U12’s

Welcome to Under 12s Hockey

Contact Under12FHC@outlook.com if you have any questions.

Training: 5.30 pm – 6.45pm every Tuesday

Dates:
Round 1 Saturday 29th April
No scheduled games: June 10, July 8, July 15
Last round: August 19th
Finals: August 26- September 9th

Games: will be played Saturday morning as scheduled by Hockey Victoria

Age Eligibility: Hockey Victoria counts a child to be eligible for under 12 if they are 12 or younger on December 31st of the year of registration.

Competition: This is played on a full field with 10 field players and 1 goal-keeper. If your child is interested in playing as goalkeeper, the club provides equipment as well as specific GK training. If your child is playing full-field for the first time then see below a description as provided by Hockey Australia of the positions.

Hockey Australia – Position Descriptions

Position Tips: For more training and position tips, visit any (or all) of these web-sites:

https://playbetterfieldhockey.wordpress.com/

http://fieldhockey.isport.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHHeU6AFP0g (short corners)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5W-zK1tptw (tackling)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PScTU0jMXew (dribbling)

Teams 2017:
U12 A Mixed Ron Ford Shield
U12 Mixed Pennant North West
U12 Girls Pennant North West
U12 Mixed District North West

Pre-Season Training: During Pre-Season training we sort out the numbers of U12’s participating this year, and how many U12 teams we will be fielding in 2017. A variety of assessment and grading occurs by the coaches during training and during some practice matches. We aim to have selection completed before the Easter School Holidays. There will also be some practice matches immediately following the holidays in the lead up to Round 1.

Registrations & Fees
The 2-step registration and fee payment process MUST be completed as prior to your child’s first game. Your child will not be able to play unless they are registered, and registration can only be done on line.

  1. Hockey Victoria (HV) registration, including payment at the time (Under 10 $37.50; Aged 10-17 $50.00)
  2. Footscray Hockey Club registration, including FHC fee payment (Junior $230.00; Junior also playing seniors $355.00)

Please click here to be directed to the appropriate section of the FHC website for further information and links to the registration forms.

Please note that your child is not covered by Sports Cover insurance until the registration and payment with HV is completed.

Uniforms
All players should make sure that they have red and blue socks, as uniform clashes will occur during the season. It is compulsory for all children to wear mouth-guards and shin pads when playing or training. Numbered shirts aren’t necessary in U12 competition, but a FHC playing shirt and shorts/skort/skirt is essential. The Hockey HQ shop at FHC (for uniform and hockey gear) will be open at various times pre-season.

Representative Teams There are a number of pathways to be selected for a representative team

Western Metro Wildcats (competes in the Junior State Championships)
This is a local region rep team forming a team of player from the following 5 clubs (FHC, ALT, WER, GEL, MEL), and is a great experience for those kids wishing to take their hockey a bit further.  The Junior State Championships will be held in Melbourne 4-7 July 2017. If your child wishes to trial to play in the U13 Western Wildcats, find more information and the links to register at: https://2017jscnominations.eventdesq.com/

School Sports Victoria (SSV) U12 Hockey Team
Nominations close Thursday, March 30th. For more information about nominating your child for the Vic State team, please head to the SSV web-site to nominate http://www.ssv.vic.edu.au/team-vic/pages/hockey.aspx . Before nominating, make sure your child’s school is one that participates in the SSV program, and you are eligible to nominate them.

Victorian State Hockey Team U13’s
The highest level of representation at this age is to play for Victoria.

http://www.hockeyvictoria.org.au/HIGH-PERFORMANCE/Outdoor-State-Teams