AGES: 7 – 14
TIME: 08:30 – 16:30 (Extended hours 8.30 - 17.30 / £5 charge)
PRICES: See individual academies at the bottom of this page.
Kirsty Mackay (GK)
Kirsty actually started sport with football, playing at the Blackburn Centre of Excellence, and her P.E. teacher thought she'd be good in goal. One thing led to another and before she knew it, Kirsty was goalkeeping for the England U16 squad at the age of 13, the youngest goalkeeper ever. This was even before she'd joined a hockey club, and after all these years she made a splash in Rio 2016 and international hockey. Kirsty now plays for East Grinstead HC and has a Masters in Sports and Exercise Physiology.
We’ve partnered with Grays Hockey to add another level of quality to the academy both in terms of the programme and the kit that young athletes will use when on the academy with us.
Our Hockey Academies provide a unique opportunity to be coached by some one of the country’s greatest players. We’ve opened the age range for 2019, developed our programme and are limiting numbers on each Academy to ensure everyone is coached by the star coach.
Our course teaches players the skills and strategies they need to perform as a confident and competent player. We employ a team of coaches to deliver a programme which mixes skill drills with small side challenges and extensive game play. Young players will develop their skills, pick up new techniques and have the opportunity to apply them all in a fun and inspiring environment.
The Academy will cover:
- improving 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
Our coaching team are happy to help players develop a specific area or skill within which they wish to improve. Please speak to the Lead Coach when signing in on the first day of the Academy.
What to Bring
Players need to bring the following each day:
- hockey stick
- astro shoes and/or training shoes
- gum guard and shin guards
- a packed lunch and snacks
- water bottle
- suitable clothing for the weather conditions
- sun cream
Hockey Academy Hockey Academy With Kirsty Mackay
Holy Cross Prep School, Kingston
- Start date: 20/08/2019
- Price: £149.00
- Age: 7 - 14 years
- Days: 3 days