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Development Program

What is the Progam?

WHA will deliver weekly U16 Development trainings in term 1 and term 2. These trainings are open for players of all abilities and intended for all players aspiring to play representative hockey. Participants will be training in small groups working on individual skill development. Trainings will have an emphasis on basic skill, advanced techniques, generic principles of play and decision making. The program starts on Monday 20 February 2023.

As part of this program participants also have the opportunity to be selected for the U16 Tournament, 10-13 July 2023, in Hamilton. The July tournament is meant as an extension of the program, and will come at an additional cost. WHA aspires to have all players participate in the tournament, but cannot guarantee participation in the tournament.


In order to register for the 2023 WHA U16 Development Program players need to be born in 2007 or 2008.


Parent Information Evening

Prior to the Program starting there will be an evening for parents/guardians to attend for pre-season information and to discuss how the program will progress.

Monday 13 February 6.30pm

Participants can only sign up for both terms.

Term 1 trainings: Mondays 4-5.30pm at Gallagher Hockey Centre, 20th February – 3rd April (7 weeks)

Term 2 trainings: Thursdays 4-5.30pm at Gallagher Hockey Centre, starts 27th April – 29th June (10 weeks)

Cost: $286

Tournament 10th -13th July (additional cost applies).

How do I sign up?

Registrations are done via the Waikato Hockey website. Visit the button below.


If you have any questions regarding the WHA U16 Development Program, you can contact Nicky Smith at development@waikatohockey.org.nz

U16 Registrations 2023

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