Join coaches from across Europe with the unique chance to listen to Sofie Gierts’ opinion on the values that should be embedded in hockey. Interact with Sofie Gierts and Joy Jouret learning about how value-driven leadership can inspire behaviours within a team
Sofie Gierts the figurehead of Belgian women’s hockey for years with 140 international appearances as a player and six (6) Golden Sticks for Belgium. Plus, that stunning performance that secured Belgium’s place at the Olympics in 2012 and a winning season in Spain are just some of the many highlights of an illustrious playing career.
But since the playing days Sofie Gierts success has followed her into coaching. As the Head Coach of the Royal Antwerp team securing title glory two years running in 2018 & 2019. Sofie is embedded into the process of value driven approaches with her team and herself learning and improving as a coach. Sofie continues to combine this career ‘hobby’ of hockey coaching with her marketing and events background and has recently trained to become an EHF Coach Educator
Sofie is joined by Joy Jouret who states “Looking at the psychological aspects of coaching is very important. Some people think it is a gender thing, but I believe it is more about the quality of the human being. Society teaches you to behave in a certain way, it is not because you are a man or a woman.”
Former Belgian Red Panthers captain Joy Jouret was one of the coaches on the course and she has very strong views about the essential human element of coaching. Some of her opinions are borne of practical experience gained by coaching men and women at all levels from youth teams to adults; some of her viewpoints are the result of amount of time she spends looking deep into her own coaching and ways of improving it.