Youth Term dates for 2017/18

HJHC/Youth Section Term Dates (Wednesday night training)

Term 1: 23 August -11 October (8 weeks)
Holiday – Wednesday 18 October

Term 2: 25 October – 13 December (8 weeks)
Holidays – 20, 27 December & 3 January
Onesie Training – Wednesday 6 December at usual training times
Christmas Party – Wednesday 13 December, approx 4.30-6.30 pm
S1-S6 Christmas Bowling & Nandos – Friday 15 December tbc

Term 3: 10 January – 28 March (12 weeks)

February break – Wednesday 14 February
Easter holidays – Wednesday 4 & 11 April

Term 4: 18 April – 20 June (10 weeks)
Please note that we break up a week before the schools for summer.

PLEASE NOTE:

Fees should be paid by standing order. Please set up a standing order for £10.00 per month starting 1 September 2017 and ending 1 June 2018, using the bank details given below. Please enter your child’s name as the payment reference.

 

 

Life after U14 hockey…

What happens when a player becomes too old for U14 hockey? Well, at that point, Scottish Hockey deem them old enough to play senior aka adult hockey, which is split into male and female leagues.

 

Here at Haddington Hockey Club, we have an adult female team and are in the process of establishing an adult male team. Both of these teams train on a Monday night at the Aubigny Astro. The ladies run 6.30pm-8pm and the gents run 7pm-8pm. There is also a mixed training session on a Wednesday night from 6pm-7pm for U18 boys and girls.

There are U16 Leagues but these fixtures are not regular and as one club we do not yet have the numbers to field teams at the age group. We are discussing with other local clubs how we can work together on this so that young players don’t feel the need to go into Edinburgh. Watch this space!

The other thing to note is that we are very committed to developing our young coaches, and at 14 players can begin formal qualifications.  Youth umpiring is also on offer.

I’m happy to discuss player development with any player and/or parent to ensure the transition from youth to adult hockey is as smooth as possible. Any questions please just ask.

Youth Training Dates

Yup that’s it, summer is over 😟 On the bright side though, that means the new hockey season is here *yay!*

Training resumes Wednesay 23rd August at the following times –

U8 (P2&P3) – 4pm – 4.45pm

U10 (P4&5) – 4pm – 5pm

U12 (P6&7) – 5pm – 6pm

U14 (S1&S2) – 5pm – 6pm

U18 (S3-S6) – 6pm – 7pm

Other dates to note are –

Hockeyfest – a celebration of all things hockey in Haddington. Saturday 2nd September 9am-3pm. More information to follow.

U14 League -starts Sunday 24th September. Full fixtures to follow once they are released.

U12 League – starts Sunday 1st October. Full fixtures to follow once released.

Haddington Festival – Sunday 5th November. U8s 10.30am – 11.45am; U10s 12pm – 2pm; U12s 2.15pm – 4.15pm *times are approximate at this stage*

Tesco Bag Pack – November, exact date to be confirmed.

Onesie Training – Wednesday 6th December at usual training times 

Christmas Party – Wednesday 13th December, approximately 4.30pm – 6.30pm.

S1-S6 Christmas Bowling and Nandos – 15th December tbc.

That’s all for now 😊

 

 

Summer Camp – don’t miss out!

Any more takers for Summer Camp? Join the 69 warriors who have already signed up for the #hockeyrevolution !

We also have a good number of young coaches coming along to help things run smoothly. If you’re the parent of a young coach can you please email hjhcholidaycamp@gmail.com with their t-shirt size – 12/13; 14/15; Small Adult; Medium Adult.

I’ll be in touch with all campers next week with a reminder about kit, times etc.

See you soon!

 

Haddington Youth Hockey: Summer Newsletter

Welcome to Meg Hutchison who has joined our hockey family of coaches and many thanks to Fern who has had to leave us due to work commitments.

Our AGM is on Tuesday 13th June 8.30pm at Park House, Neilson Park Road. All are welcome but please could you let us know if you are attending (so I have enough chairs!)

Astro/trainer exchange: we are starting an exchange of second hand trainers or astro-shoes that still have plenty of life in them (and have been through the washing machine) via Team App chat. Post a picture and size and hopefully a new home will be found.

Summer camp: 7th-11th August 9.15am-12.30pm P1-P7.

P1’s: after a small trial, we have decided to ask P1’s to join the club after the Easter holidays each year. Please email the club for more information or to place a child on the waiting list for next year.