New as a coach?

We can understand if you are new as coach, all might be overwhelming. Especially if you don’t have a coaching background. Kāhui Hockey Manawatu would like to welcome you as coach. We would like to support you in getting started as a coach. On this page, we hope you help you to get underway.

Kāhui Hockey Manawatu

An African proverb says:” if you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together”. That’s what we believe and. Kāhui Hockey Manawatu would like to create this culture amongst all Manawatu players and coaches. Especially with coaches we aim to bring coaches together to share their skills and knowledge. Because: “ You and me, we can make each other better. Individually we are not perfect, but we are perfect together.”  


The 2017 Kāhui activities for coaches

1. Meeting for NEW junior coaches / INTERESTED parents

  • What: the junior committee and RDM will have a meeting for coaches who aren’t familiar with coaching junior hockey. On this evening you will get information how junior hockey runs, the hockey game, the rules and coaching your hockey team.  
  • When: you can choose for Wednesday 3 May or Thursday 4 May 2017
  • Time: 7- 9 pm
  • Where: Manawaroa Pavilion = junior hockey pavilion
  • Costs: no 
  • Registration link:

Note: we don’t have such meeting for secondary school coaches who are new. The parent day (click HERE) is a good alternative. 

2. Coaching on the job 

  • Coaches and their team can come to the turf on certain days and times in the holiday and during the week. You have 2 options:
    - the coach gives the training to his team and receives feedback during and afterwards the training
    - the RDM/ DO gives training and explains things, the coach assists and afterwards you have an evaluation.
  • In the holiday and REP season there will be specialized trainings ( like goal scoring, defending etc). If you register as a coach you can come along to improve on those skills
  •   If you would like a specific workshop for your school/club coaches or you would like your school/club coaches to be coached (2 coaches in 1 hour is possible) you can contact Nicolette van Zeijl  ( As individual coach you can also get  individual coaching   

·         Hockey New Zealand has a FREE online coaching course. Click HERE

  •  Hockey congress. 
    Sunday 14th May from 9 am till 4.30 pm we will have a coaching congress at our turfs. Each round there are 1,5 hour sessions for junior and intermediate coaches. You can follow 2 practical sessions and 1 pavilion session to your choice. Lunch and drinks are included. In one day you will get a complete toolkit to coach your team through the winter. All for the price of $ 40. For more information click HERE .   
  • Coaching course term 3 
    In term 3 we will organize a course for junior, intermediate, secondary school and club coaches. Topics will be based on feedback from term 2. 
  • Regional Sport Conference from Sport Manawatu
    This conference will be held on 23 June. Once we receive more information, we will publish it on our website/facebook and email to all the coaches in our database. 

4.     Monthly Coaching news
All coaches can register themselves for the digital news items and the closed coaching page on our website. Twice a month you will receive  “video-news” . One news item will be focussing on hockey, the other item on coaching. On the closed coaching page on our website you will find resources who might help. If you are interested to receive this news, just email to Nicolette van Zeijl ( .

5. Start information about the hockey game 
If you click on THIS LINK you will find 4 video's where you get a bit of idea about the hockey game and the rules. 

I hope with this support we might help you to find coaching more easily. Whenever you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the RDM Nicolette van Zeijl - 027-2444307 or click HERE  to mail her directly