Sport & Activity holiday
camps for children aged 5-16

TAKE THE CHALLENGE, BEAT YOUR BEST

HMC is a quality coaching programme which runs daily from 9.30am to 4.30pm with extra time club available from 8.30am to 5.30pm. Each HMC is filled with plenty of hockey coaching, gameplay, challenges and competitions.

All children who attend the full Masterclass receive a free t-shirt. As well as this, every child will complete a worksheet during the camp which includes feedback provided by their coach at the end of the camp. We also have spot prizes, certificates and one child will receive the BE AT YOUR BEST award for displaying the best Bravery, Enthusiasm, Sportsmanship and Teamwork during the week.

HOCKEY MASTERCLASS CURRICULUM

Our Coaching Programme was originally devised by GB bronze medallist at London 2012, Crista Cullen, and has been built on by some of the top coaches in the country to ensure that we deliver cutting edge and quality coaching advice.

This is done though a carefully planned course designed around game based learning and technical skill sessions. Game based learning allows players of all ages and abilities to enjoy games and then work on improving areas of weakness and building areas of strength. Each of our programmes include sessions to help develop:

  1. Coordination, speed, agility, footwork patterns and flexibility
  2. Technical development of skills appropriate for the level of the player
  3. Tactical understanding of options and positioning
  4. Focussed sessions on set piece play (penalty corner routines)

HOCKEY MASTERCLASS COACHES

Activate Camps have trained managers on every site who come from a variety of different backgrounds. We actively recruit school teachers, PGCE students, qualified sports coaches and childcare professionals to take our management roles. The professional staff we employ helps us exceed the high standard that are set and expected by Ofsted. All our staff are DBS checked and we will always have at least one first aid trained staff member on site at all time.

We recognize the importance of health and safety and child welfare. We are the only provider of our kind that has training developed in partnership with Cardinus Risk Management and approved by the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management.

Without exception, all of our coaching staff are NGB qualified and have completed our own comprehensive training. We value our coaches competing experience very highly and employ several current top-level athletes as HMC coaches. Their experience adds great value and insight throughout the camp.

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Useful information and downloads

We take our responsibilities for the care of each child at our camps very seriously. This page is designed to provide all necessary and useful information for parents; from the timings of a typical day to our booking terms and conditions.