1. Skip to content

We use cookies to improve your online experience. For information on the cookies we use and for details on how we process your personal information, please see our cookie policy and privacy policy. By continuing to use our website you consent to us using cookies. Continue

Hockey

Hockey Banner
Hockey Icon

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.

See Also:
Ice Hockey

An Overview of Hockey

  • 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.

Find Hockey Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

Connect | Watch | Take Part

Fri, 20 Jul 2018

Leicestershire and Leicester's amazing sporting offer.

Make your Move

Tue, 06 Nov 2018

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!

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.

Quicksticks

An introductory game of hockey for 7-11 year olds

National Governing Bodies

England Hockey

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

Soar Valley Leisure Centre

We are a popular and busy centre in the heart of your local community.

Leicester City Football Club Community Trust

Charity arm of Leicester City Football Club delivery community and school based sports initiatives.

Rawlins Academy

Rawlins is an 11-18 Academy in Quorn

Tudor Grange Samworth Academy

Tudor Grange Samworth Academy is an all through school. We have a wide range of sporting opportunities for all students in the Primary and Secondary phases. The school also welcomes the community as we take bookings in the evenings and weekends.

The National Hockey Foundation

Grants of £10,000 - £75,000 available to organisations to grow hockey at youth or community level.

Youth Development Officer

Are you:

A talented and enthusiastic hockey coach

Hold an England Hockey Sessional Coach (Level 2) or overseas equivalent

Able to connect and enthuse young people

Significantly experienced in coaching young people 5 - 14 years of age

Experienced in working independently and as part of a team, including leading a team of people

Harleston Magpies are seeking a talented and enthusiastic individual to lead our youth hockey coaching and development activities for young people up to 14 years of age. This is a new full-time position to deliver high quality coaching programmes and competitive opportunities for all abilities.

Partners

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

Partners

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