School Hockey

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England Hockey is committed to developing hockey in schools and have a range of support and opportunities available.
A handy overview of what we offer can be found below but if you want to get in touch please do not hesitate to contact your Relationship Manager for local support - you can find their details here. Alternatively for general school enquiries you can email

England Hockey have developed key products for primary and secondary schools to give guidance and aid delivery of hockey to different age groups and abilities.

Delivering Quicksticks: 7-11 year-olds
Quicksticks is England Hockey's introductory game designed specifically for primary schools and 7-11 year-olds. It is 4-a-side and very easy to deliver. For more information click here.

Delivering In2Hockey: 10-14 year-olds
In2Hockey is a fun, exciting and dynamic game designed for 10-14 year-olds to help them develop their hockey skills and techniques and to provide a gradual progression into the 11-a-side version of the game. Click here for more information.

Delivering to 14-16 year-olds
A number of options are available for delivery to 14-16 year-olds, depending on the ability and experience levels of the players. You can continue to deliver In2Hockey or progress to 11-a-side hockey. Furthermore you can also give Rush Hockey a go - click here to find out more. To discover what might be best for you check out our guidance here
Interested in finding out more about hockey on a regular basis? Join the free England Hockey Schools Membership scheme and keep up-to-date with the latest news on all things hockey, including Quicksticks, In2Hockey, School Games, competitions, exclusive offers and much more. 

Teacher Training
There are a range of teacher training opportunities available including the Hockey Hub as an online resource and our coaching pathway.

There are a wide range of competition and festivals available to schools including national competitions, School Games-related activity and developing school activity.

Club-School Links
A club-school link is an agreement between a school and a club to work together and develop the very best level of quality and opportunity for young people to play hockey within their local area. By stimulating interest in the sport through good experiences at school and then providing a seamless pathway for the participation to continue and develop further within a local club, we aim to ensure that young people can get the very most out of hockey and begin a lifelong involvement in the game.

We are in a unique moment in time for women's sport. Between 2017 and 2019 England have hosted and will be hosting three consecutive women's World Cups. As a result the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), England Hockey and England Netball have launched TeamUp, a three year campaign to maximise the legacy of the World Cups and build a broader fan base for women's team sports.

Schools play a large part in girls' early experiences of team sports, therefore supporting schools and teachers seems a great way to ensure there is a positive and lasting legacy for the three women's World Cups. Click here to check out the TeamUp website and access useful resources for delivery, information about training opportunities and engage with an exciting TeamUp rewards scheme giving you a chance to earn some great prizes!

The Player Pathway
The Player Pathway provides an environment that helps all junior players realise their potential, whether that means they are the best club player that they can be, seek a lifelong commitment to the game through coaching or volunteering or perhaps go on to represent England or Great Britain at junior or senior level.

Leadership Award
The England Hockey Leadership Award aims to provide a suite of leadership content and training for leaders aged 13 years or older and is split into two awards covering leadership within the games of Quicksticks and In2Hockey.