Under 15 Extension Programme Module 2

Under 15 Extension Programme Module 2

Following a successful delivery of Module One of our Under 15 Extension Programme, we are excited to confirm details and open registrations for Module Two of this programme. Module Two will be delivered during September/October, incorporating weekly training sessions focusing on skill and tactical development, and will conclude with a South Island Festival event which will include games against teams from across the South Island (Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast, Mid Canterbury, South Canterbury, Central Otago, Otago, Southland). Participants will be exposed to high level coaching throughout the programme, and we are hopeful that the South Island Festival will be a fun, memorable and high-quality event for all.

Programme Purpose:

Provide an inclusive development opportunity that extends year 9, 10 & 11 (under 15) athletes, and coaches and umpires associated with this age group.


Programme Objectives:

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


Open registration for year 9, 10 & 11 athletes who want to participate in a development programme that aims to extend them beyond their club and school playing experiences. Athletes must meet the below criteria:

  • Must be Year 9, 10 or 11 at school and over the age of 13 and under the age of 15 as of 1 January 2022.
  • 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.
  • PLEASE NOTE - No requirement to have completed Module One of this programme to participate in Module Two

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 officiating in this or a similar age group.


South Island Festival – 2nd – 6th October 2022, hosted in Christchurch at Nga Puna Wai.

Module 2 Details:

South Island Festival:

  • 5-day South Island Festival event (11-a-side).
  • Full event to be played in Christchurch at Nga Puna Wai.
  • It is expected athletes will be placed in teams with players of similar ability and age.
  • Teams to be made up of players who are similar age where possible (i.e., Year 9’s grouped together, and Year 10/11’s to be grouped together).
  • Teams attending from across the South Island (8 other associations).
  • Teams will have one training per week leading up to the festival, first training to be week of 5th September.

Please note, there will not be trials for these programmes/teams, however athletes will be grouped together with others of a similar ability with consideration being given to athletes playing experience and age.


Module 2 = $120.00 per player. This will cover turf hire, gear, and administration-based costs. For athletes who did not attend Module 1 of the extension programme, they will be encouraged to purchase a Paladin training tee from Just Hockey.


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

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

Athlete registration closes – 9:00am Thursday 25th August.

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