Junior Development Programs

December 21, 2018 at 12:59 PM

The next step is waiting

While it isn't yet Christmas, there are some dates in 2019 you may like to lock in now.  Doncaster will be conducting a number of Junior Programs during February, these Programs are designed to help our younger players take their next step up on the hockey journey.  The following Programs cross a range of Junior ages.

U12 Full Pitch Transition      
Aim: To introduce players to the full pitch structure

U10 & U12 players who played half field competition in 2018,
or any player aiming to play full field Under 12 in 2019

Dates: Wednesdays 6,13,20,27 February 2019
Time: 6pm to 7pm
Cost: $40


Social Summer 6’s      
Aim: To enjoy a social 6-a-side competition and
practice playing hockey before the start pre-season
Who: U14 and U16 players of all levels (If we have sufficient girls
we can do a only girls competition and a mixed/boys comp)
Structure: ¼ field games, 2 x 20min halves, teams of 6
Dates: Tuesdays 5,12,19,26 February 2019
Time: 5pm to 6pm (or 6.30 depending on numbers)
Cost: $40


Aim: Introduction of hockey to new junior players in a fun environment
whilst learning the basics of hockey
Who: Ages 5-12 years
Dates: Come 'n' Try Day Saturday 9th February 11am-12noon
then Wednesday 13th February-27th March @4.45pm-5.30pm
Cost: $100 new players (includes H2H playing kit)
$50 for continuing players


Skills Clinics                
Aim: Specific skill development sessions
Structure: 2 time slots, limited spots, first in best dressed:
   5 – 6pm:  max.30 players U12 and U14
   6 – 7pm:  max 30 players U14 and U16
Coaches: Premier League players or coaches with specialist skill sets

Specific Skills Clinics Dates:

Date Skill to be taught Cost
Thursday 7 February

Goal Shooting

  • Hit
  • Tomahawk
  • Quick shots
  • Short grip
$20 per session
Thursday 14 February  

Delivering skills

  • Pushing from different positions
  • Tossing
  • Slap
  • Sliders
$20 per session
Thursday 21 February 

Elimination skills

  • Drags
  • 3D skills
  • Dummies
  • 1v1
$20 per session
Thursday 28 February

PC attack skills

  • Drag flick
  • Hit
  • Push
  • Trap
$20 per session