Group Training/Come and Try - Date to be confirmed
While teams are not yet resolved, YMCC will be running a group training session. This will be on the TBD at 3:45 to 4:30 at Perry Lakes, for J1/2s. This is an optional session so kids can start training, check out their equipment and get to meet other kids within the club while we finish finding teams for everyone. Those teams who are school based are welcome to come and be part of the club event, or run your own trainings as suits your team. We do however need help from the new season coaches to help run the exercises.
This competition is an introduction for children to the game of hockey. It is played on a ¼ size field and each team has 7 players on the field at a time (no goalkeepers). The games are two halves of 20 minutes with a 5 minute break at half time. No score is kept for the games and there is not a ladder. Players will need a hockey stick, mouthguard and shin pads. Normal running shoes are suitable.
Teams are typically mixed boys and girls and are formed from children registered to play with YMCC. Where preferred, teams may be school based, or mixed school/YMCC teams. Teams will wear YMCC uniform, or, if preferred a school uniform. Teams must appoint a team coach and manager who will liaise with the J1/2 Coordinator. YMCC can offer assistance in coaching with training plans if required.
Each team will receive at the beginning of the season a bag of balls, bibs and cones. These must be returned to the J1/2 Coordinator at the end of the season.
Ideally each school entering a team in the J 1/2 (or J3/4) completion will have a coordinator (volunteers welcome). This role is to help disseminate information, help identify which kids want to be part of a school based team, and help the team appoint a coach and manager. All players must be registered through the YMCC Hockey Club website.
Default Training for YMCC J1/2 Teams is Wednesday, 4:00pm at Perry Lakes, (following the group sessions and school holidays). Individual teams, however, are welcome to select a time, day, or location which suits them and start as soon as they like. Typically many of the school based teams will train at their school, before or after the school day, however they are welcome at Perry Lakes too.
In cases where team training time does not suit, children are always welcome to come and train with one of the mixed YMCC teams. Check with the J1/2 Year group coordinator for info on when these teams are training.
The season will commence Saturday 4th May 2024 and continue through to Saturday 24th August, with a break over the Long Weekend (1st June) and School Holidays (Sat 29th June, 6th and 13th July).
The YMCC J1/2 teams have a wind up on Saturday to be determined.
The J 1/2 rules are modified to suit the age group and ensure safety. The focus is to help the players develop their hockey and team play skills in a fun and enthusiastic competition. The coach may be on the field (but out of the way of the play) during the game providing support.
The fees for the 2024 season are included here. For J1/2s, we ask that you register by Thursday 28th of March to best enable us to form teams. However, we will still endeavour to fit kids where possible up to the end of April.
Field Layout Map
Field numbers for J1/2 and J3/4 will be included when available.
2024 Field Layout (TBC)
Any questions regarding this competition please email the J1/2 Coordinator, to be confirmed.