The ultimate and overriding aim behind this camp is to up-skill all players we have on board... up-skilling players in an environment
which is open, flexible and accessible for each individual ability.
Our events have the simple aim:
Inspire The Next Generation and Up-Skill All Players.
The core of our camps are juniors, and it’s vital that we do our best for them whilst they’re with us, so here’s our pledge :
We will NEVER endorse any brands to children
We will ONLY employ qualified lead coaches
All our coaches are DBS checked
We work closely with England Hockey to ensure that we use the highest quality professional players
We DON’T exist to make profit
The money you pay us funds the costs (coaches, players, pitches, equipment etc) and if there is any surplus it goes only towards the development of Aylesbury Hockey Club.
To provide an engaging experience where players are individually challenged and inspired to go away with new knowledge and techniques to take their game to the next level.
Our goal is to ensure that every player leaves with a smile on their face, having had a fun but developing time, with at least 2 new things in their hockey kit bag.
Through our environment and approach we intend to develop an ever-growing shrewdness* of HockeyAPES :
Active -- our coaching is highly active
Purposeful -- everyone developing, everything for a reason, clear goals
Engaging -- everybody involved, everybody wanting more
Safe -- always our top priority
(*yes that is the dictionary term for a group of Apes!)
The full day camps have a format of varied activities to ensure an active mind as well as an active body. These are active camps not daycare, you will work hard and sleep well afterwards.
The group is split into smaller clans, who will rotate between different coaches and activities during each time window, with breaks between windows to refresh & refuel.
The day has a mix of sessions including warm-ups/downs, professional skills school, ball skills, hockey pathway futures, games, match skills & techniques and the challenge the coaches session.
Throughout the day there will be plenty of chance to chat with the coaches and superstars, get tips ask those tricky questions and maybe the occasional autograph!
Oh and don't forget to make sure you nutmeg/panna the coaches as often as you can :)