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Coaching Children – What does good look like? 6 Coaches play a vital role in delivering fun, engaging and developmental sessions for children which influences whether children take up, stay in and/or progress within hockey. As coaches we are not just responsible for developing hockey players, but also developing people. Sport and hockey can be a key vehicle to develop a number of different aspects of a child’s life. The ‘C’ system follows this holistic coaching model and uses sport to develop the whole child. Hockey can be a vehicle to develop a number of these different aspects of a child’s life. These include: • Social and Personal – For many young people, involvement in sport is a fundamental part of their personal and social development. • Physical and Movement – This concentrates on both gross and fine motor skills and developing control over the body, particularly muscles and physical coordination. • Game Understanding – By exposing children to the primary rules, skills and tactical problems they become literate in a variety of games, activities and sports. This helps them develop an understanding and competency of the skills and tactics associated with playing hockey and other sports. • Skill Development – The environment created by the coach that offers the children the opportunity to develop skills, ‘game sense’ and an understanding of the rules and tactics to play really good hockey. The coach needs to be aware and to recognise that these areas are all entwined and linked to each other – and many activities will cover all aspects. Confident, competent, decision-making hockey players come from confident, competent, decision-making people.