Category Archives: Coaching

Position for Coach for Ladies Performance Squad


Ben Rhydding Ladies Hockey Club are recruiting for a Coach for their Performance Squad for the 2019-2020 season.

The 1st team squad will play in the EHL Women’s National Division One North League for the 2019-20 season and were semi- finalists in the Tier 1 EH Cup in 2019.  The 2nd team play in the North Hockey League Division 1.

The Club trains and plays at Ben Rhydding Sports Club near Ilkley, with its Clubhouse and two artificial pitches on site. The Club fields six Women’s teams and more than 180 juniors represent the Club at youth level. As well as attracting players from Yorkshire and the North we have a track record of developing juniors into our senior Teams and have had recent Junior Success at National level.

This is an opportunity for an ambitious performance Coach to build on our progress to date and to help take the Elite Squad and the wider Club forward.

The Coach would be expected to be available to coach the performance squad at their weekly Tuesday evening training session and to attend Saturday League matches and Cup matches. We may be able to be somewhat flexible with Saturday match days.

We are looking for:

  • Experience of coaching at performance level;
  • An ability to communicate clearly to players and the wider Club;
  • Experience in developing younger players, and the willingness to liaise with other Coaches within the Club to continue to develop players.
  • A Coach to plan and deliver a progressive coaching programme aimed at improving the performance of the elite squad.
  • An interest in helping the Club to evolve and progress.

In return we can offer the opportunity to be part of a well- established Club with excellent facilities and a large membership base. Renumeration would be on an hourly paid basis for games attended and coaching hours.

Please apply with a Coaching CV to:

Closing date for applications is Wednesday June 12th 2019.

Interviews will be held in early July and we aim to have the Coach in post by the end of July.

To discuss this role or for further information please email as above or ring Katie Priestley on 07760 148691

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England Hockey Coaching Course at Ben Rhydding

We are pleased to inform you that there is an EH Coach Award course being held in the North region on 2nd, 9th, 16th October at Ben Rhydding HC, Ben Rhydding Sports Club, Leeds Road, Ilkley, West Yorkshire LS29 8AW. All 3 days will be from 9am – 5pm.

Demy Dowley is running the course which will probably be the last one in Yorkshire until summer 2017. England Hockey coaching badges have recently changed names, and this course is the equivalent of the old Level 2; which qualifies an individual to lead a team or a session over a period of time (e.g. a season).

To attend this course you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Able to provide evidence of the need for this qualification linked to current or future coaching roles e,g, you will be leading regular sessions independently over a season or programme
  • Able to provide evidence of delivering relevant hockey coaching sessions/programme over the past 2 years
  • Hold one of the following
    • A UKCC Level 1 Hockey Qualification
    • Attended 6 hours of England Hockey CPD over the past 24 months, this can include a combination of Introduction to Hockey Coaching, Engaging Games For Children, Coaching For Club Players, Coaching For Talent and/or Integrating GKs
    • A Teaching Qualification
    • Provide evidence of being a practicing and qualified UKCC Level One coach in another sport in a comparable environment e.g. team sport/invasion game. Certification and witness testimony may be necessary

To  book onto this course please visit –

Registration Deadline is 18th September.  Places are limited and open to all clubs.

The cost to book on is £380 for members and £460 for non members, for further information about coaches membership please visit –

The Club welcomes applications from club members for a 50% contribution to fees.