The Top Coaches Programme (TCP) targets young, talented coaches from the highest ranked nations. The programme guides the coaches through a 2 year course that includes seminars, training camps and webinars, and includes theory and practical sessions on tactical areas, game analysis, sports science, and many other important topics.

The aim of the course is to prepare the young coaches to add value to the performance coaching teams in their nations. One of our TCP Coaches, Sven van der Most, exemplifies a path to success, as he recently joined the Belgian Women’s Team to the EuroHockey Indoor Championships in Minsk, Belarus, as an assistant coach.

Sven van der Moss
Sven van der Moss

Sven tells us: “I am very grateful for the chance to take part in TCP. It is very stimulating and has opened the doors for me to new opportunities, like being in Minsk! The tournament was interesting and fast paced, and I feel the programme really prepared me for the way a tournament like this would be. I was confident in all my tasks and felt prepared for the challenge. I am really proud to be part of the program.”

The Top Coaches Programme has recently closed its latest application period and is proud to announce the latest group of participants for its 2016/2017 group:

Andrew Wilson (ESP)

Juan Manuel Mas Ortiz (ESP)

Manuel Carlos Alconchel (ESP)

Antonis Ethymiou (CYP)

Julien Boyer (FRA)

Frank Geers (NED)

Hugo Santon (POR)

Jacek Adrian (POL)

Nils Helbig (GER)

Tomas Romanec (SVK)

Nicholay Snakovets (BLR)

They will join the 8 coaches from the 2015/2016 group during this year’s activities, which will begin with a webinar on identifying and developing talent at the end of February.

 

Source: EHF