Staines Hockey Club cater for all levels from beginner to national level. Our coaching program ethos is to create fun enjoyable session in a family and community oriented environment whilst developing skills and state of the art facilities.
New members are always welcome and we offer 2 free trial sessions. Simply turn up to the club for one of the training session or contact email@example.com for more information
Age groups are aligned to the England Hockey Association and span 2 year groups.
- Under 8 – Ages 7 or 8 (Year 2 & 3)
- Under 10 – Ages 9 or 10 (Year 4 & 5)
- Under 12 – Ages 11 or 12 (Year 6 & 7)
- Under 14 – Ages 13 or 14 (Year 8 & 9)
- Under 16 – Ages 15 & 16 (Year 10 & 11)
*Ages are defined as of September 1st
Umpiring is both an important skill to master and also helps players appreciate how games are played from a wider perspective as well as ensuring they have a good understanding of the rules and interpretation of those rules. This also teaches young people to understand the role of the umpire as a vital component to any organised game and to gain respect for the decisions that they have to make.
Staines HC will provide young umpire training sessions through Colin Reed our Umpiring Coordinator and for those aged 15 and above Foundation Umpire, Leadership Umpire awards through England Hockey schemes and Level 1 Courses through Middlesex Hockey Umpire Association http://mhua.org.uk
Staines HC will provide opportunities for Young Umpires to officiate in Junior Section Games at the club, Junior tournaments and will endorse your participation in the Surrey Youth games.
Leadership and Volunteering
Through England Hockey we encourage Junior players aged 14 and over to take part in Leadership Courses. These provide an understanding of what is required to run a team from a captains and coaches perspective and how a sports club is organised and run.
If you are interested in attending one of these courses have a look at the England Hockey Club Youth Site for more information.
Single System – U18 Player Pathway
If you think you have the potential to play at a high level or just want the chance to try – Staines HC supports the England Hockey Single Systems and the Long Term Athlete Development Programme (LTAD).
Through coordination with our coaches we propose players suitable for Junior Development Centres (JDCs). There are approximately 130 centre nationwide and these are held at U13, U14, U15, U16 and U17. If you are successful at this level you will be selected for your closest Junior Academy Centre (JAC).
There are 42 JACs nationwide at U13, U14, U15, U16 and U17.
Successful participants are then selected to move into the Junior Regional Performance centres (JRPCs) and these are held in 12 locations nationwide at U15, U16, U1 and U18.
Four squads are created from these 12 JRPCs and participate in High Performance Assessment Camps (HPACs) and successful participants move into the National Age Squads.
More information can be found on the England Hockey Single System Web Pages.