Welcome to our Juniors Section
Our thriving Junior section was founded in the early 1990s, and continues to grow at a rapid rate. MHC Junior Club introduces young girls to the sport of hockey in an environment built on the key foundations of fun and friendship!
Our #minimagicians come from a variety of different schools – membership is open to all girls, from 1st class in primary school to 4th year in secondary school. Many MHC Juniors transition from our Sunday sessions to playing with the Senior teams, once they turn 16, and subsequently become key members of the Senior squads throughout their college years and beyond.
David Rossiter is our Junior Co-ordinator
Antonia Beatty is our Child Welfare Officer
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The Club does not operate a waiting list. Existing members are invited to renew annually in April.
Once this process is complete, new membership applications are then opened from 1st May until 31st May (the application form will be uploaded to this section of the website).
Priority is given to siblings of existing members.
Please note as the Club is operating at full capacity, there is unlikely to be availability in age groups other than 1st Class Primary. Where an age group is oversubscribed, places are allocated by lottery.
Muckross Hockey Club has a large number of coaches and age group managers dedicated to the Junior players. We are ALWAYS on the lookout for more volunteers – so, if you want to get involved, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Previous experience is NOT required to take part in an Introduction to Coaching Hockey Course – we have found in the past that some of our best coaches have had no prior experience of hockey! Typically, they have brought a wealth of experience from other sports which has transferred naturally – and of course personality and organisational skills are also of enormous benefit.
Our coaches are strongly encouraged to keep up to date with their professional development by attending stepping stones courses. In addition, we also invite guest coaches to run coach-the-coach sessions throughout the season.
Club spirit permeates all levels of Muckross HC, and we continually strive to develop our members – to this end, our younger players can often be seen helping with coaching and umpiring duties.
Phase 1 / Phase 2:
Coaches working with the Fun 4s and the Super 6s are expected to have completed an IHA Introduction to Coaching Hockey course, and be working towards an IHA Level 1 coaching qualification. The Head Coaches for each group have, at minimum, an IHA Level 1 qualification.
Phase 3 / Junior League Teams:
Coaches working with the Extreme 8s and Junior League squads all have an IHA Level 1 qualification, current playing experience, and are working towards an IHA Level 2 Coaching Course.