Inspiring sports coaching for boys and girls aged 7-16

Hockey Academy 2017 with Holly Payne and Laura Myers


The Coaches

We will have Holly Payne (England & GB Hockey Player) and Laura Myers (GB development Goal Keeper) coaching on this Academy - click here for more on our hockey coaches.

Laura Myers is a member of the GB development squad and has previously played for England U21 as a GK and is a qualified level 2 coach. Recently graduated from Loughborough University where she has played for the 1st XI team Laura has also been playing indoor hockey for Reading HC.

The Academy

The Hockey Academy will provide a unique opportunity to be coached by one of the country’s leading players. 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. A specific junior programme tailored to the younger hockey player will be delivered for children going into years 3-4.

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


  • Book Now
  • Map
Picture of Hockey with International Star, Edgbaston (Summer 3 Days)

Hockey with International Star, Edgbaston (Summer 3 Days)

15-17 August 2017, King Edward VI for Girls, Edgbaston

A unique opportunity to be coached by an international hockey star and first-class coaches! This intensive programme introduces up-to-date skills and strategies with extensive game play to allow young players to develop and apply new techniques.