2018 Season Information

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New Parents Guide

New Parents Guide 2017 is a great source of information for new parents and information.

Teams

Expectation for 2018 is:

  • Under 18s: 1 or 2 teams
  • Under 16s:  4 x mixed team, 2 x girls teams
  • Under 14s:  3  x mixed team, 2 girls teams
  • Under 12s:  3 boys teams, 2 girls teams
  • Under 10s:

Changes to Shield competition in 2018

Hockey Victoria has announced significant changes to the structure of the mixed shield competitions in 2018.

Firstly the under 12 mixed shield competition no longer exists, instead there is a boys shield and a girls shield competition.

In 2016 mixed shield competition changed a two structure competition with a South East and a North West league, where the finals saw the two leagues combine. This structure has now been removed, and mixed/boys shield will now be a two tier competition, with a Shield A and a Shield B competition. Southern United will have teams in the Shield A competition for all age groups – one of four clubs with all Shield A teams.

Changes to Under 12s in 2018

The under 12 program in 2018 has been improved to give all children a better start to their hockey life.  The under 12  competitions are no longer mixed gender.  There will be a girls competition and a boys competition. The district competition (C grade) will now be played as a half field competition for under 12s.  This has the added bonus that it provides players a better chance to have more of the play, more touches of the ball, and allows players to get a stronger feel of hockey. This concept of keeping younger players on smaller pitches is something the European countries have been doing for years, with great success.

The competition for the district half field will also be run on a term basis, a competition that runs over term 2, then another competition in term 3.  This allows players/teams  to join in term 3 which is a great step forward.

 

Quick Facts Year
of Birth
Pre Season Training Season
Training
TBC
Game
Time
Length of Game Pitch
Size
Season
Under 8 2010 and
Earlier
  Game/Training Fri Evening 4.45      
New Players Under 10 2008-
2009
  Thur Night Sat AM  20 Min 
Halves
Quarter
Field
 
Under 10
Girls
2008-
2009
Thur 5.30
Farm Rd
Thur Night Sat AM  20 Min
Halves
Half
Field
16 Rounds
No Finals
Under 10
Boys
2008-
2009
Thur 5.30
Farm Rd
Thur Night    20 Min 
Halves
Half
Field
16 Rounds
No Finals
Under 12 Girls 2006-
2007
Wed 6.00
Farm Rd
Thur Night Sat AM 25 Min
Halves
Full
Field
14 Rounds
3 Finals
Under 12 Boys 2006-
2007
Thur 6.00
Farm Rd
Thur Sat AM 25 Min
Halves
 Full
Field
14 Rounds
3 Finals
Under 12
Boys South
2006-
2007
 Thur 6.00
Farm Rd
Thur Sat AM   Half
Field
16 Rounds
No Finals
Under 14
Girls
2004-
2005
Fri 5.30
Farm Rd
Tue Fri Evening 30 Min
Halves
Full
Field
14 Rounds
3 Finals
Under 14
Mixed
2004-
2005
Mon 5.30
Farm Rd
Shield Tue
Pennant/Sth Mon
Fri Evening 30 Min
Halves
Full
Field
14 Rounds
3 Finals
Under 16 Girls 2002-
2003
Fri 5.30
Farm Rd
Tue Fri Evening  30 Min Halves Full
Field
14 Rounds
3 Finals
Under 16
Mixed
2002-
2003
Tue 5.30
Farm Rd
Shield Tue
Pennant/Sth Wed
Fri Evening 30 Min
Halves
Full
Field
14 Rounds
3 Finals
Under 18
Mixed
  Wed 6.00
Farm Rd
Wed Fri Evening 30 Min
Halves
Full
Field
14 Rounds
3 Finals

 

Key Dates Under 10 Under 12
Half Field
Juniors
Full Field
Pre-Season Training Commences  TBC Week Commencing
19th Feb
Week Commencing
19th Feb
Number Rounds 16 16 14
First Round 27/28 Apr 27/28 Apr 27/28 Apr
Last Round  8/9 Sep 8/9 Sep 17/18 Aug
Finals No Finals No Finals 24/25 Aug
31 Aug/1 Sep
7/8 Sep
No Hockey 7/8 June
6/7 July
13/14 July
7/8 June
6/7 July
13/14 July
7/8 June
6/7 July
13/14 July