The beauty of hockey is that the game depends on a group effort – including the coaching team, the players and the assistant specialists. However, not every school has the capacity to fill all these positions to give their hockey teams the full support package necessary to perform at their best every season – and understandably so.
At The Investec Hockey Academy, we understand that your team’s limitations can be based on budget. It is also difficult to know what your team needs the most in order to prioritise the stages of the “complete package”. Here’s where we can help – through our diverse range of options and high calibre of coaches, we can help school teams maximize their potential with our customized courses fore-going the need of hiring a full-time team of (costly) specialists.
For those of you who are familiar with our provincial Players’ and Coaches’ Courses – our Customised Courses are all of the above, except we tailor the content and skills-work to your school/ teams’ specific needs and, the best news of all, we come to you!
What are the advantages of a Customised Course for schools and clubs?
- Teams and coaches learn together.
- We offer position-specific coaching with former and current SA and provincial hockey players, helping players hone in on their unique skills.
- All ages and levels are welcome – you can choose to have us for your senior and/or junior teams, as well as A and/or B, C and E teams if you wish.
- Coaches get personalised theoretical and practical training by professional coaches in the industry.
- We gauge your team’s level, identify what you need to up your game and structure our courses to address your needs.
- We believe that players are developed successfully with the correct structures in place from an early age. We will implement these structures into your teams and coaching structures so that the school performs well and so that players go on to excel in their passion for the sport.
- Our modules include: pre-season courses, match-specific coaching and analysis, school coaches’ development courses, age group development courses, skills development courses, and hockey conditioning and testing.
- Our coaches include: The SA Women’s and Men’s Hockey Team and Coaches, provincial players and specialists in behind-the-scenes aspects.
We want to help your school reach your goals! Parents, coaches, players, teachers and principals – get chatting and encourage your school team to approach us. Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org to take the next step in improving your game. We look forward to meeting you all!