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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YVHC is passionate about developing coaches for the future and providing another avenue for our members to enjoy the game. We actively encourage our junior players to participate in our many different coaching opportunities across the club from:
In 2021 we will be introducing a coaching academy. Through the academy we will provide our junior coaches with a structured program conducted across the winter season, combining both practical and theoretical training on what is required to be a successful coach.
The program is aimed at players aged between 12 and 18 that have little to no coaching experience but have played hockey for more than 2 years. The program is structured to provide hands on experience in a supportive environment. The participants will perform the role of assistant coach and rotate across different teams and age groups gaining exposure and learning from our more experienced coaches.
Our participants will learn how to:
We also support our coaches with online resources, access to hockey training resources, planned training drills and training programs and support through buddies and mentors, support to gain coaching accreditation and exposure to our experienced and technically trained coaches.
If you are interested in becoming a junior coach, then please complete the Coaching Expression of Interest form at the bottom of this page and a representative from the Junior committee will make contact with you soon.
YVHC Coaching Philosophy
We believe people play and coach Hockey because they love the game and being part of a supportive team environment. Hockey at YVHC facilitates this enjoyment and encourages all members to share knowledge, improve and achieve their goals.
At YVHC we create a learning environment where all participants have a great experience by:
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.