2017 Junior Hockey Trials and Practice

Hockey Notice for Girls & Boys From Year 3 – 8

Hi everyone

Training / Trials for these groups will be starting at Shirley Boys High School Hockey turf this Thursday 30th March. This will mainly be a fun night to sort teams and kids to meet their Coaches.

Please attend according to you current School Year matched to these times:

Mini Sticks Girls (Year 3 & 4) 4.30pm – 5.30pm
Mini Sticks Boys (Year 3 & 4) 4.30pm – 5.30pm
Kiwi stick Boys (Year 5 & 6) 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Kiwi stick Girls (Year 5 & 6) 6.30pm – 7.30pm
Kwik stick Girls (Year 7& 8) 7.30pm – 8.30pm
Kwik stick Boys (Year 7& 8) 7.30pm – 8.30pm

Players are required to wear full protective gear at all trainings and games. This gear includes mouth guards, shin pads, suitable socks to cover their shin pads, correct footwear for training in, this does not include school shoes!  Players should also bring a drink bottle and perhaps a small snack for after training.

All Coaches and Assistant Coaches are to attend.

Stick Sizing Guide
For new or players needing a new stick. How to establish the correct size of stick …

Measure from the floor to between the child’s tummy button and their hip, the measurement in inches relates to the size of the hockey stick. The reasons we recommend children have these smaller sized sticks is to enable them to develop good technique, especially in their ball dribbling skills. If the stick is too long they will need to carry the ball a further distance away from theireir body, thus making them weaker than they normally would making It more difficult to maintain control of the ball. The size range of junior sticks is from 26 to 35 inches. As a golden rule it is
best to buy a stick and continue to use it when it is “too small” rather than to buy one to grow into it.

I If you cannot attend the trials but want to be in a team, please let Mike know.

Michael Graveston (Junior Club Captain)

Email mn.ka.graveston@xtra.co.nz,

Cell phone (027) 358 – 0010

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