Draft Camp

Hockey Victoria Draft Camp Information

Draft Camp is a two-day development program available to anyone who HAS NOT satisfied the selection criteria for automatic entry into the Hockey Victoria Academy.

The Draft Camp program which combines intensive skill development in small groups, modified games and match play. It provides athletes with the opportunity to improve their skills and techniques under the guidance of our High Performance coaches as well as be assessed and potentially gain selection into the Hockey Victoria.

Draft Camp is the ONLY entry point into the Academy for players who have not gained automatic entry through having represented Hockey Victoria in the relevant State Teams, click here is see if you qualify for automatic entry into The Academy and how entry into the academies work.

The Hockey Victoria High Performance Department will be running three separate Draft Camps with the aim to have them scheduled in line with National Tournament so the Athletes have the best possible preparation. Please refer to the table below for which Draft Camp you are required to attend and when your Draft Camp will be. 

 

Which age groups attend?

When is Draft Camp?

When do registrations open & close

How many players can attend?

U13 Draft Camp

Athlete is 13 years or under on DEC 31st the year of State Tournament

NOTE: Preferably the athlete should be at least 10.5 years old

2020

Open: 2020

Approx. 60 Field Players & 6 GKs
(Both Girls & Boys)

U15 Draft Camp

Athlete is 15 years or under on DEC 31st the year of State Tournament

2020

Open: 2020

Approx. 60 Field Players & 6 GKs

(Both Girls & Boys)

U18 Draft Camp

Athlete is 18 years or under on DEC 31st the year of State Tournament 

2020

Open: 2020

Approx. 60 Field Players & 6 GKs

(Both Girls & Boys)

The numbers selected from Draft Camp will be dependent on the numbers of athletes who have accepted their position in the Hockey Victoria Academy from the automatic selection process.

Coaches include some of Victoria’s top players, including current VIS scholarship holders, Vipers and Viking players including where possible current and ex international players. Groups will be limited to 50 field players and 6 Goal Keepers (Both Girls & Boys). Players selected into the Academy will be notified by email shortly following the Draft Camp.

Goal Keepers will get the opportunity to receive specialist training from our Goal Keeper coaches, as well as participating in some of the drills and match play with the field players. Like the field players, Draft Camp is also an opportunity for Goal Keepers to be considered for selection into the Academy.

EXAMPLE OF THE DRAFT CAMP 2 DAY PROGRAM

DAY 1

DAY 2

Physical Testing

Fundamental Skill Work

Fundamental Skill Work

Team & Skill Based Drills

Match Play

Match Play

LUNCH BREAK

LUNCH BREAK

Team & Skill Based Drills

Team & Skill Based Drills

Match Play

Match Play

 

Feedback

For those athletes that are unsuccessful with selection into the Academy program and would like feedback from the camp, you can do so by request only.  We ask that your request be done within 10 days post the event.