What’s available

Online Sessions

Hockey this Summer


coaching sessions

1 to 1 sessions - Available now

* Times may alter during school holidays or coaches availability.

Academy Training Sessions:

3rd May - 28th June @ Eastcote HC


1st June @ Harrow School

*Due to the Queens Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend we will only be running 1 Camp this Half term but will be releasing our summer dates very soon.

* Available on request

Experiment with your game.

Olympian and England Hockey player Michael Hoare will show you how. 

What is

The Hockey Lab?​

An elite Hockey Coaching Company brought to you by founder Michael Hoare. We at The Hockey Lab pride ourselves on high quality coaching, infectious enthusiasm and a real desire to help every single player develop along their own sporting journey. 



Michael Hoare

Olympian & England Hockey.

Michael Hoare has had vast experience in what it takes to make it at the top of his profession. This is combined with his unique story of growing up in Liverpool and having to fight hard to compete with those from other geographical locations and education systems. This has given him the passion and drive to want to share his expertise with others.

Sporting Excellence Combined with Educational Skill Set. 

The Hockey Lab

Coaching across the UK

Camps, coach education and small group training sessions will be provided at Harrow School in North West London and different locations across the country. The Hockey Lab can come to your club or school reducing travel time and other limiting factors or cost implications. The aim of this is to create opportunities for all Hockey Players regardless of your current location, by providing access to high quality coaching to help ‘bridge the gap’ that currently exists in our sport.

Areas of expertise

  • Skill Development

  • Tactical understanding

  • Game awareness

  • Video Analysis

  • ​Strength and Conditioning

  • Nutrition

  • Coach Development


Don't just take our word for it...

"Michael’s knowledge of the game, top level experience and attention to detail shone through his sessions with the Formby HC ladies players.


His approach to coaching engaged everyone, and provided a really strong learning environment. From tackling, to passing, to receiving the ball, he articulated the importance of stick position, body position and foot work. Making players think differently and break down the skills, to truly understand how they could improve was evident in such a small time. There were lots of take away messages, put simply, easy to understand and hard to forget. A clear focus on repeating these skills over the weeks ahead will bring demonstrable improvement across the teams.


Michael not only inspired our future generation but also our current generation and those later in their hockey journey with a focus on some new skills, hints and tips and a real understanding of the small things that make a huge difference."

Face to face training combined with digital support.

The Hockey Lab presents a platform to allow easy access to online sessions, video analysis and coach education webinars.


This platform effectively gives aspiring young hockey players access to an Elite level coach on their smart phone or laptop as an extra training aid or opportunity to develop.


Combined with face to face training with Michael and his team, THL members will receive the perfect blend of tuition to catapult them forwardThis blend of digital and face to face training structure creates the perfect chemical compound for success.

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Upcoming Events

  • 11 Feb 2021, 18:30 – 19:20
    *Ladies Only Age 16+ All ability levels catered for from beginners, intermediate and advanced Hockey Players.
  • 01 Feb 2021, 18:00 – 27 Feb 2021, 12:00
    3 Per week Hockey HIIT and Skills sessions through February, every Monday evening, Wednesday evening and Saturday morning. Once the numbers are confirmed participants will be grouped on age/ability for the following set times, 5 or 6pm on a Monday/Wednesday & between 9-11am on a Saturday morning.
  • 01 Feb 2021, 17:00 – 27 Feb 2021, 12:00
    3 per week Hockey HIIT or Skills sessions a through February every Monday evening, Wednesday evening and Saturday morning. Once the numbers are confirmed participants will be grouped on age/ability for the following set times, 5 or 6pm on a Monday/Wednesday & between 9-11am on a Saturday morning.
  • RSVP Closed
    Sold out
    27 Jan 2021, 17:00
    1-15 maximum coach to player ratio
  • RSVP Closed
    Sold out
    25 Jan 2021, 18:00
    1-15 maximum coach to player ratio
  • 05 Jan 2021, 19:00 – 30 Jan 2021, 23:00
    Minimum of 10 zoom sessions every Monday at 6pm, Wednesday at 5pm or Saturday through the whole of January. * Now due to Lockdown there may be other sessions added during the week to ensure 2 sessions minimum are available per week.
  • RSVP Closed
    Sold out
    30 Jan 2021, 10:00
    1-15 maximum coach to player ratio

*All activities will follow Government and EHB Covid 19 guidelines.


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