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Olympian & GB Hockey.

Michael has had a vast amount of experience as a professional Hockey player. During his 8 year international career he became a World, European and Commonwealth medalist. 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 a passion to want to share his knowledge and determined approach to life, and be a role model to others.

Prior to his hockey playing and coaching career Michael worked as a qualified PE teacher in the North of England. He has a total of 16 years experience in education, coaching and high performance sport. These key life skills, experiences and drive to make a difference now combine to create The Hockey Lab.


156 Caps for GB & ENG.

2016 Rio Olympics 
2014 & 2018 World Cup
2013, 2015 & 2017 European Cup
2014 Commonwealth Games
2019 Pro League Finals

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. 

What makes us elite & different?

  • Actual experience of playing elite level Hockey

  • Exceptional range of skill set - High performance, coaching, education, nutrition, psychology, video analysis, coach education, strength and conditioning

  • Fast pace, high energy coaching from young current players and coaches 

  • More access to international players, excellent role models and a highly motivated team

  • Providing endless fun, new ideas and a unique understanding of how to inspire different people, of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.

What makes us different
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