Thame Hockey Club
Welcome to Thame Hockey Club Juniors
Thame Leisure Centre
Under 8s and Under 10s 9.00-10.00am
Under 12s and Under 14s 10.00-11.00am
Last session before Christmas: 14th December 2013
Back in the New Year: 11th January 2014
The main aim of the coaching sessions is to provide a safe and fun environment in which to learn the core skills for playing and enjoying hockey, including co-ordination, agility, stick work and team work.
The sessions are designed for ages 8-16. More experienced players aged 13+ may also be invited to train with the adult squads on a Wednesday evening, from 6.00 - 7.00pm (see training page)
We have junior teams entered into the local Oxfordshire League: U14 Boys, U16 Boys, U14 Girls, U16 Girls. We will also enter several tournaments for our U8s, U10s & U12s.
We have qualified coaches: Jaypee Wentzel and Vicky Wheeldon, who will be supported by CRB-checked volunteers from the Club.
The Club is affiliated to England Hockey and we have adopted their policies on child protection, with Vicky Wheeldon as Welfare Officer. For more information on these policies, please see the England Hockey website at www.englandhockey.co.uk.
Links to some of the key policy documents are provided below:
Thame Hockey Club Anti-bullying Policy
Thame Hockey Club Parent & Legal Guardian Guide
Thame Hockey Club Safeguarding Young People Policy
Thame Hockey Club Young Person's Guide
Parents Handbook Thame Hockey Club Junior Hockey
Parents Handbook Thame Hockey Club Mini Hockey U8 – U12
Thame Hockey Club Junior Coaches Handbook
We are following a tried and tested coaching programme, which will cover the foundation skills and build throughout the season towards playing effectively in teams. We hope to arrange some games against other local clubs this season, provided we have enough enthusiastic players (so bring your friends along!).
Please ensure that you have completed a membership form so that we have the correct contact details for you. You can download one from the main Hockey Club home page.
Your child must have a gum guard and shin pads in order to play in the games, for their safety. We recommend waterproofs and a warm hat and gloves as it gets colder.
A drink is essential and a snack such as a piece of fruit or a cereal bar may also prove useful. We can lend them a stick.
If you have any questions or comments about the junior training, you can contact Vicky Wheeldon via the contact details.