UPDATE 24.11.20 – Return to hockey
Based on current information, we expect Junior hockey to return on Sunday 6th December, with a full training schedule operating as normal.
In an effort to make up the training sessions lost due to lockdown, we are adding an additional week of training before Christmas. This means we will now finish for Christmas on Sunday 20th December, with mid-week training running as usual 14th-18th December. We also plan to extend the end of the season by two weeks but we will confirm these details nearer the time.
All of our previous COVID guidelines remain in place. It remains vital that your son or daughter does not attend training if they are displaying COVID symptoms or have been told to isolate.
We can’t wait to welcome our Juniors back to the pitch!
Season dates 2020-2021
Sunday 13th September to Sunday 13th December
(No hockey Sunday 25th October for half term)
Sunday 10th January to Sunday 28th March
(No hockey Sunday 14th February for half term)
We operate a mixed hockey model from U6s (year 1) to U8s (year 3) before splitting into girls and boys hockey from U9s (year 4) to U18s.
2020 2021 Season Timetables
Training is held across our 3 pitches on Sunday mornings – the OC’s clubhouse pitch in Thames Ditton plus our two additional pitches at Hinchley Wood and Oaken Lane. From U10s upwards, players will be in an orange or blue training group. Please note that for most of the girls’ age groups, whilst blue and orange training sessions will run concurrently, to ensure the girls have sufficient space, the training sessions are in different locations.
Midweek training is available to all players from U10s upwards, see the timetable below for timings. Please note that for some age groups, blue and orange groups are training separately at different times/days. All midweek training is at the OCHC clubhouse pitch. To sign your son or daughter up to midweek training, please log in to your LoveAdmin account and select the midweek training option from ‘optional extras’. The fee for midweek training is £80 for the season for all age groups.
Specialist goalkeeper training with Fortitude will run at OC’s on Sunday mornings and like last season, will run on alternate weeks for U10-U12 and U14-U16 keepers. Please see below for training dates up to Christmas – please note there is no training on 25th October for half term.
U10 & U12
U14 & U16
|13th September||20th September|
|27th September||4th October|
|11th October||18th October|
|1st November||8th November|
|15th November||22nd November|
|29th November||6th December|
We have now published our ‘coaching themes’ for the 2020-2021 season, these set out the aims we have for each age group for the season and can be downloaded here Coaching Themes 2020-21