The Kookas Junior hockey program provides another option for children to play hockey without clashing with traditional weekend sports activities.
Hockey is a great team sport, and it’s lots of fun and a good way to keep active. Many children have regular weekend activities and are unable to participate in weekend competitions. The Kookas Junior hockey program is played at 4.30 pm on Fridays at Lloyd Reserve, Newtown. The game is played each week when the school term is in session. Participants can choose to join for 1 term only or can join again for the next term’s program.
We invite boys and girls aged 4 to 10 to join the program. All players are welcome – regardless of whether they have played hockey before or not. Kookas also provides a good way to Come and Try hockey before committing to a team.
The Kookas program is informal, with no structured competition, no premierships or sheep stations on offer. The rules of hockey apply, but the application of the rules is flexible and may be modified to suit the abilities of the players. This makes it an ideal format for the child who is not yet ready for a full competition format. Teams are selected on the night from those in attendance.
Being active while having fun doing something you like is a great idea. The Kookas Junior hockey program focuses on having fun with friends while learning the skills and strategies of hockey. Making new friends is just one of the many benefits for children of playing team sports.
The program aims to keep the cost of playing hockey affordable. Club uniform is not required but may be purchased if desired. Hockey sticks are available for loan to participants, or you can purchase an equipment package from the Club – $30 for a hockey stick, ball and shinguards. Players should wear mouthguards and shinguards to protect against injury. There is a strong focus on safety and all efforts are made to prevent injury – but just in case – it’s a good idea to be protected.
Fees to play in the program include an annual fee for Hockey Victoria membership (which provides insurance cover), and a Club fee. The Club fee is the amount due for each term’s program. Further details here……