Player Development Introduction

Wellington Hockey offers a number of different player development opportunities throughout the year catering for beginners through to representative players.

These programmes offer players the opportunity to develop their hockey skills under a professional learning environment delivered by quality coaches.

Wellington Hockey run the following development programs:


The EXPLORE Programme was new to the Wellington Hockey Development menu for 2020 and will return for 2021. In this six week pre season block athletes will have their technical and tactical abilities refined, developed and extended with a focus on the core fundamentals of the game. Athletes will be able to register for individual sessions or the entire six week block. For further information click HERE


The WHA U15 Summer Programme replaced Junior CAPs as we moved into the post regional model. Selection to the Summer Programme comes from data we have on existing players from various programmes throughout 2020 and is a selection event for the WHA EXTEND Squad. For players who miss selection the WHA EXPLORE Programme would be an appropriate preseason programme.


The WHA EXTEND Squad was a new in season training programme, launched successfully in 2020 and will return for 2021. This programme will be limited to 15 athletes and selection based on the 2021 Summer Programme.

For further information please scroll through the Development tabs or, contact Wellington Hockey Development Officer -

Bjorn Dix


Phone: 04 260 2965