MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAMME...
Hooked on Hoci offers the opportunity for primary school children to experience high quality hockey for the first time and for schools to ensure a sustainable hockey programme is put in place so the sport exists in school long term.
The overall goal is for more children to have improved levels of physical literacy and physical activity with an affinity to hockey.
WHAT'S ON OFFER?
- 6 weeks of coached sessions by a qualified Hockey Wales coach
- Entry to a local Primary 7’s Festival competing against other schools in your area
- 1 x 4689 qualification for a teacher
- Advice from our Club Development Officers on how to set up a school-club link
The price for each school is £50, however, please note your school may be able to access the programme free of charge depending on your location.
INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION OF YOUNG HOCKEY PLAYERS...
Physical inactivity remains a high priority on both our own and the Welsh government’s agenda’s. As an organisation we want to be able to engage as many young people as possible with the variety of benefits playing sport brings; preventing the age-old excuses people still use today as rationale for limited to no exercise; leading to unhealthy and inactive lifestyles.
Being a team sport, hockey teaches young people numerous skills that filter through into many aspects of their lives.
From developing their ability to communicate effectively with others through to instilling self-discipline and resilience; hockey taps into key life skills.
Through working with schools to encourage higher participation levels in hockey we’d like to see a new generation of players coming through the ranks.
For further information around how you can get involved with the ‘Hooked on Hoci’
programme contact Elliot Pottinger
The Hooked on Hoci programme offers primary schools six weeks of fun and active, coached hockey sessions, delivered by a qualified Hockey Wales coach.
A lot can be achieved in those six weeks, so we’d like to take you on a journey focused around the positive impact this programme can have on a young person’s life during that time.
WEEK ONE OF THE HOOKED ON HOCI PROGRAMME!
Say hello to Olivia!
Olivia is a shy 9-year-old girl, whose just recently joined her new primary school. She’s an only child, living with her dad. Olivia’s teacher, Mr Tayler has just this morning announced that his class will be involved in the super duper, exciting new ‘Hooked on Hoci’ programme run by Hockey Wales. Olivia doesn’t know if she likes sport so isn’t looking forward to the class but she’s never played hockey before so agrees to give it a go!
Embarking on something new can be quite daunting for some children, so it’s important to always keep this in mind when introducing any new sport into their lives! How will Olivia’s first experience of hockey turn out? Find out next week…
Can’t wait until next week to find out more about some of the fun and games Olivia and her class will play during their first hockey session? Contact Elliot Pottinger for further information around the set up of the programme…