We have a thriving Junior Section, that sees boys and girls enjoy a wide range of training and competitions at local and regional tournaments. The vision for the Junior section is to be one of the best performing and largest participation clubs in Warwickshire, offering an experience that has enjoyment at the heart of everything we do. We believe that every child who joins our club deserves a great experience and that we should be professional in everything we do. As a result we have a clear participation and performance pathway that looks to cater for junior hockey players of all levels of ability.
To deliver our Junior coaching we rely on a range of skilled and qualified coaches and volunteers as well as a dedicated Junior Committee committed to the Junior section to support a great player and parent experience. We are currently looking to recruit a paid coach to support the more technical demands of the role, please contact the committee if interested.
Our Junior Chairman for the 2019/20 season is Sarah Davies, and she is joined on the committee by Indy Dhillon as membership and Welfare Officer, Helen Howells as Communication Officer and Stuart Guise as coaching development advisor. If you would like to contact the committee please use firstname.lastname@example.org , if you are making a new enquiry to join, please use the enquiry function on the web site and we will reply to your query.
Training details (every week from September through to Easter excluding school holidays):
U8s-U14s Junior Training is held on a Wednesday evening at Stratford High School astro turf pitch.
- Owsley squad - 5.30pm - 6pm School Year 3 and below - These will run from 11th Sept - 18th Oct then restart after Feb half term to 1st April only
- Dixon and Pearne squads - 6pm - 7pm School Year 4/5 (U10s) and Ward squad - Year 8-10 (U14/15s)
- Jackson and Hinch squads - 7pm - 8pm School Year 6/7 (U12s)
There is also transition training and adult training for selected players based on the head coaches and or captains assessment. This is the Phil Roper squad and will train on Thursdays 7-8pm.
There is mimimum standard required to attend each session, if you are unsure on which session please send an enquiry to the mailbox or ask the Head Coach at one of the above sessions. We will be offering 2 free sessions (where we have space available) to check suitability for the sessions and ensure your child would like to continue.
Our expectations of parents, children and the club are contained in the - Policies Page.
To assist this goal the support of parents/guardians is required by adherence to a code of conduct as follows:
- Ensure that their child is wearing the appropriate hockey kit (i.e. sportswear, no jeans) and appropriate safety protection namely gum shields and shin pads;
- Drop off children on time and be there to collect them promptly;
- Complete the relevant membership form and ensure they are updated (emergency numbers are essential);
- Encourage fair play.
Tournaments and fixtures
We organise a range of fixtures and tournaments throughout the year for our U10s-U14s, with additional opportuities for U16 and U18s. These are generally arranged on Sundays and committment where possible to these dates is appreciated. Details of all tournament and fixtures can be found in our members area in the calendar. If you do not have a login and password then please contact the junior coordinators who can assist you or request a password from the contact us link.
We are extremely proud of all of our junior players achievements, many have and are part of strong Warwickshire squads for boys and girls across all age groups. There is the opportunity for our talented juniors to progress to Junior Development Centres and Junior Academy Centres, more info can be found on the Warwickshire Hockey website. Details below;
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