See also our dedicated Mini-hockey website
Andrew Phillips and Dr. Mark Fonseca have joined a select group of around 100 hockey coaches in the United Kingdom who have passed England Hockey Board's Goalkeeping Bronze Award Certification. This is the only accredited England Hockey Board goalkeeper's coaching qualification. Both work in our junior section and are planning to run Goalkeeping courses this year.
All boys and girls in the age range 5 to 15 are welcome.
Our AUTUMN TERM starts on Wednesday the 5th September 2011 and ends on Wednesday 5th. December (no session on half term ).
Sessions are from 6 to 7 p.m. - gates open from 5:45 p.m. .... please arrive
in good time to start at 6 p.m. prompt.
Cost £10 for this term (12 sessions) or £2 per session at the gate.
Our WINTER TERM starts on Wednesday 9th January 2012 and ends on Wednesday
the 27th of March 2013 (no session on half term ).
Cost £10 for this term (10 sessions) or £2 per session at the gate.
There is additional Sunday training - 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. (£1 only per session attended - at the gate). Every Sunday except those in the Autumn Term when the Derbyshire Hockey Junior Development Centre (JDC) is run at St. Mary's. You may be eligible to attend one or more JDCs - please see JDC leaftlet and parental letter. Download a Player Registration Form to fill in if you intend to attend. WINTER TERM starts on Sunday 6th January 2013.
Friendly matches take place on a regular basis (once a month) between September and March and are played at home(St. Mary's) or grounds in Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire.. Matches start around 10.30 am and last an hour.
A match fee of only £1 is charged for this and players are encouraged to purchase their own team shirts.
While there is a competitive element to these games winning is not the "be and end all". We aim to give anyone interested a chance to play - please let your coaches know of your interest.
There will be a prize distribution session at the end of the season.
Coaches please click on the links: Introductory letter to coaches from Mark and Session Plan. Coach volunteers are ALWAYS required
... please let Mark know of your availability.
The schedule will be maintained below.
STIX SKILLS - A first class resource for young hockey players
The STIX SKILLS resource pack is developed specifically for young players - in schools, for those in Years 7, 8 and 9 and in clubs - for those aged between 11 and 14 years. It is fun, skilfull and full of challenge.
We in Chesterfield Hockey Club are preparing our youngsters for the Skills Tests for all age groups up to 14.
The young players are invited to attempt six skill challenges - all of them against the clock. They are awarded points based on their speed and skill performance. When the results for each of the 6 skill tests are totted up, the young player achieves one of four possible Awards. The Awards are Gold, Silver, Bronze or STIX Cub. Gold is the highest level Award.
-Flick shots on goal
-The wide-drag and lifting skills
We intend to run the six tests throughout the season at intervals of two or three weeks. We'll run all the tests again towards the end of the season for any youngster who's missed one or more tests. A full draft programme will be published below.
At the end of the season, there will be a presentation session with certificates and maybe a prize or two for the best in each age group.
This link allows you to download a brief description of each Stix Skill test. (PDF file of 665 Kb in size)
The remaining links allow you to view a description of each Skill Test with a simple animation (click your mouse in the picture area, or on the small arrow in the picture area for instructions):-
5. Jab tackle
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Chesterfield Hockey Club is a Men's and Junior Hockey CLub for the Chesterfield and North Derbyshire area, affiliated to Derbyshire Hockey Association, the Midlands Hockey Association and England Hockey
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