All players attending the camp need to bring their own shin pads and gum shields.
Players will not be allowed to take part without their gum shields or shin pads. Stickwise does not provide goalkeeper kits.
Stickwise can provide sticks for players that don’t have their own.
HOCKEY CAMP STRUCTURE
We always start with a warm up, fun warm up games, drills and games before lunch. Lunch si
then followed by further engaging and creative drills followed by games before home time. We
may even fit in a little skills competition with the coaches and goalkeepers towards the end of the
Many players over the years who have joined the camps as beginners have gone on to join clubs
as a result of their Stickwise experience, we have even had a 1st timer at Stickwise go on to play
for Great Britain.
We quite often have very young, very shy players who come and don’t want to stay because they
don’t know anyone, sometimes we even see some tears. However, thanks to our team of awesome
child friendly coaches, we have never had a player not stay for the day and they always
come back all excited the next day to see their new friends and their new coach. These players
normally go on to become regular campers.
HOW THE CHILDREN ARE GROUPED
The camp is split into groups taking into account ages and abilities.
– Development Group
– Performance Group
Players are allowed to switch between groups if they feel the group that they are in is too easy/too young or too old/too hard. The coaches will constantly keep an eye on each individual and make sure players are assigned to the right groups.
Tigers (5+ year olds)
The Tigers group provides coaching for our youngest players. Coaching is delivered in an extremely fun environment, based on fun challenges and competitions.
The development group is split into three tiers based on ability levels. The overall objective for this group is to provide a pathway between the Tigers group and the Performance group. Coaching is still delivered in a fun environment with challenges and competitions, but the skills and techniques covered and more advanced than the Tigers group.
This group is coached by Calum himself and is aimed at the older and more experienced players at the camp. The morning session is used to deliver the most up to date techniques and playing styles. The afternoon session allows players the opportunity to apply their newly learned skills and techniques in competitive matches.