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Wintec U18 Development Program

WHA will deliver weekly U18 Development trainings in Term 1, 2023. These trainings are aimed for players of all abilities. 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.

Cost of the Wintec U18 Development Program in 2023 is $185

Included in the program:

  • Term 1 Development trainings on Mondays 5.30-7pm (20 Feb – 3 Apr) at GHC (7 weeks)
  • All year Strength and Conditioning Program (52 weeks)
  • All season access and support to ‘Hudl©’ video analysis platform (26 weeks)
  • All season two supervised gym sessions per week at Wintec (26 weeks)
  • Two athlete life workshops
  • Term 4 ‘Playground Picks’ invite
U18 Rep Selection

Leading into U18 National Tournament WHA will have two opportunities for players to be selected. Players can be selected from:

The U18 Development Program*

The U18 Rep trials

The development and trials provide players an equal opportunity to get selected. It allows the athletes with a keen interest in summer sports to prioritise their summer sport during term 1. Upon selection for the WHA U18 teams the team trainings in term 2 will be mandatory.

Term 2 trials are: Mondays 24 April and 1 May 5.30-7pm at Gallagher Hockey Centre

* Cost of the team trainings and campaign will be additional.2

U18 Rep Campaign

Upon selection for the WHA U18 teams, the team trainings in Term 2 will be mandatory.

Trainings will be: Mondays 5.30-7.00pm

U18 Rep Tournament

The U18 National Tournament is 2-8 July 2023.

The U18 girls tournament is in Auckland.

The U18 boys tournament is in Dunedin.


In order to register for the 2023 WHA U18 Development Program players need to be born in 2005 or 2006.

*For the U18 Rep Trials players born in 2007 may apply for dispensation to Trial for the U18 team by contacting Reiner Vellinga.


If you have any questions regarding the Wintec U18 Development Program or the Selection Development trainings, you can contact Reiner Vellinga at reiner@waikatohockey.org.nz

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