Southern Sports Academy Hockey Squad will meet weekly for training sessions from November 2022 – April 2023 for the Your Local Clubs Academy Games (break for Christmas), to receive the most professional coaching available in the area.
The program will provide coaching, training, and athletic development to improve athletes with a view to:
• Develop the fundamental skill level of athletes, which will enhance their opportunities for selection into the Hockey NSW performance pathway
• Prepare athletes to a level where their transition to any representation ‘seamless’ in terms of programs or pathways;
• Increase the level of success of those athletes at competitions and events.
In addition to the quality coaching, all scholarship holders in the Academy are also exposed to a range of workshops from our specialist consultants including workshops relating to Sports Psychology, Nutrition, Recovery, Athletic Development, as well as receiving Strength and Conditioning training that is specific to their sport with a complimentary gym membership.
The Southern Sports Academy understands there is a great deal more to being an outstanding athlete than what happens solely on the sporting field. To this end, the Academy provides professional tuition for its athletes on Personal Development related issues. Topics that are covered include (but are not restricted to) Leadership Skills, Goal Setting, Expectations and Obligations of the Professional Athlete, Responsible Use of Social Media, Time Management and Media Skills.
All this adds up to the Southern Sports Academy leading the way in terms of providing valuable development opportunities for junior athletes in the Southern NSW region.
This year will also see a Hockey Umpiring Program – please contact Bridget Butterfield at firstname.lastname@example.org if this is something you are interested in