Expectations of Juniors Volunteering
At Waverley we encourage all junior players to volunteer to support the club.
There are lots of things juniors can do including:
- Ball girl / boy duties as rostered by your team manager during the season (for Premier League games)
- Coach or be a support coach for an U10 half field or U12 team
- Help coach Intra club “Panthers” program on a Saturday morning (minimum 4 weeks, but even more often would be great!)
- Umpire (regularly, eg.. Saturday morning U10 & U12 games)
- Learn to umpire (at the Saturday morning U8/10 Panthers program)
- Coach or be a support coaches at the 5 week Hookin2Hockey program in February / March on Saturday mornings
- Work in the canteen
- Help at a working bee
- Help at mid-week Junior training for a lower age group
In fact when it comes to our Shield level players (U14 & U16 Mixed & Girls) we set a minimum expectation that all players will undertake a minimum level of volunteering each season, not doing so may impact on Shield selection during that season or the next.
Some more detail on (Parents or Juniors) Volunteering Opportunities
Hookin2Hockey 2016 – Waverley program
We will be looking for at least half a dozen coaches to assist with the Waverley H2H program for 5 Saturdays as follows:
When: Term 1, Saturday mornings 8-9am, starts Saturday 20th February, final week Saturday 19th March
This program will introduce school children from around the area to the game of hockey and Waverley Hockey Club. As there will be children from ages 5 & 6 involved, juniors from U14 Shield (and above) will be able to assist with coaching. There will be experienced coaches supporting you (lead by Mel Koelmeyer).
Waverley Panthers – U8 & U10 Intra Club Program 2016
A new program running Saturday mornings 8am to 9am at the club.
We hope to have 12 small sided teams playing quarter field or smaller games every Saturday (except school holiday breaks) from 30/4/16. We will require a pool of coaches to support these teams as well as umpires for the small games or even mentors for juniors learning how to umpire in this environment.
Mel Koelmeyer and Ally Rake-Bolt are running game days so please offer to assist them provide this very important development program for those aged 5 to 9. The program is a combination of skills development and small sided game play. The Waverley Panthers program details in 2016 are outlined below:
Dates: Starts Saturday 30th April and runs until Saturday 27th August
Coaching junior teams – winter season
As experienced players, our kids have much they can learn from you. This can be done either individually, with a mate, a higher age junior or we can pair you p with an experienced adult.
The club will provide support materials where required to assist you to design training sessions as required.
Commitment is an hour or so on a training night and the games on Friday nights or Saturday mornings (depending on the age group).
Refer training dates below to see if they fit with your busy schedules.
Questions or offers to assist with coaching should be directed to Ashwin at Ashwin_s1992@hotmail.com
Click here to find out more about umpiring.
Assist at training
Can’t find the time to commit to coaching for a whole season, or maybe you have Saturday morning sport commitments? Then assistance at training midweek may be the right volunteering opportunity for you.
As experienced players, our kids have much they can learn from you. Let us know what night you can help out and we will arrange for you to join the coaching group who will let you know what help they need – for example you could take a few kids aside and work on a particular skill or work with the goal keeper
Canteen & BBQ duty
Click here to find out more about canteen & BBQ duty
Ball girl / boy duty
Click here to find out more about ball girl / boy duty
Helping at a working bee or in the Canteen
Can’t find the time to commit to coaching for a whole season, or maybe you have Saturday morning sport commitments? Then assistance when we run a working bee or doing extra sessions (beyond rostered sessions for your family) in the canteen may work for you.
Stay tuned for how to take up these opportunities.