Junior Membership

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OAHC partners with the High Performance Centre, University of Pretoria and together with sponsors Dita, a high quality programme is offered.

Who leads the Academy?

Tyson Dlungwana – a national player

Nadia Volschenk – a provincial player

The coaches consist of National Senior and Under 21 players, and provincial players.

    What do the children learn?

    • The basic concepts and rules of the game.
    • The elements of playing in a team.
    • Technical skills taught from an early age.
    • The skills required for playing on astroturf.
    • Interaction with top level players will inspire and encourage.
    • Development of their skills in order to integrate them into the senior levels.
    • And, of course, a love for the game!

    When is training?

    Pre-season

    6 weeks starting from the 24th of January and every consecutive Friday after that. 

    January 24th,  31st, 

    February 7th,  14th, 21st,  28th 

    Venue will be at St Albans college

    Ages 6-13 years are welcome to register. The sessions will be from 17:00-18:00.  (existing members must please not use their club number)

    In-season

    12 Friday afternoon sessions starting the 17th of April.

    April 17th, 24th,

    May 1st,  8th,  15th,  22nd,  29th,  

    June 5th, 

    July 10th,  17th,  24th,  31st 

    The u6s-u11s will be from 16:30-18:00 and the u12s and u13s from 17:30-19:00, Thereafter the junior games will take place until 20:30. (TBC)

    How are the sessions structured?

    • 30 minutes on hockey-specific coordination and strengthening exercises conducted by the TUKS High Performance.
    • 60 minutes of specialised coaching in groups of 6 – 8

    Matches:

    11 and under play mini games during the session.

    12 and 13-year olds play against other school teams. 

    Venue to be confirmed.

    Off-season clinic

    6 weeks starting from the 2nd of October. 

    October 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th ,

    November (6th, 13th

    Venue to be confirmed. 

    Ages 6-13 years are welcome to register. The sessions will be from 17:00-18:00.  (existing members must please not use their club number)