The courses will be delivered by our Head Coaches, Louise Catchpole and Stuart Loughrey, assisted by their team of fantastic coaches.
The courses will include:
- Attacking play
- Defensive play
- Speed Agility Quickness (SAQ) techniques and training
- Match situations
- Advanced stick work
Course age/ability groups
We split the players in to 3 distinct age groups at the start of the course, ages 5 – 7 years, 8 – 11 years and 12 – 13 years. Coaching within these groups is delivered by experienced hockey coaches, on approximately a 1:10 basis, ensuring quality training is received by each attendee. Based on the experiences of the Head Coach throughout the course sessions, players may be moved between age/ability groups depending on their improvement and abilities throughout the course, and numbers attending.
All groups will be nurtured in a positive and creative environment, ensuring all boys & girls reach their maximum potential. Players will work on all aspects of their game and will be introduced to drills and skills used by top-class players, with tactical play developed to National League standard. The aim of the courses are to fully develop each player from day 1, helping them to achieve their maximum playing potential.
Coaching will take place at the Clifton College Sports Ground in Abbots Leigh, a regular venue for county tournaments, with registration at the Sports Ground each day.
The players will also get to experience the different playing surfaces with training on the new International standard water based pitch.
Coaching will take place in all-weather conditions, with the main pavilion being used for drying off and warming-up when the weather gets too extreme!