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Hockey

England Hockey

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General Information
Contact Email
info@englandhockey.co.uk
Contact Telephone
01628 897500

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Junior Hockey Training – 13+ yrs

Wednesday 19th December

Junior Hockey Training – 7-12yrs

Wednesday 19th December

2022 Commonwealth Games

Wed, 27 Jul 2022 - Sun, 07 Aug 2022

Funding opportunities

What is Hockey?

Hockey is in some ways like football. It's an 11 a-side team game, where the aim is to score a goal in the opposing team's net.
  • Each player passes a small hard ball around the pitch with a hooked stick.
  • A match is 70 minutes, with two halves, and the winner is the team which scores the most goals.

There are also variations to the traditional 11-a-side game these include:

Rush Hockey is an 5 or 6-a-side indoor version of hockey

Quicksticks is a four-a-side version of the game adapted for 7-11 year olds

Zone Hockey is a five-a-side adaptation of the sport that for young wheelchair users to participate alongside able-bodied players.

Benefits

  • Improves fitness and stamina
  • Improves co-ordination
  • The sport can be mentally stimulating, will improve your fitness and your hand-eye co-ordination.

Costs

Dependent on the club and coach, starting playing can cost from as little as £2 per session but 'taster' sessions may be free.

Involvement

Hockey clubs are supportive of beginners, and are likely to help out with equipment and advice.

Equipment

A t-shirt, shorts and socks, as well as some robust trainers with a sound sole grip will get you started

  • For a beginner, clubs will be able to supply basic equipment, including sticks and balls, but in time, buying a good stick which suits you will prove a sound investment
  • Similarly some padded gloves, to avoid getting your knuckles cracked now and again and a mouth guard is no bad idea
  • A goalkeeper, will eventually need a mask, body padding and leg pads

Facts

  • In the 1988 Olympics in Seoul the Great Britain men's hockey team claimed the gold medal beating West Germany 3-2 in the final.

Campaigns

Make your Move

The greatest benefits to our physical and mental health comes when we go from doing no physical activity at all to doing just a little bit!

Watch top level sport in Leicester-Shire

Leicestershire and Leicester's amazing sporting offer.

Local Programmes

GO GOLD Funding Programme

The aim of GO GOLD is to support talented young athletes, including those athletes who are being recognised by their National Governing Bodies as being our future Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth

School Games (Leicester-Shire & Rutland)

A unique opportunity to motivate and inspire young people to take part in more competitive school sport.

Team Leicestershire

Team Leicestershire is the umbrella association for the traditional competitive school sport offer across Leicestershire, Leicester City and Rutland.

Your local Physical Activity, Sport & Health Team

Delivering programmes to support you to become more active.

National Programmes

Quicksticks

An introductory game of hockey for 7-11 year olds

Partners

  • Leicestershire County Council
    County Sport Network
    O&W LSA
    Sport England
    Active Leicester
  • Equality Standard
    Active Rutland
    Harborough LSA
    H&B LSA
    Safeguarding
  • Melton LSA
    Charnwood LSA
    Blaby LSA
    NWL LSA

Partners

  • H&B LSA
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Melton LSA
    NWL LSA
  • Safeguarding
    Sport England
  • Harborough LSA
    Blaby LSA
  • O&W LSA
    Active Rutland
  • County Sport Network
    Charnwood LSA
  • Active Leicester
    Equality Standard