U15 Extension Programme Module 1

U15 Extension Programme Module 1

After the record number of participants within our Under 13 Extension Programmes in 2022, Canterbury Hockey is excited that momentum can be continued with another memorable programme in 2023. A similar format will be followed this year with the extension programme being delivered in two modules once again, both delivered as standalone events. (Please note – each module will have a separate registration process.)

Module 1 will take place during the July school holidays over a three-day period. The module will include a mixture of skill development and game play. Participants will be exposed to high-quality coaching to develop targeted technical and tactical principles that will benefit their long-term development. For the game play element, players will be assigned to teams to partake in a hockey 5’s festival.

Module 2 will be delivered during August/September. This module will incorporate several weekly training sessions focusing on skill and tactical development. Participants will be allocated to teams, that will participate in a South Island Festival event in the first week of October.

Programme Detail:

Phase 1 Detail:

  • 3-day development camp that will consist of a mixture of training and small sided match play.
  • Targeted development focus – Technical skills, tactical concepts, character traits.
  • Day 1 & 2 split into morning and afternoon groups (by gender). On these days all groups will have a mixture of skill training sessions and hockey 5’s games. Day 3 will be all match play, hockey 5’s games.
  • Block timing’s as follows – 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm. Day 1 = Boys morning, Day 2 = Girl’s morning, Day 3 = both genders integrated across the day.
  • Specialist goal keeper training will be included.


Module 1: Skill development and hockey 5’s festival – Monday 3rd July – Wednesday 5th July (1st week of July School Holidays).

Module 2: Start date TBC for team trainings – concludes with South Island Festival Event – Sunday 24th – Thursday 28th September (in Christchurch). (Registrations for module two will take place separately, late July).


Module 1 = $90.00. This price includes turf hire, training gear, coach and umpire development/support and administration-based costs.


Registrations for Module 1 and Module 2 will be completed separately (Module 2 registration process will take place at the end of July).

All registrations will be completed using Play HQ. Please follow this link and then select the appropriate programme: https://www.playhq.com/hockey-new-zealand/org/canterbury-hockey-association/df572316/register


Athletes - open registration for under 15 athletes who want to participate in an extension-focused development programme and meet the below criteria:

  • Must be Year 9, 10 & 11 at school and over the age of 13 and under the age of 15 as of 1 January 2023.
  • Must play for a club or school team entered in Canterbury Hockey’s winter competitions.
  • Must have a minimum of at least 1 year playing experience for a club/school team.


If you do not fit the above criteria and would like to enquire about registering, please contact Canterbury Hockey. 

Coaches – open registration for coaches coaching in this or a similar age group.

Umpires – open registration for umpires umpiring in this or a similar age group.

Programme Purpose:

Provide an inclusive development opportunity that extends 13–15-year-old (under 15) athletes, and coaches and umpires of this age group, beyond the experiences they receive in club/school hockey.

Programme Objectives:

  1. Incorporate all interested athletes, coaches, and umpires, into a high-quality development focused programme that is distinctly different from club, school and U13 programme hockey experiences.
  2. Provide an enjoyable experience that encourages participants and supporters to connect with others in the wider hockey community.
  3. Develop targeted technical and tactical principles and concepts that will benefit participants long term development.
  4. Ensure athlete welfare and workload is managed effectively.

For any questions please contact: joe@canterburyhockey.org.nz

Athlete registration closes – midnight 20th June 2023 ($25 late registration fee).

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