Our coaching development plan has a focus on fun, technical skill development and tactical understanding. Our coaches, in this age group, begin to lay the foundations of understanding of the game.
It teaches children discipline, social skills and work ethic.
Most of all, our members learn the value of their teammates. Two Teams, One Ambition… Team selection is a fluid process; teams are selected on rates of development, commitment and technical, tactical and physical skills.
Sportsmanship is a core club value and is required from the boys. Fun and creativity coupled with intensity and competitiveness are the key principles for our Performance and Development sides.
He is also player-coach at West Herts Mens 2nd XI, where, this summer, he has stepped down as Director of Junior Hockey, after overseeing the growth of the junior section from around 90 members six years ago to over last season.
His coaching style is a modern, game-based style, seeking to develop creative players, able to execute skills under pressure.
He has played for OMT for a number of years, playing in all teams and is well experienced in coaching and developing junior hockey players. Unless adverse weather conditions make it dangerous to travel, training sessions will always take place.
Commitment to training must be shown, through attitude and attendance to ensure that there is real team unity. Coaches will expect their players to turn up with the appropriate hockey equipment and clothing.
Training Dates Term 1 :.