JUNIOR & YOUTH HOCKEY

 Junior hockey covers children through the following grades and ages:

  • Fun Sticks (Year1&2)
  • Mini Sticks (Year3&4)
  • Kiwi Sticks (Year5&6)
  • Kwik Sticks (Intermediate) (Year7&8)
  • Youth hockey caters for High School Players

Prospective junior members and parents

 

Please: Do not send 2017 Junior recruiting enquiries until after February 24th February 2017

We do not arrange summer hockey teams. Contact the turf providers or Auckland Hockey to find out about the casual (non-club) summer leagues.

After reading the information below, if you are interested in receiving a registration form for your child then please email the following information to juniors@mtedenhockey.org.nz:

Your child's name, year at school, parents names. If we have vacancies, then you will then receive a form to sign, and detailed information by email. 

Once you have completed and returned your form to us, then you just need to come along to the first muster (mid March) for your age group. Our biggest intake of players is in the 5-8 year olds (Fun Sticks and Mini Sticks).  In the other grades, our existing players have priority of placement into teams.


Saturday morning hockey begins in Term Two, 6th May .

PRACTICE TIMES

Mt Eden junior hockey teams practice times (normally Monday and Tuesday at Mt Roskill Grammar):

Musters Start: Mon 20th March and Tues 21st March
Monday at 6.15pm: Kiwi Sticks and Kwik Sticks - DIO Turf
Tuesday at 6pm : Fun Sticks and Mini Sticks - MRGS Turf, 7pm : Youth - MRGS Turf

The Fun/Mini Stick grade teams will practice indoors later in Term 2 & 3 at the EGGS gym, 5.30pm or 6.30pm

Grades

This season the Junior Teams will comprise of: (Club policy is to keep players within their age groups)

2 x Kwik Sticks (11 aside for experienced players who have played 6 and 8 aside hockey.)
 
4 x Kiwi Stick teams (Year 5 & 6, 7 aside on 1/2 pitch)
 
4 x Mini Sticks teams (Year 3 & 4, 6 aside on 1/4 pitch)
 
2 x Fun Sticks teams (Year 1 & 2, 6 aside on 1/8 pitch - normally played at AGS turf usually 12 noon, Saturdays)

Games on Saturday mornings can be played on any astro surface from way out west (at Henderson), or out to Howick, but generally our teams will be allocated games near central Auckland but not always!


We practice and play WET OR FINE on Astroturf.  Junior hockey, as a rule, is NEVER cancelled.


 Format

The Primary Grades will begin their two rounds of games in Term 2  There is usually no training or Saturday matches during school holidays, and hockey will finish at the end of Term 3. The games will take 45 minutes on turf. 

A handbook will be issued before the first competition game and you will receive the draw for the whole of each term.  Minis will usually be 11.30am at AGS turf. The emphasis is on fun, participation and enjoying progressing with new skills.  Although we try to grade our teams, sometimes coaching requirements and family/friend groupings are considered.

Coaching and umpiring 

We cannot offer more teams or continue to excel until we have more volunteers.  The Club has resource material, training gear and is prepared to pay coaching course fees for parents who are prepared to give-it-go.  It is expected that parents will help, especially at the introductory (FUN sticks) level.

Uniforms and gear 

Uniforms

We loan you a uniform for the season, although you will need to buy socks.  Socks will be available from Sports First.

Playing Gear

Shin pads and Mouthguards are essential items (as well as a stick!).  We play always on artificial turf - there are turf shoes,but running shoes are fine.

We recommend "Sports First" 954 Dominion Road Mt Roskill, PH 09 6200357 www.sports-first.co.nz official sponsors of our club.  You will receive discounts & the club will benefit from purchases.

Fees

These are based on us covering the cost of turf practices, training gear, goalie gear, coaching costs, and the AHA fee which is charged to cover Saturday turf and NZHF fees.  The AHA tries to recover the costs of running the sport and astroturfs. 

Fees for 2017 (this covers Saturday hockey (term 2 and term 3), loan of uniform,  and 23 weeks of coaching) :
Fun: $200   Mini: $220   Kiwi: $245  Kwik (Intermediates): $245   Youth: $270 

The coaches and administrators of Mt Eden Junior Hockey are volunteers.

 

 

Mt Eden Hockey Club would like to thank the following organisations for their ongoing financial support

       

  


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