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    Hill House Hockey offers boys and girls one of the very best coaching and playing programmes in the North of England, enabling pupils to develop and improve within a supportive and safe environment.

    Hill House Hockey provides the very best solution for combining excellence in hockey performance and a fully integrated academic programme.

In recent years

  • School teams have been crowned North of England Champions, and played in the National Finals at the National Hockey Centre at Lea Valley.

 

  • Two players have been selected to play for England, with large numbers chosen for Regional Performance Centres and County squads.
  • Hill House Hockey provides a launch pad for players toward regional and national representation. It is our intention to provide the best possible preparation for talented athletes who are looking to work hard and immerse themselves physically, mentally and academically in our exciting and unique programme on offer for talented players aged 11-18 years.
  • We have many exciting opportunities and resources in development. We recently built a blue all weather pitch which was opened by Great Britain Olympic Gold medallist Imran Sherwani in September 2016. We are blessed with one of the strongest coaching teams in the North of England and an exciting weekly fixture list.

  • What we can offer

    The success of the Hill House Hockey Programme is down to the following main factors
  • Coaching & Training

    Our top quality coaching staff give 100% commitment to our players through their knowledge, experience and passion
    We offer 8+ hours training weekly, utilising our all-weather pitch and High Performance Centre
    We have specific development pathways for talented players aged 11-18 years
    The hockey programme is tailored to individual needs
    Small training group sizes with flexible scheduling allow for individual attention
    We take a balanced long-term view on player development
  • Technique

    We have a very strong technique based programme, which helps junior players develop key skills, co-ordination and timing along with essential technique skills
    We also develop game awareness through a programme of small sided controlled games
  • Matches and Tours

    We provide a strong weekly fixture list ranging from 1st 11(U18) to D teams
    We enter all main national competitions and have success annually
    We offer regular tours both within the UK and abroad, including to Holland, South Africa and Canada
  • Club Links

    We have strong links with local hockey clubs
    The Director of Hockey liases with managers of age group and adult teams at club level to ensure good opportunities for players without overplaying
  • Representative Links

    We have excellent links with country and regional performance centres, some of which are based at Hill Houe and involve Hill House staff
  • Strength & Conditioning

    Our S&C training programme allows players to progress off the pitch as well as on it, and ensure a healthy balance is achieved between developing muscle groups
  • Sports Science

    The school offers very successful courses in GCSE and A Level Sports' Science, with excellent results in each
  • Sports Leadership

    Our Sports' Leaders Award Programme allows our pupils to develop their coaching and leadership skills, working with younger age groups within school and from other schools
    This includes assisting the coaches of Hill House junior teams, and arranging, umpiring and assisting with primary school festivals and other events
  • Sponsorship

    We are delighted to work in partnership with Gryphon Hockey
    Elite players receive annual sponsorship from Gryphon Hockey
    Advanced and Developing players receive a reduction from Gryphon Hockey