Minis Hockey - Season 2020/21
This is the part of the club dedicated to the Under 8 & Under 10 children.
If you are interested in giving hockey a go or have tried it already at a holiday camp or school club then do come along.
We welcome all children to our sessions from school age upwards. The U8 players are school years 1, 2 & 3 and the U10 are school years 4 & 5. (There may be some flexibility over age categories in discussion with the head coach, in order to best meet the needs of a child).
Havant is a great inclusive hockey club with 12 junior teams from Under 8s to Under 18s and children coming from a variety of schools throughout the area.
When and Where?
The Minis training (both under 8s and under 10s) takes place on the Astro pitch at Havant College, PO9 1QL. Training is Sunday mornings from 9:30am to 11am with the car park being open from 9am, September to Easter holidays.
Your child is welcome to come along and have a try to see if they like it. The sessions are a mix of games, skills and match practice with an emphasis on fun and inclusivity.
Given the age of this group we ask that each child has a responsible adult stay pitchside during the training.
They do not need to purchase any club kit, but they will need shin pads, a good fitting mouth guard, a snack and some water. The club has sticks that can be borrowed if necessary. Mouth guards can be bought online or at Sports Direct or Decathon, I would strongly advise that you fit it at home and make sure they are happy with the fit.
If they do start playing in the team squads for fixtures we recommend they buy a pair of HHC socks (£10 a pair available from the club) and we provide HHC match shirts. If they get keen and want to have some HHC branded clothing this can be ordered direct from our online stockists Akuma Club Shop .
After coming to a few sessions, we would ask you to join your child as a junior member of the club. Details can be found on the Membership page . There are discounts available for siblings, families etc.
How to Join:
To join the club you will need to complete the online membership form via the Membership page . An important aspect of doing this is that it allows the club managers to have your child’s contact details and any medical information that may be relevant.
Throughout the season in addition to Sunday training sessions there are a number of friendly hockey matches and tournaments where we travel to play other teams in the local area or host a home match. These are usually on Sunday mornings. Everyone will get a chance to play and they are great fun. Playing in these matches is optional and you can manage your child’s own availability through the club website (left hand menu - My Details).
Whilst a Mini your membership fee covers both weekly Sunday training and any matches.
We also try and organise other fun seasonal events - fancy dress for Halloween and Xmas jumpers for Christmas, plus a kids v. parents match (the kids' favourite!) with prize giving at the end of the season.
Who organises the Training?
All coaches and managers are volunteers and we welcome any support parents can offer. Everyone involved in hands-on coaching or managing the teams has an up-to-date DBS.
For the 2020/21 season. Jon Keynes will lead the Coaching, ably assisted by Team Managers Louisa Sievers and Alice Lane.
Coach - Jon Keynes Team Manager - Louisa Sievers Team Manager - Alice Lane
We will be pitchside at the beginning of the training sessions taking the register and happy to answer any questions you may have.
Alternatively, do email us firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to meeting you.
The Minis Team
Havant Hockey Club