Under 13 Development Programme

Who:


Open registration for year 7 & 8 athletes who want to participate in a development programme, and festivals that aims to extend them beyond their club and school playing experiences.


Athletes must meet the below criteria:


  • Must be Year 7 & 8 at school.
  • Must play for a club or school team entered in the HSC Primary Competition.


Programme and Festival Details


  • 7- 9-week programme that will consist of a mixture of training, match play and festivals.
  • The first 3 x training sessions will be development focused sessions working on core hockey skills, fitness and game awareness. 
  • After the first time 3 x development training sessions ALL players will be put in teams who will attend the Ian Worner/Robertson Trophy fixture v Mid Canterbury and ​​​​​​​attend either the 7 Aside U13 Development Festival in Ashburton or the 11 Aside U13 Regional tournament in Christchurch. Practices will commence with their coaches from Week 4.


The following should be used as guidelines when players are registering for the Hockey South Canterbury Under 13 Development Programme


  • High level of coachability
  • Versatility in a range of positions
  • Willingness to learn
  • Team Player
  • Love of hockey
  • Positive attitude
  • Embrace the principles of fair play


Under 13 Boys Training and Festival/Tournament Dates:


Mixture of Sunday Mornings 9.30am-1.00pm and Thursday Afternoons 4pm – 7.00pm


Sunday 11th August – Development Session


Sunday 18th August – Development Session


Sunday 25th August – Development Session


Sunday 1st September – Team Training


Sunday 8th September Ian Worner/Roberston Trophy Fixture – Games v Mid Canterbury in Timaru (All teams)


Thursday 12th September – Team Training


Saturday 14th September – Games v Canterbury and Mid Canterbury in Ashburton (Under 13 Development teams only - 7 Aside Format)


Thursday 19th September (U13 Regional team only) – Team Training


Thursday 26th September (U13 Regional team only) – Team Training


Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th September – Under 13 Regional Tournament in Christchurch (2 x 11 aside teams)


Once registrations close participants will be placed in to training groups and will be advised by email of their training time.


Cost:


$70.00 per player for 7 weeks. Please note: U13 Regional teams will have 9 x weeks with 2 x extra team trainings before their Festival and there are added costs for the Christchurch Festival for this team.  Please see further down


The price will cover turf hire, training gear, coaching, administration-based costs, and the one-off fixture v Mid Canterbury on Sunday 8th September in Timaru. This will be invoiced by Hockey South Canterbury and must be paid before the programme commences.  If payment is an issue, please contact us to discuss options.


Under 13 Girls Training and Festival/Tournament Dates:


Wednesday Afternoons 5pm – 6.30pm:


Wednesday 14th August - Development Session


Wednesday 21st August – Development Session


Wednesday 28th August – Development Session


Wednesday 4th September – Team training


Sunday 8th September Ian Worner/Robertson Trophy Fixture – Games v Mid Canterbury in Timaru (All teams)


Wednesday 11th September – Team Training


Sunday 15th September Development Festival – Games v Canterbury and Mid Canterbury in Ashburton (Under 13 Development teams only 7 Aside Format)


Wednesday 18th September (Under 13 Regional team only) – Team training


Wednesday 25th September (Under 13 Regional team only) – Team training


Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th September – Under 13 Regional Tournament in Christchurch (1 x 11 aside teams)


Cost:


$70.00 per player for 7 weeks. Please note: U13 Regional teams will have 9 x weeks with 2 x extra team trainings before their Festival and there are added costs for the Christchurch Festival for this team.  Please see further down.   

The price will cover turf hire, training gear, coaching, administration-based costs, and the one-off fixture v Mid Canterbury on Sunday 8th September in Timaru. This will be invoiced by Hockey South Canterbury and must be paid before the programme commences.  If payment is an issue, please contact us to discuss options.


Under 13 Boys and Girls Regional Tournament Information– Christchurch


After the first 3 x Development Sessions 2 x 11 aside boy’s teams and 1 x 11 aside girls’ team will be chosen from all Year 7 and 8 registered boys and girls who will form our U13 Regional teams.

These teams will play in the Ian Worner/Robertson Trophy v Mid Canterbury on Sunday 8th September in Timaru and attend the Regional two-day festival in Christchurch on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th September playing teams from Mid Canterbury/Canterbury and potentially Marlborough. Players costs are to be confirmed but will include transport, turf and entry costs, accommodation, and food for the weekend.  Approximate cost $180 per player


Hockey South Canterbury Hoodies

All players who take part in the Under 13 programme can purchase a Hockey South Canterbury Hoodie. The hoodies are an additional cost and are approximately $55 each.  An order form will be emailed out with hoodies samples made available to try on for size at the first couple of development sessions.

We do encourage each player to have a hoodie as they do look smart as part of the team at the festivals, but we also understand that as they come as an extra cost this might not be possible for everyone.  Where possible we can set up payment plans for these extras and the development programme costs so, please touch base with me if you require any support around this.


Registrations Details: To register please go to the Hockey South Canterbury Website and click on Under 13 Development programme and fill out the participants details.


Registrations will close on FRIDAY 26th July 2024


For any questions, please contact Malfy: hdo@hockeysc.org.nz