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Hockey Development Talk

Welcome to the hockey development talk podcast where we will be chatting to hockey clubs, coaches, umpires and volunteers to hopefully gain insight and share ideas to enable the game to continue to grow in the UK.

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Episode 20: A hockey rollercoaster, a discussion with Kingston Upon Hull Hockey Club

A discussion with Kingston Upon Hull Hockey Club representatives Zoe Lewis and Lee Newsham. We discuss the clubs background, the merger of 3 clubs and the roller coaster ride along the way to stabilising the club.


23 May 2019

Rank #1

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Episode 17: Community of Practice Live

Attendance at the community of practice being delivered by Russell Earnshaw, John Fletcher and Matt Way in 30th April 2019. Discussions held with the children who took part in the practical session, coaches who joined in the event and also Rusty, Fletch and Matt


2 May 2019

Rank #2

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Episode 16: Danny Newcombe his journey and the constraints-led approach

Danny Newcombe currently leads the (BSc) Sport, Coaching and PE degree.He is a Senior Lecturer and teaches the coaching, practice to theory strand of the degree. Within the hockey world Danny is the Assistant Coach to the Wales Men's Hockey Team and Assistant coach at Reading Hockey Club Ladies 1st team. Danny also works as a coach developer for Great Britain Hockey. Finally Danny is one of the four authors of the book The Constraints-Led Approach: Principles for Sports Coaching and Practice. The book provides coaches with the theoretical knowledge required to implement constraints-led approaches in their work.


25 Apr 2019

Rank #3

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Episode 15: Hockey in Scotland. A discussion with Chris Duncan

A discussion with Chris Duncan about his journey in hockey coaching. Chris is the current Assistant coach to the Scotland Womens squad, the head coach of the Scotland U16 Boys and Director of hockey at Edingburgh Academy.

1hr 2mins

18 Apr 2019

Rank #4

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Episode 14: Coaching across pathways with James Bateman

A discussion with James bateman around his current coaching roles within hockey. James works at Oakham School as Director of Hockey, he is also Head coach of the East Midlands Performance Centre (Boys). James also coaches on the England Hockey Dise programme and assists with the England under 16 girls.


11 Apr 2019

Rank #5

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Episode 13: The world of coach development a discussion with the Great Britain Hockey Coach Development Team

A discussion with coach developers Matt Way, Paul Connolly and Sam Beveridge about their new roles and upcoming work.


4 Apr 2019

Rank #6

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Episode 11: The Rise of Scarborough Hockey Club

A Discussion with Chris and Laurence from Scarborough HC around their rise from 2014 to now. The discussion reflects on the clubs incredible rise from 2014 to now whilst also discussing various activities the club delivered to support the rise and overcome challenges along the way. A must listen for all clubs


28 Mar 2019

Rank #7

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Episode 10: A discussion with Phil Bootland - the life of a hockey maker

Phil Bootland is a long time club volunteer who after years of supporting his club decided to also volunteer at England Hockey Events as a Hockey Maker. Phil was the operations manager for the recent Vitality Hockey World Cup held in England during the summer of 2018.


21 Mar 2019

Rank #8

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Episode 9: The journey of a young player/coach. A discussion with Jack Rolfe

A discussion with Jack Rolfe the journey of a young player/coach. Jack is the founder of the Coaching Lab and Jack created 60 match play coaching cards to support delivery. To check out the match play cards that are discussed in today’s episode click here - https://www.thecoachinglab.org/


14 Mar 2019

Rank #9

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Episode 8: Parenting in Sport, a discussion with Richard Shorter (Non Perfect Dad)

A discussion with Richard Shorter (Non Perfect Dad) around parenting in sport, what engagement clubs and other organisation can have along with the impact.


7 Mar 2019

Rank #10

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Episode 5: A player pathway discussion with Kevin Heath

Kevin Heath discusses his roles and experiences within the England Hockey Player Pathway across the development centres, academy centres and performance centres.

1hr 12mins

13 Feb 2019

Rank #11

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Episode 32: The impact of coaching with Lee Ible

Lee discusses his playing and coaching career and how the impact of coaches such as John Bell and Paul Remington and how they have shaped his coaching today. Lee goes on to discuss his coaches roles and how you used to coach to how he coaches now


26 Sep 2019

Rank #12

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Episode 31: From Tasmania to England a discussion with Ali Addison

Ali Addison is a current NaGs coach also working at Ipswich school whose journey started in Tasmania.


19 Sep 2019

Rank #13

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Episode 28: Development opportunities with Sudamerica Coaching

Juan Gonzalez Media discusses what opportunities Sudamerica Coaching offer. At Sudamerica Coaching Juan and the team intend to develop coaches, educators, professionals and volunteers through education and mentoring programmes within their sporting or educational organisation increasing awareness on the importance of conscious, caring and athlete-centred environments.


18 Jul 2019

Rank #14

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Episode 2: Coaching ABC with Kelly Pryde-Fillingham

A discussion with Kelly Pryde-Fillingham about her coaching Journey 

1hr 14mins

21 Jan 2019

Rank #15