Georgia-Mae Campbell (left) gets some good advice from Grafton hockey star, Brent Livermore.
Georgia-Mae Campbell (left) gets some good advice from Grafton hockey star, Brent Livermore.

Livermore passes on the knowledge

CLARENCE valley junior hockey players will have the opportunity to take their game to the next level when Brent Livermore conducts his professional hockey development clinics at the Grafton Regional Hockey Complex tomorrow.

Livermore's clinics will be the perfect environment for junior players to learn new techniques and skills from one of Australia's best players.

Fresh from being named Australian Hockey League Player of the Series, Livermore said he was looking forward to returning to his hometown and lending a helping hand to the next generation of hockey stars.

“We had a good reception last month when we had a camp,” he said.

“It will be a good opportunity for me to pass on some skills and knowledge.

“I'm really looking forward to it.”

The two-day clinic will be split into separate sessions with Livermore running drills for general players in the morning and running the more advanced talent identification program in the afternoon.

Day one of the clinic will include base skill development and refinement, conditioning and mini games and skills circuits with innovation, while day two will allow juniors to experience advanced skill development, group attacking concepts, group defensive concepts, set piece skill development and modified games.

The aims of the clinics, through the use of 'best coaching programs', is to create a platform where juniors will be able to hone their skills while preparing for the upcoming season.

Livermore's knowledge and coaching experience will not only be confined to the turf, with the Olympic gold medallist holding a coaching seminar tomorrow night.

Livermore said he hoped the seminar would attract a large number of parents and coaches to join together and learn about the new advances in encouraging junior players to take the next step in achieving their goals.

“I hope they can all take something away from the night,” he said.

“Because they're the ones who have to pass on the skills and knowledge.”

Prices for the clinic are $60 per person or $95 for a sibling pair for the general session or $60 per person per session or $90 per person for both sessions of the advanced talent identification group, with juniors able to register at 7.30am tomorrow morning.

The coaches coaching clinic will cost $20 per person and starts at 6pm tomorrow night.

For more information visit www.brentlivermore.com.



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