EGHC is raising its game as regards coaching in order to enable our youngsters to raise their game ! We have developed our coaching programme substantially for the coming season, seeing even closer collaboration between the EGHC Performance Setup (Ladies & Mens 1st Teams) and our Junior Setup.
Blending members of our 1st Team Squads with our Junior Coaches is an important objective for the club and this season we have been able to balance male and female coaches from both squads to make a huge impact on our Colts and Fillies coaching. The four performance players below will be assisting with coaching on weekdays and on the Sundays when there is no 1st Team clash. They will also be coaching our Badgers and Bluebirds. For those not "in the know", the Badgers and Bluebirds are for emerging boys and girls respectively who are growing into the Adult section of the club. Get to know the coaches below...
Rosario Villagra joins EG in late September from Beeston. An Argentinian attacker, Ro, who has played in England, the United States and of course Argentina, will bring a new dimension to our coaching. Fluent in English and Spanish she'll be translating her rich experience for EGHC's benefit !
Luke Tyne played for EG's 1st Team last season, putting in a number of stellar performances. Also popular with the youngsters last season, Luke was a frequent coach at the EGHC Academy during the year.
Chloe Brown, an Irish International, joins EG ready for the new season and will be bringing her infectious enthusiasm as well as experience from playing both Indoor and Outdoor for Ireland.
Although still being finalised, it is expected that:
> Rosario is likely to coach our U10 Girls on Sunday mornings and Monday evenings while also coaching Bluebirds later on Monday evenings
> Luke is likely to coach the U10 Boys on Sunday mornings and Tuesday evenings while also coaching the Badgers on Tuesday evenings
> Chloe is likely to coach the U12 Boys on Sunday mornings and Thursday evenings
> Tijn is likely to coach the U12 Girls on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings
We're really excited to be able to provide such a great opportunity for our youngsters, including continuity of coaching as they progress from the Junior (Under 12 and below) to the adult section of the club where they can further develop their hockey in the age group teams and the Badgers (emerging men) and Bluebirds (emerging ladies). We expect you'll see these four coaches also working at the EGHC Academy on and off throughout the season alongside familiar faces !
Our programme of Academy Day Camps for the coming season is gradually appearing online; click the banner below to browse and book...