Hockey: Interested in FIH Courses, then read this

Following the highlighting of the 5 planned courses at the AHF Raja Ashman Academy, the following details were made available for the Asian Hockey Federation.

In a conversation with AHF Chief Executive Officer Dato Tayab Ikram, it was madd clear that the courses were determined after consultations with the FIH Academy and are tailor made for Hockey officials seeking to enhance their knowledge.

However with only two candidates allowed per country, and that too through national federations nominations, it could be fought for some to get into the courses.

“ However we are quite prepared to assist and consider more candidates from Malaysia,” said Dato Tayab.

The five courses available are as below;

 

• FIH Academy Educator course: entry by invitation,

• FIH Academy Raja Ashman Shah Asian Hockey Federation Academy Goalkeeper’s Coaching course: application deadline 8 March

• FIH Academy Raja Ashman Shah Asian Hockey Federation Academy Women in Hockey Management course: application deadline 8 March

• FIH Academy Raja Ashman Shah Asian Hockey Federation Academy Level 2 Coaching course: application deadline 8 March

• FIH Academy Raja Ashman Shah Asian Hockey Federation Academy High Performance Coaching course: application deadline 8 March

These are the criteria required for the candidates wishing to apply for the respective courses.

1-      FIH Academy Educator course | 8-11 Apr 2020

 

Entry criteria:

Nominated Educator candidates should meet the following criteria:

• Be nominated by a Continental Federation or National Association

• Have recognised experience in acting at a national Elite Level in their area of expertise

• Hold relevant FIH Academy Level 3 (or equivalent)

• Have recognised experience in educating adults

• Be open minded, adaptable and willing to learn with others

• Be available to deliver at least 2 FIH Academy Courses per year

• Agree to complete FIH Academy pre-course tasks

• Have minimum English proficiency B1 or equivalent

 

 

Competency assessment:

Candidates will need to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and competencies at the end of the course, in order to be awarded and maintain Educator status.

• Use consistently a learner centred approach within a training environment

• Use presentation skills to share information clearly and concisely 

• Create an interactive environment where learners participate actively and frequently

• Demonstrate good listening skills 

• Demonstrate good communication skills

• Demonstrate expert technical knowledge within the Education level required

• Use self-reflection to design and implement learner competency development 

• Facilitate training sessions using a competency-based framework

• Ability to use assessment tools and frameworks correctly and consistently

 

Educator License: The Educator award is valid for 4 years from the date of issue and in order to renew their status FIH Academy Educators must complete a refresher course.

Course layout: The course will start on the evening of 8 April and will finish at 14:00 on 11 April 2020. The course will be a mix of trainer & candidate led classroom & practical sessions.

 

2-      FIH Academy – Raja Ashman Shah Asian Hockey Federation Academy Women in Hockey Management course | 9-12 Apr 2020

 

Application process:

Each NA/CF may nominate a maximum of 2 women candidates, using the link at the end of the invitation letter. If nations wish to nominate male candidates, they must nominate 3candidates (1 men + 2 women).

Preferred Candidate: this course is for women involved or wishing to get involved in the management of Hockey programmes or organisations. The course is aimed at developing new and existing management competencies.

Selection Process:

Applications will be considered by the course selection panel. The applicant’s nationality will also be considered, with an aim to give the course international universality. Candidates will be notified on the outcome of their decision as soon as possible.

Course outcome:

Candidates attending the full duration of the course will be awarded an FIH Academy Level 2 Management certificate.

 

Course format:

The course will start on the evening of 9 April and will finish at 14:00 on 12 April 2020. The course will be a mix of FIH Educator classroom sessions, candidate practical sessions, candidate classroom presentations

 

3-      FIH Academy – Raja Ashman Shah Asian Hockey Federation Academy Goalkeeper Coaching course | 9-13 Apr 2020

 

Application process:

Each NA/CF may nominate a maximum of 2 candidates of whom one candidate must be a Women, using the link at the end of the invitation letter.

Preferred Candidate:

Coaches working within a club and/or national team environment and assisting teams at top national competitions. Preferably candidates will have experience in Goalkeeper Coach of an Age Group or Senior team or are seeking to specialize in Goalkeeper coaching. Ideally candidates will hold an FIH Academy Level 1 Coach certificate or equivalent.

