J1/2 Competition (2017)

2017 is our second year of hosting a junior Year 1 and 2 competition.

The players for this competition are boys and girls currently in Year 1 and Year 2 at school (regardless of actual age).

This competition is an introduction to hockey and will be played on approximately one quarter of the size of a full hockey field. The coach is allowed on the field with the players to help them to learn the game. 

The focus is to help the players develop their hockey and team play skills in a fun and enthusiastic competition. Teams will be organized by school groups or community groups and are usually mixed boys and girls.

In this junior age group the teams can wear their school PE uniform or if the team has more than one school involved they may choose to wear a YMCC hockey shirt or coloured bibs.

If a player registers to play with YMCC J 1/2 and is not with a school team the J 1/2 Coordinator will place them in a team under the YMCC banner. They will wear YMCC playing shirts.

Each school is to appoint a team coach and manager who will liaise with the J 1/2 Coordinator. They will receive assistance in coaching with training plans and training will take place at the YMCC hockey grounds at Perry Lakes or at their school. Training is likely to be Wednesday afternoons at 4pm to 5pm but this is flexible to suit each team.

Each team will receive at the beginning of the season a bag of balls and cones. These must be returned to the  J 1/2 Coordinator at the end of the season.

Game

The teams play on a ¼ size field with 7 players on the field at a time. Each team may have up to 10 players.

The games are 2 halves of 20 minutes with a 5 minute break at half time. No score is kept for the games and there is not a ladder. All Games will be held at 8:30am at Perry Lakes.

Each player must have their own stick, mouthguard and shin pads. These can be purchased from FHE hockey shop, 18 Graylands Rd, Claremont.

Dates


Training – First training at Perry Lakes Wed March 29.

First Game Sat 6th May, 2017 and weekly thereafter until Sat 12th August with a break for the June long weekend (Saturday 3rd June) and 3 weeks over the July school holidays.

RulesThe rules for J 1/2 are here

School Coordinators

Each school entering a team in the J 1/2 (or the J3/4) completion should have a coordinator to answer any questions that the parents may have. They will be responsible for organizing the teams and appointing a coach and manager. 

Each player must be registered through the YMCC Hockey Club website. 

Fees and Registrations


The fees for the 2016 season are $150 per player to be paid at time of registration.This includes a Social Levy of $30 to cover all junior social events. Registrations must be complete by Friday March 17.

Register online here

 

Fixtures


Fixtures will be posted on here when available

Further information 

Any questions regarding this competition please email Suze Bowyer:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   0417 921 611