U18 Representatives Player Workload Management

U18 Representatives Player Workload Management


It is no secret that the overload on our U18 athletes is an ongoing concern. In this age group, many of the players are involved with both club and school teams, and along with their studies, have a huge commitment during terms two and three. Realistically, if these players were to attend every training session and game for their respective teams, they could be attending up to eight to ten sessions per week, a shocking total of 64-80 hockey contacts throughout an 8-week representative campaign.

As we receive more information from Sport NZ and Hockey New Zealand, as well as listening to the voice of our passionate community, Canterbury Hockey wishes to implement the following framework to ensure that our under 18 representative athletes do not have an excessive workload placed on them over the representative campaign.

Please read the attached document to see how Canterbury Hockey will be managing this during the 2023 season.

Under 18 Representatives – Player Workload Management Framework 2023 Document

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