Junior Hockey

 Oxton HC run various coaching sessions and teams at the junior level catering for different ages.

For more information please read info below or contact oxtonhcyouthrep@gmail.com

Training

Sunday Training Dates – Most Sundays through September to April.

Sunday – Junior Hockey Training takes place on a Sunday morning 9.45 – 12am at Calday School pitch (opp. Caldy Rugby Club), Telegraph Road.

Early session for U10s, please arrive to be registered at 9.45am this session will finish at 11am.

Later session U12s – Please arrive to be registered and warm up at 10.45am, this session will conclude at 12.00.

Sticks are provided but we recommend children come dressed appropriately, wearing suitable footwear, shin pads and a gum guard.

Tuesday 6- 7pm Badgers (Yrs 8, 9 & 10 boys)

Thursday 6-7pm – Girls Yr 8 & 9 (U14) Training

If you are interested in your children attending any of the above sessions please contact oxtonhcyouthrep@gmail.com for more information.

Matches

There are regular Saturday matches for ‘Beavers’ (Y6, 7 & 8 boys and girls .)

There are also regular Saturday matches for ‘Badgers’ (boys in y 9 & 10).

The girls have U14 Girls (Vixens) some matches (y 8 & 9) on Sundays. Y9 & 10 girls play in the ladies’ teams on Saturdays.

The Big Cats U12 Boys and Girls – Yr 6 & 7, and Lion Cubs U10 boys and girls (some Yr3 & Yr4 & 5) – This season England Hockey have introduced the a new junior framework – with more regular festivals organised for the U10s and U12s. The festivals, taking place over 7 Sundays throughout the season, will be focus on participation, with modified age appropriate rules and structure.

For the younger Lion Cubs (U8s) the focus is much more on introducing them to hockey through fun games for fitness and fun. Their training consists of some hockey skills mixed with Agility, Balance & Co-ordination (ABCs) activities. Less so on matches however new  for this season the U8s will also have the opportunity to play age appropriate matches. There will be 2 x U8 festivals organised – games being 4 a side on small pitches – proposed dates for these are 10th October and 13th March.

What to wear?

For matches – red shirt, red socks and navy shorts/skort (Black will do initially).  Official kit for Badgers, Beavers, Vixens can be ordered for Sportsville in Greasby.

For training – Please dress your child appropriately for the weather, and please don’t forget to send them with gloves on cold days.

Trainers or astros must be worn – no shoes, Crocs or boots for safety reasons.  Shin pads and gum guards are recommended.