Junior under 10 Programs

Waverley has focus on providing all junior players new to hockey the best opportunity to learn about the game and develop their skills for future participation in formal competition. Our aim is to provide a fun, engaging and safe environment for our under 10 age group to start their hockey journey, with a number of options available to suit all levels of experience.

Hookin2Hockey

Hookin2Hockey is designed for boys and girls aged 10 and under, but the skills can be modified to suit players of any age. Hookin2Hockey gives young boys and girls the opportunity to learn the basic skills of hockey, develop fundamental motor skills and make friends all while beginning their lifelong love of hockey. This program structure has been developed to help participants step through their hockey journey.

Hookin2Hockey information

Stick2Hockey

Stick2Hockey is an under 10 intra-club program which provides an environment to both introduce new players to the game of hockey and develop player’s skills and knowledge of hockey prior to progressing to an age appropriate Hockey Victoria competition.

Each week starts with a training session with their group’s coach to focus on developing specific skills. This is followed by a small field game against other Panther teams to develop their match experience.

Dates: see Junior key dates
Time: Saturday 11am – 12pm
Venue: Hedley Hull Field
Cost: $45 per term + annual Hockey Victoria registration which covers insurance for players
Registration: Register here

Junior enquiries

Under 10 Half Field competition

The under 10 Half Field competition run by Hockey Victoria is for players who have previous hockey experience. This formal competition provides a final step in development prior to progressing to full field hockey competition in the older junior age groups. A few quick facts:

  • Two 8 week seasons (Term 2 & 3)
  • Played on a half pitch with 7 players per side
  • 25 minute halves, with 5 minute break between halves.
  • The coach is allowed on the field during play to help with player development
  • Weekly training held at the Waverley Hedley Hull Field
  • Players are required to purchase and wear a Waverley uniform

Eligibility

To ensure appropriate development and opportunity for all under 10 junior Waverley participants, the following minimum eligibility criteria apply. Players must:

  • be 8 years of age or older at 1st January 2020
  • have played a minimum of one season (one term) of Stick2Hockey (or equivalent at another club)

Dates: see Junior key dates
Time: Games are Saturday mornings allocated between 8.30am – 12 noon, at multiple locations
Venue: Various fields as per fixture
Cost: $180 + annual Hockey Victoria registration which covers insurance for players
Registration: Register here

Junior enquiries