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Hockey

Hockey is in some ways like football. It's an 11 a-side team game, where the aim is to score a goal in the opposing team's net.

See Also:
Ice Hockey

An Overview of Hockey

  • Each player passes a small hard ball around the pitch with a hooked stick.
  • A match is 70 minutes, with two halves, and the winner is the team which scores the most goals.

There are also variations to the traditional 11-a-side game these include:

Rush Hockey is an 5 or 6-a-side indoor version of hockey

Quicksticks is a four-a-side version of the game adapted for 7-11 year olds

Zone Hockey is a five-a-side adaptation of the sport that for young wheelchair users to participate alongside able-bodied players.

Benefits

  • Improves fitness and stamina
  • Improves co-ordination
  • The sport can be mentally stimulating, will improve your fitness and your hand-eye co-ordination.

Costs

Dependent on the club and coach, starting playing can cost from as little as £2 per session but 'taster' sessions may be free.

Involvement

Hockey clubs are supportive of beginners, and are likely to help out with equipment and advice.

Equipment

A t-shirt, shorts and socks, as well as some robust trainers with a sound sole grip will get you started

  • For a beginner, clubs will be able to supply basic equipment, including sticks and balls, but in time, buying a good stick which suits you will prove a sound investment
  • Similarly some padded gloves, to avoid getting your knuckles cracked now and again and a mouth guard is no bad idea
  • A goalkeeper, will eventually need a mask, body padding and leg pads

Facts

  • In the 1988 Olympics in Seoul the Great Britain men's hockey team claimed the gold medal beating West Germany 3-2 in the final.

Find Hockey Clubs/Groups Near You

Use the search below to find local organisations near you.

Back to Hockey

Back to Hockey has inspired thousands of players to pick up a hockey stick and they have told us they love the social element of the session, it’s a great way to get fitter and the perfect opportuni

Flyerz

Fun and friendly sessions inclusive of all abilities and ages. Flyerz Hockey enables disabled and non-disabled players to play together

Hockey Heroes

A fun and welcoming introduction to hockey for all 5-8 year olds

In2Hockey

A progressive format of the game suitable for 10-14 year olds

Quicksticks

An introductory game of hockey for 7-11 year olds.

This Girl Can

This Girl Can seeks to tell the real stories of women who get active or play sport in the way that’s right for them using images that show what activity really looks like in all its glory.

National Governing Bodies

England Hockey

Contact Name
General Information
Contact Email
info@englandhockey.co.uk
Contact Telephone
01628 897500
BRS Coaching Academy

BRS Coaching Academy

At BRS it is our goal to inspire the next generation of young athletes, of all abilities. Using our PPA sessions in schools, football centres and Multi-sports holiday camps to encourage a healthy, positive lifestyle & most importantly nurturing a desire f

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Poole Hockey Club

Poole Hockey Club are a friendly yet competitive hockey club.

Lifeline Training

Lifeline Training

Proving First Aid training and Qualifications to all industries, specialising in Sports and Education sector.

Wessex Coach Education

Wessex Coach Education

UK Coaching Partner Centre - delivering UK Coaching workshops including, Safeguarding & Protecting Children.
FA Centre - delivering FA Safeguarding Children Workshops

Coach Adrian's Sports Academy

Coach Adrian's Sports Academy

Sports coaching organisation that provides after school clubs, PPA cover, CPD and sports sessions.

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Wimborne Wayfarers Hockey Club

Hockey Club with 3 mens and 2 ladies teams, and active junior section from age 7 to 14

Hockey Coach

Lead Coach(es) for a growing and successful club to build upon recent success and push the club further forward

Halifax HC is a successful local, family friendly, yet competitive club, with 4 teams in each of the Ladies’ and Men’s senior sections as well as a thriving, highly successful junior academy.

The time is now right for us to have a Lead Coach for each of the L1 & M1 squads, working under our Head Coach and we are looking to recruit coaches of a suitable standard to create the desired structure

Gaynor Toms

Relationship Manager

07718 980513