Ansley Hockey Academy
Plymouth Marjon ‘Ansley Hockey Academy’
The new Academy will be run by the club and will provide a high quality player development programme supporting a player’s technical, tactical and physical hockey development.
Academy Coaching Director - Simon Fenwick
Academy Administrator and Coach - Jamie Oxley
Academy Goalkeeper Coach - Matt Puttock
Academy Development Coordinator - Ashley Hough (focus on phase 2)
Who can attend
- Players in school years 8-13 (Phase 1), age/ability focused groups.
- Members who play senior and or youth hockey for the club
- Members of other clubs who would like to access the higher level of coaching provided by the Academy
Note anyone who attends the Academy will become eligible for selection to one the of the clubs EH Championship U14/U16/U18 teams.
Members of the club however, do not have to attend the Academy in order to qualify to play for one of the clubs EH Championship U14/U16/U18 teams.
Cost - the Academy does not form part of a members existing package. The cost to attend is based on a sessional fee of between £3-5 depending on the length of the session, based on £3 per hour. For each term the cost will be outlined to attend the programme/sessions. You will be able to pay up front which will receive an incentive or you will be able to pay weekly.
Where - At the Plymouth Marjon Hockey Centre
Facilities & Support - group and individual coaching using the double hockey astro alongside video analysis system, sports therapy and S&C support, diet and nutrition.
Wednesday 6-7.30 - main slot (sessions will be either 60mins or 90 mins)
Friday evenings - used for assessments and additional sessions if required.
Small group/individual sessions will also be available from 5-6pm on a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. These will be optional and as an optional extra.
When - a termly schedule will be produced so players know exactly when their sessions will run and the type of session. The academy will run from September through to June.
To register your interest in attending the academy and to find out more please complete the online registration form - https://goo.gl/forms/FMKWqdmM2s0oV2Gu1
Once you have registered your interest all the questions raised will be answered.
The launch of the academy will take place on the 6th of September at Marjon in the Desmond Tutu centre. This will be an opportunity for the philosophy and approach the academy will follow to be presented in more detail. Attendance at this launch will be essential.
The second phase in the autumn will be the development of a junior academy for players aged 9-12 which focuses on boys and girls who are not playing club hockey in school years 5-7. This would run after school from between 4-6pm and would be by invite only. This would run on a 5-6 week basis to mirror half term blocks.