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
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
Thursday training dates for the 2017/18 season are-
13th September - 6th December inclusive
10th January - 14th March inclusive
On the odd occasion when John Shaw is unable to be present an inter-club friendly match will be played
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.
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.