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Academy Management Overview 2018

The Leinster Hockey Association has adopted the IHA's  programme.  HookedforLife is an essential component for anyone involved in hockey including players, coaches, managers, parents and administrators.  The goal of the programme is to recruit, capture, develop and retain players through

1. A clear holistic pathway - which is easy to understand and covers all strands (both performance and grassroots)

2. Being Player' centered - focusing on the participation element of being in a team (rather than individual) sport

3. Fun and enjoyable - developing a love of the game for life (considering both wants and needs of players)

4. Quality and fun coaching - at all levels

5. Understood by all - so that it is easy to locate a player and understood by non hockey players/parents.

HookedforLife has been developed principally around the 3 main fundamental areas:

1. The PLAYER - meeting the need of the player

2. THE COACH - to ensure the key deliverer of the scheme understands what each player should

3. The GAME - game formats which suit the need of the player

LHA Academy Coaches and manager are all Garda Vetted and have completed the Child Protection in Sport Awareness Workshop.  

The following management teams have been put in place for the 2018 season

Boys 1st & 2nd Year Development
Head CoachMark Cullen

Under 16 Boys
Head CoachEmmet Hughes
Asst CoachTBC

Under 16 Girls

Head CoachGavin Groves
Asst CoachesNoelle Farrell, Rob Devlin
ManagerClaire Byrne

South East U16 Girls
Head CoachDonal Doyle
Asst CoachesAlan Smith, Ivanna Yates
ManagerAlex Doyle Weston

Under 18 Boys
Head CoachSimon Lowry
Asst CoachDavid Cole, Ashley Harrison
ManagerRuth McDonagh

Under 18 Girls
Head CoachSarah Scott
Asst CoachIan Clarke
ManagerFreda Canavan

South East U18
Head CoachTBC
Asst CoachTBC

Updated 08th May 2018