Blue and Gold Clinics

Throughout the year Otago Hockey runs Blue and Gold clinics: programmes designed for players in years 5-8 at school who are committed to improving their game and taking their hockey to the next level. 

Our next clinics are being run in the July school holidays on the 6th, 7th, and 8th July. These will be open to Y5&6 and Y7&8 students and you can choose as many or as little days as you like. Times each day are 10am-2pm

Run by our experienced OHA coaches, these clinics are a great way for committed players to get some extra knowledge for the school season.

Cost of the programme is $40 for one day, $75 for two days, or $100 for all three days.

Click here to register for our Blue and Gold clinics for July


Coaching For Coaches

Coaching for coaches is a programme for coaches of all levels who want to improve their skills. The programme consists of two sessions - a Zoom session followed by a practical session at the turf. In order to attend the practical session you must attend the Zoom session prior.

This is a free programme so register quick to secure your spot!


  Zoom Session Practical Session
'Coaching 101' Thursday 11th June, 6pm Sunday 14th June, 9am-10am
Intermediate Coaches Wednesday 3rd June, 6pm Sunday 14th June, 9am-10am
Secondary School Coaches Thursday 4th June, 6pm Sunday 14th June, 10am-11am
Club Coaches Wednesday 10th June, 6pm Sunday 14th June, 11am-12pm
Goalkeeper Coaching Thursday 11th June, 7pm Sunday 14th June, 12pm-1pm
Club Coaches Monday 13th July, 6pm Sunday 19th July, 11am-12pm
Intermediate Coaches Tuesday 14th July, 6pm Sunday 19th July, 9am-10am
Secondary School Coaches Wednesday 15th July, 6pm Sunday 19th July, 10am-11am
Coaching 101 Thursday 16th July, 6pm Sunday 19th July, 9am-10am


Below are topics of discussion during the zoom session.

Coaching 101

  • Basic skills – via YouTube video
  • Basic rules of the game
  • Positions
  • Keeping Space
  • Defending v attacking
  • Skills v play
  • Drills for coaches to use

Intermediate coaches

  • 11 aside positions - 6 a side positions
  • Team Talks
  • Defined roles for positions
  • Warm up
  • Trainings
  • Playing in triangles – how do they do this?

Secondary school coaches

  • 11 aside positions and defined roles
  • Passing patterns
  • Team Talks
  • Warm up
  • Goal scoring

Club coaches

  • Pressing
  • Out letting
  • Training on quarter or half field
  • Goal scoring
  • Passing Patterns
  • Simple rotations
  • Leading – movement off the ball
  • PCA roles
  • PCD roles

Goalkeeper Coaches

  • Working individually with a keeper
  • How to incorporate keepers into training
  • Feedback tips for keepers
  • Things to watch out for 

Click here to register for our Coaching for Coaches programme.