Always someone to try something new Harry has been attending Hockey Heroes for the last 6 weeks at Garstang Hockey Club. Hockey Heroes is a fun, welcoming programme aimed at children aged 5-8 who would like to try the sport in a fun and friendly environment. It’s a great value, low-commitment chance to try a new sport – just £32 total for the 6 sessions. When you register online each child is sent a Hockey Heroes equipment pack. It containing a Hockey Heroes T-shirt with your child’s name on, two plastic hockey sticks (one for your child, one for a friend, parent or sibling) along with a large plastic ball and a booklet for parents with tips on how to encourage your child to get started. You can sign up & register for the next course that starts on the 09th February at Garstang Hockey Club here: www.hockeyheroes.co.uk
The Hockey Heroes sessions are run by trained coaches and parents/careers are welcomed onto the pitch each week to take part in the 5 minutes warm-up with their kids. Every one of the six 1hr sessions has a different focus. The kids are taught dribbling, passing, goal-scoring, along with skills to develop their character including teamwork, perseverance, communication and respect. Each focus helps unlock their inner superhero powers and at the end of each session, they are rewarded with special superhero stickers for their hockey sticks.
Harry has enjoyed learning to play hockey for the first time and its a sport that welcomes both boys and girls of all shape, size or ability. As Harry is one of the eldest attending the sessions he has been helping some of the younger attendees by practising with them before the sessions. Its been great not only to see Harry’s skill and focus increase over the weeks but also his confidence. At the first session, he was a little hesitant as he didn’t know anyone but by week 2 he was happy to get straight into the session and enjoy himself. There have been so many benefits to Harry attending the Hockey Heroes sessions. It has encouraged him to get active away from his Playstation, making new friends of all ages, It’s built his confidence, and best of all he has done this all while having fun and learning a new sport.
We attended the Hockey Heroes at Garstang Hockey Club, Garstang Community Academy, PR3 1YE. The sessions are on a Sunday 10-11 am. Harry has enjoyed attending Hockey Heroes and practising at home. The club has now put on a follow session which Harry to start in 2 weeks. It has been a very positive experience and he has made some great friends over the weeks. If you would like more information about the next course that begins on the 09th February at Garstang or to see where your nearest Hockey Heroes Sessions take place, then you can download a digital leaflet here: Hockey Heroes