Hockey Juniors


Crostyx Juniors – MINI Hockey – U8, U10 and U12

The MINI’s consists of two sessions a week during the hockey season, on Saturday mornings and Wednesday nights. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced player, all are welcome.

All sessions are at Ashton Playing Fields, 598 Chigwell Road, Woodford Bridge, Essex, IG8 8AA. Click here for a map of Ashton Playing Fields location.
Saturday MINIs – U8, U10 and U12
Training starts on Saturdays in September 2015
Sessions are held every Saturday morning during the hockey season between 8.45am and 10.30am. These sessions are for children aged 6 to 12 years old.

Wednesday MINIs – U10 and U12
Training starts on Wednesdays in September 2015
Sessions are held every Wednesday evening during the hockey season between 6.45pm and 8.30pm.

These sessions are for children aged 8 to 12 years old.

U10s and U12s are strongly recommended to attend both Wednesdays and Saturdays.

U8s only train on Saturdays, unless invited to Wednesdays by the appropriate coach.

Your first ever session is free so you can come along and see if you like it. From then on MINI training sessions are £4 per session to help cover pitch hire and other costs. This fee is payable before the session when the register is taken.

Crostyx Hockey Club runs a Junior Hockey Programme which is open to boys and girls. The objective of the Programme is to provide a structure that enables young players to learn to play hockey. Junior league and friendly matches are a key part of development and are made as widely available as possible.
For those at U14 and U16 age there is the COLTS section of our juniors.

All training sessions are led or overseen by qualified England Hockey coaches and often with some assistants and learner coaches!

Safety is very important and we recommend that you wear shin-pads, ideally specific to hockey, and a gum shield. We can provide sticks initially for you to borrow during the session. Please ask if you’d like to know more.

Crostyx Hockey Club is affiliated to England Hockey, has ClubsFirst Accreditation, and works closely with London Borough of Redbridge, local schools and the community in connection with this programme.

Future Progression
Junior players are eligible for selection in the adult section of the club when they have had their thirteenth birthday, in line with England Hockey, East League and Essex League rules. Juniors are integrated into the senior teams with the aim to provide as great an opportunity for those wishing to do so as possible. It is not always possible to provide adult hockey for those eligible and interested in playing but we endeavour to do so, where appropriate. The launch of a Men’s 4th team this season and Ladies 3rd team last season is testament to this. Further adult and junior teams are likely to follow as we continue to grow!

Please contact Junior Co-Ordinator, if you would like further details