committee will look at the qualifications of the applicants, but will also ensure that as many countries as possible will have the opportunity to participate. FIH will send registration invitations to selected participants before 29 April. Those applicants who are unsuccessful will also receive a reply.

National Associations should state their order of priority if submitting an application for more than one potential participant. They should also provide complete information about the qualifications and experience of each applicant. 

For more information, contact Tayyab Ikram, FIH Coaching Manager, via email: .

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