Annual Fireworks Display

One of the best parts of living in town like ours is how people come together and put on great events for the community. One of the big ones in Haddington is the annual fireworks display which this year is on 4th November. Lorraine from the organising committee has been in touch to ask for some help from us – is there any adult member or parents who could help man the gates? It would from 6pm until 8.30pm and obviously you get to see all the lovely fireworks for free! If you can help please contact Lorraine on 07866240234 or lorrainedickson37@gmail.com

Thanks,

Suzanne

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Youth Umpiring Course

I will be running another Youth Umpiring Course on Wednesday 27th September 6.30pm-8.30pm at the Aubigny for anyone who missed the last one held earlier this year.

 

It’s open to players, coaches and parents who would like to learn more about the rules of youth hockey. After the session, attendees will have the knowledge and hopefully confidence to umpire matches at U8, U10 and U12 age groups.

 

If you would like to attend, please let me know.

 

Thanks,

Suzanne

Registration Forms

Registration forms are essential for all players and must be completed every season. We have moved to an online system to make life easier all round and the form can be found in the drop down menu on the website under “Registration Form”.

 

Completion of the form means we can register your child with our Scottish Hockey insurance policy. It also gives us vital medical information and contact details that allow us to keep your child safe while under our care.

 

Several people are yet to complete the registration form and our window of flexibility is running out so please complete the form asap. As of Sun 10th September it will be a “no form, no play” policy.

 

Thanks,

Suzanne

Hockeyfest is here!

#hockeyfest is coming to Haddington on Saturday 2nd September!

A celebration of all things hockey in Haddington with schools, club and community coming together for a day of fun and games. Whether you’re a player or a supporter, a 5 year old or a 95 year old, a male or a female, a novice or an expert, and even if you have no stick, you can take part! #noexcuses

Timings are as follows (roughly) –
9am – Compass School Training
9.30am – Knox S1 V Preston Lodge HS
10.15am – Knox S2/3 Girls and Boys V Preston Lodge HS
11am – Knox Seniors V tbc
11.45am – Mixed Youth Games (U8, U10, U12)
12.30pm – Family Fun Mixed Games for all ages and abilities
1.30pm – Competitive 11-a-side match for 14 years+ male and female
There will be teas, coffees, hot rolls and home baking on sale, and a tombola for you to try your luck! Leisure Time Sports and Aratac Hockey will be there with sticks, bags, socks etc for you to kit yourself or your child out for the season ahead.
It’s sure to be a great day but we could do with a little help from you all. Can junior members please bring some home baking to sell and ladies/gents bring a bottle (soft and alcoholic) and a bag of sweets or chocolate for the tombola. Can senior players also bring any spare sticks they have please. Thank you!
Come on, get involved and join the #hockeyrevolution 👊
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2017/2018 Season

2017/2018 HOCKEY SEASON

Welcome back to hockey! I hope everyone has had a lovely holiday and are raring to go again. I think this season is going to be better than ever.

Summer camp: fantastic week run by Suzanne with all the other coaches and youth helpers. Thank you for all your hard work, the children loved it, have a look at the photos on our facebook page under Haddington Hockey.

We are very excited that the junior club has joined forces with the Haddington Ladies to form Haddington Hockey, with the new Men’s club starting too. We are now the youth section and our new website is haddingtonhockey.wordpress.com, with the u8/u10/u12’s being our juniors and the u14’s and above being our youth section.

Training starts this Wednesday 23rd August. Please check the times of training for the different age groups as there have been some changes:

  • u8 p2 and p3: 4pm-4.45pm
  • u10 p4 and p5: 4pm-5pm
  • u12 p6 and p7: 5pm-6pm
  • u14 s1 – s3 5pm-6.00pm
  • u18 6.00pm-7.00pm

Each child must be registered which can now be completed online:

https://haddingtonhockey.wordpress.com/haddington-youth/youth-registration-form/

and fees are to be paid by standing order, if possible

https://haddingtonhockey.wordpress.com/haddington-youth/youth-fees-dates/

If you any problems please do contact our treasurer Fiona via the Youth Section contact form or via email.

Finally, I am attaching our new code of conduct which I would like parents and children to read.

Many thanks

Lottie Brown

CODE OF CONDUCT

HADDINGTON HOCKEY CLUB

CODE FOR SUPPORTERS/PARENTS

  • Be on your best behaviour

  • Set a good example to our young players

  • Do not use bad language, swear or ridicule players

  • Do not harass players, coaches or referees

  • Remember many helpers are volunteers ie are giving up their time for free to help with the children

  • Remember junior helpers are learning and will make mistakes, try and be patient and support them

  • Remember young people play for their own enjoyment, it’s not always about winning

CODE FOR PLAYERS

    • Have fun

    • Play with a positive attitude

    • Remember to display good sportsmanship, players disregarding this spirit will be considered for instant substitution during a game

    • Play for enjoyment, not just to win

    • Never argue with the referee

    • Control your temper, no bad language, set a good example to younger players

    • Respect your opponents

    • At the final whistle shake hands with your opponents and thank the referee(s)

    • Respect the facility you are using and take home all rubbish/water bottles

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 😊