OMT U18s Boys’ Hockey Team

U18 Boys’ Hockey

U18 Boys’ Hockey Team

Our U18 program caters for performance players. This is an elite training squad who are looking to push on, compete for National titles, personal National League representation or players who are looking to represent 1st teams at their respective schools.

Due to England Hockey Schools Competition changes the hockey 2nd XI will also take part in a Tier 2 National Competition making the OMT club set-up even more important for any player aspiring to represent their school in National competitions.

Sport, in a supportive environment, helps children build confidence. It teaches children discipline, social skills and work ethic. Most of all, our members learn the value of their teammates.

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Team selection

The squad will train consistently and work in a performance environment. With players looking to make it into both club and school 1st teams, the following development pathway will ensure everyone has the opportunity to prove themselves and push for places.

England Hockey Cup Competition

Based on training and performance. A competitive training environment will help make selection tough and the 16 selected players will represent the club in the knockout competition.

Mercian Premier League Games

Mercian Premier League games will be against some of the top clubs in the country, (Surbiton, Guildford, Wycombe etc). Players will be given opportunities in these games to develop, building into their respective school hockey terms where all players should be playing pushing for 1st team places or playing 2nd team level.

The Coaches

Joe Gleeson & Mike Penny

Mike has a strong hockey pedigree having played for Southgate HC, Richmond HC and the Birmingham University 1st XI. Mike’s coaching style and forward-thinking performance programmes are culminating in huge results for our Juniors who are pushing for County, Regional and National teams. Joe brings over his experience from Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School, Marlow HC & Sport101, he is also working with the Welsh National U18’s as their Manager, bringing international experience to the programme.

 

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Training Schedule

The U18 Performance Squad will train both individually and with the OMT Mens 1st XI. They will train in an extremely competitive environment where an appropriate level of intensity and pressure will be applied to help prepare individuals effectively. 

Training takes place on Tuesday 19:30-21:00.

 

Training Dates (Term 1):

  • Thursday 6th September 2018
  • Thursday 13th September
  • Thursday 20th September
  • Thursday 27rd September
  • Thursday 4th October
  • Thursday 11th October
  • Thursday 18th October
  • Thursday 25th October
  • Thursday 1st November(HT) – TBC
  • Thursday 8th November (HT) -TBC
  • Thursday 15th November
  • Thursday 22nd November
  • Thursday 29th November
  • Thursday 6th December
  • Thursday13th December

Training Dates (Term 2):

  • Thursday 17th January 2019
  • Thursday 24th January 2019
  • Thursday 31st January 2019
  • Thursday 7th February 2019
  • Thursday 14th February 2019
  • Thursday 21st February 2019 (HT)
  • Thursday 28th February 2019 (HT)
  • Thursday 7th March 2019
  • Thursday 14th  March 2019
  • Thursday 21st March 2019
  • Thursday 28th March 2019
  • Thursday 4th April 2019

Facilities

We have two state-of-the-art hockey astroturf pitches. In addition, our fantastic OMT War Memorial Clubhouse will be open every Sunday for parents to gather, socialise and make use of the bar facility.

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Our men’s teams have been playing 50 years. We now have a women’s section and as part of our 50th year anniversary have added a Junior’s section that will become a leading light in coaching youth as well as community hockey.