2009 Hockey NSW
Bankstown Sports Club 7th February 2009
“To retain, recruit and up skill Hockey NSW stakeholders”
Resources to achieve these objectives include:
• Hockey NSW Game Development Committee
• Hockey NSW Game Development Unit Staff:
Game Development Manager: Blake Durance
Game Development Coordinator: David Mike
Game Development Committee
• 2 meetings have been conducted in October and November 2008
• Committee Members:
Jeff McEwen - Chair Graeme McKenzie - Tamworth
Karen Kennedy – HNSW Director Rhonda Smyth - North Shore WHA
Steve Orchard - Maitland Rowan Johnston - SJHA
Janette Brazel - Parramatta WHA Geoff Hope (Officiating Panel)
Hockey NSW Staff:
Blake Durance David Mike
Game Development Committee
Committee Charter-Roles & Responsibilities
• Foster the recruitment, retention and up skilling of players, coaches and
officials in NSW.
• Actively develop programs in relation to grass roots hockey in NSW
• Promote the development of Indoor hockey at grass roots level
• Promote the importance of associations and their strengths in developing
grass roots junior hockey, whilst fostering and nurturing these
• Assist with HNSW staff in promoting special events located in NSW
• Research and implement promotional strategies in relation to
development programs in grass roots/club hockey.
Committee Meeting Summary
• Retention and Recruitment of players in NSW
- Hook in2 Hockey and its role in NSW development.
• January 2009- Hook in2 Hockey centres included:
Sutherland Hockey Club
Ryde Hockey Club
• February 2009 Centres - North Shore WHA,
Hockey New England HA, Lithgow HA
• Additional 2009 Hook in2 Hockey centres-UNSW Hockey Club, Kings Langley Hockey
Hook in2 Hockey-Northern Districts
• Fourth year of operation as a Hook in2 Hockey centre.
• 2009 = 40 registered participants in their January program
• Junior club members were employed as “Leaders” and coaches of
• Strong emphasis on parent involvement in program
Hook in2 Hockey in Western Australia
• 19 Participating metropolitan clubs in Perth with 858 participants.
Average of 45 participants at each centre.
• 24 Regional Centres with 965 registered participants. Average of 40
participants at each centre.
• All programs run on grass surfaces.
Potential for the program in NSW:
• 61 associations = 61 centres
Average of 15-20 participants at centres = 61 x 15/20 = 915/1220
registered participants in NSW
Hockey Australia Programs, resources are available for implementation.
In 2009 Hockey NSW will be coordinating;
• HockeyEd Development Coach Program mid 2009
• HockeyEd Assessor Training mid 2009
• Bathurst AHL coaching conference March 2009
• Champions Trophy coaching conference. July 2009
Focus= Lower frequency of events, high quality of content and presenters at
Skills Development Camps
• In 2008 Hockey NSW made the decision to outsource the operation of the
camps to SLICS coaching services.
• Previous Talent camps to be replaced by “Skills Development Camps”
• Focus = “Skills based” - Foundation skills to advanced aerial skills
- Transferring skills taught into modified games
and set play situations.
• Existing Umpiring development component unsuitable for new Skills
Development Camp model
• NSW Academy Games to act as an umpire development opportunity
• Hockey NSW Officiating Panel to coordinate with Game Development Unit.
Skills Development Camps
Skills Camps places
• Formula applied to all NSW associations, representative of junior registrations.
• 10,323 : 330 : 120 = 4 placements
(total registrations in NSW) (Assoc Rego) (camp placements)
• Regional v Conference based options were considered.
• Logistics of 6 camps v 18 camps for 2009
• 9 coaches per camp
• 2 camps running sequentially
• 3 sets of 18 coaches = 54 coaches v 18 x 9 coaches = 162 coaches
• 3 full days of camps running from 8 am to 5 pm.
• Hockey NSW aim to minimise a mass departure from previous camp model
Hockey NSW Registrations 2007-2008
Case study undertaken by Game Development Unit
• U9 Registrations
dropped 1.3 %
• U18 Registrations
dropped 11.5 %
• Senior Registrations
dropped 0.4 %
• Formation of U9 modified games ¼ fields modified competitions on
• Attract players away from AFL, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Cricket and
Football with the use of Hook in2 Hockey programs
• Junior competitions to take place on afternoons/evenings on weekdays.
• Utilising grass surfaces as training/game venues for junior players
• NSW to identify Indoor hockey as a recruitment tool.
• Investigate Indoor registrations v Outdoor registrations & analyse differences.
“How can Hockey NSW assist associations and clubs?”
• Media templates – generic newspaper,
web advertisements, brochures.
• Producing 15 second generic ads
with the ability to tag as per association
• Illawarra-great example
Hockey NSW is exploring the option to produce these
advertisements for use by regional associations.
Resource Sharing Agreements:
• Field Hockey British Columbia
• Field Hockey Manitoba
•Soft copy and hard copy drills/fact sheets.
Purpose= to provide high quality resources to up skill NSW
HNSW DEVELOPMENT WEBSITE
• Skill Item Videos
• Soft copy fact sheets on drills
• Updates on coaching courses
available in NSW.
• Umpiring briefings and guidelines
• Hockey NSW DVD production role
AIM: To develop a central resource hub for NSW coaches and