#FridayFocus – Once again it’s Friday and we are focused on our Education and Development programmes and the brilliant work of the C4E (Coaches for Europe).
The second seminar of 2019 for C4E took place in August in Amstelveen, The Netherlands. Thanks to the hosts KNHB and AH&BC we could make use of their facilities. The scenery for the practical session was therefore truly amazing and historical venue Wagener Stadium.
Participating coaches came from all over Europe from Iberic Peninsula through to the islands of both Britain and Ireland, Scandinavia, to Central Europe, Russia and Balkan peninsula. The general topic of this seminar was the Individual Tactical Principles. Under the supervision of the international mentors (Sofie Gierts, Grahme Mansell-Grace and Tomislav Jamičić), through different tasks, practical assignments and interesting open discussions, the coaches were guided to discover how to recognise, use and train these tactical principles which are the key to the right decision making process of every individual player throughout the whole match, both with and without the ball.
Norbert Nederlof, an experienced C4E mentor, made a guest appearance in two-morning sessions to share his ideas and experience with coaching on these principles.
The highlight of the week was a visit to the Belfius EuroHockey Championships in Antwerp. For many of the coaches the first visit to such a big event. The coaches were divided into teams with tasks to analyse individual tactical skill of particular nations and look for specific styles and trends.
At the end of the week, both coaches and mentors could look back at an intensive and fruitful hockey course, in an open and challenging learning environment – work done, work to do!
Well done to all the Coaches who have committed to our Coaches for Europe programme – for more information on our programmes click here
Coaches for Europe
|National Federation||Full Name|
|Luxembourg||Ignacio Gómez-Acebo Díez|
|Spain||Ion Camio Lopez|
|Bulgaria||Veselin Atanasov Dobrev|
|England||Jack Peter Rolfe|
|Norway||Mohammad Khidash Kiyani|
|Croatia||Neven Josip Polak|
|Portugal||Paulo Renato Vieira Mendes|