Alton Hockey Club
Junior hockey age limits and joining the club
For the 2014/15 season we have changed the age limit for new junior members. This year children must be at least 6 years old by 1st September 2014 to join the club.
If your child is under 6 but already a member and trained last year they are very welcome to continue training.
Training for U8 to U12 age groups will be on Saturday mornings from 9-10 at Amery Hill School.
U14 and U16 age groups train from 10-11.
All players will need a gumshield (you'll need to mould and fit these before you turn up) and shin pads. Our insurance requires this and unfortunately if players don't have the safety equipment, we can't let them train.
We have sticks that players can borrow.
New junior players are very welcome to join the club throughout the season if they have previous experience of hockey at school or another club.
If your child has never played hockey before, they are very welcome to join one of our complete beginners coaching sessions during September and January.
These sessions will be run by experienced coaches and specifically tailored for players with no or very little previous experience who want to join the club. We will teach your children the core hockey skills and give them the confidence to join in with the more experienced players.