Whether you have never played hockey before and fancy giving it a go, or are an experienced player looking for a club or competition, or want to get involved in coaching, there are opportunities for all across Hampshire.
Sport Hampshire & IOW hockey
Develops links with schools
Provides Level One Coaching Courses
Provides coaching and assessment in local Development Squads for talented junior players
Offers coach & volunteer development opportunities and links
There are several formats of the game of Hockey, all of which are played within Hampshire & IOW
Quicksticks is a fast, safe and exciting game that has been designed specifically for Primary Schools and is aimed at 7-11 year olds.
Mini Hockey is a 7 a-side version of the game primarily played by U8, U10 and U12 age groups.
Indoor Hockey is a 6 a-side variation of the game, played in a sports hall. This fast paced version of the game is played from junior through to senior level.
Clubs that are working with Sport Hampshire & IOW to achieve England Hockey's ClubsFirst accreditation award are listed below. These clubs are recognised as working towards providing a safe, child friendly hockey environment.
Gosport Hockey Club
Other Hockey Clubs within Hampshire include
Portsmouth and Southsea Hockey Club
Coach, Umpire and Volunteer
Coach education is provided by England Hockey, who offer a range of coaching courses and qualifications at every level. In addition, information on coaching courses and resources is available from Coaching Hampshire IOW.
Umpiring is an ideal way to become involved and enjoy hockey without playing or coaching. The National Governing Body, England Hockey offer a range of courses and qualifications for every level of umpriring. The Foundation Umpire Award is a good way to learn the basics of umpiring and an excellent stepping stone towards the competitive game. From there, progression is to Level One and upwards.
Hampshire Hockey Umpires Association have put together a useful document, 'First Game Survival Tips'. It has proved to be very useful in the initial training of new umpires, especially for getting past their biggest barrier - that very first attempt with the whistle.
Leadership and Volunteering
England Hockey Relationship Manager