Boys and Girls : 13 - 18 : Boarding
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Hockey is played as the major sport for girls in the autumn term; Uppingham field 15 competitive teams on a Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday and can boast county champions at U16 and U14 level. The U16A XI are the current title holders of the Leicestershire and Rutland County Championships, with an excellent record of seven wins in the past eight years. The U14, U16 and U18 teams regularly represent Leicestershire in the Midlands Final of the National Schools’ Competition.
We have several players that progress in the England Hockey Single System regularly reaching the JRPC tournament squads. Also many of the players continue to play hockey at club and university. Hockey tours abroad take place on average every three years; we have travelled to South Africa on several occasions playing in a tournament against Dutch, South African and Australian teams. Most recently we visited Germany and Holland in October 2013, where the 1st XI played fixtures against local and British schools.
We have a resident Hockey Coach and several of the staff are Level 2 or 3 qualified hockey coaches. Many of the remaining staff have a wealth of playing experience and this makes the coaching body readily available to assist players with all aspects of their game. We have a scheme of work that ensures the development of our players as they progress through the years. As a coaching body we have adopted the same principles of attack and defence. Some based on individuals and teams taking on the responsibilities of their performances and their work ethic. Others based on the style of play.
At the Middle Playing Fields there are three Astroturf surfaces, dedicated to hockey use in the autumn and spring terms, and two full size and two mini grass pitches. There are also additional pitches at the Upper that are used for coaching and training sessions.
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