- Firstly it is a technically
demanding game - that has immediate positive benefits on your outdoor field
- Secondly, it is also very aerobically challenging (you will
get a great workout)!
Indoor field hockey is hugely popular throughout the
top-leagues across the world, including powerhouse outdoor nations such at the Netherlands,
Germany, Belgium, England and Spain. It is not just “by chance” that these European
nations play indoor field hockey, and also dominate the outdoor game.
The technical precision, tactical awareness, and speed of indoor field hockey
pays huge dividends once a player returns to the outdoor game. The best players
in the world all play indoor field hockey. Unlike the outdoor
version of the game, indoor rules do not allow the ball to be lifted off the
ground, or traditional hitting or slapping of the ball. Instead, players must
rely on their technical precision, speed and aerobic strength.
Players will attend one session per week consisting of skills and mini-games.
Teams: Randomly selected each week for scrimmages.
Uniform: A t-shirt will be provided that you can keep. Please wear black shorts.
Equipment: Field Hockey protective gloves, shin guards and mouth guards are mandatory. (The protective gloves can be purchased at equipment suppliers or will be available for sale at the first session. They are also great for playing outdoor field hockey!)
Grade 1-5 players should bring their outdoor sticks.
Grade 6-12 player should bring their Indoor sticks (if you own one). Otherwise a limited number of indoor sticks will be available to borrow.
Location: Mickey McDougall Gym (St Andrews & East 23rd, NV)
Dates: January 13 - February 25th. There will be no sessions Family Day weekend Feb 10-11th.
Times: Grades 1-5: Friday 5:15-6:15pm or Saturday 6:00-7:00pm
Grades 6-7: Friday 6:15-7:45pm
Grades 8-9: Friday 6:15-7:45pm or Saturday 7:15-8:45pm
Grades 10-12: Saturday 7:15-8:45pm
Cost: Grades 1-5 $85
Grades 6-12 $115
Click here for registration instructions. (The division name is Junior Girls/Boys Winter Indoor)