Club legends Danielle Jones and Jarrod Wrigley originally started the WDHC “Development Academy” over the summer to develop and encourage our young players to not only play the best hockey that they can but also to love hockey as much as they do!
The training programme covers everything from basic to advanced skills, nutrition, warm up, down and stretching, match tactics, leadership, communication, teamwork and friendship. Along with Danielle, we are fortunate to have secured the coaching services of NZ representative players who have all coached at school, club and/or Representative levels and we are very fortunate to have them coaching at Western as well. Their combined experience of playing and coaching allows them to teach players across many ages and skill levels but all with the aim of helping our players to improve and be their best.
Players are taught systems, techniques and skills that will help them move to the next level in their hockey career.
Held at Avondale Hockey Turf in Feb/March each year and timed to lead into Trials and the winter season
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Keen to come and try hockey before you sign up for the winter season? Each year in February we run a free Have a Go Day for all ages.
Sessions will suit:
People wanting to give hockey a go for the first time, or those who haven't played for a number of years
Help improve your hockey knowledge for the upcoming season
Get rid of some cobwebs in time for trials
People will be split into groups based on their experience to ensure everyone gets to participate at their own level
Structure of session:
Skill development rotations - 45min (the amount of these stations will depend on numbers)
15min of small/large games
We are able to supply sticks on the day for you to borrow however you will need to have your own mouth guards
WDHC is continuing our programme in 2021 for Western Coaches Umpires running alongside the Development Programme sessions and throughout the year with training, practical, debrief and social components.
This is a free programme for our coaches and umpires, both experienced and those wanting to learn.
Please email email@example.com to register your interest.
Led by Danielle Cranston
Sunday 14 February 1.30pm-2.30pm
Led by Ruby Wood
1st session tba
6th, 7th and 8th of July 2020
FULL DAY: 9am - 3pm
HALF DAY: 9am- 12.30pm
Avondale College, Rosebank rd, Gate 3 entry. Please see the map below
Contact Danielle at firstname.lastname@example.org
ALL DAY: $50
HALF DAY: $40
FULL WEEK, ALL DAY: $140pp
FULL WEEK, HALF DAY: $110pp
Same, but half-days only
You will need to bring your own lunch and plenty of water. We go ahead, rain or shine, so make sure you have warm clothes, a rain jacket and sunblock.