Junior Grass Information 2019

All Grass training is held at 20 Tramway Street, Ferny Grove 4055.

Due to sharing the fields with Ferny Grove Cricket Club & the clashing of their season end and our season starting our first 5-6 weeks of the season our training will start later for all teams except our Under 7's & JG teams.

March
Tuesday March 19th, 4:45pm - 6:00pm (U7'S), 6:00pm - 7:00pm (U9, U11 & U13) (Team training) 
Sunday 24th March, U7, U9 & U11 Practice Games
Tuesday March 26th,  4:45pm - 6:00pm (U7'S), 6:00pm - 7:00pm (U9, U11 & U13) (Team training) 

April  (Normal training timeslots commence)
Tuesday April 2nd, 4:45pm - 6:00pm (U7 & U9's) & 5:00pm - 6:30pm (U11 & U13) (Every Tuesday until the end of season).

Fixtures
U11 & U13 fixtures commence 6th April 
U7 & U9 fixtures commence 27th April

School Holidays
School Holidays commence 6th April until 22nd April, this will be up to individual team coaches whether the team will train during this period. 

Fees – Grass Comp

Under 7 - $150.00, + Hockey Queensland fees and Uniform – socks, skirt, bike shorts, shirt, mouth guard, shin pads, hockey stick and shoes.  First 4 items available to purchase online through our website, or you can buy second hand uniforms through our Face Book page – Arana Ascot JHC * Buy Sell and Swap.

Under 9 -  $250.00 + Hockey Queensland fees and Uniform - socks, skirt, bike shorts, shirt, mouth guard, shin pads, hockey stick and shoes.  First 4 items available to purchase online through our website or you can buy second hand uniforms through our Face Book page – Arana Ascot JHC * Buy Sell and Swap.

 JG, U13, U11 - $300.00 + Hockey Queensland fees and Uniform – socks, skirt, bike shorts, shirt, mouth guard, shin pads, hockey stick and shoes.  First 4 items available to purchase online through our website or you can buy second hand uniforms through our Face Book page – Arana Ascot JHC * Buy Sell and Swap.

Training Schedule 2019 (April - September)

TeamTimeDayVenue
Under 7 & 94:45pm - 6:00pmTuesdayTramway St, Ferny Grove
Under 11 & 135:00pm - 6:30pmTuesdayTramway St, Ferny Grove
Under 13 Turf5:00pm - 6:30pm
MondayBurringbar Park, Chermside
Junior Grass (14-17yr)5:30pm - 7:00pmWednesday   Tramway St, Ferny Grove
Junior Turf 35:00pm - 6:30pm
MondayBurringbar Park, Chermside
Junior Turf 1 
5:00pm - 6:30pm MondayBurringbar Park, Chermside
Senior TurfVaries
Wed/Thurs  SHC/Easts

Fixtures & Training Information

TeamTrainingFixturesFixture Location
JG
Skills training is held at Tramway St,
Ferny Grove
Saturday mornings with game times
ranging from 8:30am - 11:10am
Downey Park, Windsor
Under 13's
Skills training is held at Tramway St,
Ferny Grove
Saturday mornings with game times
ranging from 8:30am - 11:10am
Downey Park, Windsor
Under 11's
Skills training is held at Tramway St,
Ferny Grove
Saturday mornings with game times
ranging from 8:30am - 11:10am
Downey Park, Windsor
Under 9's
Skills training is held at Tramway St,
Ferny Grove
Saturday mornings with game times
ranging from 8:30am - 11:00am
Rasey Park, Herston
Under 7's
Skills training is held at Tramway St,
Ferny Grove
Saturday mornings with game times 
ranging from 8:30am - 11:00am
Rasey Park, Herston

Why do we have trials?

-Club Growth - Our club has grown significantly over the past few years and is predicted to grow even further in the years to come. We are now fielding more than one team in most age divisions.

- Competing at right level - By selecting like-minded players in the same teams, we are ensuring our teams are competing at a level in which all players are capable.

- Training and Coaching - Our coaches will find planning and running training sessions much smoother as all players are at a similar level of ability.

- Representative Duties - For BWHA representative team trials, representatives are chosen and usually evaluated in higher teams

- Attracting talent to club - Clubs with higher correctly graded teams attract future players

- Selectors and coaches will be evaluating each player based on a merit under four distinct areas - Technique, Tactics, Speed and Personality


What will help my child at the trials? 

Help them to be physically and mentally prepared for the trials, early night good food and plenty of fluids.

Bring a never give up attitude

Bring all the necessary equipment i.e. shin pads, drink bottle, stick, mouthguard, arrive 10 minutes early.

Encourage your child to use their voice during drills and games to encourage other team members in a positive way.

Have fun and bring a positive attitude

Finally, and this is just not for trial day

-Encourage your child and educate them on how to be attentive, the coaches only have them for 1.5hours of training each week, listen to the coach and ask appropriate questions, pay attention to what the coach asks, and try to be the best you can be.  As coaches we all love kids who listen and try to the best of their ability.

 

Finally -

Like any competitive sport, hockey is more enjoyable if you are playing alongside and against like-minded and equal ability peers. We conduct trials to have the best teams for the different levels within the turf /grass competition. As such there are no guarantees for individuals that they will be selected in the same grade as in previous years. We believe this to be fair for both existing and new members. As per previous years there will be external selectors helping coaches select the teams for 2019.

One last point, if your child fails to make a top team, don't be disappointed or angry. Ask the coaches for feedback, ask what areas your child could improve in.


Wet Weather

Our fields at Ferny Grove drain well which means our trainings are unlikely to be called off.
If in the event of storms/lighting/heavy rain and we are unable to train you will receive a email/text from coach or manager when they have made a decision. Also check out our facebook page as that is updated all the time. 
Upcoming
Leading the field 2019
Westin Hotel Ballroom, Brisbane City
JT1 VS SBE 6.15pm
JT3 VS SBE 7.30pm
SHC Field 2
13T VS Kedron
Burringbar Park
U7 & U9 practice games - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
U11A practice game VS Valleys, 4:00pm - 5:15pm
U11C/D practice game VS Valleys, 5:15pm - 6:30pm
U18 Rep Player Nominations Due
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