Hockey SA is pleased to announce the 2016/17 Development Athlete Program (DAP) squads. The DAP is run in six regional centres and the metro program at the State Hockey Centre. The Metropolitan program covers three age groups (Junior, Intermediate, Senior).
The aim of the DAP is to develop club, zone and state identified athletes into future state players and to increase the quality of athletes participating in zone championships and club/association competitions.
Athletes in 2016/17 have been selected from selection in state teams, state trial performances, Zone Championships and the State Country Championships. A number of spots are still to be filled and Hockey SA will be seeking nominations for these positions.
Based on feedback received from last year’s program, Hockey SA is pleased to announce the following improvements to the 2016/17 Development Athlete Program:
· Separate Goalkeeping Program to be run by the Hockey SA Head Goalkeeping Coach
· Development Days at the State Hockey Centre – Match play, game scenarios, holistic development seminars
· Each athlete will receive a program uniform. Colours have been allocated to each regional/metro program