EHF Webinar Series – The Breakfast Club: Technical Development for Coaches & Players

Posted On 26th August 2020

Join our final guests of the second series on Monday 31st August at 09.00 CET: two hockey magicians Tomislav Jamičić and Lisa Jacob.

Lisa Jacob is an ex-international Irish hockey player (2006-2014) who now plays her club hockey for Old Alex HC. She became the first Irish woman professionally contracted with a Dutch Hoofdklasse club, playing for SCHC in 2013. After almost a decade playing international hockey, Lisa was contracted with the Irish Women’s Rugby 7’s squad for 18 months.

Lisa is passionate about the potential of individuals and teams and works as a high-performance business and life coach. She is also a coach developer with Hockey Ireland. Last year Lisa established ‘Raise Her Game’, a female coach mentoring programme to advance female coaches in all sports in Ireland. She has been an assistant coach with Irish u16 and u18 girls teams and has been Head coach at Genesis HC, South East u16s, St. Andrews College and player-coach with Old Alex HC. Lisa has also worked for 3 years as a development coach at primary schools teaching hockey to beginners from 4-13 years of age.

She is now an assistant coach at Glenanne HC, becoming the first female to coach a men’s team in the top Irish hockey league.

On a personal level, Lisa is authentic, honest and people-centred. She understands the process of learning, change, and working towards goals. Lisa works to create an environment where each person and the team has the right measure of challenge, support, feedback and resources to fulfil their potential.

Tomislav Jamičić started his hockey career as player 1990. With HK Marathon (Croatia) men’s first team he two times won National outdoor championship (2002, 2004) and fifth times National indoor championship (2000 – 2004). From 2005 Tomislav played for Arnhemse HC (The Netherlands) men’s first team.

As a coach, he started different youth teams in Croatia. After that, he was a trainer at SportWays camps, Croatia and International Hockey camps. At the same time as he played in The Netherlands, he coached youth and senior teams.

Since 2005 Tomislav was growing as a coach and training different teams in different clubs every year: HGC, Croatian national men’s team, NMHC Nijmegen, Wageningse MHC, MHC Oosterbeek, RKHV Union.

Today Jamičić is Technical coordinator at MHC Oosterbeek, responsible for club development structure from beginners up to 1st senior teams, trainer’s education and trainers support on all levels. Also, he is the Head coach at district East Netherlands.

Tomislav is co-founder and coach at HockeyMagic, The Netherlands. Together with Dick Besters developing and executing hockey clinics for youth players. These clinics have an individual approach and offer a unique experience for developing hockey creativity.

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