FIH Level 3 COACH Award (Online)

Online Sessions: 19:00 to 22:00 CEST (Geneva) on 24, 26, 28 June & 1 July 2024

The FIH Level 3 Talent Coach (L3C) Award is the third step on the FIH Coach Education Pathway.

The L3C is designed for coaches wanting to coach players at Play (developing) and Stay (lifelong & performance) level, in senior club or national youth environments.

Applicants must hold the FIH Level 2 Coach Award or equivalent to participate in this course.

FIH Academy Courses are recognised globally, however, with 140 FIH member nations, equivalence to National Association qualification and requirements, as well as local laws will vary. For further information please contact your National Association or Continental Federation.

What's included?

  • E-learning Induction
  • 4 Live Zoom sessions
  • Online Feedback
  • L3C Online Course attendance certificate
  • Interactive experience


Our L3C online course consists of 12hrs of online interactive Zoom/MS Teams sessions (usually 4 x 3hrs), with up to 16 participants and 2 FIH Educators.
**This is part one of the full L3C Award**


  • Coaching Theory
  • Coaching Teams
    The Athlete
  • Technical Skills for field players

Learning Outcomes

Course Structure

By the end of this course, we hope you are able to:
  • Investigate small sided game theory
  • Design a series of 6 principles, tactical & technical based, game relevant sessions
  • Understand team Philosophy, Values and Culture
  • Explore Match Management set up, process, roles and rotations
  • Understand and carry out a performance self reflection and REVIEW
  • Design a personal development action plan
  • Understand athlete wellness - Physical, Mental, Social, Intellectual & Behaviour
  • Understand the physical and mental preparation needs of an athlete
In addition, through the four mandatory workshops:
The FIH L3C consists of 5 elements, all of which must be completed in order to be assessed for the Award.

The L3C online course must be completed prior to attending the L3C face to face course and final assessment. Ordinarily, it is also necessary to complete the four workshops before attending the face to face course.