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

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U14 (S1 & S2) Training

Now that we are a few weeks into the new season, it is clear that the 5pm-6pm session is very busy. Whilst we want as many children as possible playing hockey, we also want them to enjoy it and be safe. In order to continue to provide a safe, quality and fun environment, we have decided to move U14 (S1 & S2) training back an hour to 6pm-7pm, as of Wednesday 20th September.

We appreciate this change might not suit everyone but we feel this option is preferable to having lots of children on a waiting list. If this change means your child will no longer be able to play hockey then please get in touch.

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

New On-Line Registration Forms

Our registration forms are now on-line and can be accessed via the Haddington Youth Hockey section of the website. It is a long form but collects the same information as the old paper one. The details are required for insurance purposes. Could all players who are returning to training please complete our registration form before training starts on Wednesday, 23 August. Any problems please contact us or send us an email.

All parents registering will be added to our mailing list, to receive Haddington Hockey news direct to your email inbox. As part of improving communication between players, parents and coaches we have a TeamApp account which we use to update you on fixtures, match and league news and kit recycling. Join TeamApp here or go to (https://www.teamapp.com) and search for ‘HJHC’. Please do also follow Haddington Hockey on Facebook where we regularly add news and photos from all of the Haddington Hockey teams.

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.