Junior Hockey
Yarra Valley Hockey Club

Hockey is a fun and exciting sport for all ages, and Yarra Valley Hockey Club's Junior program caters to all ages and skill levels. We offer junior hockey programs from young beginners all the way through to U18 age groups.

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We warmly welcome new players to the Yarra Valley Hockey Club. Our community-minded club aims to support the development of players at all levels, through the individual attention of our dedicated coaches and the support of our extensive coaching networks.

Hockey Victoria oversees junior hockey in Victoria. The structure of individual competitions does change from time to time. As such, the following information may change each season.

The club has a strong network of volunteers who support the club in its sporting, social and logistic endeavours. New club members and parents are strongly encouraged to become involved by volunteering in some capacity. There are many jobs to be done.

Yarra Valley Hockey have a number of policies relating to our Junior Hockey program.

The club actively works with junior coaches by providing support, resources and coaching clinics to help them improve and to ensure they are meeting club expectations.

The Club maintains an archive of all current and past Junior newsletters.

Junior umpiring is a great way to earn extra money and learn more about hockey.

Hookin2Hockey is the national junior development program designed by Hockey Australia.

Hookin2Hockey is designed for boys and girls aged 12 and under, but the skills can be modified to suit players of any age.

Summer Sixers is a fun 6-a-side competition for U10 and U12 Junior players. It is held at Yarra Valley Hockey Club during Term 4 after the winter season has completed.

Indoor hockey is a fast and skilful game – great fun and a great way to keep fit and develop stick skills.

The indoor hockey season runs from mid-October to mid-December.

The JSC is an annual outdoor competition, comprising regional boys and girls teams from across the state of Victoria in three age groups (U13, U15 and U18). It is usually held over one week during the mid-year school holidays.

YVHC is part of the so-called North West Metro Tigers (Tigers) metropolitan team. The Tigers typically select separate boys and girls teams in each age group (U13, U15 and U18) from a number of clubs, including: Yarra Valley, Brunswick, Essendon, Latrobe Uni, Melton, and PEGS. Following selection trials, the Tigers usually compete against five other metro teams and four country/regional teams in a round-robin-style competition with finals.