MARIST HOCKEY JUNIOR CLUB

The Marist Hockey Club was formed some 20 years ago under the name of St Joseph's Hockey Club. In those early days the club primarily sourced its players from St Joseph's Primary School in Papanui. In 2000 the club was joined by players from St. Patrick's and other Catholic primary schools in Christchurch. Now we stretch far and wide from Star of the Sea in Sumner to Villa Maria College in Upper Riccarton.  The Marist Hockey Club has grown with our players. 

 

The Junior Club is made up of Year 1 to 8 boys and girls, fostering the sport of hockey through training and competition. There are 4 grades:

  • Kwik Sticks - Year 7 & 8 boys and girls
  • Kiwi Sticks - Year 5 & 6  boys and girls
  • Mini Sticks - Year 3 & 4 boys and girls
  • Fun Sticks - Year 1 & 2 boys and girls

Each grade has Grade Co-ordinators, and they get to know the players moving through the grades helping the club to identify training needs, and help the club coaches with team selection. For further information contact our Junior Club captain -see below. 

 

FACEBOOK

Check out our Marist Hockey Junior Club Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/MaristHockeyJunior/ 

 

JUNIOR CLUB CAPTAIN

Soames Crowther spcrowther@xtra.co.nz

 

 

GRADES

The Junior Club caters for player of all ages in Primary School. To see where your player fits in, follow the links below:  

Kwik Sticks - Year 7 - 8 Boys (11 a-side)

Kwik Sticks - Year 7 - 8 Girls (11 a-side)

Kwik Sticks - Year 7 - 8 (6 a-side)

Kiwi Sticks - Year 5 - 6 Boys (6 a-side)

Kiwi Sticks - Year 5 - 6 Girls (6 a-side)

Mini Sticks - Year 3 - 4 Boys (6 a-side)

Mini Sticks - Year 3 - 4 Girls (6 a-side)

Fun Sticks - Year 1- 2 (skills and games for boys and girls)

 

 

2019 PRE-SEASON INFORMATION

 

Welcome to the 2019 hockey season. Please note online registrations on the website for the 2019 season are not available yet – we will update the facebook page when registration for the season is available.  All information on skills sessions and trials will be posted on the junior club facebook page (Marist Hockey Junior Club) and the website. Please keep an eye on these for any updated information. 

Pre-season training and trials sessions will take place throughout March at Marist Park. 

 

 

We are looking forward to a great 2019 season!

 

Junior Club Captain - Soames Crowther (Spike);

Kwik Sticks Grade coordinators  - Jaz, Lisa, Damian, Choppz;

Kiwi Sticks grade coordinators  - Triona, Bill, Nic. 

 

KWIK Sticks (Year 7 and 8) 2019 Preseason schedule

Kwik sticks is the start to 11aside Hockey however CHA require all clubs at kwik sticks to enter one 6 aside team in the boys and girls grade respectively. Marist is planning on entering  5 teams into girls 11-aside competition this year and 2 into boys competition , depending on player numbers, along with one 6 aside girls team and one 6 aside boys team as stipulated by CHA. 

In order to make an 11 a-side you have to go through a trial process. Trial attendance is important, however if you are unable to make one of the sessions please contact -  maristhockeyjunior@gmail.com  and let us know. 

Please note if you are Year 7/8 and want to play in a 6-a-side competition (for those new to the game or not wanting to play on a full field) then you do not have to trial, and you are most welcome to attend the skills sessions. Please contact -  maristhockeyjunior@gmail.com  and let us know.  

3 March

1–2pm

Trial - Skills

Year 7 girls and boys

Marist Park

2-3pm

Trial - Skills

Year 8 girls and boys

Marist Park

10 March

1–2pm

Trial - Skills

Year 7 girls and boys

Marist Park

2-3pm

Trial - Skills

Year 8 girls and boys

Marist Park

17 March

12–1pm

Trial

Year 7 and 8 girls (will be allocated into groups)

Marist Park

1–2pm

Trial

Year 7 and 8 girls (will be allocated into groups)

Marist Park

2-3pm

Trial

Year 7 and 8 boys

Marist Park

24 March

12–1pm

Trial

Year 7 and 8 girls (will be allocated into groups)

Marist Park

1–2pm

Trial

Year 7 and 8 girls (will be allocated into groups)

Marist Park

2-3pm

Trial

Year 7 and 8 boys

Marist Park

TBA

 

Back up Trial if needed

Kwik Sticks girls

 

 

Due to expected numbers of Kwik Sticks players we will be splitting into 2 – 3 groups for skills and trials. Exact groups for girl’s trials will be confirmed closer to time, but this should allow you to plan. Please make sure you arrive 20 minutes before the session to register and warm up. Please ensure you have your mouth guard, shin pads, lots of water and sun block applied.

In season training at Marist Park will commence in early April. Training for Kwik Sticks teams will be either Monday or Thursday at Marist Park, times to be confirmed once teams selected and coaches appointed. In Season Games commence 27 April for 11aside and 4 May for 6 aside. 

 

KIWI Sticks (Year 5 and 6) 2019 Preseason schedule

 

Kiwi Sticks is 6 aside hockey competition with Marist Club offering the opportunity to trial. 

In order to make the top 3 teams Gold, Silver or Bronze you will need to go through the trial process. Trial attendance is important, if you are wanting to trial and are unable to make one of the sessions please contact - maristhockeyjunior@gmail.com  and let us know. 

Skills sessions are open to all players if you are trialing your skills will be graded whilst attending session. Strong year 6 players are encouraged to attend trials. Any strong year 5 players who would like to are invited to trial. If you do not trial you will be placed in a team. If your team from last season wants to continue playing together please let your grade coordinator know so that this can be arranged.

3 March

12–1pm

Skills session

Year 5 and 6 boys and girls

Marist Park

10 March

12–1pm

Skills Session

Year 5 and 6 boys and girls

Marist Park

17 March

11am-12

Trial

Year 6 players (and year 5 if you wish)

Marist Park

24 March

11am–12

Trial

Year 6 players (and year 5 if you wish)

Marist Park

 

Please make sure you arrive 15 minutes before the session to register and warm up. Please ensure you have your mouth guard, shin pads, lots of water and sun block applied.

In season training at Marist Park will commence in April. Training for Kiwi Sticks teams will be either Monday afternoon for boys and either Monday or Tuesday afternoon for girls teams. In season games will be played on Saturdays commencing on 4th May for this grade.