Juniors

SUHC will have teams entered in age groups from under 10 to under 18 in 2020 together with a program for under 8s and under 10s which will take place at our Farm Rd, Cheltenham ground.

We are a family friendly club with grades for all players including Shield (A grade) teams in all age groups as well as teams that cater for beginners from U10′s through to U18′s – so something for every players abilities no matter what age they start playing juniors.  In our juniors our focus is to teach players the techniques and tactics to enable them to enjoy hockey to the standard they strive for.

At Southern United Hockey Club we offer not only training during the season but also in the off season in the form of the Southern United Hockey Academy, ,McKenzie’s Skills Clinics and fun under 10 and under 12 intra club games, as well as our Thursday night family hockey games

Age groups for 2020 will be under 10, 12, 14 and 16.

–      Under 10 – Born in 2010 or later
–      Under 12 – Born in 2008 or 2009
–      Under 14 – Born in 2006 or 2007
–      Under 16 – Born in 2004 or 2005
–      Under 18 – Born in 2002 or 2003

If you are interested in joining in these age groups, please contact Petra Okhuizen junior.secretary@suhc.com.au 

Starting Hockey

Most children who are born after January 1 2010 will take part in hook in 2 hockey when new to the club, and then or our exciting new Stick 2 Hockey program.  This program will run on Friday evenings from 4.30-5.30pm for the eight week hook in 2 hockey program. Following the hook in 2 hockey program the Stick 2 hockey Program  for under 8s will continue on Friday evenings while the under 10s will play Saturdays at 8.30 am at Farm Rd for Under 10s.  Training for the Under 10s will be on Thursday nights. This is a new initiative from Hockey Victoria. For details please see Hockey For younger children

Older children can join via clinics or their age group. For new families joining the club, the New Parents Guide 2019 will hopefully answer many of your questions.

Game Times

Under 14, Under 16 and Under 18 competitions will run on Friday nights, Hockey Victoria aim to have no games starting before 6.00 pm or after 9.00pm for 14s, and 16s, the 18s will often start at 9.30pm.

Under 12 competition will run on Saturday morning. Two under 10 teams will participate in a home and away style competition to  play on a 1/2 field.

Girls or Boys Hockey?

With a new season in 2020, we have some changes. The Shield and pennant competitions (1sts and 2nds) are now split gender. A play will be play in either boys or girls hockey.  The 3rd grade (district – or as often said “south”) will continue to be mixed gender.

Under 18 which is an ungraded competition will continue to be mixed.

Dates.

Hockey is generally a winter sport and games run in terms 2 and term 3.

For further information on our Juniors please contact our Junior Secretary

For more details see Season 2020

Communications.

Most junior communications take place through our teamapp.  Information regarding team app is available here

Sport is Fun

The key part of junior sport is making sport fun. As a club Southern United sees that as the key principle of our junior section.  All parents and players must be follow our codes of behaviour as seen here.  Some useful information regarding playing sport, parents, and coaches is available here.