Small Sticks

Waikato Hockey Association, in conjunction with Hockey NZ, are able to provide in-school Hockey Programme, Small Sticks.

The Small Sticks programme is a school-based programme accessible for all New Zealand children, aged 4-13, which introduces children to the sport of Hockey at the level commensurate with their ability.

Waikato Hockey Association will provide an accredited coach to take a minimum of four x 30-minute sessions each year for 3 years. It is a progressive programme so the children will learn new skills and enjoy different games each year. All children from your school can participate in this programme, you can also specify a specific group of children if this suits your school better.

The accredited coach will:

  • Have undertaken a Small Sticks training course
  • Have a current Police Check
  • Have a current First Aid
  • Have signed a code of ethics

Waikato Hockey Association will provide a 45-minute teacher in-service training for the school staff to introduce the Small Sticks programme and the recommended game formats for teaching Hockey.

To ensure that hockey is sustainable in your school, a school resource kit will be supplied to your school at the start of the programme (in year one only) which will remain the property of the school.

The cost of the programme is heavily subsidised.

For further information please phone 07 838 0485 or email Shelley admin@waikatohockey.org.nz

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