Under Eight Hockey
Our Under Eight hockey is open to all!
Our hockey is for any child, from the age of 6, whatever their athletic ability or background. For some of the lowest membership fees in Scottish Hockey, our Under Eight programme offers kids a fun start to what will be a team sport for life! Find out all the key details below.
If you are interested in trying out our Under Eights we are currently running a waiting list. Please sign up here.
Match days once a term
Everyone is welcome
Training Methods: Focus is put on learning through play, with all exercises either matches or fun games.
Game Play: Players will work on winning the ball back and will learn the rules of the game.
Technical Skills: Players will work on moving with the ball, receiving the ball, evading defenders and passing.
Physical Skills: Players will work on basic agility and co-ordination.
Soft Skills: We encourage all players to consider the behaviours of listening to and speaking to everyone.
When: 10:00 – 11:30. Sunday mornings
Where: Edinburgh Academy Newfield, East Fettes Avcnue
What: Our Under Eights train weekly and play matches against other clubs at least once per term
Matches: Participation for all. We do our best to ensure every player receives equal invites to match days. At this age teams are not picked based on performance, we instead pick teams based on school year groups; this is so we hopefully guarantee players are playing with peers. We stretch high performing players with additional content.
Training: Every training session open to all.
For U12, U10 and U8, players are grouped according to their school year.
For U14, U16 & U18, players are grouped by their age on 1 January for Scottish Hockey and East District organised matches.