Marian Catholic School

(07) 856 7515 30 Beale Street, Hamilton East


Marian Hockey Registration and Information 2016


Welcome to Marian Hockey


 Winter Hockey is played in Terms 2 & 3


Modules being offered by Waikato Hockey Association this year are:

Kiwi Sticks Development: this stage is designed to introduce players to the sport of hockey on a quarter turf. Some schools will have sufficient numbers to enter teams wholly of Years 1 and 2 however players up to Year 6 that have minimal experience at playing hockeyare eligible and where possible are encouraged to commence their hockey journey in this stage.

 

Kiwi Sticks: this stage is designed for the more experienced hockey players, more likely to be from Years 4 through to Year 6 and will be played on half turf.


The 2016 season starts on Saturday 7 May with a "festival” style tournament held over the first two weeks with grading of teams following for the next few weeks. Depending on numbers of entries we aim to have two shorter version games each week.


 All games are played Saturday mornings or early afternoons at Gallagher Hockey centre, Queens Ave, Hamilton.


 The final playing numbers and mix will determine which modules we enter teams in.


Every team will require a Coach, Manager and an Umpire for every game.


Waikato run numerous coaching and referee courses for those who are interested.


 Teams will be announced before Friday 1st April 2016


Season dates: Games start Saturday 7th May 2016 – 10 September  2016 (TBC)


Fees: $60.00 (all games are 6 aside for years 1 – 6)


All registration forms are due into the school office


before Friday 11 March 2016.


Please try and pay then too please as all fees have to be paid before your child will be placed into a team.


Uniform: All children Wear:

  • Navy School PE shorts
  • Marian School Hockey Top (provided)

  • Laced sneakers

  • Long Navy Socks ( available from the Soccer Shop or your navy school socks)


Compulsory Equipment:


  • Hockey Stick

  • Mouth guard

  • Shin Pads

  • Drink Bottle


Training / Practises


Practices are dependent on the availability of coaches and a practice venue. Traditionally our junior teams have practiced in the morning before School at Hamilton Boys High School. This will be confirmed by your coaches.


Useful Website for rules, draws or upcoming events: waikatohockey.org.nz


For any other queries please contact me on jmcintyre@marian.school.nz or Stuart on sandjmcintyre1@gmail.com


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Game etiquitte
Parents often comment on the positive atmosphere at our hockey games, and we want to keep it that way!  Support your team enthusiastically.  Thank the coaches and umpires.
Players should give the other team 3 cheers at the end of the game and line up to shake hands.
Swearing, spitting, verbal abuse of umpires or players are not acceptable and may result in a ban from the grounds.

Cancellations
It is very rare for mini hockey to be cancelled as we play on an artificial surface.
Sometimes we do experience flooding on the turf, but this drains away quickly once the rain stops.
Since Hamilton weather can vary a lot from hour to hour, and suburb to suburb we do not broadcast cancellations on the radio. We ask that individual parents do not phone in, as 800 parents all calling the hockey centre overloads the phone system, and no-one can get through!!!!
If weather conditions are severe (heavy rain & strong winds) games will not go ahead.
Cancelations will appear on the Homepage of the website.