Youth Section

Membership Matters

Welcome to 2017/18. Below you will find a brief summary of details and events for the forthcoming season at the Hertford Hockey Academy. We look forward to welcoming back our existing players and also welcoming new and enthusiastic members.

All players will be required complete the membership process – Everyone is welcome, please contact our membership secretary Steph Earle for more details on how to join at: hertfordhcyouth@gmail.com

New players may attend three “taster” coaching sessions before deciding to join.

Existing members: Subscriptions have been pre-assigned to your profiles online already but please subscribe your child/children before 26 August 2017 to secure your membership at the club, as spaces will then be open to new joiners on our waiting list. Please visit Pitchero here.


Membership Options

2017-18 Annual Membership (1 child) £95.00
2017-18 Annual Membership (2 siblings) £180.00
2017-18 Annual Membership (3 siblings) £255.00
Match fees £3.00 per fixture, per child


Academy Training

Academy training starts: Saturday 2nd September 2017 for U8, U10 & U12 boys and girls
Wednesday 6th September 2017 for U14 & U16 boys and girls

Christmas break: Saturday 23rd & 30th December 2017
Wednesday 27th Dec 2017 & 3rd Jan 2018

Back on: Saturday 6th January 2018 U8, U10 & U12 boys and girls
Wednesday 10th January 2018 for U14 & U16 boys and girls

Season finishes: Saturday 24th March 2018 U8, U10 & U12 boys and girls
Wednesday 28th March 2018 for U14 & U16 boys and girls


Goalkeeping Saturday 08.45 – 09:45 Simon Balle
U8 (Y1 & Y2) Saturday 08.45 – 09:45 Simon Balle
U8 (Y3) Saturday 08.45 – 09:45 Simon Balle

U10 Boys (Y4 & Y5) Saturday 09.45 – 10:45 Simon Balle
U10 Girls (Y4 & Y5) Saturday 09.00 – 10:45 Simon Balle

U12 Boys (Y6 & Y7) Saturday 10:45 - 11:45 Simon Balle
U12 Girls (Y6 & Y7) Saturday 10:45 - 11:45 Simon Balle

U14 Boys (Y8 & Y9) Wednesday 18:15 – 19:15 Haileybury
U14 Girls (Y8 & Y9) Wednesday 18:15 – 19:15 Haileybury

U16 Boys (Y10 & Y11) Wednesday 19:15 – 20:15 Haileybury
U16 Girls (Y10 & Y11) Wednesday 19:15 – 20:15 Haileybury


Indoor Hockey

We have also secured the indoor hockey training facility at the Haileybury College gym on a Monday evening from 18:30 – 20:30 and it is our intention to offer additional indoor coaching to academy members at a modest additional cost. There will be more information on this to follow.

Start date: Monday 11th September 2017
End date: 26th March 2018

No session on Monday 25th December 2017 and 1st January 2018


Academy Kit

Hertford Academy teams play matches in our Red Polo Shirts. Our youth playing kit, along with sticks and other hockey accessories, is available online from our kit partner, The Pro Shop in Hitchin. All kit can be viewed and purchased online. More information can be found on the Club Shop section of this website or visit: http://proshopsport.com/hertford-hc-colts-157-c.asp

Hockey sticks
One of the biggest problems we have is young players with a stick which is too big for them. It is one of those things that you just can’t buy a size too big and wait to grow into. Please buy your stick at the club shop or another reputable sports shop which will make sure you have the right size. Don’t let mum and dad buy one without taking you to be measured up.

Shin pads
These are essential. You will not be allowed to train or play without them.

Mouth guard
A properly fitted mouth guard (gum shield) is highly recommended. Please ask your child's coach for more information on where they can get gum shields fitted. You will not be allowed to train or play without one.


Hertford Academy Summer Camps - 29 Aug- 1 Sept

Academy summer camps will be run at Simon Balle School on 29 Aug- 1 Sept inclusive, from 10.30am to 4.30pm, with Sam Spencer.

For more information on the camps, contact Sam Spencer:
e-mail: hertfordhockeycamps@gmail.com
Mobile: 07791 271 396

Prices will be.
1 Day .…£40
2 Days...£75
3 Days…£105


Future Events:

· Taster Sessions - Saturday 5th, 12th and 19th August (10:00 to 11.30 Open to everyone)

· Summer Camp - Tuesday 29th August to Friday 1st September (10.30am to 4.30pm run by Sam Spencer and his team)

· Autumn Half Term Camp - Monday 23rd October to Friday 27th October (10.30am to 4.30pm run by Sam Spencer and his team)

Where next?

Performance Coach and Team Luke Camilleri will join Hertford HC from September, for the 2017/8 season. Luke started playing

Affiliations

Club sponsors