2020 13’s Thundersticks Academy Draft Registrations Now Open

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The registration portal for the 2020 13’s Academy Draft Camp is now open.


Hockey WA will use this Draft Camp to select athletes for the 2020 Thundersticks Academy program.


Where: University of WA Superturfs,

UWA Hockey Club, McGillvray Road, Mount Claremont, 6010


When: Sunday 2nd Feb, 7:00am – 1:00pm (3 x 2 hour sessions – each athlete will be allocated to a single session).


The Perth Thundersticks Academy aims to develop a broader and deeper base of talent for Hockey WA State Team programs through higher quality development opportunities to aspiring athletes.


The Thundersticks Academy delivers:

  • High quality training sessions planned and delivered by qualified coaches with National and International experience;
  • A focus on both basic and advanced skill acquisition and development;
  • Small sided games – constraint-based learning modules;
  • High intensity full pitch games;
  • Education workshops – understanding “why” and not just the “how?’
  • Functional movement and strength development assessment;
  • Individual Athlete Profiling – each Academy Member will have their own electronic profile through Participa8;
  • Constant Athlete feedback process with formal critique provided at program completion;
  • Training and game session video capability at camps with specialist coding for feedback;
  • Parent support education with open and transparent communication philosophy;
  • Hockey WA Culture and Values – conduct and behaviour expectations;
  • National Championship performance preparation.





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