Your hockey club needs YOU!

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Are you interested in getting involved in coaching? Do you enjoy working with children/juniors? Can you spare an hour on Sunday mornings? Do you need to do some volunteering as part of your DofE award or sports course?

Then your hockey club needs YOU!!!

We are on the lookout for volunteers to help with coaching the junior teams on Sunday mornings. U8’s and U10s train from 10-11 and U14s from 11-12. If you could help with one or both sessions and were available every other week, once a month, just for tournaments or even every week then we would be delighted to have you involved. There is more information about the junior section on the club website here.

If you can give some time to help or would like to know more then please get in touch with Junior Coordinator, Claire McDonnell. The first junior session of the 2018-19 season will take place on Sunday 16th September.

For anyone interested we will also be hosting an England Hockey workshop called ‘Engaging Games for Children’ at the club on Sunday 7th October 1-4pm. The cost of the workshop is £48 but the committee have agreed to fund this for anyone helping with coaching so it wouldn’t cost a thing.

The workshop is designed for coaches/leaders/helpers that:

  • Deliver to children in any environment (clubs, schools, etc.)
  • Want for practical and up to date games to deliver to their players
  • Need ideas on how to coach games rather than basic drills
  • Want to share ideas and learn from other coaches

If you would like more information or would like to attend please get in touch as soon as possible so that we can book you a place. The deadline for bookings is Thursday 27th September or when the workshop is full. Places are first come first served and only secure when booked and paid for online. Participants must be 16 years + to attend.

Juniors 2018/19

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Dear Juniors, 

We hope you have enjoyed the summer holidays and are looking forward to the start of the new hockey season.

We now have dates and details for the 2018-19 season which will start on Sunday 16th September with training times and groups the same as last season.

10-11am       U8’s & U10’s
11-12noon   U12’s & U14’s

Age groups are aligned to academic school years (i.e. based on a player’s age on 1st September) as requested by England Hockey. Full details can be found on the club website here.

Again this season we will be entering teams at all age groups into regular tournaments with other Cambridgeshire clubs. If you look at the calendar on the club website you will see there are four dates for these throughout the season, including one which we will host at Newmarket on 11th November. We will also have a couple of friendly fixtures against Thetford HC as in previous years.

Junior membership will again be £60 for the season and will include a new club playing shirt for 2018-19 and socks. A junior membership form can be downloaded from the website here. Included on the membership form is the option to order a junior hoodie at an additional cost of £20. Please make sure all membership fees are paid by 30th September.

Further information on junior hockey is available in the Welcome Pack which can be downloaded from the website here.

We currently have space for new members so if you know of anyone who is keen to give hockey a go please feel free to pass on these details or share with them this poster.

Finally, we are always on the lookout for more volunteers to assist with coaching on Sundays, help out with teams at tournaments, organising kit orders etc. If you would be willing to get involved at all please do let us know, anytime you can give is much appreciated.

For anyone that might be interested in helping with coaching we will be hosting an England Hockey workshop called ‘Engaging Games for Children’ at the club on Sunday 7th October 1-4pm. The cost of the workshop is £48 but the club have agreed to fund this for anyone helping with junior coaching. Please see further details here and let me know if you would be interested in attending so I can let you know how to book a place.

We look forward to seeing you all on 16th September.

Regards,

Claire
Junior Coordinator

Junior Summer League Postponed This Week

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Due to the England football semi-final match we have decided to postpone the final junior summer league session which was due to take place this Wednesday. We are hoping we will be able to rearrange the final session for next Weds 18th July.  We are just checking pitch availability with the leisure centre and will confirm ASAP.

Enjoy the football!

Junior Summer League 2018 – Reminder

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Just a quick reminder that Junior Summer League starts this Wednesday 6th June for 6 weeks through until Wednesday 11th July from 6-7pm each week.

The idea of summer hockey is to give the youngsters as much game time as possible so we aim to play lots of small games each week and to make it as enjoyable as possible.

As is the same with the usual training sessions, players will need to have shin pads and a gum shield and if owned, bring their hockey stick. If not then there are sticks which we can provide for them to use during the session.

To compensate for the Sunday morning training sessions that we had to cancel throughout the winter season due to the pitch being unplayable we are offering all fully paid up junior members summer hockey for FREE this year.

For any non-members or anyone new to the club the cost of summer league is £12 per child, which is payable at the first session. This is £12 for the whole six weeks. This can be paid in either cash or by cheque made payable to ‘Newmarket Hockey Club’ preferably in an envelope with the child’s name on it for convenience.

For any parents/adults that might fancy some social summer hockey there is also an adult mixed summer league which takes place from 7-9pm on the same dates. For more info on this please contact Mel Podd mel.nhchockey@gmail.com

Junior Summer League 2018 – Details Confirmed

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Dear Juniors,

I am writing with further details of Junior Summer League which will run for 6 weeks starting on Wednesday 6th June through to Wednesday 11th July from 6-7pm each week.

The idea of summer hockey is to give the youngsters as much game time as possible so we aim to play lots of small games each week and to make it as enjoyable as possible.

As is the same with the usual training sessions, they will need to have shin pads and a gum shield and if owned, bring their hockey stick. If not then there are sticks which we can provide for them to use during the session.

To compensate for the Sunday morning training sessions that we had to cancel throughout the winter season due to the pitch being unplayable we are offering all fully paid up junior members summer hockey for FREE this year.

