Hockey is one of the most gender equitable team sports and is fun, fast, safe and exciting. The game is played eleven a-side with a goalkeeper but there are also many age appropriate small sided versions of the game.Continue reading
Getting involved in Hockey
There is a range of support available to help you deliver hockey safely within your school. The England Hockey website has lots of useful information for teachers and SGO’s to help you deliver, visit www.englandhockey.co.uk/deliver
Free delivery guide for primary and secondary schools
A free resource to provide teachers with the confidence and ideas to make their hockey sessions easy to deliver, safe, fun and engaging. Additionally, it includes information on formats of the game, delivery support, equipment and resources. This is available to download on the Hockey Hub.
Competition/Festival Guidance and Templates
A helpful Festival Guidance document is available that provides advice and guidance on how to organise Hockey Heroes, Quicksticks and In2Hockey festivals. It includes a step-by-step guide, suggested pitch layouts, rules and useful checklists for pre-event, on the day and post-event. Along with several support templates for you to use. www.englandhockey.co.uk/deliver/teaching-hockey-in-education/support-and-resources
Young Leaders can get involved in helping to deliver hockey in a variety of ways, with a focus on Leadership, Umpiring and Coaching.
England Hockey supports the development of future leaders through free online training modules to expand knowledge of the game both in umpiring and coaching.
Plus, a specific Leadership training courses which can be delivered by schools or clubs to support the delivery of the Quicksticks and In2Hockey formats. These are a great entry point to some of the more formal delivery of development within the England Hockey Coaching and Umpiring pathways.
School Equipment Packs
A variety of different adapted equipment options are available for schools. All the variations are available via https://hockeyhub.englandhockey.co.uk/shop
Families and Young People
Hockey is a sport for everyone. Find out where to play outside of school and which version of hockey is most suitable for you.
Activities to do at home
- All the latest guidance is available to view together with frequently asked questions to help you safely return to play - www.englandhockey.co.uk/Covid19
- Parents/children – Hockey at home – Easy to play activitiesto try at home suitable for younger children. Jasper and Jess help you discover your superpowers with these simple and fun ideas.
- During the first lockdown one youngster filmed herself practicing her hockey skills for 100 consecutive days. Check out a compilation video for ideas that you can try at home.