Coaching and training

Weekly Sessions

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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 covid19@warwickhockey.co.uk.

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.


Coaching

The coaching team is overseen by our Director of Hockey (James Taylor) who leads the team and continues to coach within the England Hockey Player Pathway and as player/coach of our Men's 2nd team. Our principal coaches Dave Bryce (Ladies Performance Lead) and to be appointed Men's Performance Lead Coach bring with them a wealth of playing and coaching experience. They are ably supported by Kevin Grumball (Men's development) and Sean Rickards (Ladies development). 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) directorofhockey@warwickhockey.co.uk

We are expanding our coaching provision and recruiting for some roles for season 2021-22.

  • Mens Performance Lead Coach - click for role details
  • Men's performance assistant coach - click for role details
  • **NEW ROLE** Junior lead coach - click for role details

Training

Pre-season training:

  • Men's performance squad training from Tuesday 10th August, 7 to 9pm at Warwick School.
  • Women's performance squad training from Wednesday 18th August, 7 to 9pm at Warwick School.

Our full training programme:

We will be returning to Warwick School pitches for our main season training.

  • Men’s 1s / 2s: Tuesday 7:00-9:00pm (31st August to end of March).
  • Men’s 3s / 4s / 5s: Tuesday 7:30-9:00pm (31st August to end of March).
  • Women’s 1s / 2s: Wednesday 7:00-9:00pm (1st September to end of March).
  • Women’s 3s / 4s / 5s: Wednesday 7:15-9:00pm (1st September to end of March).
  • Juniors 5-13: Wednesday 6:30-7:30pm (tbc - September to end of March).
  • 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 www.englandhockey.co.uk. 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 James Taylor (JT) know if you are interested by email: directorofhockey@warwickhockey.co.uk


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

Women's performance lead coach

James Taylor (JT)

Director of Hockey

Bryan Frazer

Mens performance Coach


Supporting Coaching Team Season 2021/22

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

Sean Rickards

Womens development coach


Dave Lomas

Juniors Coordinator


Kevin Grumball

Mens development coach


Chris Roberts

Mens development assistant


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