Welcome to our Junior Section
We have over 30 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.
If interested in applying to our Junior section, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
We use the ‘Text a Parent’ system for communication purposes. Do let us know if you have changed your mobile number.
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.
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.
Senior Infants – 6th Class: Wine Club Polo shirt (€15) & Wine Club Socks (€10)
1st – 4th years: Wine/White Club Shirt (Adidas €40-45) Wine Club Skirt (Adidas €35-40) 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
This year the annual subscription is €185 (€10 less for each additional sister in the Junior Club). All subscriptions to be paid in advance of the start of the season. Personal Accident insurance is included in this annual subscription.
Our preferred method is online payment through our payment system. Alternatively, you may pay by bank transfer. Please contact email@example.com for more information.