Hockey Heroes is a fun and welcoming England Hockey developed programme, aimed at children aged 5-8 that aims to develop both their physical and character ‘superpowers’, unlocking the hero inside them!
What is Hockey Heroes?
More specifically, Hockey Heroes is a 6 week hockey programme aimed at beginners that not only focuses on helping children develop some physical hockey superpowers such as dribbling, passing and goal scoring, but also places as much emphasis on character development superpowers including teamwork, communication, perseverance and respect. Our aim is for children to have lots of fun, experience lots of success, and feel like a hero! This will boost their confidence, and ensure a positive experience of physical activity and sport that will have a beneficial effect in the rest of their life.
What do you get?
- A Hockey Heroes equipment pack delivered to your child at home for them to keep! This will contain two plastic hockey sticks (one for your child and one for a friend, sibling or you to play too), a ball, a personalised t-shirt and stickers to customise the sticks
- Six one-hour sessions of the Hockey Hero programme held over six weeks
- A sticker at the end of every session rewarding children for unlocking their superpowers
- Tips on how your child can practice their hockey and character superpowers at home with you, a sibling or friend
Why should I encourage my child to try hockey?
Hockey is one of the few team sports which is gender balanced, and suitable for people of all shapes and sizes . It is also a true family sport as people of all ages can play, with family members often playing together in the same teams!
By taking part in Hockey Heroes your child will benefit in lots of ways:
- They will have lots of fun whilst being active and developing their basic physical and fundamental movement skills
- They will be encouraged to understand and practice some key character development skills such as teamwork, perseverance and sportsmanship
- The content of the sessions will help to make them feel successful and confident
- They will have the opportunity to make some new friends
- Practising with you in the sessions and at home will encourage you both to be active and have fun together
When are the courses?
The first 6 week block is in October 2019 with further blocks scheduled from February and May.
Sessions will run at the same time as our age 7-13 offering, so if any siblings are in this age range, they are more than welcome to join in that (£3 per session).
Signing up is easy
Signing up is easy and the programme provides a great value, low commitment opportunity to try a new sport. There will also be the opportunity for your child to carry on playing and developing after the programme either by doing another 6-week programme or by graduating to the junior section where sessions are held at the same place, date and time. The choice is yours!
To sign up, visit Hockey Heroes