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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 14 February 2022.

As part of this program participants also have the opportunity to be selected for the U16 Tournament in July in Hamilton. More details will be available at the Information evening.


In order to register for the 2022 WHA U16 Development Program players need to be born in 2006 or 2007.


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.

Tuesday 8th February 6.30pm

Participants can only sign up for both terms.

Term 1 trainings

Mondays 4-5.30pm at Gallagher Hockey Centre (9 weeks), 14 February – 11 April

Term 2 trainings

Thursdays 4-5.30pm at Gallagher Hockey Centre (10 weeks), 5 May – 7 July

Cost $275

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 Reiner Vellinga at reiner@waikatohockey.org.nz

U16 Registrations 2022

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