Junior coach Angela Groves (left).
Junior coach Angela Groves (left). Gerard Walsh

Skills key to hockey according to junior coach

COACH'S CORNER: Angela Groves is a level 2 coach with the Warwick Hockey Association.

She organised two hockey fun days last week which attracted 34 players, including eight new to the sport.

Groves is one of 15 junior coaches and managers who run junior club and representative hockey in Warwick.

The 2018 muster will be on February 10 at Queens Park from 10am-noon and current and prospective players welcome. Games on synthetic and grass on Saturdays starting March 3.

The association plays in minkeys (4-7 years), W2 (8-10) and W1 (11-15) age groups although players are also graded on ability.

All coaching for minkeys and W2 is on Saturdays with coaching during the week in the older age group.

Groves talks about her philosophy on coaching: My aim is to have inclusive coaching which enables each team member to play confidently and competitively in a team environment.

I mainly concentrate on skills and understanding the game. The aim is to get kids to know that their sport and their club is an important part of their week.

We want them to feel at home at hockey and build lifelong friendships. Players can travel to carnivals with Warwick teams from U11s to U18s.



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