Boys Grades 1-2

U8 Program - Boys Grade 1-2 (born 2010-2011)

The boys U8 program spans 2 years with boys in grades 1 & 2 playing together. 

The aim of the U8 program is to introduce basic skills of field hockey whilst having fun.  We keep the groups small so that players have many opportunities to touch the ball.  Many modified games will be played to introduce basic skills of field hockey.  The focus at this age is on fun, movement and safety. Our goal is to help your child develop athletic movement skills and learn field hockey specific skills.. 

Teams: Teams are approximately 10-12 players, no goalies .

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

Location: Rutledge or Ambleside E

Dates:  April 6th - June 15th. No sessions May 18th .

Practice:  Fridays  5:30-6:30pm.

Games: Mini games will be part of the Friday session. 

Jamboree: There will be 2 Jamborees - Dates TBD. 

Cost:  $145 

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 - 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.