Training


Training

Redditch Hockey Club training sessions are lead by our team of fully qualified coaches.

All sessions are held at Redditch Hockey Club. Directions can be found here:
http://www.redditchhc.co.uk/clubhouse

Junior training takes place every Wednesday during the season, 6pm until 7:30pm and we welcome anyone aged between 6 and 16 to these sessions. Sessions are free to members with under-16 membership costing £50 per season and under-18 membership costing £80 per season. The cost of sessions to non-members is £3 per session.

Senior training takes place straight after our junior training, every Wednesday during the season – 7:30pm until 9pm and we welcome anyone aged over 16 to these sessions. Members under the age of 16 that are currently playing league hockey for our senior teams are also invited to attend. All sessions are free to members.

2018/19 Season Training Dates:

JUNIORS
Wednesday 5th September 2018 – Wednesday 5th December 2018
Wednesday 9th January 2019 – Wednesday 20th March 2019

SENIORS
Wednesday 1st August 2018 – Wednesday 5th December 2018
Wednesday 9th January 2019 – Wednesday 20th March 2019

For more information please contact a member of the coaching team.

Our Coaching Team

Wayne Beard – Head Senior Coach
“I started playing Hockey for Redditch as a youngster in 1983. In the following year, I played in the Under-15s team that reached the national finals. I went for England trials in 1986 and represented the midlands at both junior and senior level. In 1993, I moved from Redditch to Olton & West Warwick to play in the national league. Whilst at Olton, I started coaching and when I returned to Redditch in 2007, I had just achieved my level 3 coaching badge. Since returning to Redditch I have managed all teams throughout the club, achieving promotion as champions with the Mens 1st XI in 2009/10. I’ve also acted as head coach of the JRPC Under-16s girls and boys. Currently I’m club head coach and captain of the Mens 3rd XI with a strong focus on youth development. I am also representing the Midlands Over 45s and back involved with the Player pathway as assistant coach to the JRPC Under-15s Boys and Under-17s Girls.”

 

Becki Clarke – Head Junior Coach

“I started playing hockey at 12, playing mostly at school before later joining Redditch Hockey Club. I was a member of the successful U19 Redditch girl’s team who were crowned county club champions, I represented Worcestershire U21’s, had Midland trials and played for many years in the Midland and North Hockey leagues. In 2004, I gained my Level1 coaching badge and started coaching junior hockey in the local area. I returned to Redditch Hockey Club in 2011 and have been a junior coach for the last 3 years. I currently look after the beginners, teaching the fundamentals in a fun and engaging way, with lots of little games. For me there is nothing more rewarding than helping children progress and develop new skills. Additional courses – BSc. Hons Sport & Exercise Science, Good Practice and Child Protection, Equity in Coaching and Coaching Disabled People in Sport.”

Redditch Hockey Club also encourages and supports any member who wishes to participate in coaching courses. The old ‘levels’ system has now been replaced by a new system and full details about how to get into coaching can be found here: http://www.englandhockey.co.uk/landing.asp?section=1223&sectionTitle=Coach+%26+Inspire

 

Junior Hockey Camps

Throughout the year, during the school holidays, Redditch Hockey Club runs junior hockey camps. These are typically 2 days (9:45am – 3pm) and are lead by our coaching team. Details of the next camp are as follows:

Details for next camp coming soon....

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