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  • Training to play competitively at county, regional, national or international level takes many hours a week every week of the year. Managing this alongside the academic demands required to achieve the highest grades at GCSE and A Level is challenging to say the least. Not only do you need first class facilities, the best coaches and excellent teachers you also need the support and care that will enable players to manage the pressures that they will inevitably feel.

  • With an excellent all weather pitch, analysis room, and a well-equipped strength and conditioning gym, all within the grounds of the School, hockey players at Hill House are never more than a few minutes’ walk away from what they need. Our outstanding coaching team work closely with the academic and pastoral staff at the School to ensure every aspect of the player’s journey is the best it can be.

Elite Performers

  • Elite performers are eligible for Hill House Foundation Scholarships. These are awarded at the discretion of the Headmaster in recognition of a particularly high level of ability
  • Elite performers are expected to apply for and supported to attend Regional and National Performance Centres
  • Elite performers are expected to play regularly for a reputable hockey club
  • The Director of Hockey liaises with clubs to ensure opportunity for elite performers while avoiding over-playing
  • Coaches work with academic staff to offer a bespoke curriculum where appropriate
  • Our strength and conditioning coaches provided individual training regimes
  • Elite performers are able to work with the school’s caterers to ensure an appropriate diet
  • Gryphon hockey offer elite performer sponsorship
  • Elite girl performers are able to spend their 2nd term training/coaching/umpiring with the boys’ teams instead of playing netball
  • Elite boy performers are able to spend their 1st term training/coaching/umpiring with the girls’ teams instead of playing rugby

Advanced Performers

  • Advanced performers are eligible for Hill House Open Sports Scholarships. These provide a standard 10% reduction from the school fees; further financial support can be available, subject to means testing
  • Players entering the Sixth Form are eligible for Sixth Form Leadership Scholarships, which provide a reduction from the school fees from 10% to 50%; further financial support can be available, subject to means testing
  • Advanced performers are encouraged to apply for and supported to attend County Performance Centres and club hockey
  • Our strength and conditioning coaches provide training regimes
  • Advanced performers will be able to move to Elite Performer depending on progress through the programme

Developing Performers

  • Developing performers are encouraged to apply for and supported to attend club and South Yorkshire hockey
  • Our strength and conditioning coaches provide training regimes
  • Developing performers will be able to move to Advanced Performer depending on progress through the programme

Scholarships

We are looking for hockey players with proven success and regional and international ambitions.

Applications are welcome for entry into all senior school year groups throughout the year; a number of scholarships and means tested bursaries are available.

 

Foundation Scholarships:            

Available to Elite Performers. Flexible depending on means testing.

Open Sports Scholarships:          

Available to Advanced Performers. 10% fee reduction plus possible enhancement after means testing.

 

All applicants will be assessed academically and have a hockey assessment at Hill House. We will also ask for copies of your most recent school report.

Applicants for Year 7 September entry will be invited to a Hockey Assessment Afternoon in early January.

Applicants above this age will be invited to a Hockey Assessment Afternoon in late January, or at another time if appropriate.