Inspiring sports coaching for boys and girls aged 7-16

Hockey Academy 2017 with International Stars

  • Time: 09.30–15.30 (Drop-off from 8.45, Pick-up before 16.15)
  • Price: £109 for 2 day academies

The Coaches

Tom Carson is confirmed for our Abingdon (24th October) and Wallingford (26th October) academies during the October Half Term - click here for more on our hockey coaches.

For 2017, we have had a stunning line up of former and current GB players, who will be coaching on our hockey academies, inspiring the children and offering hands-on coaching advice. Stars from 2016 included Tom Carson, Crista Cullen and Shona McCallin - click here for more on our hockey coaches.

The Academies

Our Hockey Academies will provide a unique opportunity to be coached by some of the country’s leading players and coaches. This is an intensive programme based on the way the Premier League players perform and prepare. The most up-to-date skills and strategies will be introduced and extensive game play will allow young players to develop and apply new techniques creatively and confidently.

The Academy will cover:

  • Creating confident stick work
  • Powerful hitting on the run
  • Backhand skills in attack and defence
  • Distributing the ball with vision
  • Jab and block tackles
  • Developing three dimensional skills
  • Modern penalty corner strategies
  • Tactics from the International game
  • Specialist goal scoring session


If there is a specific area or skill that you would like to gain more knowledge on then please let us know.

What to Bring

Children need to bring the following each day:

  • hockey stick
  • astro shoes and/or training shoes
  • gum guard
  • a packed lunch and snacks
  • water bottle
  • suitable clothing for the weather conditions
  • sun cream