WHA Programme

WHA Programmes


Booklet, including calendarU11 Parent.pdf

About the Programme

The U11 HUB Programme has been running since 2012. The programme enables Wellington Hockey to offer a significant number of young players, trainers and umpires the opportunity to develop their basic hockey, umpiring and coaching skills over a period of weeks and then put these skills into practice in the two Festival Days and a weekend tournament in Kapiti and the Wairarapa.

Importantly, the programme is also a great development opportunity for coaches – it is a chance for coaches in our community to extend their coaching skills with this age group, while having access to ongoing support.

 Wellington Hockey will continue with the following to improve the organisation of this programme;

  • Wellington Hockey lead coaches to help trainers at trainings
  • A self-nomination process to streamline administration and communication

Nomination Guidelines

The following should be used as guidelines when players are nominating themselves for the U11 program. It’s important for individuals to recognise that although the U11 progamme is a development programme there is constraints on the amount of people that can be catered for. If the programme is oversubscribed priority will be given to Year 6’s.

 Players that possess the following attributes should be nominated themselves for the U11 program;

  • High level of coachability
  • Versatility in a range of positions
  • Willingness to learn
  • Team Player
  • Love of hockey
  • Positive attitude
  • Embrace the principles of fair play
  • Be U11 as of 1st January 2019 and be in year 5 or 6
  • Be available to attend the Wairarapa tournament

Please note that players must participant in the Wairarapa tournament to take part in the Development Programme.

Important Dates:

April 10:             Information to club

April 10:             Nominations open

May 19th:           Nominations close

May 19th:           Programme information sent to participants

May 26th:           Programme starts

June 23rd:          Festival Day (Kapiti)

July 13th and 14th:    Wairarapa Festival Weekend


U11 Development Hub – For Coaches & Athletes

Registrations will open in early March

26 May, 9 June, 16 June, 30 June & 7 July – NHS, Kapiti, Elsdon, Fraser & Maidstone

U13 Development Program Coach Workshop & Practical (Pre Development Program Turf Sessions)

5 May - NHS

U13 & U15 Development Program – For Coaches & Athletes

Registrations will open in early April

19 May, 26 May & 9 June – NHS & Kapiti

U13 & U15 Athlete & Umpire Trials – For Coaches, Umpires & Athletes

16 June, 23 June & 30 June - NHS

For more details, please contact Daan on daan@wellingtonhockey.org.nz

Long Term Athlete Development Model

A framework for an optimal training, competition and recovery schedule for each stage of athletic development. It is designed on empirical / practical coaching experiences and scientific principles. Coaches who engage in the model and its practices are more likely to produce athletes who reach their full athletic potential and create a life long love for the game.

See Attached LTAD (2).pdf