Gerrards Cross Hockey Club - Training at GXHC

Training

We offer training on Thursdays for adults, U18s and U16s. On Fridays all the U8s, U10s, U12s and U14s train, there is also additional goalkeeper training for both adults and juniors.  Details about the dates and times for training and the individual coaches can be found below.
Training is open to all club members.

Adult Training – Lead Coach – John Shaw

Thursday evenings – Men, Women, U18s and U16s – 8pm – 9.30pm Beaconsfield High School

Thursday training dates for the 2017/18 season are- 

13th September - 6th December inclusive
10th January - 28th March inclusive
On the odd occasion when John Shaw is unable to be present an inter-club friendly match will be played

Junior Training – Lead Coach – Fergus Stapleton plus guests- Friday evenings – Boys and Girls

5.15 – 6.15                           Years 1-5 Boys and Girls – U6s, U8s and U10s and Years 6 & 7 girls – U12 Girls
6.15 - 7.15                            Years 6 & 7 boys – U12s and Years 8 & 9 boys and girls - U14s


Friday training dates for the 2018/19 season are- 

14th September - 7th December inclusive  No training on 26th October  Half Term
11th January - 29th March inclusive 
No training on 22nd February  Half Term : No training on 25th January cancelled session


Junior Goalkeeper Training


Any junior goalkeepers are invited to attend the 5.15 – 6.15 session on Fridays and we will incorporate then in our skills sessions and game play.  



The Coaches


Our lead coach for adult training on Thursdays is John Shaw.  John has been with the club for many years and we consider ourselves very lucky to have him.  He coaches professionaly and as well as his commitment to GX he also coaches the junior and adult sections at other clubs and university teams.  He is and ex international player and a highly regarded and experienced coach.

On Friday evening we also have a senior assistant coach in Fergus Stapleton.  Fergus is a level 2 qualified coach and current Ireland Masters International.  Fergus has been coaching the juniors at Gerrards Cross for 10 years.

Also present on Friday evenings is Deborah Stapleton.  Deborah is a Level 1 qualified coach and also the club welfare officer.
This season we welcome a new coach Will Pendered, who is also a level 2 qualified coach.

Jaypee Wentzel (adult goalkeeper coach) is a professional hockey coach with many years experience coaching junior and adult teams and goalkeepers at club and county level.

On a Friday night a number of the capable and experienced sixth form students and players assist with the coaching sessions. They can be spotted by their black bibs with Assistant Coach written on the back.  In addition we offer a young leader role to some of the younger players or those wishing to volunteer for their DofE, these helpers are identified by their red bibs with Young Leader on the back.  These young club members are an integral part of the club and we are very grateful that they are prepared to give their time to assist and also delighted to watch them grow into their leadership roles.

 



Adult Goalkeeper Training   - Lead Goalkeeping Coach – Jaypee Wentzel

Alternate Thursday Evenings 8.30 – 9.30

Be there kitted up and ready to start when the coach arrives at 8.20

Goalkeeper training dates for the 2017/18 season are:

Sept 21

Oct, 5,19

Nov 16,30

Dec 14

Jan 11,25

Feb 8, 22

Mar 8, 22


Junior Training – Lead Coach – Joe Sterlini - Friday evenings – Boys and Girls

5.15 – 6.15                           Years 1-5 Boys and Girls – U6s, U8s and U10s and Years 6 & 7 girls – U12 Girls

6.15-7.15                              Years 6 & 7 boys – U12s and Years 8 & 9 boys and girls

7.15 – 8.15                            Years 10-13 boys and girls

Friday training dates for the 2017/18 season are- please note there is a break in training during December and January as well as the main school holidays.

Training Fridays                                                                               Fridays when there is no training

Sept 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th                                                                  Oct 27th - Half Term

Oct 6th, 13th, 20th                                                                              

Nov 10th, 17th, 24th                                                                          Nov 3rd - Half Term

Dec 1st, 8th                                                                                       Dec 15th, 22nd, 29th - Winter Break

Jan 26th                                                                                                

Feb 2nd, 9th, 23rd                                                                                                      Feb 16th - Half Term

Mar 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd                                                                     Mar 30th – Easter Holidays

April 13th, 20th, 27th                                                                        April 6th – Easter Holidays

May 4th


Junior Goalkeeper Training

Any junior goalkeepers are invited to attend the 5.15 – 6.15 session on Fridays where the far goal will be made available for practice.  Some weeks we will have an experienced keeper to coach, other weeks one of the general assistant coaches will provide and supervise keeping practice.


