At Highbury we have an excellent coaching team led by England international Steph Allen and supported by experienced 1st team players.
Steph (pictured) coaches the 1st & 2nd team squad on Monday evenings. She is an England international and plays for English korfball champions Trojans. It is her role to develop our players and teams to compete a higher level through a intensive programme of training throughout the season.
To accommodate expansion and to give the 3rd & 4th team more dedicated training time, we are introducing a 3rd & 4th team training every other Tuesday. As well as developing the 3rds & 4ths, this will also have the benefit of opening up the Wednesday ‘club’ training sessions, to ensure they are great for everyone from 1st team to beginner. The Wednesday sessions will retain a focus on developing the 3rd and 4th teams on weeks with no Tuesday session.
Pre-season training will run on Wednesdays 17, 24 and 31 August, 7.30pm at Petchey Academy. With the sessions below starting from September.
1st & 2nd team squad – format unchanged from 2015/16
Formed of 1st and 2nd teams selected by squad coach Steph Allen.
Trains: Mondays 8pm-10pm at Petchey Academy from 5 September
Trials will be the first three Mondays of September (5th, 12th, and 19th). Details will follow in August on how to register for trials.
Training weekly on Mondays from 8pm – 10pm at Petchey Academy (starts in September)
Also included in squad subs are weekly Wednesday sessions from 7.30pm – 9.30pm
3rd & 4th team development squad – new for 2016/17
Formed of 3rd and 4th teams selected by development coaches Rosie Oxenbury and Darryl Light
Trains: alternate Tuesdays 7.30pm-9pm & Wednesdays 7.30pm-9.30pm at Petchey Academy
Trials will be in the first three Wednesdays of September (7th, 14th, and 21st). No registration required as open trials.
Dedicated bi-weekly training on Tuesdays from 7.30pm – 9pm at Petchey Academy. On the weeks without a Tuesday session, development squad members are expected to attend the Wednesday session which will be led by the development coaches Darryl and Rosie.
Tuesday training dates:
October: 4th, 18th / November: 1st, 15th, 29th / December: None
January: 10th, 24th / February: 7th, 21st / March: 7th, 21st
Also included in development subs are weekly Wednesday sessions from 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Club training & 5th team – improved for 2016/17
Sessions for everyone – every Wednesday from 7.30pm – 9.30pm at Petchey Academy (starts in September)
The sessions will focus on core skills and match-play. Squad players strongly encouraged to attend and will be able to work on skills like shooting, with 3rd & 4th team players expected to attend at least on weeks where there is no Tuesday session as these sessions will also be taken by development coaches Darryl and Rosie.
Season costs will be announced soon.