Boys Grade 3 to 4

U10 Program - Boys Grade 3-4 (born 2008 and 2009)

The aim of the U10 program is to introduce young players to how much fun the game of field hockey can be. We keep the teams small so each player has many chances to touch the ball. There are no goalies and we encourage lots of scoring!  The focus at this level is on fun, movement, skill development, and safety.        

Teams: Approximately 10-12 players. No goalies. 

Uniform: A t-shirt and socks will be provided that you can keep. Please wear black shorts.

Location: Sutherland for practices and games 

Dates: April 7 - June 17th. No sessions May 19th weekend.

Practice: Thursday nights from 6-7 or 7-8pm at Sutherland. Practices begin week of April 2nd.  

Players in Grade 4-12 are also able to attend an additional weekly development session led by paid coaches. 

Games: Games are on Sundays. U10 boys play in teams against each other. Jamborees against other clubs will also be arranged.

U10 games are 5 v 5 on a small pitch. 

For more information about the field set up and rules of mini hockey for U10, click here

Cost:  $175

Additional Benefits:

  • Lead Coaches will be on-field throughout the Spring League season to provide extra guidance and coaching to teams
  • Guest appearances and coaching from Men's National Team and Women's National Team players

  • Free pre-season “New to Field Hockey” sessions that will allow you to prepare for the upcoming season with confidence. Details and dates to be confirmed.

Registration is open 19 October 2017 to 28 February 2018.

Click here for registration instructions. (The division name is Boys Spring League)

What Do I Need?

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All players are responsible for providing the following equipment:

  1. Running shoes or turf boots for artificial turf. Soccer cleats are not permitted on Rutledge Field but are allowed on other artificial turf fields.
  2. Shinpads - soccer shinpads.
  3. Mouthguard - standard plastic sports mouthguards can be purchased at many sports stores. To mold the mouthguard to the shape of your mouth so it is more comfortable, place it in boiling water for about a minute. Then take it out and hold it in your mouth for a minute.
  4. Field Hockey stick
For more information about where to get equipment, see Equipment Suppliers on left menu bar.