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Hockey - development opportunities

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Please read on for information regarding Otago hockey development programmes.

U13 Development Programme (Years 7&8):

Otago Hockey is excited to announce their U13 Development Programme. This programme is the first fully-fledged instalment since the restructure of the Representative calendar post-2019. These opportunities are open to anyone and everyone within the respective age groups who are keen to develop their skills through the remainder of the hockey season. All hockey players in Years 7&8 are eligible for the U13 age group.

U13 Overview:

  • 7-a-side festival, 4th July
  • Booster Programme, 1st August – 12th September. This will be the core of the development programme held on Sunday mornings. Players will be upskilled by our OHA Coaches and transition into team-based play closer to the U13 Festival.
  • U13 Festival of Hockey, 18th-19th September. OHA are hosting a weekend Festival which involves all of the other Associations in the Southern region (North Otago, Central Otago, Eastern Southland, and Invercargill). A chance to play some awesome hockey with a lot of other fun activities too!

Registration for the U13 Booster Programme includes all the costs for the Festival, as well as a T-shirt. I.e., everyone who comes to the Booster Programme gets to play in the Festival! The cost for the whole programme will be $125 per player.

Register for our U13 Booster Programme & Festival here.

If you have any questions about the U13 Programme, please contact Allan: coach@oha.org.nz