THA will deliver two weekly sessions for U18 Development in term 1. These training sessions are open to all players aspiring to play representative hockey. The first session will emphasise basic skills, principles of play, decision making and small gameplay. The second session will be called Free Play Friday. This session will have no formal coaching, 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 to the start of the club, school, and representative hockey.
The U18 Development Programme, which runs through March and April, will also be used by coaches to supplement the selection process for our u18 teams. However, it is not compulsory to attend the Development Programme to gain selection.
To be eligible to join this programme, you must be in year 12 or 13 at school.
NB Tuesday training is for field players only. Goalkeepers can attend the free play Friday sessions and will have their own development programme which you can find under the goalkeeper development tab.