Information

Please click on the tabs to find out about all things hockey in Somerset.  If there is anything you would like to see added please let the Secretary know.

Coaching vacancies within the county will be advertised here.

Lead coaches required at Yeovil & Sherborne Hockey Club
November 2019

Courses for coaches, umpires, clubs, players, supporters will be advertised on this page.

In case you haven’t heard, the HockeyHub is now the ‘go to’ place to book coaching and umpiring Courses/Workshops and access FREE online resources.

You can find a list of all events here. The page has links to further information re the coaching pathway including course pre-requisites & costs and also enables you to register an interest in attending a Workshop/Course if there are none listed in your area.  Each event listed details how many places are still available to book and how many days until bookings close.  Clicking on the event will take you to the HockeyHub registration page where you login (if you are already a HockeyHub user) or register as a new user (REGISTRATION IS FREE and gives you access to lots of coaching, umpiring and teaching resources).


 

 

To book a place please go to;    Hockey Hub

The Hockey Hub where you can book onto coaching and umpiring Courses/Workshops as well as access FREE online resources

The page has links to further information re the coaching pathway including course pre-requisites & costs and also enables you to register an interest in attending a Workshop/Course if there are none listed in your area.  Each event listed details how many places are still available to book and how many days until bookings close.  Clicking on the event will take you to the Hockey Hub registration page where you login (if you are already a Hockey Hub user) or register as a new user (REGISTRATION IS FREE and gives you access to lots of coaching, umpiring and teaching resources).  Once logged in you will have the full course/workshop information on the booking page.

If any members experience problems booking please email coaching@greatbritainhockey.co.uk or phone 01628 896843 for help.


 

On this page you will find hockey courses run by outside organisations/clubs/schools within Somerset. SHA has agreed to provide an outlet for advertising these courses to players only and does not endorse them and cannot be held responsible for them in any way. Anyone who signs up to an outside course does so at their own discretion.


Christmas King’s College Taunton Hockey Camp 23rd December 2019The courses will be led by England Hockey qualified coaches. All staff have an enhanced DBS check and hold first aid qualifications.

The camps are open to all and aimed at boys and girls who wish to come along, have fun and develop their hockey. We will focus on individual and team technical and tactical development in a games-based, decision-rich environment. We follow the England Hockey philosophy for coaching incorporating the Golden Thread as well as the Talent Development Framework

You will need to bring your own packed lunch, snacks and plenty to drink. You will also need to bring appropriate clothing for the weather: indoor shoes, your own sticks, shin pads and gum shields (compulsory). Goalkeepers will also need to bring their own kit.

All places must be pre-booked and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. All players will be grouped according to age and level of experience.
Monday 23rd December 2019 5 – 15 year olds

To apply please click here


Click Here for access to the Free Hockey Hub coaching and umpiring resources and updates

Click Here for all England Hockey’s umpiring information page


Course/Workshop Venue Date Time
Level 1 Umpiring Course Bristol 27th October 09.00 – 16.30
Level 1 Umpiring Course Sherborne, Dorset 10th November 09.00 – 16.30

A copy of the ‘2019 New Rules’ presentation is now available below.  Thanks to Pete Hammond for the presentation, Keith Dingle for organising and those who attended.  

2019 New Umpiring Rules Presentation


Do you have problems getting qualified umpires at your club to actually umpire for the club or are you struggling to attract new umpires?

Are your umpires up to date with current umpiring practice or are they struggling with specific areas of game management such as dissent

In either case Somerset HA are offering to run a workshop at your club (or group of clubs if you want to get together) to help you in these areas if they are of concern.

In the first instance please contact the Somerset HA Umpiring Officer Keith Dingle (keith.dingle@gmail.com) for further information.


Umpiring Guides

The recent SHA Umpire’s Forum attended by umpires from five or six clubs focussed on ‘ How to make the umpiring experience less stressful for umpires’ and ‘How umpiring can make the game more enjoyable for players’. There are four documents below which summarises what was discussed in the forum.  Somerset HA realise that the vast majority of umpires often receive no support or coaching when they have completed their Level 1 so hopefully many will find these documents helpful.  The documents deal with Player Management, Use of Headsets, Frustration Swearing and Managing Dissent and Swearing.

Player Management
Use of Headsets
Frustration Swearing
Managing Dissent and Swearing

Safeguarding Training
EH has produced guidance on what training is required by the different roles within club hockey for anyone working with under 18s.  Please click here to access it.

Concussion guidance
EH has updated its guidance for parents and coaches.  Please click here to access it.

Safeguarding young people and adults   Best practice guidance
This includes guidance on social media issues, juniors in senior teams, photography etc.  Please click here to access it.

Please contact the SHA Welfare Officer Sheila Burridge:  sburridge@live.co.uk with any concerns or for more information.