2019 Season Details – Junior Development

COMMON INFORMATION for all Junior Development Divisions

WHERE: At our facilities at the Gold Coast Hockey Precinct down Hockey Lane off Musgrave Avenue in Labrador – MAP  Our Junior Development office is located on the path on the northern side of the canteen and is manned from 8.30 am until 12 noon on game days.

SEASON DATES: Second Saturday in March through until second last Saturday in August. (Games are not conducted on Saturdays when the children at state schools have been on holidays that week.)

PARTICIPATION: All children participate every week. There is no sitting out due to numbers or experience.

AGE GROUPINGS BELOW ARE A GUIDE ONLY: Children who are more or less experienced than their age-related division are encouraged to move up or down to where they will enjoy their hockey experience the most.

HOCKEY STICKS AND BALLS are provided free of charge to participants for all Junior Development Programs while participating at our venue. i.e. they are not provided to take home. See the Junior Development Coordinator who may be able to provide you with a second-hand stick should you wish to take one home.

TIGERSTIX CUBS
The ‘Cubs’ program is designed for our littlest participants, 5 and 6-year-old participants.
Time: 9 to 10 am
When: Saturday Morning on a Saturday morning.
Session: 25 minutes warm up and skill drills followed by 35 minutes mini games Playing area:1/8 the of a pitch
Participants per team: Approx. 5
Uniform: No uniform is required. Long socks to hold in shin guards are advisable. Mouthguards are also recommended. Optional Club uniform is available from the uniform shop.
A few of the most basic rules apply, safety and having fun being the main criteria.

TIGERSTIX ROOKIES
The ‘Rookies’ program is designed for 7 and 8-year-old participants.
Time: 9 to 10 am
When: Saturday Morning
Session: 20 minutes warm up and skill drills followed by 40 minutes mini games
Playing area: 1/4 the of a pitch
Participants per team: Approx. 6
Uniform: No uniform is required. Long socks to hold in shin guards are advisable. Mouthguards are also recommended. Optional Club uniform is available from the uniform shop.
All the basic rules are taught during these games with safety and fun still a major focus.

TIGERSTIX 10’S
The ‘10’s’ program is designed for 9 and 10-year-old participants. This division is an intermediary program between Rookies and Full-Field Hockey.
Time: 10 – 11.30am
When: Saturday Morning
Session: 25 minutes warm up and skill drills followed by a game consisting of 2 x 25 minute halves
Playing area: 1/2 the of a pitch (when possible)
Participants per team: Approx. 8
Uniform: Children are encouraged to purchase a Club shirt and Club socks to create a Club identity while in 10’s. Mouthguards are also recommended.
All rules of hockey should be learned by the end of a season in 10’s.

We would love to have you/your children become involved in any of our Junior Development Programs. Contact the Junior Development Coordinator Bruce Curtis EMAIL or PHONE 0448289086.