Selection Process:

Applications will be considered by the course selection panel. The applicant’s nationality will also be considered, with an aim to give the course international universality. Candidates will be notified on the outcome of their decision as quickly as possible.

Course outcome:

Candidates attending the full duration of the course will be awarded an FIH Academy Goalkeeper Coaching certificate.

Language: Applicants should be an independent B2+ English speaker.

 

Course format: The course will start on the evening of the 9th April and will finish at 14:00 on 13th April 2020. The course will be a mixed of FIH Educator classroom sessions, candidate practical sessions, candidate classroom presentations.

 

 

4-      FIH Academy – Raja Ashman Shah Asian Hockey Federation Academy Level 2 Coaching course | 12-16 Apr 2020

 

Application process:

Each NA/CF may nominate a maximum of 2 candidates of whom one candidate must be a Women, using the link at the end of the invitation letter.

Preferred Candidate:

Coaches working within a club/school and/or representative environment and assisting teams at top national competitions. Ideally, applicants will be a Head Coach of an Age Group team with a responsibility for mentoring other coaches. Minimum of 5 years’ experience in past 10 years. Candidates should be a FIH Academy Level 1 Coach or equivalent.

Selection Process:

Applications will be considered by the course selection panel. The applicant’s nationality will also be considered, with an aim to give the course international universality. Candidates will be notified on the outcome of their decision as soon as possible.

Assessment process:

Candidates will be assessed against Level 2 Coaching competencies.

Course outcome: At the end of this course candidates will have achieved one of two outcomes: 1. FIH Academy Level 2 Coach certificate, if they are assessed as Competent at this course,

2. Participation certificate, for all other situations.

Language:

Applicants should be an independent B2+ English speaker.

Course layout:

The course will start on the evening of 12 April and will finish at 14:00 on 16 April 2020. The course will be a mix of classroom and pitch based practical sessions.

Candidate’s arrival:

Candidates are expected to arrive at the designated course venue before 17.00 of 12 April. Candidates are invited to watch the Sultan Azlan Shah matches at 18:00 and 20:35 and dinner will be served at the stadium. The course will start at 09:00 on 13 April

5-      FIH Academy – Raja Ashman Shah Asian Hockey Federation Academy High Performance Coaching Course | 13-19 Apr 2020

 

Application: Each NA/CF may nominate a maximum of 2 candidates of whom one candidate must be a Women, using the link at the end of the invitation letter. 

Knowledge & Qualification:

Candidates must hold the FIH Hockey Academy Coach Level 3 award or equivalent NA award – demonstrable content (all modules) & minimum hours of formal learning. Provide a full Hockey CV with supporting evidence.

Experience:

High Performance Coaching is the coaching of high-level adult hockey players and preparing teams for high-level national and international competitions. Ideally, applicants will be a Head Coach of a National Age Group team or National Senior team. Minimum of 5 years at an International performance level (in past 10 years). Applicants should also have experience as a lead coach responsible for the development and mentoring of lower level coaches.

Selection Process:

Applications for the FIH High Performance Coaching Course will be considered by the FIH High Performance and Coaching Panel. The Panel aims to select only the most highly experienced and qualified applicants. The applicant’s nationality will also be considered, with an aim to give the course international universality. Candidates will be notified on the outcome of their decision as soon as possible.

Successful Applicant Expectations 

Pre-Course Study: Successful applicants will be required to complete pre-course tasks.This will include submission of a written paper on an agreed coaching subject and will be required to make a presentation and deliver practical sessions on the course.  Full details and guidelines for the submission of their written paper and their presentation will be sent with notification. 

Outcome:

At the end of this course candidates will have achieved one of three outcomes:

1. FIH Academy Level 4 Coach certificate with recommendation to attend a future Final Coaching Course, if they are assessed as Excellent at this course,

2. FIH Academy Level 4 Coach certificate, if they are assessed as Competent at this course,

3. Participation certificate (or Level 3 if relevant/appropriate), for all other situations.

Language:

Applicants should be an independent B2+ English speaker.

Course format:

The course will start in the evening of 13 April and will finish at 14:00 on 19 April 2020. The course will be a mix of classroom, match observation & pitch based practical sess

 

So if anyone is keen, contact your national association to get yourself considered for these courses

Another option is through your continental federation who could also nominate you.