Athlete Development


The Canterbury Hockey Association aims to offer a wide range of development opportunities to young athletes in the hockey community. Various programs are run throughout the year to give everyone the chance to be involved and work on their game. All programs are delivered by knowledgeable coaches from both coaching and playing backgrounds to give our athletes the chance to learn from the best.


'Hockey Accelerators' is Canterbury Hockey's leading skill development program with three blocks of sessions delivered throughout the year. The first in the 'pre-season' (January - March), the second in the July holidays and the third in the 'post-season' (October - November).  These programs cater for all athletes between the age of Year 5 - Year 13 at school, whether you have limited hockey knowledge/skills or if you are an experienced rep player. If you would like more information about 'Hockey Accelerators' please CLICK HERE.



Canterbury Hockey's second skill development opportunity is through another program labeled, the 'Advanced Skills Program'. The key difference is that this program is lined up with each respective representative age group trial. Entry is not limited to players who are trialing for a representative team as players who are just looking to develop their skills are welcomed. These sessions run for four weeks prior to representative trials and are designed to focus on skills which representative coaches from each age group believe need developing. For more information on the 'Advanced Skills Program' please CLICK HERE