HOCKEY FEVER 6-A-SIDE GAMES
FOR CHILDREN IN YEARS 3-8
Who with: Led by a Hockey Fever Coach/Umpire. The coach/umpire will input into the game to develop team and individual play.
Who is this suitable for: Players must be in Years 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8 at school. Any level of player can attend this session but please get in touch if you’re not sure. Younger children will get the opportunity to play with children in older year groups, depending on ability, we look closely at this on a weekly basis. Younger children work on developing resilience and learn to apply different playing strategies, all the time practising passing and ball control. Older children will get the chance to develop leadership skills, work to get the best out of younger players, lead by example and practise choosing the right skills at the right time.
What will the sessions be like: We will run a warm-up for the whole group and then split players into different groups depending on ability to practice some skills before finishing the session with some game play. The coach/umpire on the pitch will ensure the players understand the Hockey Fever rules. They will support play encouraging the values of sporting behaviour, team spirit, fun and enjoyment at all times.
Where: All our Junior Hockey Fever sessions are currently running at Cheltenham College, Thirlestaine Road, Cheltenham GL53 7LD, click here for a map.
We also run Junior Rock Up & Play sessions for more experienced young players. This is a brand new session opened up to allow transition of young players into a more adult game. It’s suitable for players aged 11 to 14 years old. Click here for details.
Providing a safe environment for children to take part in hockey in is a priority for everyone at Junior Hockey Fever. We take the utmost care of your children and follow England Hockey’s safeguarding policy, click here to view. We also ask that you complete a consent form prior to your child’s first session.
GUM SHIELDS AND SHIN PADS
Hockey is not a contact sport but we ask all Junior Hockey Fever players to wear a gum shield and shin pads. Balls can and do travel at speed so please ensure your child has a gum shield and shin pads with them as they won’t be allowed to join the session without them.