Goulburn Valley's hockey coaches and junior players will be put through their paces in a series of clinics in Shepparton tomorrow.By Matthew Galea
Hockey Victoria’s commitment to Goulburn Valley hockey will continue this week with a series of player and coaching clinics set for tomorrow.
HV regional development officer James Liggins will arrive in Shepparton tomorrow morning with Amy Coshan and Steve Campbell, who act as metro development officers for HV as well as playing in the Victorian Premier League.
The two players will be running a level-one coaching course, an under-13 player development session, an under-15 all-girls clinic, as well as an under-17 player development session.
A Hook In2 Hockey session will also be run.
The sessions are open to all Goulburn Valley Hockey Association registered players and members.
‘‘We’re very excited to bring these two metro development officers to Shepparton,’’ Liggins said.
‘‘This is really just about giving the GVHA the extra support that it needs in developing junior players right from the grassroots level through to under-17s.
‘‘Coach development is a big part as well, and we really want to be passing our knowledge on to local coaches.
‘‘It makes it a lot easier if we educate these coaches rather than relying on bringing metro coaches up all the time.’’
Liggins will also be involved in delivering the clinics.
Campbell, who plays Premier League hockey for Altona Hockey Club, will be running the coaching course from 10.30
The under-13s session will be run by Liggins and Coshan, who plays for Essendon Ladies Hockey Club, and will start at 10.30
The under-15s girls clinic will take place from 1
GVHA publicity manager Therese Nicholson said that there were still openings in all clinics.
‘‘We’ve got about 16 for the coaching course and 14 in the under-13s as well, but we can have about 20 in each,’’ Nicholson said.
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