Training and skills development takes place in a fun and safe environment at the club with the opportunity for competitive hockey for older children. Juniors over 13 who are ready and willing to participate in adult matches in line with England Hockey guidelines in order to develop their skills as well as competing with their peers across the North East
We have experienced England Hockey-accredited coaches for our junior players
Junior training sessions take place on Sunday Mornings during the season (September - April) at the club. This is split into different age groups to ensure appropriate skills and development. We offer training for all ages, starting with our U8 cohort, offering a relaxed, friendly and supportive environment for youngsters starting the game early.
We can provide equipment for juniors if they want taster sessions, but we do expect Juniors to have their own sticks, mouth Guards and shin pads once they a committed to joining us
Morpeth Hockey Club welcomes the support of parents and guardians in ensuring that that all Youth Section members have fun and stay safe while participating in hockey.
All parents/guardians should:
- encourage their children to learn the rules of hockey and play within the rules and to respect officials and coaches decisions – no matter what
- encourage their children to respect their coaches and fellow players by listening attentively when instructions are being given and not distracting other players during training
- not use bad language, nor will they harass players, officials, coaches or other spectators
- teach their children to respect the efforts of their opponents, be impartial, consistent, objective and courteous when making decisions
- remember that children learn best by example so they will applaud good plays/performances by both their child’s team and their opponents
- give positive comments that motivate and encourage continued effort and will not criticise the team’s performance after a game
- focus on their children’s efforts and performance – not the score
- thank the coaches, officials and other volunteers who give their time to conduct the event for their children and encourage their children to do so
- ensure their children are wearing appropriate clothing for the weather and correct protective equipment i.e. mouth guards and shin pads
- ensure their children are delivered and collected punctually to all training sessions, games and events.
- respect the rights, dignity and worth of all people involved in the game, regardless of their gender, ability or cultural background
Thank you for helping to make the Club a welcoming and positive environment for all young players to learn effectively and fully enjoy the sport.