For any non-members or anyone new to the club the cost of summer league is £12 per child, which is payable at the first session. This is £12 for the whole six weeks. This can be paid in either cash or by cheque made payable to ‘Newmarket Hockey Club’ preferably in an envelope with the child’s name on it for convenience.

For any parents/adults that might fancy some social summer hockey there is also an adult mixed summer league which takes place from 7-9pm on the same dates. For more info on this please contact Mel Podd mel.nhchockey@gmail.com

Regards,

Claire
Junior Coordinator

Junior News – Great Performances at Junior Tournament

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Dear Juniors,

Well done to all of the juniors who represented the club last Sunday in the tournament against Cambridge Nomads, St Ives and Saffron Walden and thanks to all of the volunteers that helped out on the day to make it a fun and successful day. There was some good hockey played and several winning scorelines which is even better! All age groups are definitely getting better at match play and this is something we will continue to build on in the New Year as we prepare for further tournaments later in the season.

There was a photographer from the Newmarket Journal at the tournament on Sunday so you might want to check today’s newspaper for a report and hopefully a few photos.

A reminder that this weekend is the last session before the winter hockey break. We want to encourage a festive theme so please come in your Santa hats, reindeer antlers, Christmas jumpers or with your hockey stick decorated with tinsel! There will be prizes for the best dressed! We then start back on Sunday 14th January with our first tournament of the New Year on 4th February at Cambridge City.

Club hoodies -a few people have asked about ordering a hoodie, we probably won’t put in another order until January now but if you would like a hoodie we need a completed order form and payment please. Download a form here. 

Thanks

Claire
Junior Coordinator

Junior News – Cambridge City Tournament

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Dear Juniors,

I hope you all enjoyed the matches and tournament at Cambridge City on Sunday. It was fantastic to have over 50 juniors representing the club and playing some good hockey. We certainly noticed an improvement in each teams performance match by match. The U12 boys did exceptionally well to win two of their games and draw the third. Well done to all that took part.

This coming Sunday is training as normal and then on 3rd December we have another junior tournament and this time we are hosting the following clubs at Newmarket; St Ives, Saffron Walden & Cambridge Nomads. Matches will take place between 12-3pm. Exact times will be confirmed next week once I have the final schedule. There will be matches for U8’s, U10’s & U12s (I will also sneak the few U13 players we have into the U12’s teams on this occasion).
If you could please confirm your childs availability for 3rd December with Vicky on Sunday so we know how many teams we can field.

Playing Kit -the majority of you should now have your new kit and hoodies. If you havent received this yet and havent already spoken to me about it please let me know. If anyone else would like to order a hoodie you need to complete an order form here and return it along with payment please.

Finally a reminder that now the weather has turned a bit colder to make sure you bring plenty of layers to training and wear gloves and a hat if necessary.

Thanks

Claire
Junior Coordinator

Junior Poster 2017/18

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We have seen a massive increase in our junior membership over the last few years thanks in part to the success of the GB women and also the increase in the number of primary schools playing hockey. Whilst we are pretty much full at U8 & U10 age groups we do have some capacity at U12 and U14, particularly in the boy’s teams, but we can also take more girls as well. So why not come down to one of our Sunday morning sessions and give hockey a go? We are a very friendly club and except players of abilities. We have started playing in regular tournaments this year to give players that competitive experience before they hopefully move into senior hockey. We hope to see you there!

Juniors – Membership, GK Coaching & Matches!

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Dear Juniors,

We hope you have enjoyed the first couple of training sessions of the new season.

This Sunday we have a specialist goalkeeper coach, Dan Brown joining us from 10-12 to offer some keeper coaching to anyone who would like to give goalkeeping a go. The session is open to everyone including complete beginners and we would love as many of you as possible to give it a go, it doesn’t mean you have to commit to playing in goal but why not give it a try!

We are planning to place a kit order next week so if you could please try to remember to bring subs and fully completed membership forms along to training this Sunday. A membership form can be downloaded here.

We have our first matches of the season coming up on Sunday 22nd October away at Thetford Hockey Club. There will be games for all age groups, with match times as follows:

U8’s  10-10.30
U10’s 10.45-11.15

U13 boys 10-10.30
U13 girls   10.45-11.15

Please confirm your availability for these matches with Vicky on Sunday.

Further dates for the season including fixtures and GK specific training sessions are on the club website here

See you all on Sunday.

Thanks

Claire
Junior Coordinator

Junior Training Resumes for 2017/18 Season

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Dear Juniors,

A reminder that Junior Hockey restarts this Sunday 24th September from 10-12noon.

10-11am U8’s & U10’s
11-12noon U12s & U14s

Age groups are aligned to academic school years (i.e. based on a player’s age on 1st September) as requested by England Hockey.

Dates for the entire season including fixtures and GK specific training sessions are on the club website here

Junior membership is £60 for the season and includes a club polo shirt and socks for all members who have paid their fees by 1st October. A junior membership form can be downloaded here. Included on the membership form this year is the option to order a junior hoodie, this is at an additional cost of £15 (£18 for an adult size).

Please bring completed membership forms on Sunday and hand them into Vicky who will be doing registration or Mel the club membership secretary who will also be there.

Further information on junior membership is available in the new Junior Welcome Pack which can be downloaded here.

We currently have space for new members so if you know of anyone who is keen to give hockey a go please feel free to pass on these details.

We look forward to seeing you all on Sunday.

Thanks

Claire
Junior Coordinator