Interested in Coaching

If you are interested in coaching one of our teams, please contact the relevant person. The relevant contact details can be found on the Junior, Women's and Men's competition pages.

Coach's Code of Behaviour

In addition to the Club Code of Conduct, we expect our coaches to behave in a positive manner creating a inclusive environment. The following section outlines the coach's code of behaviour. This code affirms our support for the concepts of responsibility, trust, competence, respect, safety, honesty, professionalism, equity and sportsmanship. The code also provides a reference point for clubs, parents, athletes, schools and employers to expect that a coach will demonstrate appropriate standards of behaviour. The South West United Hockey Club are proud to endorse and adopt this Code of Behaviour from the Australian Commission of Sport.

Coach Code of Behaviour

Safety and Health of Participants
  • Place the safety and welfare of the participants above all else.
  • Be aware of and support the sport's injury management plans and return to play guidelines.

Coaching Excellence
  • Help each person (athlete, official, etc.) to reach their potential. Respect the talent, developmental stage and goals of each person and encourage them with positive and constructive feedback.
  • Encourage and support opportunities for people to learn appropriate behaviours and skills.
  • Support opportunities for participation in all aspects of the sport.
  • Treat each participant as an individual.
  • Obtain appropriate qualifications and keep up-to-date with the latest coaching practices and the principles of growth and development of participants.

Honour the Sport
  • Act within the rules and spirit of your sport.
  • Promote fair play over winning at any cost.
  • Respect the decisions of officials, coaches and administrators.
  • Show respect and courtesy to all involved with the sport.
  • Display responsible behaviour in relation to alcohol and other drugs.

  • Act with integrity and objectivity, and accept the responsibility for your decisions and actions.
  • Ensure your decisions and actions contribute to a harassment-free environment.
  • Wherever practical, avoid unaccompanied and unobserved one-on-one activity (when in a supervisory capacity, or where a power balance exists) with people under the age of 18.
  • Ensure that any physical contact with another person is appropriate to the situation and necessary for the person's skill development.
  • Be honest and do not allow your qualifications or coaching experience to be misrepresented.
  • Never advocate or condone the use of illicit drugs or other banned performance enhancing substances or methods.
  • Never participate in or advocate practices that involve match fixing.

  • Respect the rights and worth of every person, regardless of their age, race, gender, ability, cultural background, sexuality or religion.
  • Do not tolerate abusive, bullying or threatening behaviour.


Basic Guide to Hockey Positions

A guide showing the basic hockey positions, the area for each position and examples on where each position would be during free hits.


Coaching Fundamentals Guides

Hockey Posture

This 1 page guide shows how to hold the stick correctly and stand in a 'Hockey Ready' position. Click the image to download PDF version.
Hockey  Posture

Under 7 Skills Guide

This 9 page guide shows the skills that should be taught to Under 7 players, and what they should be capable of performing when graduating to Under 9s. Click the image to download PDF version.
Hockey  Posture

Under 9 Skills Guide

This 11 page guide shows the skills for Under 9 players. New Under 9s may need to also review the skills in the Under 7s guide above. Click the image to download PDF version.
Hockey  Posture


Sportplan Account

The South West United Hockey Club has a membership/voucher with the SportPlan Hockey. You can utilise this membership/voucher with your own SportPlan account. The voucher code can be obtained by speaking with a member of the committee.

Using the voucher, if you are new to SportPlan:
  1. Register a SportPlan account.
  2. Enter your name, email address, and the voucher code, and click Continue to complete the registration process.
  3. Your account will now have full access. Go explore and use the coaching tools and find new ideas/drills to add to your training sessions.

Using the voucher, if you already have a SportPlan account:
  1. Log into your account and then click on the "Manage Account/Profile Link" (this can be found in the account menu at the top right).
  2. On the profile page click "Add Sport Access" (on the left).
  3. Enter the voucher code and click "Add Access".
  4. Your account will now have full access. Go explore and use the coaching tools and find new ideas/drills to add to your training sessions.
U12 School Holiday Clinic (BWHA - Downey Park)more...
U16 Development Clinic 1 (BWHA - State Hockey Centre) (School Holidays)more...
U16 Development Clinic 2 (BWHA - State Hockey Centre) (School Holidays)more...
U14 (2025) Off-Season Development Clinic (BWHA - State Hockey Centre) (4 weekly sessions)
Entire Calendar...
South West United is a Get Going Club
Platinum Sponsors
Ray White Real Estate SherwoodPhone 3379 3535
Gold Sponsors
Councillor Nicole Johnston
Silver Sponsors
Indooroopilly Shopping Centre
Bronze Sponsors
BunningsPhone 07 3327 7500
Officeworks OxleyPhone (07) 3716 2600