Coach of Germany women’s national field hockey team, Hockey world champion in 2002
“Our responsibility as a coach is to accompany and encourage our athletes on their way to top-performances. We need to give realistic feedback and clearly define goals to support our athletes.
Open and honest communication is a prerequisite for creating an atmosphere of mutual trust. Only with such confidence in themselves and their skills is it possible to have a successful and long term sportsman career.”
Jamilon Mülders (29 May 1976, Düsseldorf) is a former German National Team hockey player, world champion and national coach of the junior German Hockey Federation (DHB). Currently, he is the federal coach of the German Women’s National Team. His sports career started in 1991.
Since then he passed through every selected team of the German Hockey Federation, participated in the Junior European Championship and World Cup. In 2001 he won the Champions Trophy with the German Men National Team. He played 41 caps with the national team and 104 junior national matches. In 2002, after his first World Cup victory in Kuala Lumpur, Mülders ended his active career as a professional hockey player.
After that he worked 7 years as an athletic director in hockey and tennis for one of the biggest German tennis & hockey clubs (TC 1899 Blau-Weiss Berlin). Jamilon Mülders successfully graduated from the German Olympic Sports Confederation Training Academy with a very good mark in 2009. He assisted Markus Weise at the Champions Trophy and the Women’s World Cup in 2006, before he took over as a coach of the National Junior Team in 2009. Since 2009 he has worked for the German Hockey Federation.
Coaching the Junior National Team from 2009 to 2012, he laid the foundation for the World Cup success in India in 2013. Since 2012 Mülders is the responsible coach of the German Women’s Team. He achieved victories at the European Championship and at the World League 2013, and was placed 8th at the World Cup 2014. His objectives are clear – he targets the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo.