2019 Hockey NZ Small Sticks Programme

Hockey NZ Small Sticks is Hockey New Zealand’s nationally branded junior programme, designed to attract children aged 4–13 into hockey and foster a lifelong love of the sport.

 


Important dates

• Team Registrations are due: Friday 5th April 2019

• Please see below for an outline of the Junior mixed grades and the competition dates.

• School Hockey Forum Years 3-6 Wednesday 1st May 6pm.

• School Hockey Forum Years 7-13 Wednesday 1st May 7pm.

• Goalie Gear Options are available, please see the outline below.

• Team registrations are to be done online, if you need assistance please contact secretary@pbhockey.co.nz

• Individual Player registrations are due by Friday 31st May (a link will be sent out to contacts once all team registrations are received)


Registration Links  

Year 1/2 Fun Sticks   https://goo.gl/forms/3RDZFlW4ttHlLXqY2

Year 3&4, 5&6, 7&8 Grades

https://eventdesq.sportstg.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=RegisterAdd1&EventDesqID=32182&OrgID=20888   




Please Note:  Prices are approximate and will be confirmed following the PBHA AGM on the 25th Of March 2019


 

 


 

Playing days
The playing days are ‘to be confirmed’ as we will need to know how many teams there are first before we can set them. If we get more teams than 2018 then we may have to play a grade over two days. The outlined days below are based on last year and if the same amount of teams enter then we will play those days.

 


Winter Season
The Winter season time-frame for all grades allows for weather cancellations and also other postponements due to tournaments that are being hosted by PBH. 


2019 Programme

The 2018 Hockey NZ Small Sticks programme is made up of four different modules: 

Fun Sticks - for Year 1 and 2 (under 6) 
The Fun Sticks hockey programme is aimed at any ‘new’ players in years 1 and 2. The programme combines fundamental skills and hockey specific skills. Emphasis will be on basic skill learning including fundamental movement skills, passing, co-ordination and modified games. We encourage as many players to join in this programme. This grade will not have to enter teams, just register each player via our online registration form above.


Playing Days: Saturdays 10am (8 week programme)

Starts: Saturday 4th May


Cost per player: $33 per player



Mini Sticks - for Year 3 and 4 (under 9 starting on 1/4 field)

6-aside mixed played on quarter of a turf. Recommended team size: 8-10 members. Concepts of attacking, defending and basic rules are introduced. Player registrations for each team will need to be completed by 31st May 2019 A link will be sent to the team contact at a later date. The information you will need for this is name, age, M/F, school, iwi affiliation, parent/caregiver's email.

Playing days: Friday Afternoons 4pm, 4.30pm. 5pm TBC

Games: 12 min each way, 2 min half time

Winter season runs from Week of 6th May - Week of 19th August (approx 12 weeks)

Cost per player: $44 per player



Kiwi Sticks - for Year 5 and 6 (under 11) 

6-aside mixed played on half of a turf. Goal Keepers will continue for 2019. The rule being you can play 6 field players + a goalkeeper. If you do not have a goalkeeper then you can only play 6 field players. Recommended team size: 8-10 members. Team dynamics, decision making, defensive and attacking concepts, positional understanding and concepts of space are all aspects developed through the season. Player registrations for each team will need to be completed by 31st May 2019. A link will be sent to the team contact at a later date. The information you will need for this is name, age, M/F, school, iwi affiliation, parent/caregiver's email.

Playing days: Tuesdays 3.45pm, 4.25pm, 5.05pm and Wednesdays 3.45pm, 4.25pm, 5.05pm, 5.45pm TBC

Games: 15-20 min each way, 2 min half time

Winter season runs from Week of 6th May - Week of 19th August (approx 12 weeks)

Cost per player: $49 per player




Kwik Sticks - for Year 7 and 8 (full field 11-a-side hockey) 

11-aside mixed played on a full field turf. Recommended team size: 13-16 members. Skills developed are team dynamics, decision making, defensive and attacking concepts, positional understanding and concepts of space. Player registrations for each team will need to be completed by 31st May 2019.   A link will be sent to the team contact at a later date. The information you will need for this is name, age, M/F, school, iwi affiliation, parent/caregiver's email.

Playing days: Thursdays 3.45pm, 4.45pm, 5.45pm, 6.45pm TBC

Games: Format TBC

Winter season runs from Week of 6th May - Week of 19th August (approx 12 weeks)

Cost per player: $72 per player




Click below for the 2019 Handbook


2019 PBH Junior Handbook

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