2005 Olympic Solidarity Development
and High Performance Coaching Course

November 9-13, 2005 - Bridgetown, Barbados
! Change of Dates !


The 2005 Olympic Solidarity Development and High Performance Coaching Course will cover both development and high performance aspects of the game to further develop our National Players and National Coaches. The Course will be limited to the English speaking Caribbean territories and Bermuda.

Barbados Hockey Federation through the Barbados Olympic Association and the Olympic Solidarity will organize the Course.

Rodolfo Mendoza Conductor: The course will be conducted by FIH Master Coach Rodolfo Mendoza from Argentina (former World Cup and Olympic Coach of the Argentinean Women's team). Gold and Silver World Cup medal-wining coach of junior and Senior Argentinean Women's teams respectively. Recently he has run a High Performance Coaching Course in Rotterdam in conjunction with the Men's Junior World Cup last July. Rodolfo has impressive coaching experience in the international arena and is going to run his 34th Coaching Course.

Qualifications: Applicants must have sufficient knowledge and experience in Coaching to discuss, contribute and participate actively during the Course. Preferable, applicants should have a preliminary level of coaching certification in their own country or Continent.

Program: The course program will include:

  • Welcome and introductory meeting.
  • Lectures and practical coaching sessions, discussions, special presentations and contributions from participants.
  • Match analysis from Athens 2004 and Men's Junior World Cup 2005.
  • Official closing and presentation of certificates of participation.

Participants: All participants will receive the complete course program after their final registration, and after the Course a compilation and/or summary of every session of the Coaching Course. They should bring their sports uniform and hockey sticks for practical sessions (compulsory). After registration, participants will receive information by mail regarding the aspects and procedures to be adopted during the Course.

Registration: Registration will be limited to the English speaking Caribbean territories and Bermuda.

Accommodation will be borne by the organizing committee.

Candidates are responsible for their dinner costs and transportation costs to and from the airport and hotel. Registration costs of US$160.00 per person will cover lunches, course material, and return costs to and from the hockey facility each day.

Registration closes October 6, 2005

For further information contact Monica Cumberbatch,
Vice President, Barbados Hockey Federation

Course Application