Juniors FAQ

Dear Parents and Caregivers,
A warm welcome to all families both new and old. We are looking forward to our Term 3 season of hockey. Please subscribe to our website: maitlandhockey.org.au and to our Facebook page, to receive regular updates and information.

Frequently Asked Questions: Here are some answers to these FAQs!

What grades are in the competition and what times do they play?
Under 6 Wed 5pm – 6pm Commencing 22 July – 23 September 2020 (10 weeks) Term 3
Under 9 Wed 5pm- 6pm Commencing 22 July – 23 September 2020 (10 weeks) Term 3
Under 13 Wed 6pm- 7pm Commencing 22 July – 23 September 2020 (10 weeks) Term 3
High School We are hoping to have enough players interested to run a comp on Saturday mornings
Your child must be registered to play in these competitions. Ages are the age that your child is turning in 2020. eg If your child is turning 9 or under in 2020, they play in Under 9s, etc.

What costs are involved?
All players must register online with Hockey NSW, through the Hunter Hockey Association
website. You may use your NSW Active Kids Voucher (obtainable from Services NSW).

How do I register and pay for my child?
Online, pay by credit card – (https://www.revolutionise.com.au/mhockey/registration/). Email any questions about registration to treasurer@maitlandhockey.org.au

What do the kids do each week?
Under 6s learn skills and have lots of hockey fun. Under 9s begin each week with 15 minutes of
warm-ups and skills followed by mini-games. Under 13s play games against other teams, on half the field. High School (Under 18) play games and practise skills (depending on numbers)

What does my child need to wear/bring with them to hockey?
We will provide a team shirt for your child. For safety, your child must wear long socks with shin pads and a mouthguard to protect their teeth. Please wear shorts and bring a hockey stick and a named water-bottle each week. We sell $35 stick packs (including shin pads and mouthguards) or you can purchase a mouthguard separately ($6 each).

What happens when it is raining or threatening rain?
If it is raining or stormy a decision about whether hockey will go ahead will be made by 4.15pm for
Under 6 and Under 9 and by 5.15pm for Under 13s. Please refer to the website and Facebook for
notifications about cancellations, when the weather is doubtful.

When is training?
Training is for Under 13s and it is on Thursdays from 5pm-6pm.

How can I help?
The Junior teams each need a Team Manager to help organise and encourage the kids each week. You do not need to know anything about Hockey to do this! Please see Sally to find out what is involved and to volunteer! Most teams also have a Coach. If you have skills in this area, and would like to coach a Junior team, please see Sally. We require a valid Working With Children (WWC) number for all coaches and managers. WWC numbers for Volunteers are free and can be obtained from Services NSW.

Please see Sally or any of our volunteers with any questions, we are happy to answer or to find out the answer for you.

Sally Carratt
President Maitland Hockey Inc