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 coach@oha.org.nz 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!

Register Here

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


Where: Held in the Taieri College ITC (Entrance on Green St, Mosgiel)
When:  Friday nights (26th July to 27th September)
Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm

Cost: $75

#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.


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!