Our junior programmes cater for children from years 1-8 at school (age 5-13).
Year 1 & 2 Children take part in our Funsticks programme. Funsticks is a 10-week fundamental movement and basic skill development programme.
Children in years 3-8 at school take part in Small Sticks. Small Sticks is a series of modified games that are tailored to be age and stage appropriate and change in format as children move through this age range. Small sticks are predominately school-based (mixed) teams although we do have some clubs who run teams in this competition.
Please see below for more info on Funsticks, Small Sticks and Small Sticks in schools programme.
FUNSTICKS - Year 1 & 2
Join our Fun Sticks Hockey Programme
Fundamental movement and basic skill development programme that consists of 10 one hour sessions. We understand young children's attention spans, so we spend 8 to 10 minutes mastering different activities, before playing a game.
No equipment (sticks and balls) needed! Please provide your own shinguards and mouthguard. These can be purchased at the McMillan Hockey Centre GO HOCKEY SHOP.
Otago Hockey’s development officer Julia Boothroyd will be looking after Fun Sticks this year. You can contact at email@example.com or 03 474 9201.
Held in the Metro Indoor Sports centre (Monday) & Logan Park School Gymnasium (Saturday)
When: Term 3
#Note: Due to the facilities we have a maximum of 24 kids per day so get in fast if there is a particular day you would prefer
Term 3 Intake
Mondays 3:45pm-4: 45 pm (22nd July to 23rd September) OR
Saturdays 9am-10am (27th July to 28th September)
Cost: $75 for the 10-week programme and it also includes a tee shirt!
Top orders need to be in 2 weeks before the start date so please register before the school holidays!
MOSGIEL FUN STICKS 2018
Where: Held in the Taieri College ITC (Entrance on Green St, Mosgiel)
When: Friday nights (26th July to 27th September)
#Note: Due to the facilities we have a maximum of 30 kids so get in fast
Register for the Mosgiel Fun Sticks Here
Modified games to suit all age groups
Fun Sticks: Years 1&2, fundamental movement and basic skill programme
Mini Sticks: Years 3&4, Modified field-6 a-side games (Wednesday nights)
Kiwi Sticks: Years 5&6, Modified field-6 a-side games (Wednesday nights)
Kwik Sticks: Years 7&8, Full-field-11 a-side games (Friday nights)
Contact your school to find out about their Hockey teams.
The Otago Junior Competition Handbook has all the information regarding this year's competition here
No school team? Contact us and we will help you find a team.
SMALL STICKS IN SCHOOL PROGRAMME
Get Hockey started in your school...
This 3-year programme includes
4x half-hour sessions per class per year taken by a small sticks coach
1x Teachers in-service day
30 sticks and 30 balls FREE
1x FREE resource folder packed with skills and drills
A yearly OHA hosted Small Sticks in Schools festival for all schools in the programme
If this is something your school is interested in or you would like to know more information please contact us today!