Welcome to our Junior Academy!
PROUDLY SPONSORED BY RBC BREWIN DOLPHIN
Witney Hockey Club Juniors with advanced sporting potential are invited to take part in specialist sessions, focussing on skills and gameplay, to further develop their skills ready for the England Hockey ladder and senior Witney hockey.
Designed and coached by former France International and our National League Ladies 1s' coach Chris Boyle, the Witney Hockey Junior Academy invites juniors aged 12 to 16 to weekly Friday night sessions. These additional training sessions will be split into three sections each week with different focuses; skills school, themed practices (e.g. 1 v 1 defending) and conditioned games.
LOCATION & TIME
Wood Green School, Fridays 19:30 - 21:00
U12 to U14 (Year 7, 8 and 9)
U15 to U16 (Year 10 and 11)
Lead Coach: Chris Boyle
Assistant Coach: Chaselea Gatt
23/24 SEASON DATES
29th September 2023 to 8th December 2023
12th January 2024 to 22nd March 2024
Players will be invited to the Junior Academy based on their performance at junior training. This will be determined by the coaches and will be reviewed after the first block of sessions.
Traits considered for selection include:
Strong playing ability, in line with the Academy's aims
Excellent attitude to learning
Respect for the coach and players
Sportsmanship towards other players
Support and encouragement of other players
Juniors will need to attend the weekly regular training sessions to allow our coaches to assess them. We will then be able to make a judgement on players' suitability for the Witney Junior Academy.
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