Harpenden HC - Junior Training

Current Season
2021 - 2022 Training Programme Information

Venue for training

Woolams Playing Fields

162 Harpenden Road,

AL3 6BZ

Those not familiar with Woolams, it is on the left-hand side on the road between Harpenden and St Albans going towards St Albans. When you get to the site, the hockey pitch is at the far end of the site. You have to go past all the rugby pitches first. If the car park at the end is full there is a large over flow car park.

Term dates

2021

The first Sunday session of the season will be 5th September.

The first Monday night session for the season will be 6th September.

There will be a half term break on 24th and 25th October.  The last session before Christmas will be on the 12th and 13th of December.

2022

The first Sunday session of the season will be 9th January.

The first Monday night session for the season will be 10th January.

There will be a half term break on 13th and 14th February.  The last session of the season will be on the 27th and 28th of March.



Training times

The start and end times of sessions will be the same as last season. There will be a small gap between sessions to allow one group to leave before the next arrives.

Sunday

Time

U8

10.00 - 11.00

U10 girls *

9.45 - 11.15

U12 girls

11.25 - 12. 55

U14 and U16 girls

13.05 – 14.35

Monday


Boys U10, U12, U14 and U16

18.45- 20.15


 * - Under 10 boys welcome on Sunday if they can't make the Monday session


New junior members

For any new juniors considering joining this season, you are welcome to have 3 free taster sessions before committing to the annual subscription. 

If any new players do not own a stick we will lend them one until they buy their own. We will allocate them with a stick the first time they come and they should take it home with them and bring it to all future sessions until they get their own.

All juniors should have a mouth guard and shin pads.

Weather and WhatsApp

Any cancellations to training will be communicated via the coaches directly.  Generally, the only time we cancel sessions is with heavy snow / frozen pitches. U8, U10G, U16G and Boys all have WhatsApp groups that the coaches use to communicate with parents. If you are not in the relevant group for your child let me know and I will ask the head coach to add you. U12G use emails.


Subscriptions

Subs for the 2021 – 2022 season are below and have been unchanged for two seasons.  Please note: to qualify for the early payment discount, fees must be paid by the 4th October 2021.

School Years

Annual Fee

1, 2 and 3

£155 (discounted to £135 if paid by 4thOctober 2021)

4 and above

£170 (discounted to £150 if paid by 4thOctober 2021)


 We also have a discount for siblings if paid by 4th October 2021 - a £20 reduction in the overall annual fee for each subsequent sibling.


Older Juniors playing in adult games

all juniors over the age of thirteen are eligible to play in the adult league if selected and can attend the adult training sessions if they wish to do so. 



Kit & Equipment
Club Kit

Club colours are a white shirt with navy blue trim, navy blue shorts or skort and navy blue socks. All members are required to have a club shirt as these will be needed for matches.

We are confirming arrangements for sale this season of the lub shirts, and other club clothing.

Equipment Required

Footwear should be appropriate for Astroturf, however Astroturf football trainers are not recommended due to the lack of protection they provide. 

Hockey shin pads must be worn for both training and matches and a fitted mouth guard is advised. For older players a left hand protective glove is also recommended.

Each member is advised to have their own stick, however these are available to borrow if required. If players are looking to buy their own stick, guidance on this can be found here