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 taylored to be age and stage appropriate and change in format as children move through this age range. Small sticks is 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.

Term 3 Intake 

Mondays (Metro Indoor Sports) 3:45pm-4:45pm (23rd July to 24th September) OR

Saturdays (Logan Park High School) 9am-10am (28th July to 29th September)

Cost: $75 for the 10 week programme and it also includes a tee shirt!

Register Here

Tee shirt orders need to be in 2 weeks before start date so please register before the school holidays!


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 competitionhere

No school team? Contact us and we will help you find a team.


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 inservice 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!