England Hockey have a range of adapted formats of the game which suit a wide range of ages and abilities and are easy to deliver safely in school settings.
This animation will give a further detailed explanation of the different formats; these will depend on the school facilities available, the age and stage of the players and teacher experience.
Delivery options suitable for primary schools.
Hockey Heroes is specially aimed at beginners aged 5 - 8 years.
It not only focuses on helping children develop some physical hockey ‘superpowers’ such as dribbling, passing and goal scoring, but also places as much emphasis on character development superpowers including teamwork, communication, perseverance and respect. Downloadable certificates are available for you to use to celebrate the children discovering their superpowers!
The school specific delivery content outlines a series of game and challenge-based content aimed at key stage 1 which can be delivered either in curriculum or extra-curricular. Digital illustrated lesson cards provide full game explanations, along with hints and tips on how to adapt the delivery to suit individual players or the group.
Each game develops fundamental movement skills and improves children’s agility, balance and co-ordination.
Quicksticks is designed specifically for key stage 2 in primary schools and 7 - 11 year olds. It is four-a-side and very easy to deliver. It can be played on any surface, and uses a larger, lighter and safer ball. It is a fun, fast, safe and exciting game that has been designed so that anyone can deliver the game, regardless of previous hockey experience.
Quickflicks is a series of hockey-based educational challenges ideal for the classroom..
The collection of visual resources helps teachers to deliver a range of primary curriculum subjects in a fun and engaging way.
From calculating the number of Quicksticks hockey sticks that can be placed around the perimeter of a hockey pitch to measuring the force of different sporting objects, the challenges are brought to life by the use of videos and images, alongside downloadable cards.
Free schools membership
To make it easier for schools to access support to deliver more fun, safe, and enjoyable hockey opportunities, we’ve developed a free schools membership offer which aims to bring together and enhance the range of support available for schools and teachers for the initial delivery and development of hockey within the school.
- Access to the ‘core’ schools area on HockeyHub providing general hockey delivery support and assistance to schools and CPD opportunities for teachers.
- Pre-recorded video content and webinars covering a range of topics that can be accessed when convenient and relevant to support delivery.
- Ready made session content to help with both lesson or session planning, and also delivery and assessment.
- Termly e-newsletters to keep you up to date with schools news, exclusive offers and access to tickets for international matches.
- Help and support to identify suitable CPD courses the help school staff develop and improve their hockey delivery.
To sign up, you simply need to register for a free HockeyHub account here and ‘tick’ that you are a teacher when selecting your role(s). Once logged into your HockeyHub account you will see a link to the teacher’s section in the main navigation bar.
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