Welcome to our Junior Section

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Email us

Junior Co-ordinator

loretohockeyjuniors@gmail.com

Fixtures

loretojuniorsfixtures@gmail.com

Coaching Team

We have over 20 coaches in our Juniors section, including many current and past senior international players, and each team has a dedicated coach throughout the season.

All our coaches have completed the Code of Ethics Course for working with Children and Loreto are facilitating for each Junior coach to complete their Irish Hockey Association (IHA) Level 1 coaching course.

This will ensure that all our Junior members will benefit from excellent coaching and player development in line with the IHA’s Hooked for Life model.

In addition Loreto, works very closely with the IHA to ensure that best practice is followed in children’s sport.

Children's Officer and Designated Person

Suzanne Graham is our appointed children’s officer and Paula O'Donoghue is the designated person and she is responsible for reporting any concern about the protection of children to the statutory authorities.

Applications

We will open applications for the 2017/2018 season shortly. Check back for information on how to register your interest.

Information

General Info
Selection
Uniform
Subs
General Info

Medical conditions

If your daughter has any allergies or medical conditions (that you have not already advised us of this year) please let us know by email, in advance of the first coaching session. 

Communications

We use the ‘Text a Parent’ system for communication purposes. Do let us know if you have changed your mobile number.

Parent Involvement

We are very keen to involve parents in our Junior Club, and would be delighted to hear from any parents from Senior Infants to 6th class interested in being a Class Coordinator, or from 6th Class upwards who would like to come on board as a Manager for the season.

No past hockey experience necessary. 

Selection

Our Policy

Loreto Hockey Club has a policy of mixed ability teams up to and including 6th class teams; the Club does not select based on ability at this level. Players participate in various matches and blitzes throughout the season.

As the players reach secondary school and the standard of hockey increases training continues to be in mixed ability groups but teams for matches are selected on merit. Each player will be on a team and will get an equal number of games playing with those of similar ability.

There are a number of factors taken into consideration in team selection including ability, progression, player position, attitude and effort and attendance at training and matches.

Teams are always open to change throughout the season as we acknowledge that players progress at different rates and we ask parents to respect the coach’s opinion. Please note that players asked to play for higher teams must be released by their own team.

Each player is invited to join the senior club once they turn 15, if they wish.

Uniform

Senior Infants – 6th Class: Wine Club Polo shirt (€15) & Wine Club Socks (€10)

1st – 4th years: Wine/White Club Shirt (€35) Wine Club Skirt (€30) Wine Club Socks (€10)

Optional Club Hoodies are also available at €25.

All Club uniform can be purchased from Ed Sports (based in Pembroke Wanderers and Three Rock Rovers Tel 01 6677300 /087 2271714). You can also buy on line at www.edsports.ie

For all coaching sessions your daughter needs to bring a moulded gumshield (absolutely compulsory), shin guards, a hockey stick & suitable clothing.

NO GUMSHIELD – NO HOCKEY

Subs

Again this year the annual subscription is €140 (€10 less for each additional sister in the Junior Club). All subscriptions to be paid on or before the first day of coaching. Personal Accident insurance is included in this annual subscription.

  1. Our preferred method is by bank transfer. Please contact loretohockeyjuniors@gmail.com if you need bank details.
  2. If you plan to pay the Subscription on the first day of coaching please put your subscription into an envelope with your daughter’s name and class clearly marked on it.
  3. Alternatively payment can be made in advance, by post, to Grainne Cregan 12 The Cloisters, Terenure, Dublin 6W (cheques to be made out to Loreto Hockey Club).

Training Times

  • Senior Infants

    Monday 6-7pm
    Training commences Sept 11th.

  • 1st class

    Tuesday 6-7pm
    Training commences Sept 12th.

  • 2nd class

    Wednesday 6-7pm
    Training commences Sept 13th.

  • 3rd class

    Thursday 6-7pm
    Training commences Sept 14th.

  • 4th class

    Friday 6-7pm
    Training commences Sept 15th.

  • 5th class

    Friday 7-8pm
    Training commences Sept 16th.

  • 6th class

    Sunday 8.45-10am
    Training commences Sept 10th.

  • 1st Years

    Sunday 9.45-11am
    Training commences Sept 10th.

  • 2nd Years

    Sunday 10.45-12am
    Training commences Sept 10th.

  • 3rd & 4th Years

    Sunday - two sessions:
    12-1.15pm, 1.15-2.30pm
    Training commences Sept 10th.