Primary Schools

Opportunities to play hockey in primary school


Hockey is one of the most gender-equitable team sports and is fun, fast, safe and exciting.  Multiple skills are developed whilst playing – physical competence (such as balance, coordination, agility and dexterity) and also wider personal skills (such as teamwork, communication, respect, discipline, fairness and pride).  The aim is for every child to have fun whilst learning and developing these core skills. 

There are three adapted hockey formats that some primary schools might offer during PE or as part of an after-school club.  

These have been designed so anyone can pick up a stick and play the game, regardless of previous hockey experience. The aim is to help encourage players of all ages and abilities to have fun, have a positive experience and enjoy being physically active.