Under 18 Development Programme 2022

What is the programme?

THA will deliver two weekly sessions for U18 Development in term 1. These trainings are open for all players aspiring to play representative hockey. The first session will emphasise basic skills, principles of play, decision making and small game play. The second session will be called Free Play Friday. There will be no formal coaching in this session, emphasising enjoyment and creativity. Players will be encouraged to start up small pick-up games or create their own activities to explore what is possible. The programme will provide an excellent build up into the start of the club, school, and representative hockey.


To be eligible to join this programme, you must be in year 12 or 13 at school.

NB this training is for field players only. Goal keepers will also get an opportunity with information on a GK development course being published soon.


March 1- April 8 (6-week block)

Tuesdays 5:45- 7:15pm

Fridays 4:30-6:00pm



Registrations close 23 February 


Highly recommended Added Extra

The University of Waikato Adams Centre for High Performance is a world-class training facility, and we are extremely lucky to have them as a neighbour. Their Athlete Development Programme, the Adams Academy, is created to develop fundamental movement patterns, functional mobility and physical components essential for developing athlete and sporting performance. With their hockey athletes, they incorporate all the above and target areas specific to injury prevention and performance in hockey (Lower body strength and endurance hamstrings etc.) Along with offering sessions that focus on speed and running techniques that are essential to play high-level representative hockey. We encourage all our developing athletes to sign up for their weekly membership, which includes:

  • Access to Mount Hot Pools, Bay Wave Pools, Greerton Pool, Otumoetai Pool and Memorial Pool and onsite hot and cold recovery pools
  • Performance testing with regular athlete profile reporting
  • Invitation to seminars on topics including: Strength and Conditioning/Sports Psychology/Nutrition/Injury Prevention/ Special requirements of Female Athletes
  • Access to athlete lounge complete with SKY Tv and fully equipped kitchen
  • Discount on physiotherapy treatments with Body In Motion High-Performance Sport
  • 6 Monthly consultation with a registered nutritionist and sports psychologist

Their memberships are flexible, and you can put them on hold through the months when your training load increases and you are struggling to find time to get there.

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