Telephone: 08 8355 7000
Telephone International: +61 8 8355 7000
Fax: 08 8355 7070
Monday - Friday: 8am till 4pm
Cudmore Terrace, Henley Beach SA 5022

Hockey

ACADEMY OVERVIEW

The aim of the Henley Sports Academy is to assist student athletes in their sporting and academic pathway. Students have two 100 minute lessons per week over the whole year. The Hockey Academy focus for each term includes:

 

Term 1

  • Theory Focus: Sport Psychology/Goal setting Presentation. Technique Analysis.
  • Practical Focus: Individual and group fitness and conditioning programs: Skill Development.

Term 2

  • Theory Focus:  Coaching and Umpiring Accreditations: Community Coach/Umpire, Level 1 Coach/Umpire, Umpiring/Coaching Zone Carnival, Primary School Coaching. Guest Speakers/Presenters in Injury Management and Recovery.
  • Practical Focus: Individual, team and strategy development. Game play: Port Pirie Exchange and Statewide Knockout Championships

Term 3

  • Theory Focus:  Individual Performance Analysis. Performance Presentation.
  • Practical Focus: Individual, team and strategy development. Statewide Knockout Competitions.

Term 4

  • Theory Focus: Performance Presentation.
  • Practical Focus: Individual, team and strategy development 

ACADEMY COACHES AND STAFF

Coach: Todd Kitto

Accreditations

Level 3 Coach and Master Educator Qualification, FIH

Advanced (L3) Coach Qualification, Hockey Australia

Master Educator in Sport Development, Oceania Sport Education Program

Coaching Experience

Current Coach - School Sport SA, U16 Boys

International Coach - 2017-2018 Vanuatu Senior Men's Team

International Coach/Manager - 2017-2018 Vanuatu U18 Boys and Girls Youth Olympic Team

10+ Years experience as Coach of Hockey SA State Teams, High Performance Programs

Previous SASI Assistant Coach

Previous Pacific Island Hockey Development Officer - Oceania Hockey Federation

Playing Experience

x6 PLM Premiership Player, Seacliff Hockey Club

15 years of Junior and Senior State Team playing experience

TRAINING VENUES

Henley High School High Performance Sports Centre

Henley High School Gym

Port Adelaide and Districts Hockey Club

State Hockey Centre

ACADEMY ACHIEVEMENTS

2007: Champions – Open Girls, Runner-Up – Open Mixed

2008: Champions – Open Mixed, Open Girls, Runner-Up – Open Boys

2009: Runner-Up – Open Boys, 8/9 Boys, 8/9 Girls

2010: Champions – 8/9 Girls, 8/9 Boys, Open Boys, Open Mixed, Runner-Up – Open Girls

2011: Champions - Open Boys, 8/9 Boys and Open Mixed

2012: Champions - Open Mixed

2013: Champions - Open Mixed, Open Boys and Girls

2014: Champions - Open Mixed, Open Girls

2017: Champions - Open Girls

2018: Runner-Up - Open Girls

2020: Champions - Open Girls

STUDENTS SPORTING PATHWAYS – POST SCHOOL

2013: Leah Welstead Australian U21 Representative

SA Women's State Team (Adelaide Suns)

  • Leah Welstead
  • Courtney Rudd
  • Carly Simms
  • Brooke Appleyard

SA Men's State Team (Adelaide Hotshots)

  • Matt Morton
  • Todd Kitto
  • Scott Hughes
  • Cooper Powdary

ACADEMY AWARD WINNERS

2012

Top of Subject – Meg Bourne

Teacher Award – Jordan Kitto

Teacher Award – Nathanial Woodward

2013

Top of Subject – Cameron Higgins

Emerging Player – Emily Lewis

Coach’s Award – Jordan Kitto

2014

Top of Subject – Cameron Higgins

Emerging Player – Melissa Garner

Coach’s Award – Jordan Kitto

2015

Top of Subject-Helen Bradley

Emerging Talent Female-Nicola Higgins

Emerging Talent Male-James Heyzer

2016

Top of Subject-Nicola Higgins

Coach’s Award-Liam Smyth

Coach’s Award-Emma Kitto

2017

Top of Subject-Dylan Lawrence

Coach’s Award-Emma Kitto

Emerging Talent-Gabby Mitreska

2018

Top of Subject - Tahlea Tape

Dedication & Commitment to Program - Joachim Bertossa-Kirner

Coach's Award - Angus Mclean

2019

Top of Subject - Mckenzie Allen

Dedication and Commitment to Program - Drew Wightman

Emerging Talent - Tom Heyzer

2020

Top of Subject - Gabby Mitreska

Coaches Award Commiment and Dedication to Academy - Lillie Tooth

Outstanding Junior Talent - Tom Heyzer

2021

Top of Subject - Emma Wightman

Coaches Award Commitment and Dedication to Academy - Lily Perkins

Outstanding Junior Talent - Marni Chandler