The Next Generation
Welcome to Season 2013/14.
We fondly refer to our youth hockey section as ‘The Next Generation’ and we provide a safe and enjoyable environment where young players from the age of 4 to 18 can learn and enjoy hockey. We are very proud of our growing youth section and we are always delighted to have new young people join us.
Reading provides a create a safe, fun and professional hockey environment for children for both sexes aged 4 to 18. Sessions for most ages run throughout the season on a Sunday morning. Refreshments are available to buy for parents and guardians who stay to watch.
At all ages we provide a balance of training and hockey game/match play suitable to the age of the child which allows them to continually develop their skills and understanding of the game whilst enjoying themselves and taking exercise.
We welcome girls and boys from age 4 to 18. No-one needs to have played hockey before as our sessions cater for all abilities. All that is required is the enthusiasm to want to get active and find out about hockey. Anyone can come along and join in some sessions before deciding whether hockey and Reading is right for them and we can often provide hockey sticks for trial sessions.
All sessions are held at our Sonning Lane club. The child’s age on September 1st 2013 dictates which group they should join.
Coaching Sessions start on Sunday 8th September.
Boys and Girls train together in all age groups from Under 6 to Under 12.
Under 6’s Sunday 9:00am to 10:00am, Registration at 8:45am
Under 8’s Sunday 9:00am to 10:30am, Registration at 8:45am
Under 10’s Sunday 9:00am to 10:30am, Registration at 8:45am
Under 12’s Sunday 9:00am to 10:30am, Registration at 8:45am
Contact Nick Hooper: e mail firstname.lastname@example.org mobile 07970 662434
From Under 14 to Under 18 Boys and Girls train separately.
Under 14’s Sunday 10:30am to 12:00 noon, Registration at 10:15am
Under 16’s Sunday 10:30am to 12:00 noon, Registration at 10:15am
Under 18’s Sunday 10:30am to 12:00 noon, Registration at 10:15am
Contact Judith Barton: e mail email@example.com mobile 07725 445231
Click on the relevant link below for further details on each age group.
Information for parents
Before starting the first session (even if it is a trial session) you will need to complete a Membership form for your child and hand it to an administrator for your childs age group. This is essential for ensuring that we can run the sessions safely for everyone involved.
If you are an existing member you still need to have an up to date and signed membership form, and a preprinted version with your existing details should be available to review and amend at the first Sunday session on 4th September. For new members blank forms can be downloaded below.
Download our Membership Form
Again, to ensure your childs safety, all players must be registered with one of our team of administrators upstairs in the Club House before the start of each session. Coaches cannot allow unregistered players to train.
Our youth playing kit, along with sticks and other hockey accessories, is available online from our kit partner Game Set and Match (GSAM). All kit can be viewed and purchased online, and GSAM will also be physically at the club on a number of weekends throughout the season. More information can be found on the kit tab above
It is not essential to have club kit for training, but we expect our colts to play any matches they play in club kit.
For coaching sessions just need sports clothes suitable to the weather, shin pads and footwear for Astroturf. A properly fitting gum shield is ESSENTIAL.
The safety of your child is of paramount importance to us. Reading Hockey Club has been awarded ClubsFirst status and is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable playing and social environment for all.
Further details of our policies can be found at the following links: