Hockey Wales Development Centres have been introduced to provide anyone aged between 9-16 years old, that isn’t currently within the performance pathway, with extra opportunities to train during the hockey season. We recognise that some of our youngest, and most passionate, hockey players want to be playing hockey every minute they’re awake. Unfortunately this isn’t possible, but we have got a programme of centres which will allow your child to access high quality coaching outside of their school and/or club environment.
Based at some of the best facilities in the country, the Development Centre coaches break down fundamental parts of the game in a fun and engaging manner. The game-based sessions allow players to develop their skills and hone their game play in a comfortable, yet testing, environment. Development Centres are also a great entry route into the sport, we integrate beginners with experienced players in a safe learning environment.
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My son enjoyed the sessions at Colwyn Bay. He gained so much confidence and loved joining in with children outside of his own club. The sessions were a fantastic experience which he thrived on. We can’t thank you all enough for arranging the development centre and we know he will look forward to any in the future.
My daughter has really enjoyed these sessions . I think that she has benefited a lot more by coming as it is more challenging and also she gets to train alongside other children. I would definitely like to see more of the hockey being played and I know that she loved playing it every week. I hope that you will be carrying on in the new year.
My son has attended most of these sessions and has really enjoyed them. He tells me that they are extremely well organised and the coaches are really friendly…. I think it is important if Welsh hockey is to compete with other regions in the UK that we give youngsters in North Wales access to quality hockey training. This is always going to be difficult in more rural areas like North Wales but your stats prove that you are attracting children from a wide catchment.