OKHC Junior Hockey
OKHC Juniors aims to nurture junior players, ensure they have fun playing hockey, and inspire a lifelong love of the game.
To do this we will:
- equip juniors with the skills to play;
- nurture and respect talent;
- find a balance between being a friendly, inclusive club and being competitive;
- encourage progression through the age groups; and
- promote development into the club’s senior squads.
The aim is to continue to make OKHC the friendliest family hockey club in south west London, evidenced by high retention rates and loyalty to the senior club. Hockey-4-life!
Sunday Training and Matches
For all boys and girls U14 and younger, training sessions and matches are on Sundays. All boys and girls U8 - U14 play in tournaments with other clubs on selected dates and U12, 14, 16 girls & boys play in 11-a-side leagues.
Dates for the 2016/17 season are:
|September - 11, 18, 25||January - 8, 15, 22, 29|
|October - 2, 9, 16, 23||February - 5, 26|
|November - 6, 13, 20, 27||March - 5, 12, 19, 26|
|December - 4|
Venues and times of training sessions are:
|Tiffin Girls School||KGS Pitch, Summer Road, Thames Ditton|
|9-10:30||U8 Mixed & U10 Boys||9:30-11||U11 & U12 Girls|
|10:30-12.00||U12 & U14 Boys||11-12:30||U13 & U14 Girls|
|12-1:30||U9 & U10 Girls|
Mid-week Training Session
We now offer a Wednesday early evening training session for all boys and girls playing in the U12-U16 age groups. The group will be limited to 30 people on a first-come-first served basis.
The hour and a half sessions starts at 18:00 and is run by two of the Club’s Level 2 qualified coaches. The training session works on fitness and conditioning, core and advanced skills and game play. Groups will be streamed to ensure that all players develop at an appropriate pace. The streaming will be responsive and reviewed by the coaches.
We have restructured this year and we have space in most age groups.
The online system, called Paysubsonline, can be accessed by current members at: https://paysubsonline.com
Subscription charges are being reviewed.
Hockey sticks will be provided until Christmas, but every child should turn up for each training session and all matches with shin pads and a gum shield. If not, under the terms of our insurance, they will not be able to play. Also, all long hair must be tied back and all jewellery (earrings, rings, bracelets) must be removed.
The white must be worn for matches, together with black shorts/skort and white socks. Base layers can be worn underneath shirts if needed. U16 should play in adult kit.
Any suitable sports kit can be worn to training sessions. Shin guards and a gumshield are compulsory for all hockey (matches and training sessions).
The junior section would not survive without the help of our fantastic parent helpers. We have roles that do and don’t need hockey experience, so if you feel you can help in any of the positions below, please let us know. If you would like to know more about the roles before you commit, please email Siobhan, whose address is on the Contacts Page, and she will provide a brief description of what is involved.
Age Group Coordinator – works with the coach to ensure that the children have fun, communicates with the parents and facilitates the fixtures.
On–pitch helper - Please talk to your Age Group Coordinator of you would like to volunteer as an on-pitch helper.
First Aider - All age-groups need a qualified first-aider. This is especially important when we host matches. If you have first-aid qualifications and are willing to help, please let your Age Group Coordinator or Siobhan know.
Tuck Shop - We need help with the Tuck Shop! Everyone likes a nice warm cup of tea/coffee/hot chocolate on cold winter mornings, but they don’t make themselves. Please let Siobhan know if you would like to volunteer to run the Tuck Shop (a lovely way to meet other parents!).
Codes of Conduct
Please find the following codes of conduct in our Dropbox:
- OKHC Equality Policy
- OKHC Club Officials Conduct
- OKHC Guardians Conduct
- OKHC Players Conduct
- OKHC Concussion Guide
This initiative is being supported both by Kingston Borough Council and the London Active Partnership