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Colts Training



Updated 24/08/2015

 Colts’ 2015/16  Training Timetable .

The new term will begin on Tuesday 1st September for the U10 – U18 Groups, with weekday evening training sessions.  Sunday sessions, including the Sunday Junior Academy (year’s 1 – 4), will commence on Sunday 13th September.

Assessments will take place during the first two weeks in order to place the children into the correct squads for the new season.  The regular training schedule will commence on Sunday 13th September.

The Assessment Timetable is as follows:

  Tuesday (1st and 8th September) 6.00 – 7.30pm: Girls U16, Boys U16, Junior GKs (regular session)

 Wednesday (2nd and 9th September) 6.00 – 7.30pm: Girls U14, Boys U14, Senior GKs (regular session)

 Thursday (3rd and 10th September) 6.00 – 7.30pm: Girls U12, Girls U18 Dev, Girls U18

 Friday (4th and 11th September) 6.00 – 7.30pm:  Boys U10, Boys U12, Girls U10



Commencing Sunday 13th September -  Regular Training Timetable 2015/16.

Sundays 8.45 – 10am               Junior Academy ( Year 4 and below)

Sundays 10am onwards        Colts matches or training games for all squads

Monday 6.00 – 7.30pm            Girls U14 Performance,  Boys U14  Performance,

Tuesday 6.00 – 7.30pm           Boys U16 (all),  Girls U16, Junior Goalkeepers

Wednesday 6.00 – 7.30pm     Girls U14 , Boys U14 (all), Senior Goalkeepers*

Thursday 6.00 – 7.30pm         Girls U12, Girls U18 Dev, Girls U16/U18 Performance

Friday 6.30 – 8.00pm               Boys U10 (yr 5), Boys U12 (all), Girls U10 (year 5), Girls U12 Performance,

* The Senior GKs slot may move according to coach availability.

With the exception of the Junior Academy (school year 4 and below) who only train on Sundays, all outfield Colts (school year 5 and above)  are expected to attend a weekly technical coaching session for 1-1.5 hours. During this time, the coaching content is delivered from the Colts’ coaching syllabus prepared by the Club’s Director of Hockey. Actual delivery is carried out by a team of qualified coaches, supported by international players. Colts are taught in squads. Generally the session comprises teaching of a specific technical skill, finishing with a game related to that skill.

Separate sessions are organised for training goal keepers.

We endeavour to meet our own policy of maintaining a ratio of twelve Colts to every one coach. This may be altered by the Director of Colts, Will Fulker, in consultation with the Colt and their parents.

Other pitches used by SHC Colts:

 The postcode for KGS Finlay Pitch (Summer Road, Thames Ditton) is KT7 0RD.

The postcode for Reeds School (Sandy Lane, Cobham) is KT11 2ES.

 If you have any queries about the training schedule and which group your child should be attending then please contact Will Fulker by email:   will_fulker@hotmail.com


For the Sunday schedule – which is updated weekly, please go to the  COLTS FIXTURES page of this website and click on the link for Sunday schedules.

The intention for the Sunday one-hour sessions is to play a game that may be a League/Cup/Friendly match against another Club side at home or away. Junior players tend to play mini hockey at 7-a-side, whereas the older ages are exposed to 11-a-side. If no external game is available we often arrange an internal game during which coaching tips may be provided.

With the expansion of the Colts’ section an extra pitch off-site (the “Finlay Pitch“) has been acquired for matches so allowing a more expansive programme of matches and training. Click here to view a map and directions to the Finlay Pitch.  We are now also using the pitch at Reeds School on Sunday mornings.

Please check the Fixtures section of the website for a weekly update on the weekend training schedule as the Sunday timetable below is for general guidance only and will vary according to when a match may be scheduled.