The academy will be a pre-season training block of 7 sessions designed for players with the capability and aspiration to represent Wairarapa. The programme provides a quality learning and preparation phase as we lead into the playing season and U18/U16 representative trials. The expectation is that all academy participants will make themselves available for U18/U16 trials. We are encouraging and supporting players participating in summer sports and will work around those other commitments to ensure individuals can manage both and can form an appropriate weekly training schedule. We are comfortable with compromising some of the hockey sessions and ask that any players with clashes communicate in advance.
Technical and tactical growth aligned to long-term development and ability to perform at the representative level and beyond. Each week will include a combination of skills, combative and match play. The programme will be led by Hockey Wairarapa staff, aptly supported by quality trainers and GK specialists, accessing our best local people to provide an impactful development experience for players.
$200- payable on acceptance to programme.
Players must be affiliated to Wairarapa through school or club. Players must be at least Year 9 secondary school and should register for their correct age group as per their age at the 1st of January 2024.
Final selections will be made and emailed out to all registered athletes by Friday 9th February. Each programme has a maximum capacity so positions will be limited.