What is Introduction to Hockey/Back to Hockey?
These Hockey sessions are coached sessions that provide a gentle introduction or reintroduction to the game.
In the sessions you will be introduced back to the game by mixing in some skills exercises with some small sided game play.
However, the emphasis is on a friendly and relaxed environment without the pressure to perform. It’s also an opportunity to get fitter, as each Back to Hockey session burns up to 450 calories (netfit.co.uk).
Where do I find a session?
We will be running Back to Hockey Sessions regularly throughout the year on:-
Monday's from 18:00 - 19:00
Halifax Hockey Club, Calder High School, HX7 5QN
Tuesday's from 18:00 - 19:00
Halifax Hockey Club, Park Lane High SChool, HX3 9LG
Please contact Angela Wright via the details below for info on what dates the sessions will run
How do I join a session?
Ideally, just send a us a short email first so we can expect you at the session and answer any questions that you may have - firstname.lastname@example.org. or contact us using the "contact us" form from the homepage of this website
I haven’t played for a while...
Don’t worry if your new to the game or haven’t played for a while our Back to Hockey coach will gently guide you through this series of fun and friendly sessions. We will also take into account your level of fitness when planning and delivering each session. The activities you take part in during the session may help you improve your fitness over time.
What should I wear/bring to the session?
Comfortable sports clothing and trainers are best. We can provide a stick if required, but if you have your own stick you are more than welcome to bring it and we would recommend taking a soft drink or bottle of water as well. Shin pads and a gum shield are not essential to begin with, but bring them if you have them.
How much does it cost?
The sessions are £2 per session but your first session is FREE!!
Can I start playing competitively after I have attended a few sessions?
Yes, if you feel you want to play in league games or move on to general club training sessions then you can do so, please speak to the coaches at the sessions who will advise on how you can take this forward
Can i just keep attending the Back to sessions?
Yes, you can continue to come to the back to Sessions if you
don't feel you want to play in league games
What are the basics of the game?
The coach will run through a few simple rules, however if you want a quick refresher before your next session please take a look at England Hockey's short Learn About The Game page