Category Archives: Coaching Courses



The club will be hosting an ‘Introduction to Hockey Coaching’ course at the end of this season to be run by England Hockey staff coaches.

This will be FREE to club members with the proviso that attendees will be expected to help out at sessions at the club in the future. This undertaking will NOT mean weekly attendance throughout the season but the idea is that if we can build up a larger coaching work force then we will not be relying on the same few in the future.

The course is 6 hours and will be after the end of the regular season.

The actual date will need to be negotiated with England Hockey but we aim to avoid any clashes with cup games; both senior and junior.

Participants will need to be aged sixteen or over (there is no upper limit).

If interested or wanting more details please contact
James Smith
or me

Peter Dolton


Magpies Summer Hockey Training for Boys and Girls 2016

 Magpies Summer Hockey Training
for Boys and Girls 2016

(Beginners or New to Magpies) 

Aged 6-12. School years 1 to 7. 

Next sessions: Fridays (6.00 – 7.30pm) 

June 10th, 17th, 24th.

The Sessions will be run by Magpies coaches led by Nick McAllen.

The aim is to introduce and extend the skills of astro turf hockey.

Each session will also feature aspects of team play and time for a game.

This course is for beginners (new or recently new to Magpies).

Players will then be invited to join the club for the following hockey season.

The cost is £15 for the 5 sessions. Please pay in cash or cheque (payable to Nick McAllen)

Please return reply slip to Nick McAllen as soon as possible because places are limited:

46 Rectory Lane, Poringland, Norwich NR14 7SL

Nick McAllen can also help with any enquires 01508 493269 or via email

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Coaching in Norfolk


Please can you promote the following.

It would be great if we could support the juniors by providing umpires.


Please can you advertise these 2 notices around your club.

Coach CPD

5-3-2- 3-3-4 3-4-3 2-4-4 ?

Playing Systems/Formations The third NHA/ActiveNorfolk coach CPD session of the season will be taking place 7-9pm Friday 26th Feb at Taverham Recreation Facility in the Clubhouse meeting room.

Jamie Kingstone, National Age Group and NAGs Academy Coach will examine the advantages and weaknesses of different playing systems.

This session is part of Norfolk’s coach development programme on a topic requested by coaches in Norfolk. Anyone involved in coaching is welcome.

Cost £5. Please send payment (cheques made payable to NHA) to 80 Mundesley Road, North Walsham, NR28 0DB to book a place.

Norfolk Single System Volunteer umpires and event managers required for Norfolk hosted tournaments this season.

Norfolk will be hosting 7 age group tournaments and we require event managers on the day and umpires so that our coaches can focus on working with their teams. Can you support Norfolk’s young players?

6th March U17B Taverham Recreation Facility

U15B UEA Sportspark

13th March U16B and U16G UEA Sportspark

24th April U15G UEA Sportspark

U14G Taverham Recreation Facility

8th May U15B UEA Sportspark

Please contact Mary Cheesman Norfolk Single System Administrator if you can help.

01692 404624