1 hour 1-1 hockey coaching sessions (outfielders, goalkeepers, strength & conditioning)
+ WHAT MAKES EVO SO GREAT?
We're glad you asked! See Our Story, where we explain the philosophy behind EVO Hockey and what sets us apart. But here's the short version -
Our camps are coached by the world's top senior players, up and coming junior internationals and some of the best creative coaching talent out there. Read more about our amazing coaching team.
We are trusted & recognised by the international hockey community. Our camps have been featured by the FIH (hockey's world governing body) and we have been invited to showcase at international hockey events such as the Champions Trophy. We regularly attract the world's best players to coach and young players travel from across the UK to attend, on recommendation from players and coaches.
Our camps are tailored to the players attending. You provide your playing information on registration and we make sure that, whatever your level, the programme you are on is optimised for you. In this way we have successfully developed players, from complete beginner to junior international level.
Our camps are creative, innovative and fun. We show young players hockey styles, philosophies and ideas from around the world, inspiring them to learn new skills and think about hockey in different ways. Sport psychology, strength & conditioning, video work and more are used to ensure maximum development benefit and enjoyment for all players.
+ WHY SHOULD WE TRUST YOU WITH OUR YOUNG PLAYERS?
At EVO Hockey we are extremely serious about the welfare of all players. Our camps have been designed by people with significant experience in coaching youth, club and school hockey. Chris Bowen, who designed and oversees the EVO camps program, has previously been Head of Hockey at Epsom College, Head of Hockey Development at Whitgift School and is currently Performance Director of Hockey at Reigate Grammar School.
With EVO, you can be confident that your young players are under the supervision of top coaches who have experience in working with children, the required DBS checks and appropriate first aid training.
+ WHAT EQUIPMENT DO WE NEED TO BRING?
For outfield players, gumshields and shinpads are an absolute requirement and no young player will be allowed to take part in the camps without these, unless parents sign a consent recognising the risks of doing so. We would NEVER advise playing hockey without gumshields and shinpads, at any age! Beyond that, clothes suitable for outdoor sport and the weather at the time are advised and astroturf shoes should be worn (not football boots). A hockey stick should be brought by your child but please note that we can supply a limited amount of sticks on request, so if one is needed please ask us beforehand to ensure availability!
For goalkeepers, it is essential to bring a FULL goalkeeper kit to the camp, as we only have a very limited amount of equipment available at EVO. If your child doesn't own a kit but plays for a club or school, we recommend you ask them for use of their equipment during our camps - our experience is that those organisations will often be willing to assist. However, please check any borrowed kit to ensure you have a complete set. If you are unable to source a kit, please contact us.
+ HOW DO YOU RUN 1-1 SESSIONS?
When you register for a 1-1 session, you will fill out an online registration form. Use that form to let us know as much information about the player that you want to and any training requests you have. These are passed to to our coaches in advance of the sessions, to enable them to plan the 1-1. The beauty of a 1-1 session is that it is completely flexible to a player's ability level and training needs. You can either request to work on specific aspects, or let us run a broader session covering a range of areas, where we can identify things to work on abd develop during the session itself.
+ MY CHILD IS NEW TO HOCKEY - IS A 1-1 SUITABLE?
Absolutely! 1-1s are a great way to start off in hockey, with the personal touch helping to accelerate learning and increasing a new player's confidence.
+ MY CHILD IS AMAZING AT HOCKEY - IS A 1-1 SUITABLE?
Definitely! What better way to develop than individual, bespoke sessions with expert EVO coaches?
+ WHAT IF THE WEATHER IS BAD?
This is the UK and we are made of strong stuff! We play on all-weather pitches, so expect the camp to run, rain or shine! Please ensure your children have sufficient clothing for the vagiaries of the British weather!
Fear not, however. If the weather gets too bad, most of our venues have some indoor space that we can use for cover if needed.
The only thing that can scupper us is if the pitches are unplayable, because they are frozen. Therefore, for events in December and February, we operate an Adverse Weather Policy, which sets out what will happen in the event of bad conditions, when any decisions will be made, how they will be communicated to you and what will happen to any bookings.
+ DO YOU PROVIDE REFRESHMENTS?
No. Please provide a packed lunch and drinks / refreshment for the day.
See us for yourself, check out EVO Hockey in action:
1-1 sessions are open to all and run by EVO Hockey with the support of our location partner, Reigate Grammar School. Their provision of fantastic sports facilities enables us to bring EVO Hockey to Surrey.