Welcome to Thame Hockey Club Juniors
Training Venue: Thame Leisure Centre
Under 10s 8.30-10.00am
Under 12s 9.30-11.00am
Under 8s 1-2pm
Under 14/16 2-3.30pm
The main aim of the coaching sessions is to provide a safe and fun environment in which to learn the core skills for playing and enjoying hockey, including co-ordination, agility, stick work and team work.
The sessions are designed for ages 5-16. More experienced players aged 13+ may also be invited to join as Academy members to train and play fixtures with the adult squads:
Men 8-10pm Tuesday
Ladies 8-10pm Wednesday evening
Most junior fixtures take place on Sundays.
There are regular mini tournaments throughout the season for our U8s, U10s & U12s.
U12s, U14 Girls, U14 Boys, U16 Girls and U16 Boys also play regular league and friendly fixtures against local clubs.
We have a growing band of qualified and experienced volunteer coaches. On Sundays, Bucks JDC co-ordinator Jaypee Wentzel is Lead Coach. We also have a strong group of Under 18 Young Leaders, and additional CRB-checked parent volunteers.
The Club is affiliated to England Hockey and we have adopted their policies on child protection. Maria Dickson is Welfare Officer and can be contacted via the website. For more information on these policies, please see the England Hockey website at www.englandhockey.co.uk.
Links to some of the key policy documents are provided below:
Thame Hockey Club Anti-bullying Policy
Thame Hockey Club Parent & Legal Guardian Guide
Thame Hockey Club Safeguarding Young People Policy
Thame Hockey Club Young Person's Guide
Parents Handbook Thame Hockey Club Junior Hockey
Parents Handbook Thame Hockey Club Mini Hockey U8 – U12
Thame Hockey Club Junior Coaches Handbook
Please ensure that you have registered on the website and have created a login to Pitchero so that we have the correct contact details for you. You will also need to confirm that you accept emails from the Club, so that we can keep you updated about training, fixtures and events.
Your child must have a gum guard and shin pads in order to play in the games, for their safety. We recommend waterproofs and a warm hat and gloves as it gets colder.
A drink is essential and a snack such as a piece of fruit or a cereal bar may also prove useful. We can lend them a stick.
If you have any questions or comments about the junior training, you can contact Vicky Wheeldon via the contact details provided on the website.