Training

Club training for men is run every Wednesday (1s and 2s) and Thursday (3s and 4s), and for the ladies’ teams every Tuesday (1s, 2s and 3s) and Thursday (4s) from 7:30-9:00pm. The sessions are structured to allow all members to have focused training in their team and section groups. All sessions take place at Kings School in Macclesfield.

Ladies’ 1s are managed and coached by Rob Alty, a UKCC Level 2 coach, currently on the GB Advanced Coach Programme. Rob has taken Chorley Ladies to a league and cup double. Rob has been at MHC for 3 seasons and continues to develop the ladies 1s in to gain further promotion.

Ladies’ 2s and 3s are coached by long standing MHC member Pete Youds. Pete is a Level 1 England Hockey Coach with experience with East Cheshire DC and AC, as well as North Staffordshire and Midlands JRPC. Pete has been at Macclesfield Hockey Club for 12 years as player/coach and currently plays for the Men’s 1s.

Ladies’ 4s are ran by Kevin Heath, a Level 3 England Hockey Coach, who is a full time hockey coach and also Mercia Lynx Performance Director. Besides his various duties to Schools, Community Projects, Junior Development Centres, Junior Assessment Centres, Armed Forces Teams and also being an England Hockey Goal Keeper CCC, Kevin used to play for Macclesfield in his younger days and so has a great insight into the club by understanding what the club means to its members whilst delivering relevant content to players of all ages and abilities.

Our men’s section is coached by Alex Holmes an experienced player and coach. Alex is currently completing an EH Sessional Coaching Course. He has a vast experience of playing including in our own first team, Brooklands MU, Durham Uni, experiencing success in BUCs leagues as National Conference finalists and BUCs gold. Alex also had success as a coach securing promotion for Durham Uni in consecutive seasons, and has coached for professional coaching company, OneHockey.

For more information about the structure of training or to ask about joining in please contact macchockey@gmail.com

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