Colts TrainingColts – Arrangements for End of Term Arrangements – Spring Term 2013
The Colts season should, in theory, be finishing just before Easter. However, as we have missed a few sessions as a result of the bad weather, we have decided that a couple of extra sessions will be included in April.
Dates for your diary are:
|Monday 25th March – Thursday 28th March||Last weekday training sessions before Easter. No training on Good Friday, 29thMarch.|
|Sunday 14th April||Extra Sunday session for all groups.|
|Week commencing 15th April||Extra sessions – normal weekday training|
|Friday 19th April||Quiz night for Colts Parents. Details to follow. Fundraising event.|
|Sunday 21st April||No hockey sessions. There will be the Tony Smith Tournament at SHC all day (yr 8 players)|
|Sunday 28th April||Extra Junior Academy session to run from 11.30 – 1pm, followed by the Colts End of Season Awards and Picnic Lunch. Do please all try and come along to the Awards and Picnic Lunch.|
Colts’ 2012-13 Training Timetable
With the exception of the Junior Academy, who only train on Sundays, all outfield Colts 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.
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.
Training times for the Colts from September 2012 will be as follows:
Monday 6.00 – 7.30pm Girls U14 Performance and Boys U16 Performance
Tuesday 6.00 – 7.30pm Boys U12, Girls U16 and Goalkeepers
Wednesday 6.00 – 7.30pm Girls U14, Boys U14, Boys U16 and Boys U14 Performance
Thursday 6.00 – 7.30pm Girls U12, Girls U10 and Girls U16 Performance
Friday 6.00 – 7.30pm Girls U12 Performance
Sundays 8.45 – 10am Junior Academy (U10s and below)
Sundays 10am onwards Colts matches or training games for all squads
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.
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.