St Peter Chanel Catholic School

(07) 849 3734 admin@spc.ac.nz 5 Vardon Rd, Te Rapa, Hamilton 3200

Mini Hockey

2021 Season Dates

Season begins: Saturday 8 May for year 3-6
Season begins: Saturday 15 May for year 1-2 (Rainbow Funsticks)

No play: 5 June (Queens birthday); 17 & 24 July (last two weekends of school holidays)

Last weekend: 28 August 


Rules

Besides the rules for the grades and the guidelines, Waikato Hockey has a rule that ONLY players

and the Coach/Manager are to be on the field ALL other supporters must be behind the Field Fences.

2020 Quarter field rules – Mini Kiwisticks Development

2020 Half field rules – Mini Kiwisticks

2020 JD Competition Rules


Mini Competition Format 2021

Mini Hockey is a Saturday morning winter competition for Primary school children in Years 1-6.

In the Mini programme Years 3-6 teams play 6-a-side hockey.

There are different divisions for Mini Hockey.


Year 1 and 2 (Rainbow Funsticks)

group

6 Players in a team*

4 Field players on the field

No goalkeepers

hockey-field

Twelfth field

20 min coaching prior to game (provided by WHA most weeks, format TBC)

Two goals each side

20 min game

Totaling 40-45 min

field-hockey

Boys and girls mixed

No grades

No scores kept

Year 3 and 4

group

8-9 Players in a team*

6 Field players on the field

No goalkeepers

hockey-field

Quarter field

Two mini goals each side

2 x 13 min. periods

2 min. breaks between halves

field-hockey

Boys and girls mixed

Beginner, Development & Advanced divisions

No scores kept

No finals

Year 5 and 6

group

9 Players in a team*

6 Field players on the field

No goalkeepers

hockey-field

Quarter field (no Half field 2021)

One mini goal each side

2 x 13 min. periods

2 min. breaks between halves


Boys and girls mixed

Beginner, Development & Advanced divisions

No scores kept

No finals

 

We strongly encourage rotation of playing positions for all players. This encourages development of different, transferable skills and conceptual understanding across all players.

*Recommended team size


Venues

Mini hockey is played at either the Gallagher Hockey Centre or St Pauls Collegiate.

GHC: Parking can be an issue here so look for alternatives, around lake domain and even at the Train

Station both within a 5 minute walk.

Exiting GHC (Mary St ONLY) can be a struggle at the best of times. If traffic is busy PLEASE don’t 

sit at the Mary St intersection and try to turn right , go left cross the railroad and look to use

a side street to change direction.

St Pauls: Carparking is available near the turf if the carpark is full park on the road outside

the school DO NOT park on grassed areas.

And PLEASE make sure all rubbish (empty drink bottles especially) are put in the rubbish!

Results

These will be uploaded to Hockio using the Match Day link, which Team Managers are sent prior

to each game.

More information about using Hockio can be found in the resources and polices section.

Umpires

Each quarter field team is to provide an umpire for his/her own game who may also be the coach.

Kiwi Sticks teams are to provide an umpire for their own game – this must NOT be the coach. 

This development stage is where coaching and umpiring needs to be clearly separate for players 

and spectators. The Junior Hockey committee will monitor adherence to this.


Uniform:

Black PE shorts, long black socks, laced trainers- parents provide. We will provide players with SPC sports shirts.

Shin Pads are recommended and Mouth-guards are COMPULSORY (they are not supplied- parents provide.)

Hockey Stick - parents please provide your child their own stick (there are a small number of school hockey sticks to use but players should have their own).

We would gladly receive any old sticks and shin pads your child has grown out of it.