Development Programs

DHC Junior Development Programs

Doncaster Hockey Club is serious about maximising the development of junior hockey players and coaches. In addition to our winter competition programs which utilises our junior development officer in all junior trainings and matches, Doncaster also conducts the following junior development programs.

During February 2019 DHC will conduct the following Programs for our Junior players:

U12 Full Pitch Transition      
Aim: To introduce players to the full pitch structure

U10 & U12 players who played half field competition in 2018,
or any player aiming to play full field Under 12 in 2019

Dates: Wednesdays 6,13,20,27 February 2019
Time: 6pm to 7pm
Cost: $40


Social Summer 6’s     
Aim: To enjoy a social 6-a-side competition and
practice playing hockey before the start pre-season
Who: U14 and U16 players of all levels (If we have sufficient girls
we can do a only girls competition and a mixed/boys comp)
Structure: ¼ field games, 2 x 20min halves, teams of 6
Dates: Tuesdays 5,12,19,26 February 2019
Time: 5pm to 6pm (or 6.30 depending on numbers)
Cost: $40


Aim: Introduction of hockey to new junior players in a fun environment
whilst learning the basics of hockey
Who: Ages 5-12 years
Dates: Come 'n' Try Day Saturday 9th February 11am-12noon
then Wednesday 13th February-27th March @4.45pm-5.30pm
Cost: $100 new players (includes H2H playing kit)
$50 for continuing players


Skills Clinics       
Aim: Specific skill development sessions
Structure: 2 time slots, limited spots, first in best dressed:
   5 – 6pm:  max.30 players U12 and U14
   6 – 7pm:  max 30 players U14 and U16
Coaches: Premier League players or coaches with specialist skill sets

Specific Skills Clinics Dates:

Date Skill to be taught Cost
Thursday 7 February     

Goal Shooting

  • Hit
  • Tomahawk
  • Quick shots
  • Short grip
$20 per session
Thursday 14 February Delivering skills

  • Pushing from different positions
  • Tossing
  • Slap
  • Sliders
$20 per session
Thursday 21 February 

Elimination skills

  • Drags
  • 3D skills
  • Dummies
  • 1v1
$20 per session
Thursday 28 February

PC attack skills

  • Drag flick
  • Hit
  • Push
  • Trap
$20 per session