2018 Hockey NZ Small Sticks Programme

Hockey NZ Small Sticks is Hockey New Zealand’s nationally branded junior programme, designed to attract children aged 4–13 into hockey and foster a lifelong love of the sport.

 


Important dates

• Team registrations due: 6th April 2018
• Player registrations are due:  1st June 2018 (a link will be sent out to contacts once all registrations are received)

 

 


 

Playing days
The playing days are ‘to be confirmed’ as we will need to know how many teams there are first before we can set them. If we get more teams than 2017 then we may have to play a grade over two days. The outlined days below are based on last year and if the same amount of teams enter then we will play those days.

 


Winter Season
The Winter season timeframe for all grades allows for weather cancellations and also other postponements due to tournaments that are being hosted by PBH. PBH will confirm finals dates.

 

 


2018 Programme

The 2018 Hockey NZ Small Sticks programme is made up of four different modules: 

Fun Sticks - for Year 1 and 2 (under 6) 
The Fun Sticks hockey programme is aimed at any ‘new’ players in years 1 and 2. The programme combines fundamental skills and hockey specific skills. Emphasis will be on basic skill learning including fundamental movement skills, passing, co-ordination and modified games. We encourage as many players to join in this programme. This grade will not have to enter teams, just register each player via our online registration form above.

 

Playing Days: Saturdays

Cost: $31.50


Mini Sticks - for Year 3 and 4 (under 9 starting on 1/4 field)

6-aside mixed played on quarter of a turf. Recommended team size: 8-10 members. Concepts of attacking, defending and basic rules are introduced. Player registrations for each team will need to be completed by TBC A link will be sent to the team contact at a later date. The information you will need for this is name, age, M/F, school, iwi affiliation, parent/caregiver's email.

Playing days: Fridays
Cost per player:  $42.00


Kiwi Sticks - for Year 5 and 6 (under 11) 

6-aside mixed played on half of a turf. Last year we introduced goalkeepers to this grade, we will continue this for 2018. The rule being you can play 6 field players + a goalkeeper. If you do not have a goalkeeper then you can only play 6 field players. Because of the new turf we will be able to introduce penalty corners this season as well. Recommended team size: 8-10 members. Team dynamics, decision making, defensive and attacking concepts, positional understanding and concepts of space are all aspects developed through the season. Player registrations for each team will need to be completed by TBC. A link will be sent to the team contact at a later date. The information you will need for this is name, age, M/F, school, iwi affiliation, parent/caregiver's email.

Playing days: Wednesday/Thursday
Cost per player: $47.25

Kwik Sticks - for Year 7 and 8 (full field 11-a-side hockey) 

11-aside mixed played on a full field turf. Recommended team size: 13-16 members. Skills developed are team dynamics, decision making, defensive and attacking concepts, positional understanding and concepts of space. Player registrations for each team will need to be completed by TBC.   A link will be sent to the team contact at a later date. The information you will need for this is name, age, M/F, school, iwi affiliation, parent/caregiver's email.

Playing days: Tuesday/Thursday
Cost per player: $68.25

Click below for the 2018 Handbook


2018 PBH Junior Handbook