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Introduction Great Britain Hockey has produced this document with a purpose to: • Share what good coaching looks like in coaching children, club players and talented players • Identify the support and development opportunities available for those who deliver hockey, based on the role you play • Navigate your way through the Great Britain Coaching Offer • Have greater access to the Great Britain Coaching Offer Good coaching continues to be a cornerstone of people’s enjoyment, participation and development in hockey. Be it introducing someone to the game for the first time, working with a club side or engaging with the performance environment across Great Britain, the coach is a critical factor in determining the quality of a player’s experience. Throughout this document we refer to “coaches”. By this we mean anyone that supports the delivery of hockey. Whatever your role in our sport (coaches/ parent helpers/young leaders/ volunteers), if we are going to achieve our sports objectives across Great Britain, we need the best coaches possible, who feel valued, supported and rewarded for their contribution to the sport. Additionally, the act of good coaching brings personal development and well-being to the coach themselves. Great Britain Hockey has an aspirational vision of coaches that inspire more better and happier players and the sport has a desire to unleash the power of coaching through providing innovating and engaging support and development to the people who deliver our sport. The offer of support and coach development, available for coaches, has grown over the past few years and has been fully aligned to the role the coach plays. As we continue to evolve and grow our offer, ensuring it is accessible and flexible, we want to make it easier for people to access the support, knowledge and skills in delivering fantastic experiences to players. Why I Coach? the Volunteers video 3