Level 2 Coaching Course – EIHA Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Ice Hockey

The Level 2 course is ideal for experienced Level 1 coaches with a minimum of 10 months as a registered Level 1 ice hockey coach and with a minimum 50 hours of logged coaching experience.

Role: Preparing, Delivering and Reviewing coaching sessions on your own   e.g. Club Team Head Coach

Course Duration:

There are three sections to this course. It is anticipated that this course will take 12 weeks to complete:

1. Pre Course Preparation

2. Two Day Attendance Course

3. Post Course Evaluation

Price: £135.00 – Course must be paid for in full before attending

Course Outline

This course is for experienced Level 1 coaches who wish to develop the “How to Coach” and the “What to Coach” skills needed to teach the techniques of the game beyond an introductory level and apply them to tactical play and the coaching of teams. On completion of this course the Level 2 coach will be able to deliver a series of ice hockey coaching sessions to meet the needs of participants. Coaching sessions will be progressive in nature and successive sessions will be linked to develop participants’ performance within the sport.

Evidence, Assessment and Certification   

The knowledge associated with this course may be assessed through a range of methods which might include: written questioning, oral questioning, discussion and/or the observation of practical coaching activities where knowledge can be ascertained from the expert observation of the practical delivery.

Coaching Course Prerequisites

Attendees must:

        be at least 18 on the first day of the course

        be competent skaters

        have a minimum of 10 months as a registered Level 1 ice hockey coach and have a minimum 50 hours of logged coaching experience

        complete the Sports Coach UK e-learning module: How to Coach: Plan, Do, Review

        be able to communicate effectively in English (this includes listening, speaking, reading, writing and comprehension)

        have a good working knowledge of the sport, the rules and the terminology of the game of Ice Hockey

        have access to a practical ice hockey coaching environment for the duration of the course

Minimum Ice Hockey Skill Requirements

Attendees will ideally have experience of playing ice hockey. Attendees must be able to demonstrate skating, stick handling, shooting, passing and pass receiving elements to a competent standard.

Skating

  • Skate forward / Skate backwards
  • Stop moving in all directions / Stop on both feet forward & backward
  • Carry out tight turn in both directions / Crossover efficiently forwards and backwards
  • Pivot forwards to backwards and backwards to forward

Pre Course Preparation

Before attending the course, Learners must complete the Sports Coach UK e-learning module:

How to Coach: Plan, Do, Review

Go to: sportscoachuk.coachwisehub.com/store

* Certificates of completion will be required as evidence when you attend the course 

Attendees must ensure they have a good working knowledge of the sport, the rules and the terminology of the game.

Attendees must arrange to have access to a practical ice hockey coaching environment for the duration of the course

 

  • Apply for your DBS check ASAP

  • Arrange your Safeguarding Course ASAP

  • Complete the scUK e-learning module and print your certificate

  • Make sure your Coaching Portfolio/Logbook is up to date

Two Day Attendance Course

This includes classroom theory lessons and practical activities.

*Remember to take your scUK e-learning Certificate to the course

Topics include:

  • Demonstrate Leadership
  • Communication in the Hockey Environment
  • Skill Analysis
  • How the Body Works
  • Developing Fitness
  • Growth and Development
  • Netminding
  • Individual Tactics
  • Yearly Planning
  • Building Self-Esteem
  • Team Tactics and Principles
  • Developing Hockey Sense

There is also a Practical Coaching session which lasts a minimum of 1 hour. A helmet skates, stick and gloves will be required for any on ice activities

Learners should be prepared to take part in various practical activities. Suitable clothing should be worn.

Post Course Evaluation

Following the attendance course there is a post course Assessment Exam, which includes practical coaching assignments in a local club:

Under the supervision of an experienced Level 2 or Level 3 coach – Learners are required to develop, deliver and to evidence the planning, delivery and review of a series of coaching sessions.

Learners are required to be observed and witnessed coaching the relevant ice hockey techniques, as defined by the SkiilsActive National Occupational Standards for Sports Coaches and the IIHF Technical Syllabus in at least two of the planned sessions.

Learners will need to keep a Portfolio/Logbook of evidence of coaching activity and training to support their assessment.

Additional requirements for Level 2 coaches (see the EIHA Coaching Protocols for further information)

DBS Check

Disclosure and Barring Service checks are required if working with anyone under 18 years old

Emergency First Aid training

Certificates of completion will be required as evidence

The EIHA requires that coaches attend a certificated Emergency First Aid Course, lasting a minimum of 3 hours and including CPR training   i.e. St John’s Ambulance: Essential first aid (all ages)

Safeguarding training

Certificates of completion will be required as evidence

 The EIHA requires that coaches attend a recognized and certificated Safeguarding course lasting a minimum of 3 hours   i.e. Sports Coach UK Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop.

 

 

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