Belper Mini Hockey – For children aged 5 – 12
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Registration for 2023/2024 Season
We are now asking all players to register for the 2023/24 Season – this document contains everything you need to know:
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.
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 2023/2024
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 – 2023/2024
|First Training Date||Last Training Date||No. Weeks|
|Autumn Term 1||4th September U12’s
10th September U8’s and U10’s
|Autumn Term 2||5/6th November||17/18th December||7|
|Spring Term 3||7th/8th January||11/12th February||6|
|Spring Term 4||25/26th February||7/8th April||7|
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 Caroline Bucknell