Hockey Academy

Hockey Academy

Caterham School Hockey Academy offers first class training for hockey players of all ages across the local community in addition to holiday camps during half terms and school holidays.

The Academy is run by Peter Friend who has over 13 years National League playing experience and plays for current National Premier League winners and Euro Hockey League contenders Wimbledon Hockey Club.

Peter has played and coached in countries such as Holland, Belgium and Australia and is the Head Coach of the girls’ North Downs England Hockey Performance Centre. Peter has extensive coaching experience with children and adults at all levels.  He is qualified to England Hockey Level 2 (currently working towards Advanced Coaching Programme level) in addition to being qualified in safeguarding to club welfare officer level.

I believe that field hockey should be accessed by as many children and young people as possible and I aim to inspire new players to take up the sport. I also want to provide regular opportunities for players to further improve their hockey and realise their potential, regardless of their playing ability.


**NEW** SUMMER HOLIDAY hockey camps

9 & 10 July  – School years 3 – 11 (10.30am to 4.00pm)
29 & 30 August – School years 3 – 11 (10.30am to 4.00pm)
High level coaching from current International and National Premier League Players

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junior academy – ages 8 – 14 years

Every Monday evening (term time only) 5.30pm to 7.00pm
Catering for all standards from beginner to regional level
Small player to coach ratio
Groups split by age and ability 
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Every Wednesday evening (term time only) 5.30pm to 7.00pm
Suitable for more advanced players playing at school A team looking for selection to JAC, JDC and Performance Centre Level
High Level coaching from England Performance Centre Head Coach Peter Friend
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Every Monday morning (term time only) 8.45am – 9.45am
Fun and social hockey sessions for players new to the sport or players returning from time out of hockey

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one-to-one/one-to-two sessions – all AGES 

One to one sessions are one of the best ways to improve individual skills and techniques. The intensive support given, including video analysis, allows players to fine tune and perfect their techniques much more quickly than large group sessions

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Regular Training Sessions for All Ages

No matter what your experience, expertise or age, the Hockey Academy is here to help you progress and enjoy the sport!

  • Monday Evening Junior Academy

Caterham School Hockey Academy is giving players the chance to improve their hockey in a challenging and fun environment on a regular basis by offering weekly evening hockey sessions for players aged between 8 and 14 years. These Monday evening sessions would benefit players of all abilities. Sessions are open to all (participants do not need to be pupils of Caterham School.)

  • Wednesday Evening Performance Academy

These fun and challenging Wednesday evening sessions would benefit players who have a good level of experience and who may be working towards selection in to the England Hockey Single System. Sessions are open to all (participants do not need to be pupils of Caterham School.)

  • Holiday camps

Hockey Academy camps run during all school holidays including half term holidays.  Camps are led by Peter Friend with support from other National Premier League and international hockey players and coaches. 

  • Back2Hockey – adult

Back2 Hockey sessions are fun and allow adults to get involved in hockey for the first time or get back after years away from the sport.

  • One-to-one or One-to-two Sessions – all ages

Sessions can be booked for one-to-one/one-to-two coaching with Peter Friend. Please email Peter Friend directly for further information.

Training for Junior Schools

As part of its outreach programme Caterham School Hockey Academy will be offering free, taster hockey sessions for primary and preparatory schools in the local area. The taster sessions will be aimed at Year 3 and above and are suitable for all players regardless of ability and experience. The sessions will aim to develop players’ basic hockey skills and techniques through fun and engaging activities. We aim to inspire players to take up the wonderful game of hockey and improve existing players to help them to achieve their full potential. The taster sessions are led by Caterham School Hockey Academy Manager Peter Friend.

Sessions can be flexible in terms of their time or day, duration and format. They can take place at Caterham School or your own school’s facilities and can be arranged to suit your school’s needs.


If you would like to find out more details or to book in to any session please contact Peter directly via email: 


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