Hockey trainer and State-licensed trainer of the DOSB Chris Faust

„Basics before glamorous!“

Hockeytrainer Diplomtrainer DOSB Chris Faust: „Erst Basics, dann Exotik!“

Chris Faust - Hockey-Trainer und Coach

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Chris Faust is employed as a national and international state-licensed trainer and works as an association manager by passion. Currently, he is Youth/Adult Coordinator from SaFo Frankfurt and Headchoach Austria Ladies and under 21.

He looks back on more than 40 years of expert knowledge in the sports of hockey.


„Expertise, strategy, blood, sweat and tears – willingly with a lot of joy.“

You can’t make something out of nothing, the same is true in the sport of hockey.  As a trainer and coach, it is essential to have belief and dedication in order to accomplish development, both in a literal and figurative sense.  Therefore, starting at the correct position is essential:  Conveying topics competently both in theory and in practice leads to credibility and sustainability on and off the field.

Nobody likes to lose, however there is always something to be learned from mistakes and defeats.  Despite may possible ways, there is only one direction – forwards.  “Everything at the proper time, and with affinity.”
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Honours as coach in women’s hockey

2016 2nd place Indoor-Euro Championships, B-Pool, Cambrai, Promotion to the A-Pool
2015 Field Hockey Euro-Championships, B-Pool, Promotion to the A-Pool
2015 3rd place Indoor-World Cup
2014 3rd place Hockey World League, A-Teams and qualification for the second round
2014 7th place Field Hockey U21 Euro Championships, A-Pool, Belgium
2014 5th place Indoor-Euro Championships, A-Pool, Prague, direct qualification for the World Cup in 2015
2013 2nd place Field Hockey-Euro Championships, C-Pool, Athens, Promotion to the B-Pool
2013 2nd place U21 women’s Indoor-Euro Championships
2012 2nd place U21 women’s Field Hockey-Euro Championships, B-Pool, Russia, Promotion to the A-Pool
2013 qualified for the second round in Valencia
2012 Hockey World League Round 1, Prague
2012 5th place Indoor-Euro Championships, Leipzig
2012 2nd place U21 women’s Field Hockey-Euro Championships, B-Pool, Russia, Promotion to the A-Pool
2011 German Field Hockey champion, U14 girls Mannheimer HC
2011 6th place Indoor-World Cup, Poznan
2004 Promotion to the first Indoor Bundesliga, SC Frankfurt 1880 women

Trainer und Coach Chris Faust

Honours as coach in men’s hockey

2016 Indoor-Euro Championships, A-Pool, Prague, Euro-Championships and World Cup qualification
2015 9th place, Indoor-World Cup
2015 1st place U21 Indoor-Euro Championships, promotion to the A-Pool
2014 6th place Indoor-Euro Championships, A-Pool, Vienna, direct qualification for the World Cup 2015
2014 2nd place Hockey World League, Round 1, Czech Republic
2013 8th place, Field Hockey-Euro Championships, A-Pool, Boom/Belgium
2012 3rd place Hockey World League, Round 1, Prague
2012 5th place Olympic Games Qualifier, Japan
2003 Promotion to the Indoor Bundesliga, Limburger HC men
2000 - 2005 various fourth divison premierships


„Hockey is intense in training. The comfort zone is dangerous.“

Good results require a strong determination, 24/7 commitment, and also team spirit. “Some talent” is indispensable and just as important as a good trainer with a view for the team and the individuals as well as a clear objective and a positive message. “It is not at all hard. You only need to work on yourself persistently and do your thing.”

Chris Faust’s coaching career, associations and clubs

Taking up of the trainer task at SKG Frankfurt; fourth division, fifth division and youth team coach

Assistant coach at Eintracht Frankfurt Hockey, Men’s and Women’s team

Head coach at Höchster THC, regional league and fourth division,

Acquisition of the C, B and A coaching license (BLZ Cologne),
State instructor, Hesse, youth sector

Playing coach at TGS Vorwärts Frankfurt

Head coach at Limburger HC, men’s 1st and 2nd Bundesliga and youth teams

2002 – 2004
Assistant coach U16 male national team, several participations in training courses of the German Hockey Federation (U16, U18, U21, A-Team) as assistant coach and guest student

2003 - 2009
manager at MTV Kronberg

07/2004 - 10/2004
Head coach at SC SAFO Frankfurt, Men‘s regional league (unfortunate withdrawal due to financial reasons 10/20014)

11/2004 - 06/2006
Head coach at SC Frankfurt 1880, women’s 1st and 2nd Bundesliga and youth teams

08/2006 - 01/2008
Head coach at Limburger HC (men), regional league and 2nd Bundesliga

01/2007 - 02/2007
Special Coach of the Australian Women’s national team for the Indoor World Cup in Vienna, 6th place finish

04/2007 - 04/2010
State-license trainer education at the Academy for Trainers of the DOSB, Cologne

02/2008 - 03/2009
Head coach at Wiesbadener THC

Season 2008/09
Graduand job at SV Wehen Wiesbaden regarding match analaysis/ match evaluation of the 2nd Football Bundesliga team

04/2009 - 09/2009
Head coach at Hanauer THC, 1st women’s and men’s team (withdrawal due to sanitary reasons, myocardial inflammation)

10/2009 - 09/2011
Club manager/ Athletic manager at HC Bad Homburg

08/2010 - 08/2011
National coach of the Swiss U16 male team

12/2010 - 02/2011
Head coach for the Czech women’s team, Indoor-World Cup, Poznan/Poland, 2011

Head coach Czech Women’s team

08/2011 - 02/2012
Head Coach at Mannheimer HC (2nd women’s team, U14 girls and assistant coach 1st women’s team)

Since 03/2012 - 07/2016
Manager, full-time youth coach at SAFO Frankfurt

04/2012 - 08/2015
Head coach and sports director at the Czech Hockey Federation

09/2015 - 10/2017
Head coach high performance, head coach men’s and women’s teams at the Swiss Hockey assosciation

08/2016 - 2/2017
Chief Coach Ladies at the MSC - Münchner Sportclub

since 03/2017
coordinator youth/seniors Safo Frankfurt

since 11/2017
Headcoach Ladies & U21 Austria Hockey  (ÖHV)

„I simply look at it.“

Chris Faust is an analyst and as trainer and coach he builds amongst others on the video analysis. He presupposes the passion for daily challenge and the delight in sporting success for his teams, whereas success for him is clearly the best, but is not equivalent to a win.

„Please remember the values!“

The aim of personal further development comes before success, because: „The only way of mid- and long-term conviction and fascination is solid work.” Convicting and inspiring is one thing, but the other is “being human, every day”; means to keep up values such as respect, fairness, empathy, cordiality and honesty. In other words:

We must learn how to walk, before we can run!



Chris Faust. Hockey trainer. State-licensed trainer of the DOSB. Speaker. Lecturer.

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