Hookin2Hockey is the national junior development program designed by Hockey Australia.
Hookin2Hockey is designed for boys and girls aged 10 and under, but the skills can be modified to suit players of any age.
Hookin2Hockey gives young boys and girls the opportunity to learn the basic skills of hockey, develop fundamental motor skills and make friends all while beginning their lifelong love of hockey.
This program structure has been developed to help participants step through their hockey journey.
Typically, Yarra Valley Hockey Club offers Hookin2Hockey on Saturday morning during Term 1 (March) and Term 4 (October). The program runs across a 6 week period.
The sessions are targeted towards two age groups: players aged 4-6 years, and 7-12 years. (Please note that the H2H website says under 10, but we are very happy to cater to new players up to age 12 as well).
Some key points about Hookin2Hockey:
- It is suitable for all players aged 8 years and younger, and any players aged 9 to 11 years who are new to hockey.
- It is played on a quarter field with a minimum of 5 players.
- It has no dedicated goalie.
Skills sessions are taught within game frameworks, and the program generally culminates with a final tournament Carnival Day.
Players wishing to continue can take part in Hookin2Hockey again, or transition to winter Junior hockey in either Under 8 (intra- club hockey) or regular Under 10 hockey.
To enrol in Under 8, Under 10 or Under 12, please visit the Junior Hockey page.
A secondary objective of the program is to train prospective coaches in how to run skills sessions and manage game play.
We hope that players enjoy Hookin2Hockey and will want to play in a Junior team during the next winter season.
Hookin2Hockey registrations should be made through the Hookin2Hockey website.
- Click on Yarra Valley Hockey Club.
- Click on View Available Program Details.
- Click on Register Interest.
All registered participants will receive a Participant Pack delivered directly to their nominated postal address. Different Participant Packs are available for New Players and Returning Players.