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Countdown to senior pre-season training ! Dates for the dairy!

By Shelagh Entwisle

With summer league drawing to a close its nearly time for senior pre-season 'stick and ball' sessions to begin - find out when !

It's nearly time ! Dig out your stick, shinnies and gloves and head down to pre-season training for all senior teams starting at the end of July and running through to the end of August. From September we'll switch over to the in-season training times.

Albert will be leading the coaching team in his role as Head Coach and we are delighted to welcome Paul Lewis to the coaching team joining Albert, Mark Talbot, Ed Stropek (Noel) and Mark Worsley working across all of our men's and women's teams /players. As well as taking up the role as Club Coach, Paul will also be coaching the Women's 2 on a Saturday.

Pre-season training schedule - stick and ball sessions on the pitch

Club Training (men and women)
- from Tuesday 30th July to Tuesday 27th August
- Green Pitch
- 7.30pm - 9.30pm (arrive from 7pm to warm up and be ready to roll from 7.30pm)
- new players welcome

Performance Squads (men and women 1/2's)
- Saturday's from 27th July
- 10.00am - 12noon (arrive from 9.30am to warm up)
- Tuesday's from 30th July
- Blue Pitch
- 7.30pm - 9.30pm (arrive from 7pm to warm up and be ready to roll from 7.30pm)

Performance Squad players should continue with the block 1 fitness programme already shared and keep Mark Talbot updated with progresses. Any queries contact Mark to discuss.

Senior Goalkeeper Specific Sessions (men and women)
- schedule for GK specific sessions being finalised and we will contact keepers directly regarding these session
- keepers to come down to club or performance sessions to work together and as part of the main groups

In-season training - stick and ball
- from Tuesday 3rd September we will switch over the the in season schedule for all senior teams (men and women).
- The 1's squads will also train on a Thursday from 5th September

Academy training for specific older age groups re-commence 5.45pm - 7.00pm from Tuesday 3rd September. More details to follow over the next few weeks.
Academy Registration is on Sunday 8th September when training also recommences

Friendlies / League Fixtures
- are being arranged across the men's and women's teams to get some game practice in for all players before the league season pushes back
- league games for all teams except the men's and women's 1's start on Saturday 21st September - the 1's start a week later
- we have also entered a Men's 7th team in the NWHL so do encourage any new or returning players to come down to pre-season training

Updated 21:38 - 12 Jul 2019 by Shelagh Entwisle

Where next?

Weekly Update - three peaks success, one national final and hitting the headlines ! Catch up with this weeks THC news - BHF fund-raising success, summer and pre-season hockey updates and more....
Weekly Update - Early Birds, Kit, Camps, Tournaments and Thanks to Woody ! Still a few days to sign up for our Early Bird TSC Subs Option, Kit Order deadline is 7th July and lots of hockey happening too !


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