Junior Hockey

About Us

Our activities are driven by the EHB Single System strategy and we are proud of our Development Centres (DC) which run from May to October each year followed by our Academy Centres (AC) which run January-March and culminate in the matches as a part of the South Counties HA County Championships.

Our fundamental aim is to support and promote the development of hockey and hockey players across Oxfordshire.

We currently have specific short-term objectives to:

  • Consolidate England Hockey’s Single System into all our approaches to coaching and young player development through the delivery of high quality Junior Development and Junior Academy Programmes
  • Develop and support the standard of Coaching Resource across Oxfordshire
  • To create a sense of pride in being a part of Oxfordshire through high quality coaching, improved level of success on the field and better communications
  • To continue to build an effective and sustained Management Committee to develop and deliver future aims of England Hockey and Oxfordshire Hockey.

We are focused on developing a love of the game at junior level in the belief that interest and participation in whatever form with the game will remain throughout adult life.

How to get involved
OHA run a wide variety of opportunities for young players within Oxfordshire. Changes are likely to occur in the next couple of years as the Single System for hockey is implemented however there are currently the following opportunities organised by OHA:

  • County Mini Finals for U11 and U13
  • Development Leagues for U13 and U15
  • Schools cup competitions
  • Junior Development Centres (DCs)
  • Junior Academy Centres (ACs)

To learn more about The Player Pathway please see England Hockey’s Player Pathway webpage.