Junior

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 fundamental movement and basic skill development programme.

NEW for 2024 is the Year 1 and 2 Competition.  This age group will be able to enter teams into a Junior Competition with a Train and Play coaching session first and then a game each week.  Keep an eye out for more details soon.

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 School Sticks our in school programme.

 

FUNSTICKS - Year 1 & 2

Join our Fun Sticks Hockey Programme

Fun Sticks is a fundamental movement and basic skill development programme that consists of 6 one hour sessions for the Term 2 programme and 6 sessions for Term 3 programme.

No equipment (sticks and balls) are needed!  Please provide your own shin guards and mouth guard. These can be purchased at any sports shop.


Otago Community Hockey Manager Jolene Casey will be running the Fun Sticks this year. If you have any questions you can contact her on coach@oha.org.nz or 03 474 9201.

 

Where/When:
Otago Hockey are offering three Fun Sticks modules for Term 2 2024!

  • Waikouaiti, East Otago Events Centre - Monday Afternoons, 3:30pm-4:15pm (minimum numbers apply)
  • McMillan Hockey Turf - Wednesday Afternoons, 3.30pm-4.15pm
  • Mosgiel, Taieri College ITC - Friday Afternoons 3:30pm-4:15pm

AND ALSO ....

Otago Hockey are offering three Fun Sticks modules for Term 3 2024!

  • Waikouaiti, East Otago Events Centre - Monday Afternoons, 3:30pm-4:15pm (minimum numbers apply) 
  • McMillan Hockey Turf - Wednesday Afternoons, 3.30pm-4.15pm 
  • Mosgiel, Taieri College ITC - Friday Afternoons 3:30pm-4:15pm 

Cost:

Dunedin and Mosgiel Programmes: $65 per child..

Waikouaiti Programme: $75 per child.

Otago Hockey Fun Sticks T Shirts available to purchase for $20.00.

 

SMALL STICKS

Modified games to suit all age groups:
Mini Sticks: Years 1&2, 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, Modified field - 6-a-side games (Friday nights)

Contact your school to find out about their Hockey teams or get in touch with our Competitions Manager if your school does not have teams and your child/ren are keen to play.

The Otago Junior Competition Handbook has all the information regarding this year's competition.

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

 

OTAGO HOCKEY IN-SCHOOL PROGRAMME

Get Hockey started in your school...

Otago Hockey offers a comprehensive in-schools hockey programme, this includes:

  • Up to 3x half-hour sessions per class per year taken by an Otago Hockey Coach.

  • 1x Optional Teachers/Coaches/Managers  or Parents in-service session.

 

If this is something your school is interested in or you would like to know more information please contact us today!