Information

Please click on the tabs to find out about all things hockey in Somerset.  If there is anything you would like to see added please let the Secretary know.

Coaching vacancies within the county will be advertised here.

Courses for coaches, umpires, clubs, players, supporters will be advertised on this page.

In case you haven’t heard, the HockeyHub is now the ‘go to’ place to book coaching and umpiring Courses/Workshops and access FREE online resources.

You can find a list of all events here. The page has links to further information re the coaching pathway including course pre-requisites & costs and also enables you to register an interest in attending a Workshop/Course if there are none listed in your area.  Each event listed details how many places are still available to book and how many days until bookings close.  Clicking on the event will take you to the HockeyHub registration page where you login (if you are already a HockeyHub user) or register as a new user (REGISTRATION IS FREE and gives you access to lots of coaching, umpiring and teaching resources).  Once logged in you will have the full course/workshop information on the booking page.

Why not have a look at some of the events currently on offer, which includes courses coming up next month?

Course/Workshop Venue Date Time
UKCC Sessional Coach Course (Bookings close next week) St Peters RC High School, Gloucester 12th & 26th May 09.00 – 18.00 (12th)

09.00 – 17.00 (26th)

Level 1 Umpire Course Clifton (Old Bristolians Clubhouse, Bristol) 19th May 09.00 – 16.30
Level 1 Umpire Course Gordano School, Portishead, North Somerset 19th May 09.00 – 16.30
What to Coach – Goalkeepers King’s College, Taunton 23rd May 18.30 – 21.30
Coaching for Club Players Clifton College 23rd June 14.00 – 17.00
UKCC Coach Course Taunton Vale Sports Club 20th, 21st & 27th July 09.00 – 17.00 all days
UKCC Sessional Coach Course University of Bristol 10th & 17th August 09.00 – 18.00 (10th)

09.00 – 17.00 (17th)

 

If any members experience problems booking please email coaching@greatbritainhockey.co.uk or phone 01628 896843 for help.

 

 

 

On this page you will find hockey courses run by outside organisations/clubs/schools within Somerset. SHA has agreed to provide an outlet for advertising these courses to players only and does not endorse them and cannot be held responsible for them in any way. Anyone who signs up to an outside course does so at their own discretion.

Yeovil and Sherborne Hockey Club is running a 3 day Junior hockey camp at the Artificial Pitch at Yeovil Recreation Ground from Wednesday 24th July to Friday 26th July. Beginners and Experienced players welcome. Ages 7-14.

There are details on the home page of Yeovil and Sherborne Hockey Club website ( yshc.co.uk)with a link to the Junior Summer Camp page where there is a link direct to FullonSport where you can book and pay for a place.


King’s Bruton Summer Hockey Camps

We are pleased to announce that we will once again be running two hockey camps this summer. These camps prove to be very popular every time that we run them. The camps are non-residential, cost £35 per child per day and run from 9am to 4pm. Goal keeper specific training is offered. There are two camps on the following dates:

  • 5th to 7th August – for 8 to 13 year olds
  • 8th & 9th August – for 14 to 16 year olds

For more information and to sign up, please visit www.kingsbruton.com/summer-hockey-camp or email the Director of Hockey, Henry Eriksson.


 

Click Here for access to the Free Hockey Hub coaching and umpiring resources and updates

Click Here for all England Hockey’s umpiring information page


Do you have problems getting qualified umpires at your club to actually umpire for the club or are you struggling to attract new umpires?

Are your umpires up to date with current umpiring practice or are they struggling with specific areas of game management such as dissent

In either case Somerset HA are offering to run a workshop at your club (or group of clubs if you want to get together) to help you in these areas if they are of concern.

In the first instance please contact the Somerset HA Umpiring Officer Keith Dingle (keith.dingle@gmail.com) for further information.


Umpiring Guides

The recent SHA Umpire’s Forum attended by umpires from five or six clubs focussed on ‘ How to make the umpiring experience less stressful for umpires’ and ‘How umpiring can make the game more enjoyable for players’. There are four documents below which summarises what was discussed in the forum.  Somerset HA realise that the vast majority of umpires often receive no support or coaching when they have completed their Level 1 so hopefully many will find these documents helpful.  The documents deal with Player Management, Use of Headsets, Frustration Swearing and Managing Dissent and Swearing.

Player Management
Use of Headsets
Frustration Swearing
Managing Dissent and Swearing

Safeguarding Training
EH has produced guidance on what training is required by the different roles within club hockey for anyone working with under 18s.  Please click here to access it.

Concussion guidance
EH has updated its guidance for parents and coaches.  Please click here to access it.

Safeguarding young people and adults   Best practice guidance
This includes guidance on social media issues, juniors in senior teams, photography etc.  Please click here to access it.

Please contact the SHA Welfare Officer Sheila Burridge:  sburridge@live.co.uk with any concerns or for more information.