Coaching and training

Weekly Sessions


COVID-19 requires us to follow a controlled approach to returning to hockey training

Our COVID Officer, Rachel Cross is working closely with our committe to ensure we can safely get back to training and playing hockey. So keep watching our dedicated website page and our media feeds. Club members will also be contacted by email or via their captains. You can contact Rachel by email at

Please watch this England Hockey video, visit the England Hockey guidance pages on their website and follow their guidance to get yourself ready.

You must complete a participation agreement form on the England Hockey website before you come back to hockey, ensure you select Warwick as your club.

At Warwick Hockey Club we have extensive coaching resources. We have four level two coaches and ten level one coaches. Our principal coaches, James Taylor (JT) as (Director of Hockey), Dave Bryce (Ladies 1s) and Paul Williams (Juniors) bring with them a wealth of playing and coaching experience, ably assisted by our player coaches where required. They ensure all ability levels in the club receive quality, well structured coaching and training.

If you are interested in joining our coaching team please contact James Taylor (JT)

We are currently recruiting for coaching roles for season 2021-22.

  • Men's Performance Assistant Coach
  • Club Development Coach x2

Read more about these roles here.

Training starts early September and continues throughout the winter season ending around the end of March.

We will publish our full training programme as soon as we can.

We need to wait for Warwick School to let us know when we can book the pitches and also any updates from England Hockey. Hopefully we will return soon to our normal programme. Last year's dates and timing are shown below.

Normal full training at our Warwick School pitches.

  • Men’s 1s / 2s: Tuesday 7:00-9:00pm (starts 3rd September 2019 to end of March 2020).
  • Men’s 3s / 4s / 5s: Tuesday 7:30-9:00pm (starts 3rd September 2019 to end of March 2020).
  • Women’s 1s / 2s: Wednesday 7:00-9:00pm (starts 4th September 2020 to end of March 2020).
  • Women’s 3s / 4s / 5s: Wednesday 7:15-9:00pm (starts 4th September 2019 to end of March 2020).
  • Juniors 5-13: Wednesday 6:30-7:30pm (starts 4th September 2019 to end of March 2020).
  • U16s / U18s: Training sessions are arranged to suit preparation for EHB competitions.

We are looking for players/parents who would like to gain a qualification in hockey to be able to coach. As a Club we will fund you as long as you put something back in the way of coaching. There are various qualifications from beginner to advanced which can all be found on If you are an existing qualified coach we would like you progress and get further advanced qualifications.

We have various opportunities for coaches and we would like as many people as possible to gain qualifications. We have identified some courses that we encourage members and friends of our club to consider volunteering for, see the list of courses here and contact us to let Dave Bryce know if you are interested.

We always welcome new players.

We cater for players of all abilities, providing excellent coaching and playing opportunities. So please come along and make yourself known to the lead coach at the session. Or contact us for more information.

Our Coaching Team

Dave Bryce

Ladies head coach

James Taylor (JT)

Director of Hockey

Paul Williams

Juniors Lead Coach

Supporting Coaching Team Season 2019/20

We have a number of coaching opportunities under the guidance of Dave Bryce, that will give you the chance to develop your coaching skills. Please contact Dave to find out more about the coaching roles available and the rates of pay / benefit for club members.

Dave Bryce

Women's 1&2 Coach

Andy Hadley

Juniors Coach

Andy Hadley

Women's club coach

Dave Lomas

Juniors Assistant Coach

Andy Hadley

Mens Assistant Club Coach

Matt Walmsley

Juniors Assistant Coach

Chris Roberts

Mens 3,4 & 5 Coach

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