U13 Representative Programme
As part of a holistic player development programme Wellington Hockey runs an U13 Representative programme which is based on the principles of Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD).
The programme has been designed to meet the age and stage of the athlete at U13 level.
It consists of the following elements;
Development Programme: Designed to develop the technical and tactical skills associated with athletes at this stage of development.
Trials: Invitations to trial will be extended by selectors following observation of school/club matches (and development programme trainings) and in consultation with your school coaches.
Wellington Representative Teams: Two teams for males and females are selected to attend tournaments against other associations.
The guiding principle of this programme is to develop athletes in an appropriate manner for their stage of development. The programme is an inclusive programme which provides opportunities for all players.