Junior Section

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The Mentone Hockey Club (Mentone Panthers) aims to provide an environment which promotes fun, enjoyment, teamwork and a positive attitude. One of our goals  is to provide the highest level of coaching to enable members to continue to improve and reach their optimal level. The program combines individual development and team-oriented strategies and is designed to challenge athletes in a competitive but supportive environment. Training is based on a small game approach, which focuses on individual and team skills.

 

The training program is divided into two main areas:
* Preparation of the Panthers Teams to compete in the Hockey Victoria Competition.
* Development of individual athletes’ skills throughout the year.

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There is a strong commitment from the leadership group of both our senior Men’s and Women’s sections to support and mentor junior players making their transition into the Senior Section. Players will attend training sessions and matches as well as give advice and inspiration to players in the junior grades.

 

The success of Mentone Juniors in 2015, with half of our Junior teams playing in finals, two premierships and over a quarter of our juniors selected to represent zone, Victorian squads and Hockey Victoria’s Elite Academy, has shown the Clubs junior program to be of the highest quality.

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2018 Junior Teams

Mentone will be fielding teams in all age groups as listed below, with multiple teams entered in some age groups, at appropriate skill levels.

Girls Mixed
HV U16 Girls Pennant
HV U14 Girls Pennant
HV U12 Girls Pennant
HV U10 Girls (1/2 Field) (x2)
HV U18 Mixed
HV U16 Mixed Pennant
HV U14 Mixed Pennant
HV U12 Mixed Pennant (x2)
U12 District (1/2 Field) (x2)
HV U10 Mixed (1/2 Field) (x2)
U10 Local (1/4 Field) (x2)
Under 8/Minkey Intraclub x 6 teams

 

 

 

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2018 SEASON & TRAINING TIMES

Training is held at Mentone’s home ground – The Keysborough Playing Fields of Mentone Grammar.   As the pitch is synthetic, training will occur even when raining.  For severe weather with the prospect of lightning any cancellation will be notified by the Tiqbiz App.

The 2018 season for U10-U18 Juniors will commence on Friday 29th April/Saturday 30th April.
U8/Minkeys play on Sundays mornings,
U10-U12 play on Saturday mornings,
U14-U18 play on Friday nights.   . For more details please email juniors@mentonehockey.org.au

HOOKin2HOCKEY is the Hockey Australia introductory program for Juniors, which we run at the start of each season for new players. Full details available HERE

To view the Hockey Victoria Fixtures for the season please click this link: https://sportsdesq.onesporttechnology.com

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TUESDAY THURSDAY
 Times END 1 END 2 END 1 END 2
5.15 – 6.30 Under 12 Girls Under 12 Mixed Under 10 Minkeys
6.00 – 7.15 Under 14 Boys Under 16 and 18 Mixed Under 14 Girls Under 16 Girls
7.00 – 8.30 Senior Men’s Training Senior Men’s Training Senior Women’s Training Senior Women’s Training
8.30 -10 Senior Women’s Training Senior Women’s Training Senior Men’s Training Senior Men’s Training
Note:  The first 15 minutes of Junior Sessions is off pitch warm-up time, so we can take full advantage of on pitch time
Note:  There is an overlap of training times between the older Juniors and the senior training times to allow for interaction and development between Juniors and Seniors

2018 Clinics run “in house” for Schools  

If your school would like a hockey clinic to be run “in house” please email  development@mentonehockey.org.au