13’s Academy

13’s Thundersticks Academy Program 2020

Age eligibility: Athletes born 2007


72 boys / 72 girls (field players)

8 boys / 8 girls (goalkeepers)

How do I get selected into the 13’s Academy?

  1. Athletes selected in the 2019 U12 Schoolsport team will receive automatic entry invitations
  2. The remaining places will be selected from a Academy Draft Camp conducted on Sunday 2nd February

What happens at the draft camp?

Athletes will play a series of micro games, undergo skill assessment activities and be involved in group activities looking at the ability to contribute to group dynamics and problem solve.

Program Cost: $499 incl GST


  • HWA Academy Head Coach / 13’s Academy Lead Coach
  • 7 x Support Coaches
  • 1 x Goalkeeping Coach

To apply for a coaching role within the HWA Academy Programs, please click here.

Uniforms: Athletes will receive a training shirt as part of the program levy, extra training shirts and Academy jumpers are available to order as optional uniform items.

Program overview: 

Training Sessions:

  • Sunday 15th March, 11:00-1:00pm @ PHS
  • Sunday 29th March, 7:00-9:00am @ PHS
  • Sunday 3rd May, 7:00-9:00am @ PHS
  • Sunday 21st June, 7:00-9:00am @ PHS Trial Preparation
  • Sunday 28th June, 7:00-9:00am @ PHS Trial Preparation

Athlete workshop:

  • Athlete journey – Aran Zalewski
  • (Date and Time TBA pending National commitments)

Parent workshops: (Dean Evans – HWA GM Talent Development)

  • Athlete management and expectations.
  • 15th March, 11:00-12:00Noon @ Eastman Room PHS

Camps: (Gameplay, video analysis, testing and feedback sessions)

  • Saturday 24th October, 3:00-7:00pm @ PHS
  • Sunday 25th October, 7:00-11:00am @ PHS
  • Sunday 1st November, 8:00am-11:00am @ PHS

Program contact: development@hockeywa.org.au