The Junior Section of St. Ives Hockey Club is a thriving organisation. Beginning with a few enthusiastic parents working with children on Monday evenings back in the 1990s, it has now grown in stature with over 120 members aged from 3 to 14 years, as well as a dedicated team of coaches, assistants and parents. St. Ives Junior Section now play a vital role in the running of the club and is a vital part of keeping St. Ives HC at the top of the game by us coaching our own young players to the best of their ability so that can develop and feature in the first team we have today.
Weekly training sessions and participation in friendly competitive games and tournaments against local clubs allow all our young players to experience the exciting sport that hockey is.
Junior members are welcome whatever their age, experience or ability. Many players start as complete beginners but some progress to represent their County.
All juniors over the age of 13 are also eligible to play with the senior teams and are encouraged to start to make that progression when the time is right for the individual.
We also have a badgers games where youngsters are paired with 'wiser' heads to learn and these are played against other clubs with similar setups.
Juniors - Monday Evenings
Sprogs 5.45 - 6.30
Your child will play in a group with similar ability children. It is up to the coach of that session to move players up to the next group, when the coach considers them physically ready and mature enough to compete at the next stage. Age is not an indicator of the group that your child should be playing in. If you wish to speak to a coach about your child, please do so but at a time when it will not interfere with the session that the coach is in charge of, or speak to the Junior Section rep (contactable on [email protected])
Juniors start at the start of September, and runs until approximately easter, depending on when easter is.
In 2021 we ran our first summer term of hockey to great success following COVID - this may happen again so keep your eyes peeled