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Prep Hockey Conference for Coaches and Players

With Barry Middleton, Alex Danson MBE, Ollie Willars and Lily Owsley MBE

Monday, 30 September 2019 at Millfield, Somerset

Tuesday, 1 October 2019 at Repton School, Derbyshire

Thursday, 3 October 2019 at The Dragon School, Oxford

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Prep Conferences for Coaches and Players

Prep Conferences provide an opportunity for both players and coaches to encounter the latest skills and strategies direct from leading players and coaches.  It is a rare opportunity for children of this age to receive direct coaching from leading internationals and Olympians. 

Coaches will have the opportunity to observe these sessions, attend unique education sessions bespoke to the sector, and trial the latest training equipment and coaching technology

The Format

Each School may bring up to 4 coaches and up to 12 players.  This can include up to 2 goalkeepers, though may comprise entirely outfield players. For the morning sessions, players will be grouped together (max 12 per group) and will work with each presenter in turn for 20 minutes to learn various technical elements of the game. Coaches will attend structured workshops which will include topics such as fast-tracking player development,  coaching technical skills, effective set plays in the attacking half, and improving link up play whilst still maintaining momentum attack.

In the afternoon the celebrity presenters will deliver different game play scenarios, to support players and coaches to implement team tactical considerations.

Technical Content

  • Developing advanced skills such as reverse stick hitting, 3D elimination skills and drag flicking
  • Receiving skills; teaching players to appreciate their surroundings, anticipate and understand their options prior to receiving the ball
  • 1 v 1 defending techniques
  • Distribution techniques such as aerials, slapping and disguised slapping
  • Ball carrying at pace to enable players to pass, eliminate and shoot
  • GKs will be in a separate group working through specific technical considerations for goal keeping

Tactical Content

  • 15-metre hit outs
  • Long corner set plays
  • Options from the push back (centre ball)
  • Free hits in the attacking third
  • Penalty corner routines in attack and defence


Player £49 Coach £99

Conferences run 10am – 3.30pm. Prices are inclusive of IAPS discounts. Price includes lunch, refreshments and notes. Excludes VAT.

Booking form

Important booking information

Please complete the form below with as much information as you can provide.

Should you need to cancel a booking you must give us a minimum of 10 days notice. Cancellations received after this time will be charged in full. At events where accommodation is pre-booked this amount is not refundable after the time of booking.

Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for full cancellation and variation information.

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You may bring up to 4 coaches at £99 each.
Please include the names of all the coaches you are booking for.
You may bring up to 12 players at £49 each. We do not need the names of players at the time of booking.
If you're bringing goalkeepers please let us know by checking this box, thank you. You may bring up to 2 goalkeepers.