The Sports Performance - Hockey Programme provides a fantastic opportunity for our young hockey players to come under the tutelage of one of the best coaches in the country.

Mr Dave Ross, a staff member at the school and a former; NZ representative, NZ Junior Black Sticks Assistant Coach and Southern Men’s National League Coach.  There are few who can match his credentials or understanding of the game. 

The aims of the Sports Performance Programme are:

  • To improve basic skills.
  • To learn the most advanced techniques as used by current internationals.
  • To develop a better tactical appreciation of how to play hockey.


Application to the programme is open to all Year 9 and 10 students.  Selection is made by Mr Ross following the junior trials.  The programme will include:

  • Nutrition and food diary
  • Physical conditioning
  • Mental skills training
  • Recovery protocols
  • Performance strategic planning
For more information contact:

Mr Dave Ross
Teacher in Charge

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