Junior Hockey
Yarra Valley Hockey Club

U12 competitions are run as either half field or full field on Saturday mornings.

U12 level is a development program. Teams are either mixed gender - Shield, Pennant and District level - or Girls (Shield and Pennant). Skills in Shield are typically more advanced, whereas District is ideal for new players.

U12 game (half field) - District

  • is a 14-week Home and Away competition, plus finals
  • is played on a half field
  • has 11 on-field players per side
  • goalkeepers are permitted but not required
  • has no penalty corners
  • consists of two 30-minute halves with a 5-minute break between halves
  • is scheduled between 8:30am and 12:00pm, Saturday morning.

U12 game (full field) - Shield, Pennant

  • is a 14-week Home and Away competition, plus finals
  • is played on a full field
  • has 11 on-field players per side, and includes a dedicated goalie
  • has penalty corners
  • consists of two 30-minute halves with a 5-minute break between halves
  • is scheduled between 8:30am and 12:00pm, Saturday morning.

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Age Group Information

HookIn2Hockey (H2H)

Hookin2Hockey (H2H) is the entry program for new players and caters for children typically aged 6-12.

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Under 8 - Stick 2 Hockey

These sessions run once a week on Wednesdays from 5.30-6.30pm.

There are a combination of skill development and game play...

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Under 10

We offer two different U10 competitions on Saturday mornings, to cover different levels of experience.

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Under 12

U12 competitions are run as either half field or full field on Saturday mornings.

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Under 14 and 16

U14 and U16 competitions are run as full field on Friday evenings.

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Under 18

U18 competitions are run as full field on Friday evenings.

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Representative teams

Regional and state competitions organised by Hockey Victoria are held for U13s, U15s and U18s.

The regional Junior State Championships...

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