playing hockey on Oaklands College hockey pitches

Hockey Academy

Our unique partnership will allow players to combine outstanding sports coaching and training with their education.

Hockey Academy package includes:

  • Skills coaching
  • Strength and conditioning training
  • Physiotherapy
  • Performance Lifestyle mentoring

A typical day will combine study and training with the player attending St Albans Hockey Club (SAHC) team coaching up to two evenings per week and playing a club match at the weekend.

The Programme

The programme is aimed at talented hockey players aged 16 years and over who are already playing at a high standard with their school, club, regional or national age group team. Students will be passionate about hockey and highly motivated to achieve excellence in their education and sport.

In addition to their involvement with St Albans Hockey Club, coaching, training & supporting activities will be timetabled into each student’s week. Hockey Academy Students will benefit from:

  • An integrated academic & Hockey Academy timetable
  • International standard hockey facilities
  • 1:1 and small group hockey coaching
  • Strength & conditioning training
  • Video analysis
  • Technical & tactical development
  • Fully equipped performance gym
  • Physiotherapy
  • Sports mentoring
  • Collaborations with other sports academies
  • Work experience at local and England Hockey events
"St Albans HC is delighted to be associated with Oaklands College’s plan to create a Hockey Academy. It will provide the opportunity for students to receive top quality hockey coaching on site at the St Albans campus whilst they pursue their chosen academic courses within the Oaklands community. They will be fully integrated into SAHC, training with club members and with the opportunity to play league hockey for any of the club’s many adult teams."
Andy Bowskill, Director of Hockey at St Albans HC

Rest days, physiotherapy and mentoring are also scheduled into your Wolves Hockey Academy programme.

Choose from the wide range of A Level, BTEC and Foundation Degree courses available at Oaklands College.

You can expect daily training sessions and club level competition from our base in St Albans, Herts. On site residential options are possible for academy students not from the area.

Find out more about our Hockey Academy

Entry to the academy follows your acceptance on the course of your choice but your first step should be to express your interest via email to hockey@oaklands.ac.uk