UPDATE: 29 May 2020
If you are in a position to register your teams, please go ahead and do so.
Mini Hockey 2020
Mini Schools Meeting: Wednesday 17th June, 6.30pm @ GHC
Team Registrations Due:
19th June if wishing to participate in Term 2
1st July if only participating in Term 3
Umpire Workshop: TBA
Coaching Course: TBA
Term 2: Two optional weeks are being offered on 27 June & 4 July. Format TBA and may be WHA run training’s – this will be dependent on entries and will be explained at the School’s meeting.
Term 3: 10 weeks (25 July – 26 September)
No play: 11th and 18th July (last two weekends of school holidays)
RAINBOW: Year 1/2 is NOT running in Term 2 for the optional 2 weeks. On Saturday 4th July there will be a training session for coaches of Rainbow teams.
NOTE: If you have already entered teams, you will need to re-enter based on season changes.
Mini Hockey is a Saturday morning winter competition for Primary school children in Years 1-6.
In the Mini programme Years 3-6 teams play 6-a-side hockey, with the field size changing to reflect the level of hockey experience and the age of the hockey players.
There are different divisions for Mini Hockey and may change depending on entries. Exact format will be defined once entries are known.
Year 1/2: Rainbow $165
Year 3/4 and 5/6 quarter field: $270
Year 5/6 half field: $345
Mini hockey is played at either the Gallagher Hockey Centre or St Pauls Collegiate.
GHC: Parking can be an issue here so look for alternatives, around lake domain and even at the Train Station both within a 5 minute walk.
Exiting GHC (Mary St ONLY) can be a struggle at the best of times. If traffic is busy PLEASE don’t sit at the Mary St intersection and try to turn right , go left cross the railroad and look to use a side street to change direction.
St Pauls: Carparking is available near the turf if the carpark is full park on the road outside the school DO NOT park on grassed areas.
And PLEASE make sure all rubbish (empty drink bottles especially) are put in the rubbish!
NOTE this process will changing in 2020… Please attend the schools meeting for more information about our new Hockio system
Besides the rules for the grades and the guidelines, Waikato Hockey has a rule that ONLY players and the Coach/Manager are to be on the field ALL other supporters must be behind the Field Fences.
Each quarter field team is to provide an umpire for his/her own game who may also be the coach.
Kiwi Sticks teams are to provide an umpire for their own game – this must NOT be the coach. This development stage is where coaching and umpiring needs to be clearly separate for players and spectators. The Junior Hockey committee will monitor adherence to this.