Academy Training 2017-10-13T18:45:43+00:00

Academy Hockey Training

Westbury covers training for junior players from age 7+.

Training for 7-14 year olds

Bruce Dunham is the Youth Development Coach. Due to the volume of children we now have attending our Sunday sessions we have had to split the session into the following two groups.

  • 0900-1030 – U8s + U10s + U12s
  • 1030-1200 – U14s boys and girls 

These Sunday sessions take place at Bristol University’s Coombe Dingle Sports Complex with the assistance of the club’s other qualified coaches and key members of the club.

Open to both boys and girls from 7 to 14 years old. For the costs please look at the main membership page.

We also have an online membership form which needs to be completed. This is all electronic so no need to print it off. We also use this as the mailing lists for each age group to keep you informed and up to date. Click HERE to jump directly to the Membership page with all the details, please scroll down and find the correct age group for your child.

Junior training accommodates children roughly the 7-14 age group taking players with no hockey experience right up to regular school and better players. Each week we aim to mix the session to include skills as well as game experience with the help of a variety of coaches, parents and helpers throughout the Westbury and Westberries clubs.

Equipment needed

The following equipment is required,

  • Mouthguard
  • Shin Pads
  • Suitable trainers for AstroTurf surfaces
  • Plenty of water!

We can provide hockey sticks if required.

Expectations from parents

At U8 and U10 level we do require that each child has a responsible adult on the side of the pitch throughout these training sessions

Training for 14yrs+

Joe Thomas is the Club coach and works with the Colts. This is held on Wednesday evenings between 6.00pm – 7.00pm at the Coombe Dingle sports complex (See page 11 for location details).

Our Colts have a range of abilities from players recently starting to Junior Academy Centres (JAC), Junior Development Centres (JDC) and Junior Regional Performance Centre (JRPC) level.

The speed of improvement in players has been incredible due to the small group allowing more time with each player. There are a number of coaches and helpers to ensure all players will reach their potential!