Staffordshire County Academy Hockey

Staffordshire Hockey Association

I have discussed the Covid situation with Kevin Heath. Since the discussion the MRHA men’s league has decided to cancel all further league matches and to call the 2020/21 season null and void.  The Midlands Ladies are reviewing the fixtures on Monday 1st February and I expect that the Staffordshire Ladies league will follow their lead.

We expect no Academy training or matches, probably before Easter, the programme was as follows:

At the moment the rest of the training and matches programme is supposed to be as follows: All of these dates will be reviewed on a weekly basis.

Sunday 28th February Games against Shropshire

Sunday 14th March TRAINING

Sunday 21st March Games against Derbyshire

Sunday 28th March reverse games against Shropshire

Sunday 25th April Games against Warwickshire after Easter

Further sessions will be added.

These are still work in progress and dependent upon the pandemic.  If it were to go ahead then as there is a further six sessions, players would be asked to pay a further £50 into the bank account to cover costs.  Please do not do this yet, though.

Any questions please contact me either by email or phone 07854 072147 or landline 01543 301326.

It may be possible to maintain some of these.  However, in the event that the pandemic continues, the suggestion is that each age and gender training group will be offered a days training during the half term week, during the week Monday 31st May to the Friday 4th June.

Present problems:

No hockey means that players may be bored and may lose interest.

Response:  Try these:

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Hockey practices that you can do at home.

Lockdown Drills at Home | Field Hockey Tutorial – YouTube

Hockey At Home Clinic – Amy Lawton – YouTube

Practice Hockey at Home – Karri McMahon – YouTube

Goalkeeper practises

Fortitude | Home Skills Session | A Ball and a Wall – YouTube

Goalkeeping from A to Zink – Field Hockey Goalkeeper Training – YouTube

Fitness at home

Fat Burning Cardio Workout – 37 Minute Fitness Blender Cardio Workout at Home – YouTube

Are you up for this?

“TABATA “(FULL BODY—LEVEL: BEGINNER) – YouTube

And now for something completely different

Zumba The cruise Warm up – YouTube

I actually do Zumba every morning!!!!! MAD

What do we need to do to make hockey stronger and ready to rise when the pandemic finishes?

Dave Willenbruch Chairman Staffordshire Player Pathway & Covid Officer

Email: David.willenbruch@ntlworld.com


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