The Coaches

Our lead coach for adult training of Thursdays is John Shaw.  John has been with the club for many years and we consider ourselves very lucky to have him.  He coaches professionaly and as well as his commitment to GX he also coaches the junior and adult sections at other clubs junior university teams.  He is and ex international player and highly regarded and experienced coach.


Our lead coach for junior coaching is Joe Sterlini.  Joe has joined our coaching team this season and we are delighted to welcome him.  He has settled in well and we are already benefitting from his involvement on Fridays.  Joe is a teacher working at the high school, he has extensive coaching experience, has worked alongside John Shaw for many years and currently plays for Southgate 1st team who play in the National League / Conference East .


Jaypee Wentzel (adult goalkeeper coach) is a professional hockey coach with many years experience coaching junior and adult teams and goalkeepers at club and county level.


On a Friday night a number of the capable and experienced sixth form students and players assist with the coaching sessions.  They can be spotted by their black bibs with Assistant Coach written on the back.  In addition we offer a young leader to some of the younger players or those wishing to volunteer for their DofE, these helpers are identified by their red bibs with Young Leader on the back.  These helpers are an integral part of the club and we are very grateful that they are prepared to give their time to assist and also delighted to watch them grow into their leadership roles.



Adult Goalkeeper Training   - Lead Goalkeeping Coach – Jaypee Wentzel

Alternate Thursday Evenings 8.30 – 9.30

Be there kitted up and ready to start when the coach arrives at 8.20

Goalkeeper training dates for the 2017/18 season are:

Sept 21

Oct, 5,19

Nov 16,30

Dec 14

Jan 11,25

Feb 8, 22

Mar 8, 22


Junior Training – Lead Coach – Joe Sterlini - Friday evenings – Boys and Girls

5.15 – 6.15                           Years 1-5 Boys and Girls – U6s, U8s and U10s and Years 6 & 7 girls – U12 Girls

6.15-7.15                              Years 6 & 7 boys – U12s and Years 8 & 9 boys and girls

7.15 – 8.15                            Years 10-13 boys and girls

Friday training dates for the 2017/18 season are- please note there is a break in training during December and January as well as the main school holidays.

Training Fridays                                                                               Fridays when there is no training

Sept 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th                                                                  Oct 27th - Half Term

Oct 6th, 13th, 20th                                                                              

Nov 10th, 17th, 24th                                                                          Nov 3rd - Half Term

Dec 1st, 8th                                                                                       Dec 15th, 22nd, 29th - Winter Break

Jan 26th                                                                                                

Feb 2nd, 9th, 23rd                                                                                                      Feb 16th - Half Term

Mar 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd                                                                     Mar 30th – Easter Holidays

April 13th, 20th, 27th                                                                        April 6th – Easter Holidays

May 4th


Junior Goalkeeper Training

Any junior goalkeepers are invited to attend the 5.15 – 6.15 session on Fridays where the far goal will be made available for practice.  Some weeks we will have an experienced keeper to coach, other weeks one of the general assistant coaches will provide and supervise keeping practice.


The Coaches

Our lead coach for adult training of Thursdays is John Shaw.  John has been with the club for many years and we consider ourselves very lucky to have him.  He coaches professionaly and as well as his commitment to GX he also coaches the junior and adult sections at other clubs junior university teams.  He is and ex international player and highly regarded and experienced coach.


Our lead coach for junior coaching is Joe Sterlini.  Joe has joined our coaching team this season and we are delighted to welcome him.  He has settled in well and we are already benefitting from his involvement on Fridays.  Joe is a teacher working at the high school, he has extensive coaching experience, has worked alongside John Shaw for many years and currently plays for Southgate 1st team who play in the National League / Conference East .


Jaypee Wentzel (adult goalkeeper coach) is a professional hockey coach with many years experience coaching junior and adult teams and goalkeepers at club and county level.


On a Friday night a number of the capable and experienced sixth form students and players assist with the coaching sessions.  They can be spotted by their black bibs with Assistant Coach written on the back.  In addition we offer a young leader to some of the younger players or those wishing to volunteer for their DofE, these helpers are identified by their red bibs with Young Leader on the back.  These helpers are an integral part of the club and we are very grateful that they are prepared to give their time to assist and also delighted to watch them grow into their leadership roles.