The Player Pathway Program is designed to develop female hockey students 12 to 18 years of age, in a school environment. The program is specifically designed to comply with the Hockey NSW Pathway.
The Player Pathway Program is not a participation program and is aimed at producing top level athletes as they move forward on the Hockey NSW Player Pathway. The program will run for the 4 school terms each year, commencing in 2019.
Players will participate in twice weekly on pitch training sessions delivered by Hockey NSW Regional Coaches, and participate in weekly strength and conditioning sessions. Established programs with nutritionists and sports psychologists will also assist Player Pathway participants throughout the program.
Hockey NSW also provide athlete skill identification and Individual Player Plans (IPP) for all students to identify areas for improvement during the program.
The program is administered by Hockey NSW and will be directed by Richard Willis, Hockey NSW Pathway Manager. Coaching will be provided by Greg Doolan, Hockey NSW Regional Coaching Coordinator. Greg has had National Coaching success in Advanced Coaching roles.