YOUTH & JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

Club legends Danielle Jones and Jarrod Wrigley originally started the WDHC “Development Academy” over the summer to develop and encourage our young players both experienced and new to hockey to not only play the best hockey that they can but also to love hockey as much as they do!


The programme has evolved to cater for all kids and young adults who would like to play hockey - even if you’ve never played before or if you are in rep teams!


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.


2022 DETAILS

 

This year we have made the programme bigger to include 19-24 year olds as well as a Games component after the Skills sessions for Primary, Intermediate and High School aged students. We strongly encourage you to do both the Skills and Games sessions, however we understand you may only be able to do one, please just let us know in the registration form.

 

We will also be using the Ken Maunder Park Training Shed for some of the skills sessions due to access restrictions to the school turf and Covid requirements. As the shed is smaller, we will be running smaller groups which mean more intensive coaching vs player ratios - a win for the kids! 

 

DATES & LOCATIONS

 

19-24 YEARS OLD

Skills Sessions at Ken Maunder Park

Sunday 23rd Jan, Monday 31st Jan, Monday 7 February

4.30-6pm Newer Players

6-.730pm Experienced Players

 

HIGH SCHOOL YEARS 9,10,11,12,13

Skills Sessions at Ken Maunder Park

Sunday 13th, 20th, 27th February & 6th March

4.30-6pm Newer Players

6-.730pm Experienced Players

 

INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL YEARS 7 & 8

Skills Sessions at Ken Maunder Park

Monday 14th, 21st, 28th February & 7th March

5.30-7pm

 

PRIMARY SCHOOL YEARS 1-6

Skills Sessions at Ken Maunder Park 

Sunday 13th, 20th, 27th February & 6th March

2.30-3.30 Newer Players

3.30-4.30 Experienced Players

 

GAMES COMPONENT

Held at Avondale College

Sunday 13th, 20th, 27th March

4-5pm Primary School aged

5-6.30 Intermediate School aged

6.30-8 High School aged

 

This year the club won’t be running our trials for our Junior and Youth teams as previously done, instead throughout the Games component we will have selectors and coaches at Games to help place you in the correct teams for the 2022 season.

 

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

 

A drink bottle

 

We can provide hockey sticks for those who don’t already have one, but we do recommend you bring a mouthguard and if you have them shin pads as well.

 

We go ahead rain or shine so make sure you bring sunscreen and a rain jacket.

 

TO REGISTER

 

Please complete this registration form asap so we can properly plan for the Skills sessions, there will be a max number of kids we can do in each session so register early to secure your spot!  Games sessions will be easier to join in later.

https://forms.gle/5sC4EfBvCUAiyKsm8


With thanks to Sport Waitakere and the Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa  fund, we are lucky to be able to offer this programme for free again!  We had such great feedback that keeping the programme super low cost allowed more kids to participate and we are so grateful for Sport Waitakere's continued support.


If you would like to make a donation towards next years programme low cost you are welcome to deposit into the club account BNZ 02-0184-0074740-00  with DP Donation as the reference.


 

ANY QUESTIONS 

Please don’t hesitate in emailing wdhc.academy@gmail.com for more information

 

 


'Have a go' day

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. 

Run by Danielle Cranston and assisted by experienced coaches, this is the perfect introduction to hockey.

 

2022 DETAILS

 

Held at Ken Maunder Park  Sat 12th February 4-6pm (1 hour sessions times dependent on numbers, max 15 people per session).

 

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.

 

People will be split into groups based on their age and 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 games

 

We are able to supply sticks on the day for you to borrow however you will need to have your own mouth guards



TO REGISTER

 

Please complete this registration form asap so we can properly plan for the\sessions, there will be a max number of kids we can do in each session so register early to secure your spot!  

https://forms.gle/5sC4EfBvCUAiyKsm8


ANY QUESTIONS 

Please don’t hesitate in emailing wdhc.academy@gmail.com for more information



COACHES & UMPIRES PROGRAMME

About the programme

WDHC is continuing our programme in 2022 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 wdhc.academy@gmail.com to register your interest.

Coaches

Led by Vic Methven



Umpires

Led by Ruby Wood



HOLIDAY SCHOOL PROGRAMME

Details

DATES: 
6th, 7th and 8th of July 2020

TIMES:
FULL DAY: 9am - 3pm
HALF DAY: 9am- 12.30pm

WHERE:
Avondale College, Rosebank rd, Gate 3 entry. Please see the map below

HOW?
Contact Danielle at daniellejones.24@gmail.com

Prices

JUNIOR (5-13):

ALL DAY: $50
HALF DAY: $40


FULL WEEK, ALL DAY: $140pp
FULL WEEK, HALF DAY: $110pp


YOUTH (13-18yrs):

Same, but half-days only

Important information

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.


SESSION CONTENT:

  • Basic skill development
  • Game awareness
  • Hockey fitness
  • Fun games, implementing everything we've learnt