Belper Mini Hockey – For children aged 5 – 12

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Registration for 2024/2025 Season

We will soon be asking all players to register for the 2024/25 Season – more details to follow shortly.

Info and Registration 2023 – 2024

Please note that this season, payment for subs will be paid through the website not via BACS. 


Communication is primarily by e-mail through our Clubbuzz database. Please ensure your contact details are up to date by logging into your account. It is possible to have all correspondence sent to 2 different e-mails by adjusting your settings.

For each section, there are also WhatsApp groups which are used to coordinate any changes to training, absences, match/fixture details. Please let your coach know if you are not on the WhatsApp group for your child.

We also have a Closed Facebook group where we sometimes share photos from fixtures and general news. Anything critical will always be sent via e-mail so there is no need to join the Facebook group if you prefer not to. Membership is restricted to parents of Mini Hockey players and where parents have not consented to photos being used we will ensure they are not included on any photos on Facebook. To join the group please search for Belper Mini Hockey and request to join – there are some membership questions to confirm your identity and then one of the admins will need to admit you.

Training Times 2024/2025

Little Stars : Sunday 9am – 10am

U10s (y4/5) : Sunday 10am – 11.30am

U12 girls (y6/7) : Monday 7.00 – 8.30pm

U12 boys (y6/7) : Monday 7.00 – 8.30pm

Term Dates – Training – 2024/2025

First Training Date Last Training Date No. Weeks
Autumn Term 1 8/9th September 20/21st October 6
Autumn Term 2 3/4th November 22/23rd December 8
Spring Term 3  5th/6th January 9/10th February 6
Spring Term 4 23/24th February 30/31st March 6

BHC guidance and recommendation has always been for a parent/guardian stay to supervise your child/children during the coaching sessions. This was to help us if your child gets cold, feels unwell, or needs the toilet as the coaches are often managing many children.

Mini Hockey at Belper Hockey Club is for children aged 5 to 12 of all abilities.   

The Mini Hockey Group currently has around 130  participants. We introduce children aged 5 to 12 (school years 1 to 7) to hockey in a safe and fun way. The sessions involve a mix of skills and small-sided games designed to encourage these young players to learn the basics of hockey. Coaching takes place for the U8s (Little Stars) and U10s on Sunday mornings, 9.00am – 11.30am and the U12s on Monday evenings, 7.00pm – 8.30pm, from September to April.

Players are welcome from complete beginners to those who have been playing for a few years. All you need are shin pads and a gum shield to start playing. We will lend you a stick if required.

Hockey matches are organised for the U10 and U12 boys and girls against other local hockey clubs and independent schools. We also compete in the local tournaments run by clubs in the area.

In addition, we compete in the County Mini Hockey tournament where we have been successful in the past few years.

Within Mini Hockey we also have a growing number of players both boys and girls who have reached a county (JAC) standard of hockey.

MiniHoc Selction Policy 2019 – recently updated, for information on how we select teams for fixtures.

For more information, please contact Katy Rees – [email protected]