Youth

Training

Training is for 5-14 year olds, in 5 different age-groups, and takes place on Saturday morning at Felixstowe Academy (Maidstone Road).  School years Reception to Year 5 train from 8:30 – 9.30am and Year 6 to Year 9 from 9.30 – 11.00am.  Our teams.

We focus on skills development as per the England Hockey single system and coaching structure. Beginners are given plenty of time to learn the basics, and those that develop rapidly will be given the opportunity to train and play with older players.

Felixstowe’s ‘Satellite Hockey’ offers hockey sessions for 11-24 year olds.

Our coaches are all affiliated with England Hockey, and – as most of our senior players have progressed from junior hockey – we have many helpers from the senior club.

This means that we also offer specialist training for goalkeepers, and master classes from our more talented senior players.

We strongly recommend that all players wear shin guards and mouth guards throughout training sessions.

If you have any questions, please send us an email: – youth@felixstowehockeyclub.co.uk


Coaching Philosophy

At Felixstowe Hockey Club we follow the nationally recognised Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model for coaching. This will produce a long term approach to maximising each individuals potential and is tailored to suit each child’s stage of physical growth as well as their psychological and social development. The LTAD model is outlined below and is explained in more depth under the specific age groups.

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Coaches

Are youth players are coached by Steve Taylor and Matt Walker. Maria Newton is our Youth Co-ordinator.


Try it out

We know that hockey is quite new to some people – some hockey players start because they want to try another sport (many of our players also play football or rugby), and for some others it is the one and only sport they play. We offer coaching to all players, even if they have never played before.

Playing hockey at Felixstowe is available to all. We offer 30 coaching sessions a year, all covered by a single annual fee of £25. We give each child 3 free “taster” sessions, to see if hockey suits them. If it doesn’t, there is no pressure to stay – although nearly all children enjoy it so much they join after the first session!

Training is for 5-14 year olds, in 6 different age-groups, and takes place on Saturday morning at Felixstowe Academy (Maidstone Road)

England hockey provides quite a few good videos of hockey – if you search on the internet, you will find some useful resources to look at before coming.

If you have any questions, please send as an email to youth@felixstowehockeyclub.co.uk


Teams

We offer inclusive training and matches for 5-14 year olds, in 5 different age-groups.

  • U8 MIXED School Years 2 & 3
  • U10 BOYS School Years 4 & 5
  • U10 GIRLS School Years 4 & 5
  • U12 BOYS School Years 6 & 7
  • U12 GIRLS School Years 6 & 7
  • U14 MIXED School Years 8 & 9