Advance Youth Strength & Conditioning Platform for Field Hockey

Supporting Field Hockey Coaches and Players

The youth strength and conditioning platform has been created for hockey clubs and academies that coach and support large number of youth players.


The Demands of Field Hockey

To play hockey requires that each player has the required physical qualities to meet the demands of the game.  

Typically, a game of hockey is played for 60-minutes and divided into four-quarters of 15 minutes (younger players may play less).  Both the playing level and position influence the demands of the game, with midfielders performing more high-speed runs than attackers and defenders.  The game of hockey does require that players have a good level of aerobic conditioning, mostly for recovery.  Other player performance characteristics, include - 

  • High levels of repeat sprint ability 

  • Accelerations and decelerations 

  • High-speed running 

  • Change of direction at speed 

  • Decision making agility 


Through regular strength and conditioning training, this can prepare each player to be sport ready and meet the demands of the game.  By being prepared for their sport, players can play with confidence and express their individual qualities in the game  –  improvements in recovery and repeat sprint ability – especially towards the end of the game.  Improvements in acceleration and faster high-speed runs – overall better agility and getting to the ball faster. 

Pathway to Performance

The youth strength and conditioning platform supports the coach through the four areas of youth physical development and sports performance. 

  • Test, track and monitor player's physical development and overall progress

  • A range of strength and conditioning training.  All physical capacities are highly trainable 

  • Monitor and reduce the risk of overtraining, burnout and injury 

  • Sport readiness, freshness, leading to sports performance 


Test & Monitor Player Physical Development

It is highly recommended that we monitor the long-term development of our youth athletes. 

The Youth Strength & Conditioning Software helps coaches to track their athletes

  • Library of strength and conditioning tests 

  • Upload test scores

  • Analyse test scores for future development 

  • Support and feedback to athletes 

  • Create, share, download athlete reports (individual athletes or teams)

Reduce the Risk of Injuries in Field Hockey

The injury rates in youth players are increasing, with most injuries being classified as overuse or sport-related injuries

A general lack of preparation and high volumes of sports-training (sport practice and competition) can place the youth player at a higher risk of overtraining, feelings of burnout, and sustaining an injury. 

Field hockey players report a high level of injuries in the lower limbs, followed by head/face, and less in the upper body.  Regarding the lower body, ankle sprains are the most common injury.  59% of field-based hockey player also report playing with lower back pain. 

As hockey is a highly-dynamic team game, having a good aerobic base will help with repeat-sprints ability.  A high level of relative strength is correlated with acceleration and change of direction.  Performing strength and conditioning that integrates a range of neuromuscular training has shown to reduce the risk of injuries, Including 

Neuromuscular training consists of 

  • Balance drills 

  • Strength training 

  • Plyometrics drills 

  • Agility cuts and drills 

Strength, Speed, Agility, & Plyometric training

The Youth Strength & Conditioning app empowers each youth athlete to regularly perform their strength and conditioning training. 

Strength and conditioning programmes are fully automated to save time.   Each programme consists of a range of exercises, including neuromuscular training.  Athletes can watch the exercise and drills, which demonstrate optimal form and technique. 

Athletes can upload the repetitions, training loads, and effort level, which is synched to the coach’s portal, allowing the coach to analyse training volume and adherence. 

The youth athletes can select from the below training 

Player Recovery

The importance of player wellbeing and recovery are essential for the growth and development of each player. 

To reduce the risk of high-volumes of sport training and competition, overtraining, and feelings of burnout, players can track their wellbeing and overall recovery. 

Created for youth players, the youth players complete weekly questionnaires that monitor key areas 

  • Overall fatigue level 

  • Muscle soreness 

  • Energy levels 

  • Motivation 

  • Sleep quality and feelings of freshness  


Improve Sports Performance

All sports have a specific demand.  For players to perform they need to be fully prepared and recovered. 

All aspects of the player's training and recovery - strength and conditioning, sports training, sport competition, and lifestyle factors need to be coached, as they are all linked to sports performance. 

As each player grows and matures, their strength and conditioning training and recovery strategies need to develop with them.  This will give each player every opportunity to perform at the highest level. 

CPD & Workshops for Field Hockey Coaches

To accompany our youth strength and conditioning curriculum, we regularly deliver CPD and workshops - professionally endorsed by Active IQ. 

  • Long-term athlete development.  Testing and monitoring progress

  • The role of strength training for youth athletes

  • Plyometric drills for youth athletes 

  • Youth female athlete.  Strength training considerations 

  • Load management 

  • Nutrition for growth and development  


Chose a Plan





  • Up to 50 athletes 

  • Access for 2 coaches 

  • S&C session plans 

  • Test & video library

  • Platform training 

  • Initial set up & support

  • Up to 100 athletes 

  • Access for 3 coaches 

  • S&C session plans 

  • Test & video library

  • Platform training 

  • Initial set up & support

  • Up to 200 athletes 

  • Access for 5 coaches 

  • S&C session plans 

  • Test & video library

  • Platform training 

  • Initial set up & support

  • More than 200 athletes 

  • Unlimited coaches

  • S&C session plans 

  • Test & video library

  • Platform training 

  • Initial set up & support

  • CPD workshops

One consultation with an S&C coach to get you started One consultation with an S&C coach to each month Two consultations with an S&C coach to each month Ongoing consultations with an S&C team

 £100 per month 

£150 per month  

£200 per month 

Price upon request

*All prices are subject to VAT.