Hockey Ballito

Welcome to Rise Hockey Academy, the premier destination for hockey enthusiasts in Ballito. Led by Chantel Robert, Head of Rise Hockey Academy Ballito and a former KZN player and KZN U13 hockey coach, our academy is committed to redefining hockey training by focusing on fundamentals, respect, and holistic development.

Introduction to Rise Hockey Academy

In the ever-evolving landscape of hockey, Chantel Robert recognised the essential role of foundational skills. She believes that before players can delve into the intricacies of the game, they must master the basics. Rise Hockey Academy is set to revolutionise the hockey experience in Ballito and Umhlali, offering something new and exciting that benefits players and coaches in school and club hockey.

Our Offerings

1. Professional Coaching and Development

Addressing the demand for professional coaching and development, our academy strives to advance the game’s standards for players of all levels in the Ballito area. From U6 through high school, we provide a comprehensive and progressive learning path.

2. Skills and Drills for All Levels

Nestled at Curro Salt Rock, our state-of-the-art facility hosts specialized skills and drills sessions tailored to different skill levels. Our certified coaches guide players through every facet of the game, fostering a deeper understanding and passion for hockey.

3. The 4 Pillars of Rise Hockey Academy

  • Respect: We instill respect for the game, teammates, opposition, and match officials, fostering a culture of sportsmanship.
  • Inspire: Our aim is to inspire youth to rise above their circumstances, finding passion and joy on the hockey field as a vehicle for personal growth.
  • Support: Recognizing the importance of a sense of belonging, we offer support not only in sports but also in mental and social well-being as players navigate their sporting careers.
  • Equip: Beyond skill development, we equip young athletes with the tools and abilities to understand and enjoy the game, cultivating a lifelong love for sportsmanship.

4. Coach and Umpire Development

Rise Hockey Academy is not just about player empowerment; we extend our commitment to developing coaches in local schools. Our goal is to provide them with the right tools and certifications, ensuring excellence in coaching at school levels and umpiring.

Rise Hockey Academy is not merely a training ground; it’s where fundamentals meet passion, and every player rises to their full potential. Join us in building a community that respects, inspires, supports, and equips its members for a future filled with the love of the game.