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
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
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
– 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.
- 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
- Demonstrate Leadership
- Communication in the Hockey Environment
- Skill Analysis
- How the Body Works
- Developing Fitness
- Growth and Development
- 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 Enhanced Disclosures are required prior to registration for coaches over 17 years old, if working in hockey other than adults-only recreational or university hockey. Further details are in the Education Programme registration procedures.
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)
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.