On 29-30 October 2015, 130 young players joined 20 members of the EVO coaching family for EVO's launch camp, at the stunning venue of Reigate Grammar School's Hartswood Sports Ground, Surrey

The sheer effort and enthusiasm on display from all the players and the coaches made this an unforgettable 2 days for us at EVO. Judging by the feedback so far, it was an unforgettable experience for our young future stars as well!

Our youngest campers were just 6 years old and our oldest players were 17. Playing experiences ranged from complete beginner (never picked up a stick!) to junior international development level. 

At EVO we have been blown away by the levels of interest in the camp. Young players came from the surrounding areas, as well as further afield, including Essex, Bristol, Yorkshire, SCOTLAND...and even GERMANY!!                            

I just wanted to say well done and a massive thank you. My daughter, Maddie Taylor (Mads) attended your camp last week and if I thought she was already in love with hockey, she’s now ridiculously besotted with it!

The sessions with Maddie Hinch (her absolute idol) and Kirsty Mackay were spot on and the environment was brilliant. Mads was taught new techniques, given really useful analysis and feedback and even advice on sports psychology, to make her stronger in every way.

She literally hasn’t stopped talking about the camp and grinning. Oh, and she is wearing her T-Shirt in public, trying to spread the word!! Well done on making a girl very happy.
— Ali Taylor, parent

The truly international members of the EVO coaching family at this camp brought coaching influences and inspirations from around the UK, Germany, South Africa, New Zealand, Asia and the Czech Republic. Coaches included:

  • Maddie Hinch (England & Great Britain Goal Keeper)
  • Kirsty Mackay (England & Great Britain Goal Keeper)
  • Janne Müller-Wieland (German Women’s co-captain)
  • Eileen Hoffman (German record goal scorer)
  • Dave Beckett (England and Great Britain)
  • Susannah Townsend (England and Great Britain)
  • Nigel D’Cruz (England U21, England & Scotland Masters, Skills Maestro)
  • Chris Bowen (RGS Hockey Performance Director, South Africa U18, U21, Wales)
  • Bara Kavanova (Czech Republic U18, U21, Development Squad)
  • Tendo Kimuli (England and Great Britain U18, U21)
  • Noah Francis (England U18 drag flick specialist)
  • Sam Houston (New Zealand U18 Development Squad)

At EVO our aims are to engage young people in sport, enthuse and inspire them about hockey and give them access to a quality and variety of coaching, international styles and methods that they simply will not get anywhere else. No matter what you club, school or current ability, EVO wants to offer you top-class coaching in a fun-filled environment, to help you achieve your potential. 

We believe our young players are all superstars, and treat them as such! A series of videos and photos immortalising their exploits will be coming out soon, so subscribe to our mailing list to ensure you don't miss out!  See some taster clips below...

Dribble skills teaser video

Keeper skills teaser video #Keepersarepeopletoo #KAPT 

Penalty Shuttle skills teaser video

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