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High Performance Spring

High Performance and High Performance Development

Our High Performance (HP) and High Performance  Development (HP DEV) Programs are designed for players who would like to focus on skills development and are committed to improving their overall game.  These programs run parallel to Spring League and players attend both the HP/ HP DEV sessions as well as their Spring League team training and games  to ensure well-rounded training. 

The High Performance player shows commitment, good attendance, attitude and coach-ability. 

HP DEV  is the entry point for our High Performance pathway and is open to all players.

Athletes must attend a try-out session for HP selection.

 

High Performance Development (HP DEV)

Our High Performance Development Program focuses on skills development. Players develop and hone their skills in the HP  DEV training sessions and then apply what they have learned in a games scenario.  

The High Performance player shows commitment, good attendance, attitude and coach-ability.  This is the entry point for our High Performance pathway.

  • 10 week program of 60 minutes weekly HP practice led by professional coaches
  • Coach to player ratio 1:12
  • Guest coaching sessions with Canadian National Team Players
   Age   Group   HP DEV skills sessions        Price     

  U13

  (2007, 2008, 2009)      

  6 April - 22 June

  Monday 5-6 pm or 6-7 pm

  No sessions April 13 or May 18 

   $ 175   

   U15

  (2005, 2006)

  6 April - 22 June

  Monday 7-8 pm

  No sessions April 13 or May 18

   $ 175   


Registration is within the Spring League registration form.

HIGH PERFORMANCE (HP)

Our HP Program provides an opportunity for our most ambitious, committed and highly motivated players  to take their game to the next level.  We are looking for players who have a sound technical base and are committed to continuous improvement and excellence.  Athletes must attend a tryout session to be selected - register for a try-out session within the Spring League registration form.

  • 10 week program of 90 minutes weekly HP practice led by professional coaches
  • HP Squad will play in the Club Championships
  • Up to 24 elite athletes per age group
  • Coach to player ratio 1:8
  • Benefit from world-class technology to develop and enhance performance, including video analysis and smart goals
  • Guest coaching sessions with Canadian National Team Players

The High Performance Program is a combination of skills & games sessions to ensure well-rounded training.  Players develop and hone their skills in the HP training sessions and then apply what they have learned during their Spring League games. In addition, the HP squad will play in the Club Championships.  Athletes are expected to participate in both.  

Athletes are expected to demonstrate commitment to the program, a strong work ethic and be open to constructive criticism. Players not adhering to these expectations may be removed from the HP program.

  Age   Group   HP skills sessions        Price     

  U13

  (2007, 2008)      

  6 April - 22 June

  Monday 5- 6.30 pm

  No sessions April 13 or May 18      

  $ 325

   U15

  (2005, 2006)

  6 April - 22 June

  Monday 6.30-8 pm

  No sessions April 13 or May 18

  $ 325

  U18

  (2002, 2003, 2004)    

  6 April - 22 June

  Monday 8-9.30 pm

  No sessions April 13 or May 18

  $ 325

Registration is within the Spring League registration form.

Uniform: There is a one-time $95 purchase of a training kit for those in the High Performance Program.  The kit includes a dri-fit shirt, reversible vest and sweatshirt.

Matt Nosworthy Fund

WVFHC are committed to ensuring the participation of all our players. Please contact us in complete confidence to discuss flexible payment options or click here to find out how to apply for financial assistance


Athlete Development Stages

We ensure that all activities are appropriate for our players' age and stage of Long-Term Athlete Development.  For more information on LTAD and what it means, click here.


Athlete Development Stages

We ensure that all activities are appropriate for our players' age and stage of Long-Term Athlete Development.  For more information on LTAD and what it means, click here.


Learn To Train (U12 HP Development)

Learn to Train stage of Long-Term Athlete Development:

  • learning fundamental movement skills and sport skills
  • developing core field hockey skills
  • learning the rules and ethics of sport

Train To Train (U14-U16 High Performance)

 Train to Train stage of Long-Term Athlete Development:

  • building an aerobic base and developing speed and strength
  • futher developing and consolidating field hockey skills
  • focusing on continuous improvement, playing fair and sportsmanship

Train to Compete (U18 High Performance)

 Train to Compete stage of Long-Term Athlete Development:

  • developing young adults as athletes
  • optimising fitness preparation and consolidating field hockey skills
  • focusing on continuous improvement, playing fair and sportsmanship