OKHC Junior Hockey

Newsletter Nov 2016

Read all about the 2016/17 season for the juniors in our November newsletter.

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Vision Statement

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!

Read more about junior organisation and priorities - Vision Statement

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:

2016 2017
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

Read more about age groups organisation - Sunday Training and Matches

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.

Dates and Times - Mid-week Training Session

Juniors Registration

We have restructured this year and we have space in most age groups.

Please contact the membership secretary to enquire about joining the club - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The online system, called Paysubsonline, can be accessed by current members at: https://paysubsonline.com

Subscription charges are being reviewed.

Equipment Required

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.

All OKHC playing kit is available at The Pro Shop in Brentford or online at The Pro Shop. Click on hockey, clothing and then club clothing to get to the OKHC page. The tops cost £12.50 with the child's name on the back.

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).

Parent Helpers

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

Codes of Conduct

This initiative is being supported both by Kingston Borough Council and the London Active Partnership

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