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Learning to Compete

Phase Three, "Training to Train," in the Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model is a crucial period for hockey players, typically ranging from ages 12 to 16. During this phase, athletes transition from simply learning and enjoying the sport to focusing on developing the foundational skills and physical capacities essential for future high-performance play. The emphasis is on consolidating technical skills, enhancing tactical understanding, and building a solid fitness base, including strength, endurance, and speed. Players are introduced to more structured and intensive training sessions that balance skill development with physical conditioning. This phase is critical for instilling discipline, refining technical abilities, and developing game sense, setting the stage for athletes to progress to higher levels of competition with a well-rounded skill set and physical ability.

Lower North Island U15 Tournament

All athletes participating in the in-season development programme who wish to attend the tournament will be included.

Attending the Lower North Island U15 Tournament cost is an additional $500 per player. A deposit of $125 has been applied on top of the programme cost through PlayHQ with a separate invoice to be sent out at a later date for the remaining balance.

Tournament will be split into Boys and Girls venue locations.

U15 Boys: Wairarapa

U15 Girls: Hawkes Bay


U15 Tournament Dates: 28th September - 1st October 2024.

Tournament Format:

11-a-side (full field)

Tired level competition

Streamed into two tiers based on ability, experience and motivations

Important Information
  • In order to register for the 2024 Wellington Hockey U15 In-Season Development Programme, players must be under the age of 15 years old as at 1st January of the year in which the tournament is played. They must also be in Year 9 or above (those eligible for U13 tournament are ineligible).

  • The U15 In-Season Development Programme will be run in Term 3.

    Registration Opens: 5th June

    Information Evening #1: 9th June

    Information Evening #2: 2nd July

    Registration Closes: 16th July

    Development Days: 21st & 28th July

    Training Block: 4th Aug - 22nd Sept

  • Under 15 Training Sessions are on Sundays at the following venues at the set times listed below.

    Fraser Park



    10:30am - 12pm

    10:30am - 12pm

    5pm - 6:30pm

U15 In-Season Development Programme

Registration for participating in the U15 In Season Development Programme is $230 per player.

Under 15 Development

Training to train and learning to compete. Athletes will see themselves to improve their technical skills and develop tactical understanding.

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