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Amy
Ryan

Amy
Ryan

Let's
Train
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hockey
$115
60 MINS

Coaching Bio

Accredited FIH Level 3 Coach & Coach Educator, and Hockey Australia Advanced Coach with a degree in Exercise and Movement Science. Currently employed as the Member Development Manager at Brisbane Women's Hockey Association, Hockey Queensland. In 2020 I was awarded the Hockey Queensland Pathway Coach of The Year, and am currently the QLD U18 Women's Head Coach.

I've played hockey since I was 4 years old and fell in love with the sport. Since a young age I immersed myself in all facets of it - playing, coaching, selecting and umpiring - and had a desire to be able to excel in every area. I attended university and studied a Bachelor in Exercise and Movement Science, all while further up-skilling myself as a local coach. During my degree, a job opportunity presented itself with Brisbane Women's Hockey Association, and I've never looked back. Since starting my career with BWHA, I've coached multiple Brisbane and Queensland teams, gained national and international coaching qualifications and have been fortunate enough to travel Australia. Career highlights have been winning Gold at U18 Nationals in 2023, Gold at U13 Nationals in 2017, Silver at U18 Nationals in 2022, Bronze at U21 Nationals in 2022, Bronze at U15 Nationals in 2018 & 2021, attending the Oceania Cup as a participant in the FIH Level 3 & Coach Educator courses in 2019, being awarded the 2023 BWHA Most Promising Coach, 2019 Hockey Queensland Pathway Coach of The Year and last year attending the Hockey Australia Futures Camp, working with the junior national coaches. PLEASE NOTE REGARDING SESSION TYPES: One-on-One Coaching 60mins - Grass = $90.00 One-on-One Coaching 60mins - Turf (SHC, BP, EHTT) = $115.00 One-on-One Coaching 60mins - at Dorrington, Ashgrove = $135.00 One-on-One Coaching 90mins - Turf = $167.00 Small Group - Grass = $105.00 Small Group - Turf (SHC, BP, EHTT) = $145.00 Small Group - at Dorrington Ashgrove = $150.00 Team - Grass = $110.00 Team - Turf = $135.00 Team - Dorrington = $170.00 ALL TURF COSTS ARE INCLUDED - please note turf costs have increased in 2023. DORRINGTON PARK has a significantly higher turf cost, which is factored into the charge.

Expertise

  • Skill Acquisition
  • Game Sense and Simulation
  • Defending
  • Attacking
  • Goal Keeping
  • Specialised Skills Technique
  • Mental Preparation
  • Coach and Player Education
  • Exercise Science

Qualifications

  • QLD Working with Children Card expiry 02/07/2025
  • FIH Academy Level 3 Coach Accreditation awarded 06/09/2019
  • FIH Academy Educator Accreditation awarded 02/09/2019
  • QUT Bachelor of Exercise and Movement Science awarded 10/12/2014

Coaching Locations

  • Downey Park, 50 Noble Street, Windsor, Brisbane, QLD 4051, AU
  • State Hockey Centre, 420 Lytton Road, Morningside, Brisbane, QLD 4170, AU
  • Easts Hockey TigerTurf, Zahel Street, Carina, Brisbane, QLD 4152, AU
  • Dorrington Park, 5 Mirrabooka Road, Ashgrove, Brisbane, QLD 4060, AU
  • Brisbane North Hockey Centre, Kittyhawk Drive, Chermside, Brisbane, QLD 4032, AU

Session Types

One-on-One Coaching 60 MINS $135

One-on-One Coaching 60 MINS $90

One-on-One Coaching 60 MINS $115

One-on-One Coaching 90 MINS $167

Small Group up to 5 athletes 60 MINS $145

Small Group up to 5 athletes 60 MINS $105

Small Group up to 5 athletes 60 MINS $150

Team up to 14 athletes 60 MINS $110

Team up to 14 athletes 60 MINS $170

Team up to 14 athletes 60 MINS $135

Reviews

Kylie - 31-01-2024

Professional coaching at a convenient time and location. Showed such patience while working with both children. Highly recommend. Thanks amy

Susan - 30-01-2023

My daughter loved her sessions with Amy. She is able to break skills down into simple, step by step instructions which are very easy to understand. She also has a wonderful ability to connect, and build confidence. I would not hesitate to recommend Amy to any hockey player looking to improve.

Eloise - 17-01-2023

Amy was great, very punctual and professional. The girls had a great session with her and learnt lots. The girls said they liked receiving the feedback from Amy. Amy had great drills in place and was well organised.

Jodi - 18-11-2022

Amy's extensive coaching experience, combined with her degree in exercise physiology, means she is deeply aware of the biomechanics needed for high quality hockey skills. Minor tweaks as advised by her have made substantial differences to the quality and level of skills being executed. I highly recommend Amy!

Yi Da - 11-07-2022

Every session with Amy has been fantastic! She really is a super coach. Amy doesn’t just coach hockey skills, she also builds more confidence in players in using those skills in their games! Amy teaches one technique at the time. Once one technique is learned well by my girls, Amy will then introduce another new skill that builds on the existing skills. This makes the lesson interesting, and also the skills can be practiced together to help the movement flow. After a couple of sessions, all those skills have been put together by Amy, the girls practice against each other defending and striking and vice versa to mimic real scenarios in games. This has really strengthened their hockey skills.