Coaching FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions - UK Camps

I've booked a camp, what happens next?
Please fill out the participant details form as soon as possible and then we will send out more details about the camp a week before the event.

What is the cancellation / refund policy?
If the camp itself is unable to run you will be entitled to a full refund minus the booking fee. Unfortunately due to us allocating coaches from booking numbers once your place has been booked/confirmed if you decide not to or cannot attend for whatever reason no refunds are available. If you know someone else who wishes to take your place you are however welcome to request a transfer of the place to someone else.

Who are the camps aimed at?
Everyone. We cater for all based on age and ability so if you’re new to goalkeeping, been playing a while or want to become a junior or senior international then get involved. Our minimum age is 7 for goalkeepers and 11 for outfield players.

Who coaches on the camps?
We are fortunate to have some of the best coaches in the country lined up to work on the camps. We recruit diverse personalities that come with a great blend of knowledge and fun, many also with premier league or international playing experience.

How many coaches will be present on the day?
There will be one coach to every six goalkeepers and one coach to every twelve outfielders to ensure an attentive and hands-on coaching style.

Will Maddie Hinch and Donja Zwinkels be present at the camps?
We can never guarantee any coaches availability so please book on this basis. However the current expectation is that Maddie will be at every location of this summer's roadtrip. Donja will be crafting the program for every Inside the D camp and able to be at Taunton, Harrogate, Glasgow and Leicester. We will be releasing our head coaches for the other Inside the D camps in due course.

What happens in case of an emergency or accident?
A number of the coaches are first aid certified but for any more serious incidents we will either take the player to hospital ourselves or phone an ambulance. We collect emergency contact information during the booking process so we can inform the relevant person as soon as possible.

Will any pictures be taken?
Professional photographs will be taken throughout the day. Please read the booking form carefully if you wish to opt out of any photography.

Will GK kit or outfield sticks be provided?
GK kit and sticks will not be provided.

What do I need to bring?
• Kickers with straps that aren’t about to break
• Leg-guards
• Abdominal guard (box)
• Padded Shorts
• Chest Guard
• Arm-guards / elbow pads
• Left Glove
• Right Glove
• Stick
• Neck guard (compulsory unless over 18)
• Helmet with all the nuts / bolts / straps in place
• Goalie top / smock

Outfield players:
• Stick
• Hockey shoes
• Mouthguard (compulsory unless over 18)
• Shinpads

What should I wear?
Training kit: Hockey shoes and the usual attire to train in. Please remember it is likely to be warm, but don’t forget some wet weather gear both for the weather, and any drills! Please also bring a change of clothes.

What time do the camps run from and when do they end?
Please see individual product pages for information on timings, they differ by event.

Will meals, drinks and snacks be provided?
You will need to bring all food and snacks with you and a water bottle, we will of course have access to a water supply to refill bottles.